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SPANISH/BILINGUAL CHILDREN'S BOOK RESOURCES

 

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. By combining both and linking the Americas, the award reaches beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural-international boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere. The award is sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).

 

Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
An academic center at California State University San Marcos that promotes literacy in English and Spanish.The web site includes a searchable database of books in Spanish and books in English about Latinos.

 

Bilingual Booklist (NEA)
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrated September 15 - October 15) NEA's Read Across America shares this bilingual reading list of titles for K-12 students. Compiled by Association staff, it includes books that have Spanish and English editions.

 

Colorin Colorado
Colorín Colorado is a web-based service that provides information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking parents and educators of English language learners (ELLs).

 

Criticas
Críticas is the first of its kind--a comprehensive review of the latest in Spanish-language publishing--written in English. Created by the editors of Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and School Library Journal, Críticas has everything you need to serve the Latino market as effectively as you serve the rest of your patrons. An authoritative one-stop source for English-language reviews of new adult and children's titles from the international Spanish-language publishing world, Críticas also covers Spanish-language publishing news as it pertains to U.S. readers, librarians, and booksellers.

 

Latinitas
Latinitas is a non-profit organization focused on informing, entertaining, and inspiring young Latinas to grow into healthy, confident, and successful adults. Latinitas Magazines are the first digital magazines made for and by Latina youth.

 

Libros en Venta
LIBROS EN VENTA en América Latina y España (LEV) has been the reference source of record and acquisition tool of choice for Spanish-language books-in-print since 1964. LIBROS EN VENTA includes in-print titles from over 26,000 Latin American and Spanish publishers. Since 1999, book descriptions, tables of contents, and book cover images (online only) have been added to LEV records wherever possible.

 

National Association for Bilingual Education
Promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual education, NABE is the only national organization exclusively concerned with the education of language-minority students in American schools.

 

Pura Belpré Award
The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.

 

REFORMA
The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking is an active affiliate of The American Library Association.

 

Sampler of Latino Children's Books Authors and Illustrators
From author Pat Mora's site, a sampling of the Latina and Latino authors and illustrators who create books for children in this country, where they live, and where they were born.

 

Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award
The award honors authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. The award was established in 1995 and was named in honor of Dr. Tomás Rivera, a distinguished alumnus of Texas State University.

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