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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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2021

Author Award Winner

Efren Divided
Efren Divided by  Ernesto Cisneros While his father works two jobs, seventh-grader Efrén Nava must take care of his twin siblings, kindergartners Max and Mia, after their mother is deported to Mexico. Includes glossary of Spanish words.

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Illustrator Award Winner

¡Vamos! : Let's Go Eat
¡Vamos! : Let's Go Eat by  1976- Raúl the Third Spanish words and phrases are used throughout English text. ________ Little Lobo, a Mexican American, and Bernabé, his dog, gather tacos, frutas picadas, cuernos, and more and deliver them to los luchadores preparing for Lucha Libre 5000.--Provided by publisher.

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