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Pura Belpré Award - Authors
Best books by authors and illustrators of Latino culture. Began in 1996.
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2013
Winner
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Sa´enz, Benjamin Alire

Honor Books
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Manzano, Sonia.
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2012
Winner
Under the Mesquite by McCall, Guadalupe Garcia

Honor Books
Hurricane Dancers : the First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Engle, Margarita.
Maximilian & The Mystery of the Guardian Angel : A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller by Garza, Xavier.
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2011
Winner
The Dreamer by Ryan, Pam Munoz

Honor Books
90 Miles to Havana by Flores-Galbis, Enrique
The Firefly Letters : a Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Engle, Margarita
Ole Flamenco by Ancona, George
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2010
Winner
Return to Sender by Alvarez

Honor Books
Diego : Bigger Than Life by Bernier-Grand
Federico Garcia Lorca by Lazaro Leon
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2009
Winner
The Surrender Tree : Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Engle, Margarita

Honor Books
Just in Case by Morales, Yuyi
Reaching Out by Jimenez, Francisco
La Velita De Los Cuentos = The Storyteller's Candle by Gonzalez, Lucia M.
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2008
Winner
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Engle, Margarita

Honor Books
Frida: Viva La Vida by Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Deedy, Carmen Agra
Los Gatos Black On Halloween by Montes, Marisa
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2006
Winner
The Tequila Worm by Canales, Viola

Honor Books
César: Si Se Puede! = Yes We Can! by Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.
Becoming Naomi Leon by Ryan, Pam Munoz
Dona Flor by Mora, Pat
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2004
Winner
Before We Were Free by Alvarez, Julia

Honor Books
Cuba 15 by Osa, Nancy
My Diary from Here to There = Mi Diario De Aqui Hasta Alla by Perez, Amada Irma
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2002
Winner
Esperanza Rising by Ryan, Pam Munoz

Honor Books
Breaking Through by Jimenez, Francisco
Iguanas in the Snow and other Winter Poems by Alarcon, Francisco X.
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2000
Winner
Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba by Ada, Alma Flor

Honor Books
Del Ombligo De La Luna Y Otros Poemas De Verano by Alarcon, Francisco X
Laughing Out Loud I Fly : Poems in English and Spanish by Herrera, Juan Felipe
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1998
Winner
Parrot in the Oven by Martinez, Victor

Honor Books
Laughing Tomatoes and other Spring Poems = Jitomates Risueños Y Otros Poemas De Primavera by Alarcon, Francisco X.
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1996
Winner
An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio by Ortiz Cofer, Judith

Honor Books
Baseball in April by Soto, Gary
The Bossy Gallito = El Gallo De Bodas by Gonzalez, Lucia M.
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