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Pura Belpré Awards, 1996-2017

Pura Belpré Awards, 1996-2017

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Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 1996 -- portraying, affirming, and celebrating the Latino cultural experience

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Esperanza Rising
  • by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2002)
    Américas Award (Honor, 2000)
    Jane Addams Award (Winner, 2001)
  • Multimedia Resources: 35
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    Los Gatos Black on Halloween
  • by Marisa Montes and Yuyi Morales
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2008)
    Tomás Rivera Award (Winner, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 25
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    Los Gatos Black on Halloween
  • by Marisa Montes and Yuyi Morales
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2008)
    Tomás Rivera Award (Winner, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 25
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    Poet Slave of Cuba, The: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
  • by Margarita Engle and Sean Qualls
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2008)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 23
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    Dreamer, The
  • by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sís
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2011)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2011)
    BGHB Awards (Honor, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 23
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    My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz / Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz
  • by Monica Brown and Rafael López
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2006)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 22
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    Becoming Naomi Leon
  • by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Multimedia Resources: 21
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    Lightning Dreamer, The: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
  • by Margarita Engle
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2014)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 21
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    Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes
  • by Juan Felipe Herrera and Raúl Colón
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2015)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 21
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    Storyteller's Candle, The / La velita de los cuentos
  • by Lucia M. Gonzalez and Lulu Delacre
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2009)
    Américas Award (Honor, 2009)
    Jane Addams Award (Honor, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 20
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    Storyteller's Candle, The / La velita de los cuentos
  • by Lucia M. Gonzalez and Lulu Delacre
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2009)
    Américas Award (Honor, 2009)
    Jane Addams Award (Honor, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 20
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    Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale
  • by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2014)
    Américas Award (Honor, 2014)
    Tomás Rivera Award (Winner, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 19
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    Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale
  • by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2014)
    Américas Award (Honor, 2014)
    Tomás Rivera Award (Winner, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 19
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    Hurricane Dancers
  • by Margarita Engle
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2012)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 18
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    Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book
  • by Yuyi Morales
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2009)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book
  • by Yuyi Morales
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2009)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Firefly Letters, The: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba
  • by Margarita Engle
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2011)
    Américas Award (Honor, 2011)
    Amelia Bloomer (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
  • by Meg Medina
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2014)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2014)
    Quick Picks (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred, The
  • by Samantha Vamos and Rafael López
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina
  • by Monica Brown and Sara Palacios
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
  • by Yuyi Morales
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2004)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2003)
    Tomás Rivera Award (Winner, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 16
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    Dona Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart
  • by Pat Mora and Raúl Colón
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 16
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    Dona Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart
  • by Pat Mora and Raúl Colón
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 16
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    My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez  / Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • by Monica Brown and Raúl Colón
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2008)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 16
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    Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day / Celebremos El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros
  • by Pat Mora and Rafael López
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2010)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 16
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    My Abuelita
  • by Tony Johnston and Yuyi Morales
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2010)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 16
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    Niño Wrestles the World
  • by Yuyi Morales
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2014)
    Zolotow Award (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 15
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    Viva Frida
  • by Yuyi Morales and Tim O'Meara
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2015)
    Caldecott Medal (Honor, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 15
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    Pot That Juan Built, The
  • by Nancy Andrews-Goebel and David Diaz
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2004)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2002)
    Zolotow Award (Commended, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 15
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    Gracias / Thanks
  • by Pat Mora and John Parra
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 15
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    Tito Puente, Mambo King / Tito Puente, rey del mambo
  • by Monica Brown and Rafael López
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2014)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 15
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    Juana & Lucas
  • by Juana Medina
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2017)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Chato's Kitchen
  • by Gary Soto and Susan Guevara
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 1996)
    Américas Award (Honor, 1995)
    Tomás Rivera Award (Winner, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist
  • by Susan Wood and Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Lowriders to the Center of the Earth
  • by Cathy Camper and Raúl Gonzalez, III
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2017)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Mango, Abuela, and Me
  • by Meg Medina and Angela Dominguez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Diego: Bigger Than Life
  • by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and David Diaz
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2010)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Diego: Bigger Than Life
  • by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and David Diaz
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2010)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Living, The
  • by Matt de la Peña
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors
  • by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and John Parra
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2015)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Chato and the Party Animals
  • by Gary Soto and Susan Guevara
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English
  • by Alma Flor Ada and Simon Silva
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 1998)
    Américas Award (Commended, 1997)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    Mango, Abuela, and Me
  • by Meg Medina and Angela Dominguez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    90 Miles to Havana
  • by Enrique Flores-Galbis
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin
  • by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2011)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, The
  • by Sonia Manzano
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2013)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Maria Had a Little Llama / Maria tenia una llamita
  • by Angela Dominguez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2014)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Cesar: Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!
  • by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and David Diaz
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Cesar: Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!
  • by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and David Diaz
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Return to Sender
  • by Julia Alvarez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2010)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Breaking Through
  • by Francisco Jiménez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2002)
    Tomás Rivera Award (Winner, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba
  • by Alma Flor Ada
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2000)
    Américas Award (Commended, 1998)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    I Lived on Butterfly Hill
  • by Marjorie Agosin and Lee White
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2015)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    My Diary from Here to There / Mi diario de aqui hasta alla
  • by Amada Irma Pérez and Maya Christina Gonzalez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2004)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish
  • by Juan Felipe Herrera and Karen Barbour
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2000)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Me, Frida
  • by Amy Novesky and David Diaz
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2011)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
  • by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2012)
    Tomás Rivera Award (Winner, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Smoking Mirror, The
  • by David Bowles
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Reaching Out
  • by Francisco Jiménez
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert
  • by Gary D. Schmidt and David Diaz
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2013)
    Américas Award (Honor, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    Baseball in April and Other Stories
  • by Gary Soto
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Frida: Viva La Vida! Long Live Life!
  • by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2008)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Grandma's Gift
  • by Eric Velasquez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2011)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller
  • by Xavier Garza
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale
  • by Marisa Montes and Joe Cepeda
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Before We Were Free
  • by Julia Alvarez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2004)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2002)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Cuba 15
  • by Nancy Osa
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2004)
    Américas Award (Honor, 2003)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida
  • by Victor Martinez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 1998)
    Américas Award (Winner, 1996)
    National Book Award (Winner, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Bossy Gallito, The: A Traditional Cuban Folktale / El gallo de bodas
  • by Lucia M. Gonzalez and Lulu Delacre
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 1996)
    Américas Award (Commended, 1994)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Bossy Gallito, The: A Traditional Cuban Folktale / El gallo de bodas
  • by Lucia M. Gonzalez and Lulu Delacre
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 1996)
    Américas Award (Commended, 1994)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Tequila Worm, The
  • by Viola Canales
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 2006)
    Américas Award (Honor, 2005)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    ¡Ole! Flamenco
  • by George Ancona
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2011)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Little Roja Riding Hood
  • by Susan Middleton Elya and Susan Guevara
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna y otras poemas de verano
  • by Francisco X. Alarcon and Maya Christina Gonzalez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2000)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    In My Family / En mi familia
  • by Carmen Lomas Garza
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 1998)
    Américas Award (Winner, 1996)
    Tomás Rivera Award (Winner, 1997)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Secret Stars, The
  • by Joseph Slate and Felipe Dávalos
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2000)
    Américas Award (Commended, 1998)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Only Road, The
  • by Alexandra Diaz
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2017)
    Américas Award (Winner, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Barrio: Jose's Neighborhood
  • by George Ancona
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2000)
    Américas Award (Winner, 1998)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Magic Windows / Ventanas Magicas
  • by Carmen Lomas Garza
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 2000)
    Américas Award (Honor, 1999)
    Carter G. Woodson Award (Honor, 2000)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Golden Flower, The: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico
  • by Nina Jaffe and Enrique O. Sanchez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 1998)
    Américas Award (Commended, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata
  • by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford and Antonio Castro Lopez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2016)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead
  • by George Ancona
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    My Colors, My World / Mis colores, mi mundo
  • by Maya Christina Gonzalez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2008)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2008)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Island Like You, An: Stories of the Barrio
  • by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Winner, 1996)
    Américas Award (Honor, 1995)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    First Day in Grapes
  • by L. King Perez and Robert Casilla
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2004)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Snapshots from the Wedding
  • by Gary Soto and Stephanie Garcia
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Winner, 1998)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    What Can You Do with a Rebozo?
  • by Carmen Tafolla and Amy Cordova
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2009)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 6
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    Family Pictures / Cuadros de familia
  • by Carmen Lomas Garza
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 1996)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Arrorró mi niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games
  • by Lulu Delacre
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2006)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Federico García Lorca
  • by Georgina Lázaro and Enrique S. Moreiro
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Papá and Me
  • by Arthur Dorros and Rudy Gutierrez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2009)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Fiesta Babies
  • by Carmen Tafolla and Amy Cordova
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2011)
    Américas Award (Commended, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    El único destino
  • by Alexandra Diaz
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Mama and Papa Have a Store
  • by Amelia Lau Carling
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Illustrator Honor, 2000)
    Américas Award (Winner, 1998)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Spirits of the High Mesa
  • by Floyd Martinez
  • Pura Belpré Awards (Author Honor, 1998)
    Américas Award (Commended, 1997)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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