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Pura Belpré Book Awards

2011 Winners
For Narrative

Medal winner
The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Perter Sí

Honor books
¡Ole! Flamenco by George Ancona, illustrated by George Ancona
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis

For Illustration

Medal winner

Grandma's Gift by Eric Velasquez

Honor books
Fiesta Babies by Amy Cordova, written by Carmen Tafolla
Me, Frida by David Diaz, written by Amy Novesky
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh

2010 Winners
For Narrative

Medal winner
Return to Sender
by Julia Alvarez

Honor books
Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, illustrated by David Diaz
Federico García Lorca by Georgina Lázaro, illustrated by Enrique S. Moreiro

For Illustration

Medal winner
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros by Rafael López, written by Pat Mora.

Honor books
Diego: Bigger Than Life by David Diaz, written by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
My Abuelita by Yuyi Morales, written by Tony Johnston
Gracias. Thanks. by John Parra, written by Pat Mora

2009 Winners
For Narrative

Medal winner
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle

Honor books
Just In Case
by Yuyi Morales
Reaching Out by Francisco Jiménez
The Storyteller’s Candle / La velita de los cuentos by Lucía González, illustrated by Lulu Delacre

For Illustration

Medal winner
Just In Case
by Yuyi Morales

Honor books
Papá and Me
by Rudy Gutierrez, written by Arthur Dorros
The Storyteller’s Candle / La velita de los cuentos by Lulu Delacre, written by Lucía González
What Can You Do With a Rebozo? Amy Córdova, Written by Carmen Tafolla

2008 Winners
For Narrative

Medal winner
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
by Margarita Engle, Illustrated by Sean Qualls

Honor books
Frida: ¡Viva la vida! Long Live Life!
by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy, Illustrated by Michael Austin
Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

For Illustration

Medal winner
Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Yuyi Morales, Written by Marisa Montes

Honor Books
My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: la vida de Gabriel García Márquez
by Raúl Colón, Written by Monica Brown
My Colors, My World/Mis colores, mi mundo by Maya Christina Gonzalez

2006 Winners
For Narrative

Medal winner
The Tequila Worm
by Viola Canales

Honor books
César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!
by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, Illustrated by David Diaz
Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart by Pat Mora, Illustrated by Raul Colón
Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan

For Illustration

Medal winner
Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart by Raul Colón, Written by Pat Mora

Honor books
Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games
by Selected and illustrated by Lulu Delacre

César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! by David Diaz, Written by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand.

My Name Is Celia/ Me Llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/ La Vida de Celia Cruz by Rafael López, Illustrator, Written by Monica Brown

2004 Winners
For Narrative

Medal winner
Before We Were Free
by Julia Alvarez

Honor books
Cuba 15
by Nancy Osa
My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diario de Aquí Hasta Allá by Amada Irma Pérez

For Illustration

Medal winner
Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales

Honor books
First Day in Grapes
 by L. King Pérez, Robert Casilla, Illustrator

The Pot That Juan Built by David Diaz, Illustrator, Written by Nancy Andrews-Goebel

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Yuyi Morales, Illustrator, Written by Kathleen Krull

2002 Winners
For Narrative

Medal winner
Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan

Honor books
Breaking Through
by Francisco Jiménez

Iguanas in the Snow by Francisco X. Alarcón, Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

For Illustration

Medal winner
Chato and the Party Animals
by Susan Guevara, Illustrator; Written by Gary Soto

Honor book
Juan Bobo Goes to Work
by Joe Cepeda, Illustrator; Retold by Marisa Montes

2000 Winners
For Narrative

Medal winner
Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba
by Alma Flor Ada

Honor books
From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems/ Del Ombligo de la Luna y Otro Poemas de Verano
by Francisco X. Alarcón, Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Laughing out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish by Juan Felipe Herrera, Illustrated by Karen Barbour

For Illustration

Medal winner
Magic Windows
by Carmen Lomas Garza

Honor books
Barrio: José's Neighborhood
by George Ancona

The Secret Stars by Felipe Dávalos, text by Joseph Slate

Mama & Papa Have a Store by Amelia Lau Carling

Source: Association for Library Service to Children

Pura Belpré Book Awards