Américas Book Award Winners

The 2008 Américas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature, sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, are given each year in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected nonfiction published in the previous year in English or Spanish that "authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States."

This years winners are Red Glass by Laura Resau (Delacorte) and Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Que Rico!: America's Sproutings by Pat Mora, illustrated by Rafael López (Lee & Low). Honorable mentions went to Nochecita/Little Night by Yuyi Morales (Roaring Brook/Porter) and Raining Sardines by Enrique Flores-Galbis (Roaring Brook).

Commended Titles:

ABUELITA FULL OF LIFE / LLENA DE VIDA by Amy Costales. Illustrated by Martha Avilés. Flagstaff: Luna Rising, 2007. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-0-87358-914-7

ALFREDITO REGRESA VOLANDO A SU CASA / ALFREDITO FLIES HOME by Jorge
Argueta. Illustrated by Luis Garay. Toronto: Groundwood, 2007. 36 pgs. ISBN 978-0-88899-
586-5 Spanish / ISBN 978-0-88899-585-8 English (simultaneous editions)

ANGELINA'S ISLAND By Jeanette Winter. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Frances
Foster Books, 2007. 32 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-374-30349-5

CAPOEIRA: GAME! DANCE! MARTIAL ART! by George Ancona. New York: Lee &
Low, 2007. 48 pgs. ISBN 978-1-58430-268-1

A CARIBBEAN JOURNEY FROM A TO Y: READ AND DISCOVER WHAT
HAPPENED TO Z by Mario Picayo. Illustrated by Earleen Griswold. New York: Campanita,
2007. 64 pgs. ISBN 978-0-9725611-8-1

COME LOOK WITH ME: LATIN AMERICAN ART by Kimberly Lane. Watertown:
Charlesbridge, 2007. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-1-890674-20-5

FRIDA: ¡VIVA LA VIDA! / LONG LIVE LIFE! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand. Tarrytown:
Marshall Cavendish, 2007. 64 pgs. ISBN 978-0-7614-5336-9

HIP, HIP, HOORAY, IT’S MONSOON DAY! / ¡AJUA, YA LLEGO EL CHUBASCO! by
Roni Rivera-Ashford. Illustrated by Richard Johnsen. Tucson: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Press, 2007. 42 pgs. ISBN 1-886679-36-8 (bilingual)

MARTINA THE BEAUTIFUL COCKROACH: A CUBAN FOLKTALE / MARTINA
UNA CUCARACHITA MUY LINDA: UN CUENTO CUBANO by Carmen Agra Deedy.
Illustrated by Michael Austin. Atlanta: Peachtree, 2007. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-1-56145-399-3
English / ISBN 978-1-56145-425-9 Spanish (simultaneous editions)

MY COLORS, MY WORLD / MIS COLORES, MI MUNDO by Maya Christina González.
San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 2007. 24 pgs. ISBN 978-0-89239-221-6 (bilingual)

MY NAME IS GABITO / ME LLAMO GABITO: THE LIFE OF GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ/LA VIDA DE GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ by Monica Brown. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. Flagstaff: Luna Rising, 2007. 32 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-87358-908-6 (bilingual)

N IS FOR NAVIDAD by Susan Middleton Elya and Merry Banks. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2007. 40 pgs. ISBN 978-0-8118-5205-0

NANA’S BIG SURPRISE / NANA, ¡QUE SORPRESA! by Amada Irma Pérez. Illustrated by Maya Christina González. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 2007. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-0-89239-190-5 (bilingual)

OLD DOG by Teresa Cárdenas. Translated by David Unger. Toronto: Groundwood, 2007. 104 pgs. ISBN 978-0-88899-757-9 (First published in Cuba as Perro Viejo, 2006)

SACRED LEAF by Deborah Ellis. Toronto: Groundwood, 2007. 206 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-88899-751-7

A SMALL NATIVITY by Aquiles Nazoa. Illustrated by Ana Palmero Cáceres. Translated by Hugh Hazelton. Toronto: Groundwood, 2007. 32 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-88899-839-2

TOUCHING SNOW by M. Sindy Felin. New York: Atheneum, 2007. 234 pgs. ISBN 978-1-4169-1795-3

TRICYCLE by Elisa Amado and Alfonso Ruano. Toronto: Groundwood, 2007. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-0-88899-614-5

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