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Américas Book Award

Past Winners

Clemente! by Willie Perdomo; illustrated by Bryan Collier. (Holt, 2010)
The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan; illustrated by Peter Sís. (Scholastic, 2010)

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)

Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales. (Roaring Brook Press, 2008)
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle. (Holt, 2008)

Red Glass by Laura Resau. (New York: Delacorte, 2007)
YUM! ¡MMMM! ¡QUE RICO!: America's Sproutings by Pat Mora. Pictures by Rafael López. (New York: Lee & Low, 2007)

Josias, Hold the Book by Jennifer Elvgren; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (Boyds Mill, 2006)
The Poet Slave of Cuba by Margarita Engle; illustrated by Sean Qualls (Holt, 2006)

Cinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal box by Juan Felipe Herrera (HarperCollins, Joanna Cotler Books, 2005)

My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia by Monica Brown; illustrated by Rafael López (Luna Rising, 2004)
Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Cinco Puntos, 2004)

Just a Minute by Yuyi Morales (Chronicle, 2003)
The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003)

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez (Knopf, 2002)

A Movie in My Pillow/Una película en mi almohada by Jorge Argueta; illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez (Children's Book Press, 2001)
Breaking Through by Francisco Jiménez (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph (HarperCollins, 2000)
The Composition by Antonio Skármeta; illustrated by Alfonso Ruano (Groundwood, 2000)

CrashBoomLove by Juan Felipe Herrera (University of New Mexico Press, 1999)

Barrio: José’s Neighborhood by George Ancona (Harcourt Brace, 1998)
Mama and Papa Have a Store by Amelia Lau Carling (Dial, 1998)

The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez (University of New Mexico Press, 1997)
The Face at the Window by Regina Hanson; illustrated by Linda Saport (Clarion, 1997)

In My Family/En mi familia by Carmen Lomas Garza (Children’s Book Press, 1996)
Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martínez (HarperCollins, 1996)

Tonight, by Sea by Frances Temple (Orchard, 1995)

The Mermaid's Twin Sister by Lynn Joseph (Clarion, 1994)

Vejigante Masquerader by Lulu Delacre (Scholastic, 1993)

Americas Commended List

2010, 2009, 2007-08, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

Other Resources

Arrow Pura Belpré Award
Arrow Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award
Arrow Isabel Schon International Center for Spanish Books for Youth