July 3, 2014

2014 WINNERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARDS

 
 
This year, the International Latino Book Awards were presented during the American Librarians Association Conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 29.  (Viva Las Libraries!) 



The list of winners contains some of my favorite authors and some new ones I look forward to reading.  I especially look forward to reading the two winning books by Shanaya Fastje and Alina Gonzalez, both 14-years-old with a lot of confidence and charm.

Below are some of the winners:


Best Young Adult Fiction Book – English
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, Meg Medina; Candlewick Press; Cuba

Best Young Adult Fiction Book – Spanish or Bilingual
La Guarida de las Lechuzas, Antonio Ramos Revillas; Ediciones El Naranjo; México

Most Inspirational Young Adult Book
Salvation, Anne Osterlund; Penguin Group; USA

Best Book Written by a Youth
Bully in the Mirror, Shanaya Fastje; Changing Lives Press; USA

Best Poetry Book Written by a Youth
Serendipity: Poems About Love in High School, Alina Gonzalez; WPR Books; USA

Best Latino Focused Fiction Book – English
Maya’s Notebook, Isabel Allende; HarperCollins Publishers; Chile

Best Popular Fiction – English
Seven for the Revolution, Rudy Ruiz; Milagros Press; USA

Best Novel - Adventure or Drama – Spanish or Bilingual
Aquella Manía de Quererse en Silencio, Miriam Montes Mock; Divinas Letras; Puerto Rico

Best Novel - Historical Fiction
Mañana Means Heaven, Tim Z. Hernandez; University of Arizona Press; Reworkd Press; México

Best eBook - Nonfiction
Shattered Paradise: Memoirs of A Nicaraguan War Child, Ileana Araguti; New Trends Press; Nicaragua

Best Poetry Book - One Author – English (a tie)
A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, Laurie Ann Guerrero; University of Notre Dame Press; USA / Latin America
and
Chopper! Chopper!, Verónica Reyes; Red Hen Press; L.A., USA / Mexican Ancestry



And The Mariposa Awards for Best First Book went to:

Best First Book - Children & Youth
The Audacious Little Princesses, Janet Breceda Wright, A. E. Wright, & Nataly Wright; Angeleno Avenue Publishing; México

Best First Book - Nonfiction
Unbreakable, Jenni Rivera; Atria Books; México

Best First Book - Fiction – English  (a tie)
Pig Behind The Bear, Maria Nieto; Floricanto Press; US/ Mexican Ancestry
and
Seven for the Revolution, Rudy Ruiz; Milagros Press; USA

Best First Book - Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual
Aquella Manía de Quererse en Silencio, Miriam Montes Mock; Divinas Letras; Puerto Rico



For a complete list of the 2014 International Latino Book Awards winners, visit the Latino Literacy Now website by clicking here.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!