International Latino Book Award Winners Announced

By readingingtheborderlands

A few days ago Latino Literacy Now, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literacy and literary excellence within the Latino community in the USA, announced the winners of the International Latino Book Awards. This award was created in 1999 to recognize the positive contributions made to Latino literature by publishers and writers worldwide.

The children’s literature and young adult literature winners are listed below. Go here for a full list of winners.

A. CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Best Educational Children’s Book – Spanish
First Place, Quiero Ser Chef, Mary R. Dunn, The Rosen Publishing Group
Second Place, Quiero Hacer Peliculas, Mary R. Dunn, The Rosen Publishing Group
Honorable Mention, Quiero Ser Piloto de Carreras, Katie Franks, The Rosen Publishing Group

Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual
First Place, Nos Vamos a La Gran Barrera de Australia, Georgette Baker, Cantemos
Second Place, Jaguars and Other Latin American Wild Cats, Zella Williams, The Rosen Publishing Group
Second Place, Coqui Frogs and Other Latin American Frogs, Zella Williams, The Rosen Publishing Group
Honorable Mention, Quetzals and Other Latin American Birds, Zella Williams, The Rosen Publishing Group

Best Children’s Picture Book – English
First Place, Me, Frida, Amy Novesky, Abrams Books For Young Readers
Second Place, The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez, René Colato Laínez, Tricycle Press
Second Place, My Shoes and I, René Colato Laínez, Boyds Mills Press
Honorable Mention, La Noche Buena, Antonio Sacre, Abrams Books For Young Readers

Best Children’s Picture Book – Spanish
First Place, Manual de Piratas, Monica Carretero, Cuento de Luz
Second Place, La Gallina Cocorina, Mar Pavon, Cuento de Luz
Honorable Mention, Kiki Koki, La Leyenda Encantada del Coquí, Ed Rodriguez, Idearworks

Best Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual
First Place, From North to South/Del Norte al Sur, René Colato Laínez, Children’s Book Press
First Place, Grandma’s Chocolate/El Chocolate de Abuelita, Mara Price, Arte Publico Press
Honorable Mention, Let Me Help!/¡Quiero Ayudar!, Alma Flor Ada, Children’s Book Press

Best Young Adult Fiction – English
First Place, When the Stars Go Blue, Barbara Caridad Ferrer, Thomas Dunne Books
Second Place, The Red Umbrella, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Alfred A. Knopf Publishing
Honorable Mention, Masters of the Sea: The Adventures of Jules Verne’s Mathias Sandorf, George J. Rios, iUniverse
Honorable Mention, Father Knows Best, Lynda Sandoval, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.

Best Young Adult Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual
First Place, Tigre, Tigre, Lynne Reid Banks, Editorial Bambu
Second Place, El Último Muerto, Fernando Lalana, Editorial Bambu
Honorable Mention, Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories/Kid Ciclon se enfrenta a El Diablo y otors cuentos, Xavier Garza, Arte Publico Press

Best Young Adult Nonfiction – English
First Place, East Side Dreams, Art Rodriguez, Dream House Press

Best Young Adult Nonfiction – Spanish or Bilingual
First Place, El Secreto para adolescentes, Paul Harrington, Atria Books
Second Place, A Bailar, Maria Villegas/Jennie Kent, Villegas Editores

Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation – Spanish or Bilingual
First Place, Mexico/México, José María Obregón, The Rosen Publishing Group
Second Place, Argentina, José María Obregón, The Rosen Publishing Group
Honorable Mention, A Bailar, Maria Villegas/Jennie Kent, Villegas Editores

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