Belpre Illustrator Award 2015

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
2015 Belpre Illustrator Award - Winner

Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Distinguished author/illustrator Morales illuminates Kahlo's life and work in this elegant and fascinating picture-book biography.

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Author: Roseanne Thong
2015 Belpre Illustrator Award - Honor

Illustrated by John Parra. A little girl discovers all the bright colors in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

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Author: Susan Middleton Elya
2015 Belpre Illustrator Award - Honor

Illustrated by Susan Guevara. A rhyming twist on the classic fairy tale in which a little girl saves her grandmother from a wolf. Includes glossary of Spanish words.

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Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
2015 Belpre Illustrator Award - Honor

Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California