Pura Belpré Author Award Winners and Honor Titles Since 2001

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The Poet X

Title: The Poet X
By: Acevedo, Elizabeth
Published: 2018

2019 Author Winner
Note: This title is in our YA section.
Call number: YA Fiction Aceve.E


I Lived on Butterfly Hill

Title: I Lived on Butterfly Hill
By: Agosín, Marjorie
Published: 2014

2015 Author Winner
Call number: J Agosi.M


Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems

Title: Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems
By: Alarcón, Francisco X.
Published: 2001

2002 Author Honor
Call number: Spanish x811 Alarc.F


Before We Were Free

Title: Before We Were Free
By: Alvarez, Julia
Published: 2002

2004 Author Winner
Call number: J Alvar.J
Spanish edition (Antes de Ser Libres) in YA section call number: Spanish YA Alvar.J


Return to Sender

Title: Return to Sender
By: Alvarez, Julia
Published: 2009

2010 Author Winner
Call number: J Alvar.J
Spanish edition (Devolver al Remitente) call number: Spanish J Alvar.J


Child of the Flower-Song People

Title: Child of the Flower-Song People
By: Amescua, Gloria
Published: 2021

2022 Author Honor

xBiog Jimen.D Amesc.G


¡Olé Flamenco!

Title: ¡Olé Flamenco!
By: Ancona, George
Published: 2010

2011 Author Honor
Call number: x793.319468 Ancon.G


The Other Half of Happy

Title: The Other Half of Happy
By: Balcárcel, Rebecca
Published: 2019

2020 Author Honor
Call number: J Balca.R


Lucky Broken Girl

Title: Lucky Broken Girl
By: Behar, Ruth
Published: 2017

2018 Author Winner
Call number: J Behar.R


César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!

Title: César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!
By: Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.
Published: 2004

2006 Author Honor
Call number: x811 Berni.C


Diego: Bigger Than Life

Title: Diego: Bigger Than Life
By: Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.
Published: 2009

2010 Author Honor
Call number: xBiog River.D Berni.C


They Call Me Güero : a Border Kid's Poems

Title: They Call Me Güero : a Border Kid's Poems
By: Bowles, David
Published: 2018

2019 Author Honor
Call number: J Bowle.D


The Tequila Worm

Title: The Tequila Worm
By: Canales, Viola
Published: 2005

2006 Author Winner
Call number: J Canal.V


The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

Title: The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
By: Cartaya, Pablo
Published: 2017

2018 Author Honor
Call number: J Carta.P


Lety Out Loud

Title: Lety Out Loud
By: Cervantes, Angela
Published: 2019

2020 Author Honor
Call number: J Cerva.A
Spanish edition (Lety Alza su Voz) call number: Spanish J Cerva.A


Efrén Divided

Title: Efrén Divided
By: Cisneros, Ernesto
Published: 2020

2021 Author Winner
Call number: J Cisne.E


The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez

Title: The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez
By: Cuevas, Adrianna
Published: 2020

2021 Author Honor
Call number: J Cueva.A


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

Title: Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale
By: Deedy, Carmen Agra
Published: 2007

2008 Author Honor
Call number: x398.6 Cuba Deedy.C
Spanish edition (Martina, Una Cucarachita Muy Linda : Un Cuento Cubano) call number:
Spanish x398.6 Cuba Deedy.C


The Living

Title: The Living
By: de la Peña, Matt
Published: 2013

2014 Author Honor
Note: This title is in our YA section.
Call number: YA Fiction Delap.M


Planting Stories : The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Title: Planting Stories : The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
By: Denise, Anika
Published: 2019

2020 Author Honor
Call number: xBiog Belpr.P Denis.A
Spanish edition (Sembrando Historias : Pura Belpré : Bibliotecaria y Narradora de Cuentos):
Spanish xBiog Belpr.P Denis.A


The Only Road

Title: The Only Road
By: Diaz, Alexandra
Published: 2016

2017 Author Honor
Call number: J Diaz.A
Spanish edition (El Único Destino) call number: Spanish J Diaz.A


Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

Title: Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna
By: Dodds, Alda
Published: 2021

2022 Author Honor

J Dobbs.A


Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

Title: Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
By: Engle, Margarita
Published: 2015

2016 Author Winner
Note: This title is in our YA section.
Call number: YA Biog Engle.M Engle.M


The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

Title: The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
By: Engle, Margarita
Published: 2013

2014 Author Honor
Note: This title is in our YA section.
Call number: YA Fiction Engle.M


The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

Title: The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
By: Engle, Margarita
Published: 2006

2008 Author Winner
Call number: xBiog Manza.J Engle.M


The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Title: The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
By: Engle, Margarita
Published: 2008

2009 Author Winner
Note: This title is in our YA section.
Call number: YA x811.54 Engle.M


90 Miles to Havana

Title: 90 Miles to Havana
By: Flores-Galbis, Enrique
Published: 2010

2011 Author Honor
Call number: J Flore.E


The Storyteller's Candle = La Velita de Los Cuentos

Title: The Storyteller's Candle = La Velita de Los Cuentos
By: González, Lucía
Published: 2007

2009 Author Honor
Call number: Spanish JPicture Gonza.L


Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Title: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
By: Hernandez, Carlos
Published: 2019

2020 Author Winner
Call number: J Herna.C


Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

Title: Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes
By: Herrera, Juan Felipe
Published: 2014

2015 Author Honor
Call number: x920.0092 Herre.J


The Last Cuentista

Title: The Last Cuentista
By: Higuera, Donna Barba
Published: 2021

2022 Author Winner
Call Number: J Higue.D


Lupe Wong Won't Dance

Title: Lupe Wong Won't Dance
By: Higuera, Donna Barba
Published: 2020

2021 Author Honor
Call Number: J Higue.D


Federico García Lorca

Title: Federico García Lorca
By: Lázaro, Georgina
Published: 2009

2010 Author Honor
Call number: Spanish xBiog Garci.F Lazar.G


The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano

Title: The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
By: Manzano, Sonia
Published: 2012

2013 Author Honor
Note: This title is in our YA section.
Call number: YA Fiction Manza.S


Under the Mesquite

Title: Under the Mesquite
By: McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Published: 2011

2012 Author Winner
Note: This title is in our YA section.
Call number: YA Fiction McCal.G


Juana & Lucas

Title: Juana & Lucas
By: Medina, Juana
Published: 2016

2017 Author Winner
Call number: JChapter Medin.J


Mango, Abuela and Me

Title: Mango, Abuela and Me
By: Medina, Meg
Published: 2015

2016 Author Honor
Call number: JPicture Medin.M
Spanish edition (Mango, Abuela Y Yo) call number: Spanish JPicture Medin.M


Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Title: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
By: Medina, Meg
Published: 2013

2014 Author Winner
Note: This title is in the YA section.
Call number: YA Fiction Medin.M


Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Title: Los Gatos Black on Halloween
By: Montes, Marisa
Published: 2006

2008 Author Winner
Call number: JPicture Monte.M (Holiday section: Halloween)


Doña Flor : A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart

Title: Doña Flor : A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart
By: Mora, Pat
Published: 2005

2006 Author Honor
Call number: JPicture Mora.M
Spanish edition (Doña Flor : Un Cuento de Una Mujer Gigante con un Gran Corazón):
Spanish JPicture Mora.P


Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book

Title: Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book
By: Morales, Yuyi
Published: 2008

2009 Author Winner
Call number: Spanish JPicture Moral.Y


My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diario de Aquí Hasta Allá

Title: My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diario de Aquí Hasta Allá
By: Pérez, Amada Irma
Published: 2002

2004 Author Honor
Call number: Spanish JPicture Perez.A


The First Rule of Punk

Title: The First Rule of Punk
By: Pérez, Celia C.
Published: 2017

2018 Author Honor
Call number: JPerez.C
Spanish edition (La Primera Regla del Punk) call number: Spanish J Perez.C


De aquí como el coquí

Title: De aquí como el coquí
By: Perez, Nomar
Published: 2021

2022 Author Honor

Spanish JPicture Perez. N


Becoming Naomi León

Title: Becoming Naomi León
By: Ryan, Pam Munoz
Published: 2004

2006 Author Honor
Call number: J Ryan.P
Spanish edition (Yo, Naomi León) call number: Spanish J Ryan.P


The Dreamer

Title: The Dreamer
By: Ryan, Pam Munoz
Published: 2010

2011 Author Winner
Call number: J Ryan.P
Spanish edition (El Soñador) call number: Spanish J Ryan.P


Esperanza Rising

Title: Esperanza Rising
By: Ryan, Pam Munoz
Published: 2000

2002 Author Winner
Call number: J Ryan.P
Spanish edition (Esperanza renace) call number: Spanish J Ryan.P


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
By: Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Published: 2012

2013 Author Winner
Note: This title is in our YA section.
Call number: YA Fiction Saenz.B


Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale

Title: Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale
By: Tonatiuh, Duncan
Published: 2013

2014 Author Honor
Call number: JPicture Tonat.D


Soldier for Equality : José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War

Title: Soldier for Equality : José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War
By: Tonatiuh, Duncan
Published: 2019

2020 Author Honor
Call number: xBiog Saenz.J Tonat.D


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