What is the Américas Award? From the website, "The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States."
2010 Award (PDF)
2010 Américas Award Winners
Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez. Knopf, 2009.
What Can You Do with a Paleta? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? By Carmen Tafolla, Illustrated by Magaly Morales. Tricycle Press, 2009.
Américas Award Honorable Mentions
Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann. Curbstone, 2009.
I Know the River Loves Me/Yo se que el rio me ama by Maya Christina González. Children's Book Press, 2009.
My Papa Diego and Me/Mi papa Diego y yo: Memories of My Father and His Art/Recuerdos de mi padre y su arte by Guadalupe Rivera Marín and Diego Rivera. Children's Book Press, 2009.
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