2006 Américas Award


Cinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal box by Juan Felipe Herrera (HarperCollins, Joanna Cotler Books, 2005)

When the towers fall, New York City is blanketed by dust. On the Lower East Side, Yolanda, the Cinnamon Girl, makes her manda, her promise, to gather as much of it as she can...
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Honorable Mentions

A Season for Mangoes by Regina Hanson and illustrated by Eric Velasquez (Clarion, 2005).

The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales (Random House, 2005).

Commended Titles

Julio’s Magic by Arthur Doros and illustrated by Ann Grifalconi (Harper Collins, 2005).

Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask by Xavier Garza (Cinco Puntos Press, 2005).

Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States by Lori Marie Carlson (Holt, 2005).

Red Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Cuentos by Patricia Santos Marcantonio and illustrates by Renato Alarcao (FSG, 2005).

Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Raul Colón (Atheneum, 2005).

Sawdust Carpets / Alfombras de aserrin by Amelia Lau Carling (Groundwood, 2005).


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