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Pura Belpré Awards

Honors a Latinx writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

Pura Belpré Awards

1996, 1998


An Island Like You : Stories of the Barrio  by Judith Ortiz Cofer

  • El Gallo de Bodas : a Traditional Cuban Folktale by Lucía M. González

  • Baseball in April, and Other Stories by Gary Soto

Chato's Kitchen illustrated by Susan Guevara ; written by Gary Soto

  • Pablo Remembers : the Fiesta of the Day of the Dead illustrated by George Ancona

  • El Gallo de Bodas : a Traditional Cuban Folktale illustrated by Lulu Delacre

  • Cuadros de Familia illustrated by Carmen Lomas Garza


Parrot in the Oven : Mi Vida by Victor Martinez

  • Jitomates Risueños y otros poemas de primavera by Francisco X. Alarcón

  • Spirits of the High Mesa by Floyd Martinez

Snapshots from the Wedding illustrated by Stephanie Garcia

  • Em mi Familia illustrated by Carmen Lomas Garza

  • The Golden Flower : a Taino Myth from Puerto Rico illiustrated by Enrique O. Sánchez

  • Gathering the Sun : an Alphabet in Spanish and English by Simón Silva