November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

How Pura Belpré Paved the Way for Latino Firsts at 2016 YMAs | Libro por libro

The 2016 Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña, and other Latino authors/illustrators honored at this year’s Youth Media Awards, have long been recognized by the Pura Belpré Awards, celebrating its 20th anniversary.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Something Beautiful | Spring 2016 Titles for and About Latinos

Librarian Lucia Acosta set out to find new books that had a Hispanic character, theme, or backdrop on the floor of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in January 2016. Check out these selections of titles by and about Latinos, publishing this spring.

Ruta Sepetys on Unearthing an Untold Story of World War II in “Salt to the Sea”

SLJ caught up with the acclaimed YA author of Between Shades of Gray to discuss her latest historical fiction novel about the world’s worst maritime disaster, Salt to the Sea.

SLJ Reviews of 2016 Youth Media Award–Winning and Honor Books

The winners are in, and once again, SLJ predicted many of the top Youth Media Award winners and honor books. Check out the reviews of all the winning and honor books.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Celebrating 20 Years of the Pura Belpré Award | Libro por libro

This year marks the 20th presentation of the Pura Belpré awards, and a huge celebration is being planned for ALA Annual in June. Tim Wadham takes stock of the trends and themes that recur in the winning titles, all of which affirm the Latino cultural experience.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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SPONSORED: Join Macmillan Library (Booth # 1806) @ ALA Midwinter 2016!

SPONSORED: Macmillan Library shares which titles and YA authors ALA Midwinter 2016 attendees have to look forward to at the booth.

SLJ Welcomes Back “Someday” Printz Blog

Celebrating its fifth year, SLJ’s “Someday My Printz Will Come” blog has returned. It will continue to speculate about possible contenders for YALSA’s Michael L. Printz Award while even adding a few podcast episodes liven up the discussion.