Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
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. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate. Children's Author Award | Youth Illustrator Award | Young Adult Author Award 2021 Children's Author Award Winner Efrén Divided, written by Ernesto Cisneros and published by Quill Tree, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021 Children's Author Honor Books 2021 Youth Illustrator Award Winner ¡Vamos! ¡Vamos!
Related: Week 7: Toolkit: Inclusive collections and diversity audits
• Grade V - Book Award Challenge (2020-2021)
• Youth Literature Awards