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Library Displays: Latino Books Month (May 2013)

Information on the resources on display at Simmons Library

Featured Titles

These items are currently on display in Beatley Library.

About this Display


Latino Books Month, celebrated annually in May since 2004, promotes books by and for Latinos. This month-long celebration is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), which encourages booksellers, librarians, and teachers to promote books by and for Latinos and encourage their communities to read Latino books in both English and Spanish.

Discover a new author or re-read a favorite book this month to celebrate Latino fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, art, and more! View the titles on display in the "Featured Titles" list on the left.

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Learn more about the 2013 International Latino Book Awards, held in New York City on May 30 during the BookExpo America.

Check out part winners of the Pura Belpré Award, "presented annually 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."

Find past winners of the Américas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, "given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States."