2021 Pura Belpré Award

Yesterday the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of the year, including the Pura Belpré Award. The Association for Library Service to Children presents the Pura Belpré Award to the Latinx writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

For more information about this award and its current and past recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

Belpré Illustrator Award Winner

Vamos! Let's go eat! by illustrator 1976- Raúl the Third
Also available in: e-book | video

Belpré Illustrator Honor Book

Belpré Children's Author Award Winner

Efrén divided by Ernesto Cisneros
Also available in: e-book

Belpré Children's Author Honor Books

Lupe Wong won't dance by Donna Barba Higuera
Also available in: e-book

Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Award Winner

Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Belpré Young Adult Author Honor Books

Never look back by Lilliam Rivera
We are not from here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook