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Recent Américas Book Award Selected Set

Recent Américas Book Award Selected Set

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Selected recent winners, honorable mentions commended titles of the Américas Award

The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction works that engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean or the Latinx community in the United States. By combining both and linking the Americas, the award reaches beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), and coordinated by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies at Vanderbilt University.

The Américas Award winners, honorable mention titles, and commended titles are selected for their:

1) Distinctive literary quality
2) Cultural contextualization
3) Exceptional integration of text, illustration and design
4) Potential for classroom use

Titles may be replaced with additional formats or past winners if unavailable due to publisher sales channels.

Child of the Flower-Song People written by Gloria Amescua and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh (Winner) Language: English

My Two Border Towns by David Bowles and illustrated by Erika Meza. (Winner) Language: English with some Spanish 

ABC El Salvador written by Holly Ayala and illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez.(Commended) Language: Bilingual English - Español

Isabel and Her Colores Go to School written by Alexandra Alessandri and illustrated by Courtney Dawson.
(Commended) Language: English sprinkled with Spanish

La selva de Zonia  por Juana Martinez-Neal. 
(Commended) Language: Edición Español

Nuncaseolivida written by Alejandra Algorta and illustrated by Iván Rickenmann.  (Commended) Language: Español

El niño de maíz/The Boy of Maize  - written by Mario Bencastro and illustrated by Christina Rodriguez (bilingual) (Grades K-2)

Srta Quinces written and illustrated by Kat Farjado (versíon en español) (grades 4-8)

Isla to Island written and illustrated by Alexis Castellano (grades 4-8)

Llort: The life of-la vida de written by Cynthia Gonzalez and illustrated by Citlali Reyes. (Bilingual) (Grades PreK-1)

Tumbos por Celia C. Pérez (versíon en español) (grades 4-8)

Abuela’s Fideo: A Story of a Grandma’s Love written and illustrated by Gabriela Tijerina (Grades PreK-2)



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