2012 Américas Award


Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People  by Monica Brown; illustrated by Paschkis (Holt, 2010)

Once there was a little boy named Neftalí who loved wild things wildly and quiet things quietly. From the moment he could talk, he surrounded himself with words...
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Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck  by Margarita Engle (Holt, 2011)

Quebrado has been traded from pirate ship to ship in the Caribbean Sea for as long as he can remember. The sailors he toils under call him el quebrado—half islander, half outsider, a broken one…..
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Honorable Mentions

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Lee and Low Books, 2011).

The Queen of Water by Laura Resau and María Virginia Farinango (Delacorte Press, 2011).

Commended Titles

Sylvia and Aki by Winifred Conkling (Tricycle Press, 2011).

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