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Children's and Young Adult Literature: Pura Belpre Medal

This guide is a starting place for exploring children's and young adult literature

About the Pura Belpre Medal

"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."

Pura Belpre Author Winner

Pura Belpre Illustrator Winner

Pura Belpre Author Honor Books

Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Books

No honor books for illustration were given in 2013

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