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.
The SCF Library is proud to have almost all the Pura Belpré winners for author and illustrator!
"Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln," illustrated by Rafael López; written by Margarita Engle.
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Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.