Belpre Author Award 2015

Kids and/or Teens

Recognizing outstanding work by a Latino/latina writer

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

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Author: Marjorie Agosin
2015 Belpre Author Award - Winner

When her beloved country, Chile, is taken over by a militaristic, sadistic government, Celeste is sent to America for her safety and her parents must go into hiding before they disappear.

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Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
2015 Belpre Author Award - Honor

Twenty Hispanic American artists, scientists, athletes, activists and political leaders are profiled...complete with inspirational quotes and distinctive expressionist portraits