On Monday January 23 the world of children's and young adult literature listened as the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2012 Youth Media Awards. For a complete list of the winners click here.
I am thrilled that UNDER THE MESQUITE by Guadalupe Garcia McCall won the Pura Belpre Author Award. The Pura Belpre awards honor Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books. My review for UNDER THE MESQUITE is here.
Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators that won honors, medals and recognition.