2020 Américas Award Ceremony

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Américas Award Ceremony

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Join the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress through a virtual, pre-recorded ceremony honoring the winners of the 2020 Américas Award.

2020 Américas Award Winners and Honor Books

Award Winners

Beast Rider by Tony Johnston and Maria Elena Fontanot De Rhoads (Amulet Books, 2019)

Between us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali Perkins and illustrated by Sara Palacios (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019)

Honor Books

My Papi has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero and illustrated by Zeke Peña (Kokila, 2019)

The Moon Within by Aida Salazar (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2019)

The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca Balcárcel (Chronicle Books, 2019)

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.

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 click here.

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