2008 Américas Award


Red Glass by Laura Resau. (New York: Delacorte, 2007)

One night Sophie, her mother, and her stepfather are called to a hospital, where Pablo, a five-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering from dehydration. Pablo was carrying the business card of Sophie’s step-father – but he doesn’t recognize the boy...
Author Website
Author Laura Resau Interview
Random House Teachers Guide

YUM! ¡MMMM! ¡QUE RICO!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora. Pictures by Rafael López. (New York: Lee & Low, 2007)

Peanuts, blueberries, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and more-here is a luscious collection of haiku celebrating foods native to the Americas...
Author Website
Video of Author Pat Mora Discussing Yum!…, produced by Lee & Low Books

Honorable Mentions

Nochecita / Little Night by Yuyi Morales (Roaring Book Press, 2007).

Raining Sardines by Enrique Flores-Galbais (Roaring Book Press, 2007).

Commended Titles

Abuelita Full of Life / Llena de vida by Amy Costales and illustrated by Martha Avilés (Luna Rising, 2007).

Alfredito regresa volando a su casa / Alfredito Flies Home by Jorge Argueta and illustrated by Luis Garay (Groundwood, 2007).

Angelina’s Island by Jeanette Winter (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007).

Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Art! by George Ancona (Lee & Low, 2007).

A Caribbean Journey from A to Y: Read and Discovered What Happened to Z by Mario Picayo and illustrated by Earleen Griswold (Campanita, 2007).

Come Look With Me: Latin American Art by Kimberly Lane (Charlesbridge, 2007).

Frida: ¡Viva la Vida! / Long Live Life! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand (Cavendish, 2007).

Hip, Hip, Hooray, it’s Monsoon Day! / ¡Ajua, ya llego el chubasco! by Roni Rivera-Ashford and illustrated by Richard Johnsen (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, 2007).

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale / Martina una cucarachita muy linda: Un cuento cubano by Carmen Agra Deedy and illustrated by Michael Austin.

My Colors, My World / Mis colores, mi mundo by Maya Christina González (Children’s Book Press, 2007).

My Name is Gabito / Me llamo Gabito / The Life of Gabriel García Márquez / La vida de Gabriel García Márquez by Monica Brown and illustrated by Raúl Colón (Luna Rising, 2007).

N is for Natividad by Susan Middleton Elya and Merry Banks and illustrated by Joe Cepeda (Chronicle, 2007).

Nana’s Big Surprise / Nana, ¡Qué Sorpresa! by Amada Irma Pérez and illustrated by Maya Christina González (Children’s Book Press, 2007).

Old Dog by Teresa Cárdenas and translated by David Unger (Groundwood, 2007).

Sacred Leaf by Deborah Ellis (Groundwood, 2007).

A Small Nativity by Aquiles Nazoa and illustrated by Ana Palmero Cáceras and translated by Hugh Hazelton (Groundwood, 2007).

Touching Snow by M. Sindy Felin (Atheneum, 2007).

Tricycle by Elisa Mado and Alfonso Ruano (Groundwood, 2007).

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