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Hispanic Reading Room, Second Floor, LJ-240

Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street SE

Washington, DC 20540

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America’s Award Ceremony and Workshop with Duncan Tonatiuh

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Each year the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and the Hispanic Division celebrates winning titles by holding an award ceremony at the Library of Congress during Hispanic Heritage Month. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and workshop following.

2019 Américas Award Winners and Honor Books

Award Winners

Islandborn by Junot Díaz and illustrated by Leo Espinosa (Dial Books, 2018)

Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books, 2018)

Honor Books

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour and illustrated by Ken Daley (Groundwood Books, 2018)

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperCollins, 2018)

Following the annual awards ceremony, author/artist Duncan Tonatiuh, CLASP, the Learning and Innovation Office, and the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress offer a hands-on workshop inspired by Tonatiuh’s award winning codex Undocumented: A Worker's Fight.

Participants will create visual reflections on their own life experiences and combine them in an accordion folded book displayed in the Hispanic Reading Room through Hispanic Heritage Month. This maker opportunity enables participants to experience hybrid reading and writing traditions through Mesoamerican codices and Tonatiuh’s book.

A reception as well as a book sale will follow the ceremony.

CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles.

Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Hispanic Heritage Month is made possible by private donations. Please consider supporting free programs at the Library of Congress by making a contribution today!

For information on research in the Hispanic Division, please visit: http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/.

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Hispanic Reading Room, Second Floor, LJ-240

Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street SE

Washington, DC 20540

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