Margarita Engle, the first Latino author to receive a Newbery Honor, was honored with the top prize in the 24th Annual PEN Literary Awards for The Lightning Dreamer.
This has been a stellar year for Latino-themed titles for children. SLJ’s Libro por Libro columnist, Tim Wadham, selected 10 of the best works published this year that represent the vibrant Hispanic cultures united by a single language and heritage.
This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.