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Pura Belpré Book Awards

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

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2020

Author Award Winner

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe
Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by  Carlos Alberto Pablo Hernandez In order to heal after his mother's death, Sal learned how to meditate. But no one expected him to be able to take it further and 'relax' things into existence. Turns out he can reach into time and space to retrieve things from other universes.

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Illustrator Award Winner

Dancing Hands : How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln
Dancing Hands : How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle Looks at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Carreño, one of the world's most famous pianists who, by age nine, performed for President Abraham Lincoln at the White House.

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