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