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Pura Belpré Award Winners

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Winning Pura Belpré books are chosen every year, beginning with the 2009 award. The award, first presented in 1996,
is given to Hispanic authors and illustrators "whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience. (ALSC: Belpré Medal)

two categories are awarded - Narrative and Illustration
* indicates winning title

* I Lived on Butterfly Hill - Marjorie Agosín
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes - Juan Felipe Herrera
* Viva Frida - Yuyi Morales
Little Roja Riding Hood - Susan Guevara, illus. Susan Middleton Elya, text
Green Is a Chile Pepper - John Parra, illus. Roseanne Greenfield Thong, text
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation - Duncan Tonatiuh

* Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass - Meg Medina
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist - Margarita Engle
The Living - Matt de la Peña
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale - Duncan Tonatiuh
* Niño Wrestles the World - Yuyi Morales
Maria Had a Little Llama / María tenía una llamita - Angela Dominguez
Tito Puente: Mambo King / Rey del Mambo - Rafael Lopez, illus. Monica Brown, text
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale - Duncan Tonatiuh

* Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano - Sonia Manzano
* Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert - David Diaz, illus. Gary D. Schmidt, text

* Under the Mesquite - Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck - Margarita Engle
Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller - Xavier Garza
* Diego Rivera: His World and Ours - Duncan Tonatiuh
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred - Rafael López, illus. Samantha R. Vamos, text
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina - Sara Palacios, illus. Monica Brown, text

* The Dreamer - Pam Muñoz Ryan
¡Olé! Flamenco - George Ancona
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba - Margarita Engle
90 Miles to Havana - Enrique Flores-Galbis
* Grandma's Gift - Eric Velasquez
Fiesta Babies - Amy Córdova, illus. Carmen Tafolla, text
Me, Frida - David Diaz, illus. Amy Novesky, text
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin - Duncan Tonatiuh

* Return to Sender - Julia Alvarez
Diego: Bigger Than Life - Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Federico Garcia Lorca - Georgina Lazaro
* Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day / Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros - Rafael Lopez, illus. Pat Mora, text
Diego: Bigger Than Life - David Diaz, illus. Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, text
My Abuelita - Yuyi Morales, illus. Tony Johnston, text
Gracias Thanks - John Parra, illus. Pat Mora, text

* The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom - Margarita Engle
Just In Case - Yuyi Morales
Reaching Out - Francisco Jiménez
The Storyteller's Candle / La velita de los cuentos - Lucía González
* Just In Case - Yuyi Morales
Papá and Me - Rudy Gutierrez, illus. Arthur Dorros, text
The Storyteller's Candle / La velita de los cuentos - Lulu Delacre, illus. Lucía González, text
What Can You Do With a Rebozo? - Amy Córdova, illus. Carmen Tafolla, text

* The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano - Margarita Engle
Frida: ¡Viva La Vida! Long Live Life! - Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale - Carmen Agra Deedy
Los Gatos Black on Halloween - Marisa Montes
* Los Gatos Black on Halloween - Yuyi Morales, illus. Marisa Montes, text
My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez / Me Llamo Gabito: La Vida de Gabriel García Márquez - Raúl Colón, illus. Monica Brown, text
My Colors, My World / Mis Colores, Mi Mundo - Maya Christina Gonzalez

* The Tequila Worm - Viola Canales
César: íSí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! - Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart - Pat Mora
Becoming Naomi León - Pam Muñoz Ryan
* Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Big Heart - Raul Colón, illus. Pat Mora, text
Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games - Lulu Delacre
César: íSí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! - David Diaz, illus. Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, text
My Name Is Celia / Me Llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz / La Vida de Celia Cruz - Rafael López, illus. Monica Brown, text

* Before We Were Free - Julia Alvarez
Cuba 15 - Nancy Osa
My Diary From Here to There / Mi Diario de Aquí Hasta Allá - Amada Irma Pérez
* Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book - Yuyi Morales
First Day in Grapes - Robert Casilla, illus. L. King Pérez, text
The Pot That Juan Built - David Diaz, illus. Nancy Andrews-Goebel, text
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez - Yuyi Morales, illus. Kathleen Krull, text

* Esperanza Rising - Pam Muñoz Ryan
Breaking Through - Francisco Jiménez
Iguanas In the Snow and Other Winter Poems - Francisco X. Alarcón
* Chato and the Party Animals - Susan Guevara, illus. Gary Soto, text
Juan Bobo Goes to Work - Joe Cepeda, illus. Marisa Montes, text

* Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba - Alma Flor Ada
From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del Ombligo de la Luna y Otro Poemas de Verano - Francisco X. Alarcón
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish - Juan Felipe Herrera
* Magic Windows - Carmen Lomas Garza
Barrio: José's Neighborhood - George Ancona
The Secret Stars - Felipe Dávalos, illus. Joseph Slate, text
Mama & Papa Have a Store - Amelia Lau Carling

* Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida - Victor Martinez
Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates Risueños y Otros Poemas de Primavera - Francisco Alarcón
Spirits of the High Mesa - Floyd Martinez
* Snapshots From the Wedding - Stephanie Garcia, illus. Gary Soto, text
In My Family / En Mi Familia - Carmen Lomas Garza
The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico - Enrique O. Sánchez, illus. Nina Jaffe, text
Gathering the Sun: An ABC in Spanish and English - Simón Silva, illus. Alma Flor Ada, text

* An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio - Judith Ortiz Cofer
The Bossy Gallito / El Gallo de Bodas: A Traditional Cuban Folktale - Lucía González
Baseball in April, and Other Stories - Gary Soto
* Chato's Kitchen - Susan Guevara, illus. Gary Soto, text
Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead - George Ancona
The Bossy Gallito / El Gallo de Bodas: A Traditional Cuban Folktale - Lulu Delacre, illus. Lucía González, text
Family Pictures / Cuadros de Familia - Carmen Lomas Garza

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