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Pura Belpre Award

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Pura Belpré

 

Pura Belpré, hired by Anne Carroll Moore, was a talented author and storyteller who wrote and re-interpreted Puerto Rican folk tales. As the first Puerto Rican librarian in the New York Public Library system she pioneered the library's work with Latinos and other immigrant groups at that time.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Pura Belpré, see:

 

www.reforma.org/PuraBelpre.htm

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pura_Belpr%C3%A9

 

 

 

 

Pura Belpré Award

 

www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/belpremedal/belprmedal.htm

 

 

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.

 

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.

 

It has been given every other year since 1996. Beginning with the 2009 award, it will be given annually.

 

 

 

T.Pineda

 

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