Pura Belpré Awards

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.

ILLUSTRATION AWARD

HONOR BOOK

Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Elisa Chavarri, written by Monica Brown

WINNER

¡Vamos!: Let’s Go Eat by Raúl Gonzalez

TEXT FOR CHILDREN AWARD

HONOR BOOKS

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

WINNER

Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

YOUNG ADULT

HONOR BOOKS

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera

We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

WINNER

Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez

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