International Latino Book Awards

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Cover image: Green is a Chile Pepper

Latino Literacy Now just presented the International Latino Book Awards on June 28. These awards are always fascinating in that they cover both children's and adult books, international authors and publishers, self-published books, and interesting categories, including Latino-focused and different subjects in nonfiction. I've listed a few of the winning titles below, but you might like to check out the complete list of winners and honorable mentions. We have many of the titles in our collection and those we don't have we may be able to order for you from another library.

Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book--English:
Green is a Chile Pepper
by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrations by John Parra

Best Latino Focused Children's Picture Book--Spanish or Bilingual:
Los mariachis
by Rita Rosa Ruesga, illustrations by Euliser Polanco

Best Children's Fiction Picture Book--Bilingual:
Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash=Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual
by Monica Brown, illustrations by Sara Palacios

Most Inspirational Children's Picture Book--Spanish or Bilingual
La gallina Cocorina (2nd place )
by Mar Pavón, illustrations by Mónica Carretero

Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book--English:
Gaby, Lost and Found
by Angela Cervantes

Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book--English:
Salvation
by Anne Osterlund

Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book--English:
And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border
by David Neiwert

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