Belpre Illustrator Award 2012

Recognizing outstanding work by a Latino/latina Illustrator

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: Duncan Tonatiuh
2012 Belpre Illustrator Award - Winner

This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the 20th century to young readers. It tells the story of Diego Rivera as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.

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Author: Monica Brown
2012 Belpre Illustrator Award - Honor

Illustrated by Sara Palacios A creative, unique, bilingual, Peruvian-Scottish-American-soccer-playing artist celebrates her individuality.

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Author: Samantha R. Vamos
2012 Belpre Illustrator Award - Honor

Illustrated by Rafael López A cumulative tale of a farm maiden who, aided by a group of animals, prepares Arroz con Leche, or rice pudding. Includes recipe and glossary of the Spanish words that are woven throughout the text.