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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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Author Award Winner

The Poet X
The Poet X by  Elizabeth Acevedo Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

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Illustrator Award Winner

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales Illustrated by Yuyi Morales An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story--|cProvided by publisher.

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