Pura Belpre Awards

Also announced at the ALA MidWinter Meeting in Boston on Monday were the winners of the Pura Belpre Awards, which “honor Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books.”

The 2010 winners were Rafael López, illustrator of Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day, and Julia Alvarez, author of Return to Sender. Check out the ALA link to find out more about the books and their creators.