Oregon Mock Pura Belpré Book Nominations Needed
What is the Pura Belpré Award?
Established in 1996, it is presented each year to a Latine writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking ( REFORMA), an ALA affiliate. The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.
Mock award book nomination criteria
Criteria for text:
Criteria for illustrations:
To see a list of past winners, click here.
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Brandace Rojo (she/ella)
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