Belpre Illustrator Award 2014

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: Yuyi Morales
2014 Belpre Illustrator Award - Winner

Lucha Libre champion Nino has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.

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Author: Angela N. Dominguez
2014 Belpre Illustrator Award - Honor

Everyone knows about Mary and her little lamb. But what about Maria? With gorgeous, Peruvian-inspired illustrations and English and Spanish retellings, Dominguez gives a fresh new twist to the classic rhyme.

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Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
2014 Belpre Illustrator Award - Honor

When Papa Rabbit does not return home as expected from many seasons of working in the great carrot and lettuce fields of El Norte, his son Pancho sets out on a dangerous trek to find him, guided by a coyote. Includes author's note.

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Author: Monica Brown
2014 Belpre Illustrator Award - Honor

A vibrant bilingual picture-book biography that portrays the musical and cultural phenomenon of Tito Puente, Mambo King.