Awards & Winners

Belpré Medal

The award is named in honor of Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian from the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Latino children through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore. The Pura Belpré Award is a recognition presented to a Latino or Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children or youth. It was established in 1996. It has been given every other year since 1996. Beginning with the 2009 award, it will be given annually. The award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking.

Check all the Awards, Winners and Nominations for the Belpré Medal since 1996.

Belpré Medal


Check all the winners of 2010 Belpré Medal.
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Julia Alvarez
Honored for : Return to Sender
Rafael López
Honored for : Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children\u2019s Day/Book Day