|Photo credit: Alma Ramos-McDermott|
Los ganadores from left to right Rafael López, Xavier Garza, Duncan Tonatiuh, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Margarita Engle - and Sara Palacios who was not able to attend. June 24, 2012
The 2012 American Library Association Conference in Anaheim celebrated the 16th annual 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.