2011 Américas Award


Clementeby Willie Perdomo; illustrated by Bryan Collier (Holt, 2010)

A little boy named Clemente learns about his namesake, the great baseball player Roberto Clemente, in this joyful picture book biography….
Author Website

Willie Perdomo Author Interview

Author Willie Perdomo Reads Clemente!

The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan; illustrated by Peter Sís (Scholastic, 2010)

From the time he is a young boy, Neftalí hears the call of a mysterious voice….
Author Website
Pam Muñoz Ryan Author Interview
Scholastic Discussion Guide

Honorable Mentions

The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle (Holt, 2010).

Commended Titles

Arroz con leche: un poema para cocinar / Rice Pudding: A Cooking Poem by Jorge Argueta and illustrated by Fernando Vilela (Groundwood, 2010).

Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter (Beach Lane, 2010).

César Chávez: A Photographic Essay by Ilan Stavans (Cinco Puntos, 2010).

Dear Primo by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams, 2010).

Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love by Pat Mora (Knopf, 2010).

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat and illustrated by Alix Delinois (Orchard, 2010).

Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Amy Córdova (Tricycle, 2010).

From North to South: Del Norte al Sur  by René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Joe Cepeda (Children’s Book Press, 2010).

Grandma’s Gift by Eric Velasquez (Bloomsbury, 2010).

How Tía Lola Learned to Teach by Julia Alvarez (Knopf, 2010).

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork (Scholastic, 2010).

Me, Frida by Amy Novesky and illustrated by David Diaz (Abrams, 2010).

Napí funda un pueblo / Napí Makes a Village by Antonio Ramírez (Groundwood, 2010).

Olé! Flamenco by George Ancona (Lee & Low, 2010).

Star in the Forest by Laura Resau (Delacorte, 2010).

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