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Hispanic Heritage Pura Belpre Award

Hispanic Heritage:  The Pura Belpre Award- An award that celebrates Latino Culture!

Pura Belpre was the first Latina librarian to work at the New York Public Library!  This award is given annually to Latino/Latina authors and illustrators who create work that celebrates and affirms that Latino culture.   Below are a few of the books that have won this award.  Stop by the LAMS library for a complete list of these award winners!
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                                   A biracial girl trying to understand the changes going on in her life.


                                  A boy dealing with a terrible loss learns to go into time and space.


                                 An angry loner makes a friend and starts to find out who he really is.