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Children's Award Books: Pura Belpré

Browse by Award and Year the children's award books we have in our shelves in the Curriculum Resource Collection (CRC).

About this award:

The Pura Belpré Award is given 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."

Learn more about this award on the American Library Association's Pura Belpré page.

Our collection holds the annual Pura Belpré winners in the Children's Author and Youth Illustrator categories from 2017 - present.

Jump to Decade: 2010s, 2020s


Year Title & LC Call Number Author

2023 author



PZ7.7.O7653 Fr 2022

written by Claribel A. Ortega; art by Rose Bousamra

2023 illustrator

Where Wonder Grows

Where Wonder Grows

PZ7.1.G6533 Wh 2022

illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia; written by Xelena González

2022 author

The Last Cuentista

The Last Cuentista

 PS3608.I3758 L37 2021 

Donna Barba Higuera

2022 illustrator

¡Vamos! Let's Cross The Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!)

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge


PZ7.1.R383 Vam 2021

illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez

2021 author

Efrén Divided

Efrén Divided

PZ7.1.C568 Efr 2020

by Ernesto Cisneros 

2021 illustrator

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!)

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat

PZ7.1.G65327 Vai 2020

illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez

2020 author

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PZ7.1.H4943 Sal 2019

by Carlos Hernandez

2020 illustrator

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

ML3930.C2635 E55 2019

illustrated by Rafael López, written by Margarita Engle

2019 author

The Poet X

The Poet X

PZ7.5.A35 Po 2020

by Elizabeth Acevedo 

2019 illustrator



PS3613.O68 Z46 2018


illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales

2018 author

Lucky Broken Girl

Lucky Broken Girl

PZ7.1.B447 Luc 2017

Ruth Behar

2018 illustrator

La Princesa and the Pea

La Princesa and the Pea

PZ8.3.E514 Pr 2017

illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, written by Susan Middleton Elya

2017 author

Juana and Lucas

Juana & Lucas

PQ8180.423.E35 J83 2016

written and illustrated by Juana Medina

2017 illustrator

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth

PZ7.7.C363 Lr 2016

illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez; written by Cathy Camper
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