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Pura Belpré Award

Pura Belpré Award

Awards Type : InterNational Award

Organized Country : United States

First Award : 1996

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 (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA).

Awarded for:

Excellent portrayal of Latino experience in children's literature.

Award Organized By: Association for Library Service to Children

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