Belpre Illustrator Award 2020

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: Margarita Engle
2020 Belpré Illustrator Award - Winner

Looks at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Carreño, one of the most famous pianist who, by age nine, performed for President Abraham Lincoln at the White House.        

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Author: Carlos Aponte
2020 Belpré Illustrator Award - Honor

Carlitos lives happily with his mother and grandmother in the town of Cataño, but he misses his father and goes across the bay to San Juan to look for him.

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Author: Isabel Quintero
2020 Belpré Illustrator Award - Honor

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.

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Author: Raul Gonzalez
2020 Belpré Illustrator Award - Honor

Little Lobo, a Mexican American, and Bernabe, his dog, deliver supplies to vendors at the Mercado, a busy border town market.