Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Given by Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)

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The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature is literary award presented annually that recognizes high quality "children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, mostrar mais the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use." It was first awarded in 1993 by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP). The award is presented annually at a ceremony at the Library of Congress during Hispanic Heritage Month, along with coordinating workshops for teachers.

History

The Américas Award was proposed in 1992 within the Teaching and Outreach Committee of the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Julie Kline, at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, served as the committee chair for the first 3 years of the award and then went on to be the award coordinator for many years. Coordination for the award later moved to Latin American Studies centers at Tulane and Vanderbilt Universities. A full research collection of all winning, honor, and commended titles is kept and maintained by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee at the Golda Meir Library.




Criteria and Eligibility

The award judges will evaluate books based on




Distinctive literary quality;

Cultural contextualization;

Exceptional integration of text, illustration and design;

Potential for classroom use.

In order to be eligible for the award, a title must meet the following criteria:




The book must be published in the preceding year.

The title may be for primary or secondary reading levels.

Language of publication may be English, Spanish, Portuguese, or any language indigenous to the Americas.

The book must be published in the United States or by a publisher with offices within the U.S.

Submissions may be fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction.

A book will only be considered in its first year of publication in the United States. A book originally published in the U.S. in English with a translated edition in a subsequent year will only be eligible the first year of the edition.
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Anos:
Todos, 2023 (22), 2022 (19), 2021 (18), 2020 (14), 2019 (16), 2018 (17), 2017 (17), 2016 (16), 2015 (17), 2014 (10), 2013 (5), 2012 (5), 2011 (17), 2010 (26), 2009 (24), 2008 (21), 2006 (14), 2005 (9), 2004 (9), 2003 (9), 2002 (12), 2001 (8), 2000 (9), 1999 (12), 1998 (21), 1997 (38), 1996 (42), 1995 (33), 1994 (37), 1993 (7)

Winner 52

ObraCategoriaAno
Isla to Island por Alexis Castellanos2023
Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son por John Parra2023
Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua por Gloria Amescua2022
My Two Border Towns por David Bowles2022
Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built por Angela Burke Kunkel2021
The Land of the Cranes por Aida Salazar2021
Beast Rider por Tony Johnston2020
Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border por Mitali Perkins2020
Islandborn por Junot Díaz2019
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight por Duncan Tonatiuh2019
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet por Duncan Tonatiuh2018
American Street por Ibi Zoboi2018
The Only Road por Alexandra Diaz2017
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay por Susan Hood2017
Out of Darkness por Ashley Hope Pérez2016
Echo por Pam Muñoz Ryan2016
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal por Margarita Engle2015
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation por Duncan Tonatiuh2015
Parrots Over Puerto Rico por Susan L. Roth2014
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano por Sonia Manzano2013
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People por Monica Brown2012
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck por Margarita Engle2012
Clemente! por Willie Perdomo2011
The Dreamer por Pam Muñoz Ryan2011
Return to Sender por Julia Alvarez2010
What Can You Do with a Paleta? por Carmen Tafolla2010
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom por Margarita Engle2009
Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book por Yuyi Morales2009
Yum! Mmmm! Que Rico! Americas' Sproutings por Pat Mora2008
Red Glass por Laura Resau2008
Josias, Hold the Book por Jennifer Elvgren2006
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano por Margarita Engle2006
Cinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal box por Juan Felipe Herrera2005
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia : The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz por Monica Brown2004
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood por Benjamin Alire Sáenz2004
The Meaning of Consuelo: A Novel (Bluestreak) por Judith Ortiz Cofer2003
Just a Minute! A Trickster Tale and Counting Book por Yuyi Morales2003
Before We Were Free por Julia Alvarez2002
A Movie in My Pillow/Una pelicula en mi almohada: Poems/Poemas por Jorge Argueta2001
Breaking Through por Francisco Jimenez2001
The Color of My Words por Lynn Joseph2000
The Composition por Antonio Skármeta2000
CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry) por Juan Felipe Herrera1999
Barrio: José's Neighborhood por George Ancona1998
Mama and Papa Have a Store por Amelia Lau Carling1998
The Face at the Window por Regina Hanson1997
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child por Francisco Jimenez1997
In My Family por Carmen Lomas GarzaPicture Books1996
Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida por Victor Martinez1996
Tonight, by Sea por Frances Temple1995
The mermaid's twin sister : more stories from Trinidad por Lynn Joseph1994
Vejigante Masquerader por Lulu Delacre1993

Honorable Mention 58

ObraAno
Miss Quinces por Kat Fajardo2023
Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix por Anna-Marie McLemore2023
¡Ándale, Prieta!: A Memoir por Yasmin Ramirez2023
Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna por Alda P. Dobbs2022
Niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile por María José Ferrada2022
The Last Cuentista por Donna Barba Higuera2022
Furia por Yamile Saied Méndez2021
¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) por Raúl The Third Iii2021
If Dominican Were a Color por Sili Recio2021
The Other Half of Happy por Rebecca Balcárcel2020
My Papi Has a Motorcycle por Isabel Quintero2020
The Moon Within por Aida Salazar2020
The Poet X por Elizabeth Acevedo2019
Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings por Francie Latour2019
Lucky Broken Girl por Ruth Behar2018
All the Way to Havana por Margarita Engle2018
The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition por Reyna Grande2017
Malaika's Costume por Nadia L. Hohn2017
Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues por Matt Tavares2016
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras por Duncan Tonatiuh2016
Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights por Larry Dane Brimner2015
Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker por José Manuel Mateo2015
Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People por Susan Goldman Rubin2014
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale por Duncan Tonatiuh2014
Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert por Gary D. Schmidt2013
Under the Mesquite por Guadalupe Garcia McCall2012
The Queen of Water por Laura Resau2012
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba por Margarita Engle2011
I Know the River Loves Me/Yo se que el rio me ama por Maya Christina Gonzalez2010
My Papa Diego and Me/Mi papa Diego y yo: Memories of My Father and His Art/Recuerdos de mi padre y su arte por Guadalupe Rivera Marin2010
Gringolandia por Lyn Miller-Lachmann2010
El mejor regalo del mundo: La Leyenda De La Vieja Belen / The Best Gift of All: The Legend of La Vieja Belen por Julia Alvarez2009
The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos por Lucia Gonzalez2009
Dark Dude por Oscar Hijuelos2009
Raining Sardines (A Deborah Brodie Book) por Enrique Flores-Galbis2008
Little Night / Nochecita por Yuyi Morales2008
What the Moon Saw por Laura Resau2006
The Tequila Worm por Viola Canales2005
A Season for Mangoes por Regina Hanson2005
Call Me Maria por Judith Ortiz Cofer2004
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez por Kathleen Krull2003
Cuba 15 por Nancy Osa2003
Behind the Mountains por Edwidge Danticat2002
Frida por Jonah Winter2002
In the Days of the Vaqueros: America's First True Cowboys por Russell Freedman2001
My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito por Amada Irma Perez2000
Esperanza Rising por Pam Muñoz Ryan2000
Pedro & Me: Friendship, Loss and What I Learned por Judd Winick2000
Magic Windows/Ventanas magicas por Carmen Lomas Garza1999
Cuba: After the Revolution por Bernard Wolf1999
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella por Robert D. San Souci1998
Mayeros por George Ancona1997
Fruits: A Caribbean Counting Poem por Valerie Bloom1997
Down by the River: Afro-Caribbean Rhymes, Games, and Songs for Children por Grace Hallworth1996
So Loud a Silence por Lyll Becerra de Jenkins1996
An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio por Judith Ortiz Cofer1995
Chato's Kitchen por Gary Soto1995
Heart of a Jaguar por Marc Talbert1995

Commended Title 414

ObraAno
El niño de maíz/ The Boy of Maize (Spanish and English Edition) por Mario Bencastro2023
Amazona por Canizales2023
Abuelita and Me por Leonarda Carranza2023
Hispanic Star: Roberto Clemente por Claudia Romo Edelman2023
Rima's Rebellion: Courage in a Time of Tyranny por Margarita Engle2023
My Neighborhood por María José Ferrada2023
Invisible por Christina Diaz Gonzalez2023
The Life of / La vida de Llort por Cynthia Gonzalez2023
Where Wonder Grows por Xelena Gonzalez2023
The Secret of the Plátano por Luz Maria Mack2023
Still Dreaming / Seguimos Soñando por Claudia Guadalupe Martinez2023
Lakelore por Anna-Marie McLemore2023
Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American por Jasminne Mendez2023
Chabelita's Heart: El corazón de Chabelita (English and Spanish Edition) por Isabel Millán2023
Frizzy por Claribel A. Ortega2023
Tumble por Celia C. Pérez2023
Abuela's Fideo: A Story of a Grandma's Love (English and Spanish Edition) por Gabriela Tijerina2023
Aquí era el paraíso / Here Was Paradise: Selección de poemas de Humberto Ak’abal / Selected Poems of Humberto Ak’abal por Humberto Ak’abal2022
Isabel and her Colores Go to School (English and Spanish Edition) por Alexandra Alessandri2022
Neverforgotten por Alejandra Algorta2022
ABC el Salvador por Holly Ayala2022
Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger por Margarita Engle2022
Manu: A Graphic Novel por Kelly Fernández2022
Zonia's Rain Forest por Juana Martinez-Neal2022
The Mirror Season por Anna-Marie McLemore2022
To Carnival!: A Celebration in St Lucia por Baptiste Paul2022
Coquí in the City por Nomar Perez2022
The Life of / La Vida De Dolores (Lil' Libros) por Patty Rodríguez2022
On the Hook por Francisco X. Stork2022
Lotería por Karla Arenas Valenti2022
When We Make It por Elisabet Velasquez2022
Clap When You Land por Elizabeth Acevedo2021
Letters from Cuba por Ruth Behar2021
Rise of the Halfling King (Tales of the Feathered Serpent #1) por David Bowles2021
Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello (Spanish and English Edition) por Monica Brown2021
Efren Divided por Ernesto Cisneros2021
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From por Jennifer De Leon2021
Santiago's Road Home por Alexandra Diaz2021
Gustavo, the Shy Ghost por Flavia Z. Drago2021
With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero por Margarita Engle2021
From My Window por Otávio Júnior2021
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away por Meg Medina2021
Brick by Brick por Heidi Woodward Sheffield2021
We Are Not from Here por Jenny Torres Sanchez2021
Caravan to the North: Misael’s Long Walk por Jorge Argueta2020
Fuego, Fuegito/ Fire, Little Fire (English and Spanish Edition) por Jorge Argueta2020
Titanosaur : Discovering the World's Largest Dinosaur por José Luis Carballido2020
Freedom Soup por Tami Charles2020
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré por Anika Aldamuy Denise2020
A New Home por Tania de Regil2020
Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War por Duncan Tonatiuh2020
Along the Tapajós por Fernando Vilela2020
The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border por Juan Pablo Villalobos2020
Puerto Rico Strong por Vita Ayala2019
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems por David Bowles2019
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish por Pablo Cartaya2019
Carmela Full of Wishes por Matt de la Peña2019
Jazz Owls por Margarita Engle2019
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana por Michael Mahin2019
Alma and How She Got Her Name por Juana Martinez-Neal2019
Merci Suárez Changes Gears por Meg Medina2019
La Frontera/ the Border: El Viaje Con Papá/ My Journey With Papa (English and Spanish Edition) por Deborah Mills2019
Dreamers por Yuyi Morales2019
Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide por Isabel Quintero2019
A Gift from Abuela por Cecilia Ruiz2019
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos por Monica Brown2018
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora por Pablo Cartaya2018
Sing, Don't Cry por Angela Dominguez2018
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics por Margarita Engle2018
Forest World por Margarita Engle2018
Lucía the Luchadora por Cynthia Leonor Garza2018
The little doctor por Juan J. Guerra2018
Little Skeletons / Esqueletitos: Countdown to Midnight (Canticos) por Susie Jaramillo2018
Rubén Darío por Georgina Lazaro2018
Martí's Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad (English and Spanish Edition) por Emma Otheguy2018
The First Rule of Punk por Celia C. Pérez2018
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life por Benjamin Alire Sáenz2018
Disappeared por Francisco X. Stork2018
Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds por Jorge Argueta2017
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth por Cathy Camper2017
Margarito's Forest por Andy Carter2017
Mama The Alien/Mama la Extraterrestre (Spanish Edition) por René Colato Laínez2017
Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words por Margarita Engle2017
Rainbow Weaver / Tejedora del Arcoiris por Linda Elovitz Marshall2017
Shame the Stars por Guadalupe Garcia McCall2017
Juana and Lucas por Juana Medina2017
Burn Baby Burn por Meg Medina2017
The School the Aztec Eagles Built por Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson2017
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat por Javaka Steptoe2017
The Memory of Light por Francisco X. Stork2017
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes por Duncan Tonatiuh2017
Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba por Alma Flor Ada2016
Salsa: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem por Jorge Argueta2016
The Jumbies por Tracey Baptiste2016
Maya's Blanket/La Manta de Maya por Monica Brown2016
Two White Rabbits por Jairo Buitrago2016
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music por Margarita Engle2016
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir por Margarita Engle2016
A Handful of Stars por Cynthia Lord2016
Dream Things True por Marie Marquardt2016
The Lightning Queen por Laura Resau2016
My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata por Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford2016
Finding the Music: En pos de la música por Jennifer Torres2016
I Lived on Butterfly Hill por Marjorie Agosín2015
The Secret Side of Empty por Maria E. Andreu2015
Caminar por Skila Brown2015
Lowriders in Space por Cathy Camper2015
Abuelo por Arthur Dorros2015
Letters from Heaven / Cartas del cielo por Lydia Gil2015
A de activista (Spanish Edition) por Martha E. Gonzalez2015
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes por Juan Felipe Herrera2015
Dalia's Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia (English and Spanish Edition) por Laura Lacámara2015
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces por Isabel Quintero2015
Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life por Catherine Reef2015
'Twas Nochebuena por Roseanne Greenfield Thong2015
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors por Roseanne Greenfield Thong2015
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) por Monica Brown2014
Serafina's Promise por Ann E. Burg2014
Maria Had a Little Llama por Angela Dominguez2014
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist por Margarita Engle2014
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass por Meg Medina2014
Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother por Sonia Nazario2014
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes por Roseanne Thong2014
Drummer Boy of John John por Mark Greenwood2013
In Darkness por Nick Lake2013
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe por Benjamin Alire Sáenz2013
Sylvia & Aki por Winifred Conkling2012
How Tìa Lola Learned to Teach por Julia Alvarez2011
Arroz con leche/Rice Pudding: Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem por Jorge Argueta2011
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti por Edwidge Danticat2011
From North to South/Del Norte al Sur por Rene Lainez2011
Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love por Pat Mora2011
Me, Frida por Amy Novesky2011
Napí funda un pueblo/Napí Makes a Village (English and Spanish Edition) por Antonio Ramirez2011
Star in the Forest por Laura Resau2011
César Chávez: A Photographic Essay por Ilan Stavans2011
The Last Summer Of The Death Warriors por Francisco Stork2011
Fiesta Babies por Carmen Tafolla2011
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin por Duncan Tonatiuh2011
Grandma's Gift por Eric Velasquez2011
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia por Jeanette Winter2011
Sopa de frijoles/Bean Soup (Bilingual Cooking Poems) (English and Spanish Edition) por Jorge Argueta2010
Diego: Bigger Than Life por Carmen T. Bernier-Grand2010
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol por Monica Brown2010
A Law Unto Itself: Power, Politics, and the IRS por David Burnham2010
Victoria Goes to Brazil por Maria de Fatima Campos2010
Braids/Trencitas (Spanish and English Edition) por Kathleen Contreras2010
We Were Here por Matt de la Peña2010
Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba por Margarita Engle2010
Tan to Tamarind: Poems About the Color Brown por Malathi Michelle Iyengar2010
Muchacho por LouAnne Johnson2010
My Abuelita por Tony Johnston2010
René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos por René Colato Laínez2010
Jorge Luis Borges (Cuando Los Grandes Eran Pequenos/ When the Grown-Ups Were Children) (Spanish Edition) por Georgina Lazaro2010
Confetti Girl por Diana Lopez2010
Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491 por Charles C. Mann2010
The Fiesta Dress: A Quinceanera Tale por Caren Mcnelly Mccormack2010
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros por Pat Mora2010
A Pinata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas por Pat Mora2010
Journey of Dreams por Marge Pellegrino2010
Marcelo in the Real World por Francisco Stork2010
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) por Jonah Winter2010
Snake Poems por Francisco X. Alarcon2009
Arco Iris De Poesia/ Rainbow of Poetry (Spanish Edition) por Sergio Andricain2009
Arthur's Underwear por Marc Brown2009
Voices in First Person: Reflections on Latino Identity por Lori Marie Carlson2009
Dolores Huerta: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist por Robin S. Doak2009
Down to the Bone por Mayra Lazara Dole2009
The Walls of Cartagena por Julia Durango2009
Cesar Chavez: Crusader for Social Change (Signature Lives: Modern America) por Brenda Haugen2009
Dance, Nana, Dance / Baila, Nana, Baila: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish (English and Spanish Edition) por Joe Hayes2009
Reaching Out por Francisco Jimenez2009
Kitchen Dance por Maurie J. Manning2009
The Smell of Old Lady Perfume por Claudia Guadalupe Martinez2009
The Secret Legacy por Rigoberta Menchú2009
He Forgot to Say Goodbye por Benjamin Alire Sáenz2009
A Perfect Season for Dreaming / Un Tiempo Perfecto para Soñar por Benjamin Alire Sáenz2009
Facts of Life: Stories por Gary Soto2009
PeaceJam: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace (W/DVD) por Ivan Suvanjieff2009
¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo?/ What can you do with a rebozo? por Carmen Tafolla2009
The Disappeared por Gloria Whelan2009
Tricycle por Elisa Amado2008
Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Art! por George Ancona2008
Alfredito Flies Home por Jorge Argueta2008
Frida: Viva La Vida! Long Live Life! por Carmen T. Bernier-Grand2008
My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez por Monica Brown2008
Old Dog por Teresa Cardenas2008
Abuelita Full of Life: Abuelita Ilena de vida (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) por Amy Costales2008
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale por Carmen Agra Deedy2008
Sacred Leaf por Deborah Ellis2008
N is for Navidad por Susan Middleton Elya2008
Touching Snow por M. Sindy Felin2008
My Colors, My World / Mis colores, mi mundo por Maya Christina Gonzalez2008
Come Look With Me, Latin American Art por Kimberly Lane2008
A Small Nativity por Aquiles Nazoa2008
Nana's Big Surprise/Nana, ¡Qué Sorpresa! por Amada Irma Perez2008
A Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and Discover What Happened to the Z) por Mario Picayo2008
Angelina's Island por Jeanette Winter2008
Surprising Cecilia por Denise Gonzales Abraham2006
La Fiesta De Las Tortillas / The Fiesta Of The Tortillas (Spanish Edition) por Jorge Argueta2006
Talking with Mother Earth/Hablando con madre tierra: Poems/Poemas por Jorge Argueta2006
Letters to My Mother por Teresa Cardenas2006
El Lector por William Durbin2006
La Linea por Ann Jaramillo2006
Call Me Henri por Lorraine López2006
The Honey Jar por Rigoberta Menchú2006
My Feet Are Laughing por Lissette Norman2006
To go singing through the world : the childhood of Pablo Neruda por Deborah Kogan Ray2006
My Little Car por Gary Soto2006
Sawdust Carpets por Amelia Lau Carling2005
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States por Lori Marie Carlson2005
Julio's Magic por Arthur Dorros2005
Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask (English and Spanish Edition) por Xavier Garza2005
Red Ridin' in the Hood: and Other Cuentos por Patricia Santos Marcantonio2005
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates por Jonah Winter2005
The Santero's Miracle: A Bilingual Story por Rudolfo Anaya2004
Elena's Serenade por Campbell Geeslin2004
Selavi, That Is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope por Youme Landowne2004
The Dream on Blanca's Wall / El sueno pegado en la pared de Blanca (English and Spanish Edition) por Jane Medina2004
The Remembering Stone por Barbara Timberlake Russell2004
Becoming Naomi León por Pam Muñoz Ryan2004
Murals: Walls That Sing (America's Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended (Awards)) por George Ancona2003
Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la Nina de las flores por Jorge Argueta2003
The Little Blue House por Sandra Comino2003
The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer: A Huichol Indian Story por James Endredy2003
The Afterlife por Gary Soto2003
I Love Saturdays y domingos por Alma Flor Ada2002
The Pot That Juan Built por Nancy Andrews-Goebel2002
Grandma and Me at the Flea / Los Meros Meros Remateros por Juan Felipe Herrera2002
Mandaderos de la lluvia: y otra poemas de America Latina (Spanish Edition) por Claudia M. Lee2002
Messengers of Rain: And Other Poems from Latin America (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended (Awards)) por Claudia M. Lee2002
Me in the Middle por Ana Maria Machado2002
A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Ines por Pat Mora2002
My Diary From Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla por Amada Irma Perez2002
Flight to Freedom (First Person Fiction) por Ana Veciana-Suarez2002
Iguanas in the Snow por Francisco X. Alarcon2001
Harvest por George Ancona2001
Uncle Rain Cloud por Tony Johnston2001
The Jumping Tree por Rene Saldana Jr.2001
Mama Does the Mambo por Katherine Leiner2001
Cuban Kids por George Ancona2000
Salsa Stories por Lulu Delacre2000
Icy Watermelon/Sandia Fria por Mary Sue Galindo2000
The Christmas Gift / El regalo de Navidad (Spanish Edition) por Francisco Jimenez2000
Angels Ride Bikes: And Other Fall Poems / Los Angeles Andan en Bicicleta: Y Otros Poemas de Otoño (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series) por Francisco X. Alarcon1999
Carnaval por George Ancona1999
Island in the Sun [Illustrated Book] por Harry Belafonte1999
A Is For The Americas por Cynthia Chin-Lee1999
Asphalt Angels por Ineke Holtwijk1999
I'm Jose and I'm Okay: Three Stories from Bolivia por Werner Holzwarth1999
Erandi's Braids por Antonio Hernandez Madrigal1999
It Doesn't Have to Be This Way/No tiene que ser asi: A Barrio Story/Una historia del barrio por Luis J. Rodriguez1999
Two Days in May por Harriet Peck Taylor1999
Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba por Alma Flor Ada1998
From the Bellybutton of the Moon: And Other Summer Poems / Del Ombligo de la Luna: Y Otros Poemas de Verano (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series) por Francisco X. Alarcon1998
Big Moon Tortilla por Joy Cowley1998
Greetings, Sun por Phillis Gershator1998
Doctor Bird por Gerald Hausman1998
Tio Armando por Florence Parry Heide1998
Caribbean Dream por Rachel Isadora1998
La Mariposa por Francisco Jimenez1998
The Magic Bean Tree: A Legend from Argentina por Nancy Van Laan1998
Momentos Magicos/Magic Moments por Olga Loya1998
Gift For Abuelita / Un regalo para Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead/En celebracion del Dia de los Muertos (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) por Nancy Luenn1998
Lolo & Red-Legs por Kirk Reeve1998
The Secret Stars por Joseph Slate1998
Big Bushy Mustache por Gary Soto1998
Petty Crimes por Gary Soto1998
Liliana's Grandmothers por Leyla Torres1998
El hombre de los cangrejos por Patricia E. Van West1998
The Crab Man por Patricia E. Van West1998
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English por Alma Flor Ada1997
The Lizard and the Sun por Alma Flor Ada1997
Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems = Jitomates Risueños y Otros Poemas de Primavera: Poems por Francisco X. Alarcon1997
From Father to Son (Greetings!: Red Level) por Patricia Almada1997
Cocoa Ice por Diana Karter Appelbaum1997
The Story of Dona Chila por Mary Cappellini1997
The Story of Dona Chila por Mary Cappellini1997
I Am of Two Places: Children's Poetry (Greetings!) por Mary Carden1997
Where Fireflies Dance por Lucha Corpi1997
Cuckoo/Cucú: A Mexican Folktale / Un cuento folklórico mexicano por Lois Ehlert1997
Pedrito's Day por Luis Garay1997
Mexico's Marvelous Corn por Margarita Gonzalez-Jensen1997
Senor Cat's Romance and Other Favorite Stories from Latin America por Lucia M. Gonzalez1997
White Bread Competition por Jo Ann Yolanda Hernandez1997
Baseball in the Barrios por Henry Horenstein1997
Day of the Dead por Tony Johnston1997
Dear Abuelita (Greetings!: Red Level) por Sofia Meza Keane1997
Querida Abuelita (Saludos) (Spanish Edition) por Sofia Meza Keane1997
Butterfly Boy por Virginia Kroll1997
The Birthday Swap por Loretta Lopez1997
Que Sorpresa De Cumpleanos! (Spanish Edition) por Loretta Lopez1997
El maravilloso maíz de México por Margarita Gonzáles1997
Spirits of the High Mesa por Floyd Martinez1997
Tomas and the Library Lady por Pat Mora1997
La Cucaracha Martina: A Caribbean Folktale por Daniel Moreton1997
Diez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America (Spanish Edition) por Jose-Luis Orozco1997
A Little Salmon for Witness: A Story from Trinidad por Vashanti Rahaman1997
Sal I Am of Two Places-Span Is (Saludos) (Spanish Edition) por Rigby1997
Grannie Jus' Come por Ana Sisnett1997
Angela Weaves a Dream: The Story of a Young Maya Artist por Michele Sola1997
Buried Onions por Gary Soto1997
Novio Boy: A Play por Gary Soto1997
Carlos and the Skunk / Carlos y el zorrillo por Jan Romero Stevens1997
Celebrate! In Central America por Joe Viesti1997
Journey of the Nightly Jaguar por Burton Albert1996
Jade and Iron: Latin American Tales from Two Cultures por Patricia Aldana1996
A Bear for Miguel por Elaine Marie Alphin1996
Prietita and the Ghost Woman = Prietita y la llorona por Gloria Anzaldúa1996
Firefly Summer por Pura Belpre1996
Going Home por Eve Bunting1996
Tonio's Cat por Mary Calhoun1996
Barrio Streets, Carnival Dreams : Three Generations of Latino Artistry por Lori M. Carlson1996
A Caribbean Counting Book por Faustin Charles1996
Golden Tales por Lulu Delacre1996
Chave's Memories: Los Recuerdos De Chave por Maria Isabel Delgado1996
Pascual's Magic Pictures (Picture Books) por Amy Glaser Gage1996
In Rosa's Mexico por Campbell Geeslin1996
Sweet, Sweet Fig Banana por Phillis Gershator1996
Uncle Snake por Matthew Gollub1996
Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope por Ginger Gordon1996
Darkfright por Holly Young Huth1996
The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico por Nina Jaffe1996
The Magic Maguey por Tony Johnston1996
My Mexico / México Mío (Spanish Edition) por Tony Johnston1996
Hooray! A Piñata! por Elisa Kleven1996
Miro in the Kingdom of the Sun por Jane Kurtz1996
Running the Road to ABC por Denize Lauture1996
Nina Bonita: A Story por Ana Maria Machado1996
Old Letivia and the Mountain of Sorrows por Nicholasa Mohr1996
Confetti: Poems for Children por Pat Mora1996
Toussaint L'Ouverture: The Fight for Haiti's Freedom por Walter Dean Myers1996
Life Around the Lake: The Feasts Of Lake Pátzcuaro por Maricel E. Presilla1996
The Big Idea (West Side Kids) por Ellen Schecter1996
Good news! por Sarita Chávez Silverman1996
The Old Man and His Door por Gary Soto1996
Elena por Diane Stanley1996
Alphabet City Ballet por Erika Tamar1996
The Garden of Happiness por Erika Tamar1996
LA Boda: A Mexican Wedding Celebration por Nancy Van Laan1996
Jalapeno Bagels por Natasha Wing1996
Josefina por Jeanette Winter1996
Medio Pollito/Half Chicken por Alma Flor Ada1995
A Caribbean Dozen por John Agard1995
The Farolitos of Christmas por Rudolfo Anaya1995
Fiesta U.S.A. por George Ancona1995
Sweet Fifteen por Diane Gonzales Bertrand1995
Pedro Fools the Gringo and Other Tales of a Latin American Trickster por Maria Cristina Brusca1995
When Jaguars Ate the Moon and Other Stories About Animals and Plants of the Americas por Maria Cristina Brusca1995
Carlos, Light the Farolito por Jean Ciavonne1995
How Iwariwa the Cayman Learned to Share: A Yanomami Myth por George Crespo1995
La Isla por Arthur Dorros1995
Indio por Sherry Garland1995
People of Corn: A Mayan Story por Mary-Joan Gerson1995
My First Book of Proverbs / Mi primer libro de dichos por Ralfka Gonzalez1995
The Stowaway: A Tale Of California Pirates por Kristiana Gregory1995
The Tangerine Tree por Regina Hanson1995
The Secret of Two Brothers por Irene Beltran Hernandez1995
Calling the Doves/El canto de las palomas por Juan Felipe Herrera1995
Fernando's Gift/ El Regalo de Fernando por Douglas Keister1995
The Spirit of Tío Fernando: A Day of the Dead Story / El espíritu de tío Fernando : Una historia del Día de los Muertos por Janice Levy1995
Juan Bobo and the Horse of Seven Colors (A Puerto Rican Legend) por Jan Mike1995
The Song of El Coqui and Other Tales of Puerto Rico por Nicholasa Mohr1995
The Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mexico with Paintings by Mexican Artists (English and Spanish Edition) por Naomi Shihab Nye1995
The Tortilla Factory por Gary Paulsen1995
The Magic Feather: A Jamaican Legend (Legends of the World) por Lisa Rojany1995
The Gullywasher por Joyce Rossi1995
Canto Familiar por Gary Soto1995
Summer on Wheels por Gary Soto1995
The Faithful Friend por Robert D. San Souci1995
A Sunburned Prayer por Marc Talbert1995
Where the Flame Trees Bloom por Alma Flor Ada1994
Alejandro's Gift por Richard E. Albert1994
Voices from the Fields : Children of Migrant Farmworkers Tell Their Stories por S. Beth Atkin1994
The Tree That Rains: The Flood Myth of the Huichol Indians of Mexico por Emery Bernhard1994
Juan Bobo: Four Folktales from Puerto Rico por Carmen T. Bernier-Grand1994
Angel's Kite / La estrella de Ángel por Alberto Blanco1994
A Day's Work por Eve Bunting1994
Cool Salsa por Lori Carlson1994
Imagining Isabel por Omar S. Castañeda1994
The Hummingbirds' Gift por Stefan Czernecki1994
The Legend of the Poinsettia por Tomie dePaola1994
When the Monkeys Came Back por Kristine L. Franklin1994
Rata-Pata-Scata-Fata: A Caribbean Story por Phillis Gershator1994
Tukama Tootles The Flute por Phillis Gershator1994
How Night Came from the Sea: A Story from Brazil por Mary-Joan Gerson1994
Bossy Gallito / El gallo de bodas: (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition) por Lucia M. Gonzalez1994
MY TWO WORLDS CL por Ginger Gordon1994
Saturday Market por Patricia Grossman1994
Not a Copper Penny in Me House por Monica Gunning1994
Las nanas de abuelita / Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes por Nelly Palacio Jaramillo1994
Platero and I: An Andalusian Elegy por Juan Ramón Jiménez1994
The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote por Tony Johnston1994
Ransom for a River Dolphin por Sarita Kendall1994
Caribbean Alphabet por Frané Lessac1994
The Sad Night : the Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss por Sally Schofer Mathews1994
Beyond the ancient cities por José María Merino1994
Rio Grande Stories por Carolyn Meyer1994
Pablo's Tree por Pat Mora1994
How Music Came to the World: An Ancient Mexican Myth por Hal Ober1994
De Colores and Other Latin American Folksongs for Children por Jose-Luis Orozco1994
I Have a News: Rhymes from the Caribbean por Neil Philip1994
Feliz Nochebuena, Feliz Navidad: Christmas Feasts of the Hispanic Caribbean por Maricel E. Presilla1994
Billy por Laura Roybal1994
Lights on the River por Jane Resh Thomas1994
Walking Stars: Stories of Magic and Power por Victor Villaseñor1994
Tap-Tap por Karen Lynn Williams1994
Abuela's Weave por Omar S. Castañeda1993
Radio Man/Don Radio por Arthur Dorros1993
The Little Painter of Sabana Grande por Harcourt School Publishers1993
For the Life of Laetitia por Merle Hodge1993
Celebrating the Hero por Lyll Becerra de Jenkins1993
Hue Boy por Rita Phillips Mitchell1993
The Santero's Miracle: A Bilingual Story por Rudolfo Anaya

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Descrições

The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature is literary award presented annually that recognizes high quality "children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use." It was first awarded in 1993 by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP). The award is presented annually at a ceremony at the Library of Congress during Hispanic Heritage Month, along with coordinating workshops for teachers.

History

The Américas Award was proposed in 1992 within the Teaching and Outreach Committee of the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Julie Kline, at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, served as the committee chair for the first 3 years of the award and then went on to be the award coordinator for many years. Coordination for the award later moved to Latin American Studies centers at Tulane and Vanderbilt Universities. A full research collection of all winning, honor, and commended titles is kept and maintained by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee at the Golda Meir Library.


Criteria and Eligibility

The award judges will evaluate books based on


Distinctive literary quality;

Cultural contextualization;

Exceptional integration of text, illustration and design;

Potential for classroom use.

In order to be eligible for the award, a title must meet the following criteria:


The book must be published in the preceding year.

The title may be for primary or secondary reading levels.

Language of publication may be English, Spanish, Portuguese, or any language indigenous to the Americas.

The book must be published in the United States or by a publisher with offices within the U.S.

Submissions may be fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction.

A book will only be considered in its first year of publication in the United States. A book originally published in the U.S. in English with a translated edition in a subsequent year will only be eligible the first year of the edition.

(English, Wikipedia)
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C3%A9ricas_Award
History of the Award

CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles.

CLASP is:
Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (English, Member-written)

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