June 1, 2010

12th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARDS


The International Latino Book Awards are presented during BookExpo America by Latino Literacy Now.  LLN is a a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literacy and literary excellence within the Latino community.  The organization created the Latino Book Awards in 1999.  This year's awards were presented on May 25, 2010.  Awards were given to English, Spanish and Bilingual books.  Below is a short list of the winners.  Congratulations to All the Winners!! --mcf



BEST FIRST BOOK -- ENGLISH
Damas, Dramas and Ana Ruiz by Belinda Acosta
(Grand Central Publishing)

BEST FIRST BOOK -- SPANISH  -- A tie!
La Estrella de David by Daniel de Cordova (Anura Group) and
Cuentos del Norte, Historia del Sol Hemi by Garcia Linares (Casa Tomada)

BEST NOVEL -- ROMANCE -- ENGLISH
Vigil by Cecilia Samartin (Atria Books)

BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- ENGLISH
Clara...Encountering Life by Gabriela Garcia-Williams (self published)

BEST CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK -- ENGLISH
What Can You Do With a Paleta?  by Carmen Tafulla (Trycycle Press)


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