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Carly Garzón Vargas

Celebrate Latinx culture in the New Year with the the Pura Belpré Award book list!

The award is named after Pura Belpré, who was the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The award is presented annually in January to a Latinx writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latinx cultural experience through an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Explore and celebrate with the titles below and an expanded list of past winners and nominees on the Deschutes Public Library website:

”Where Are You From?” by Yamile Saied Méndez

When a young girl is asked where she’s from, where she’s really from, none of her answers seem to be the right one. She decides to turn to her dear grandfather for some help with this ever-persistent question. But he gives her an even better answer than she expects.

”My Papi Has a Motorcycle” by Isabel Quintero

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she visits people and places she has always known, as well as a community rapidly changing around her. With vivid illustrations and text bursting with heart.

”Be Bold! Be Brave!: 11 Latinas Who Made U.S. History” by Naibe Reynoso

This bilingual book highlights 11 Latinas who excelled in various fields including medicine, science, sports, art and politics.

El Premio Pura Belpré

¡Celebra la cultural Latinx en el año nuevo con la lista de lectura Pura Belpré! Este premio debe su nombre a la primera bibliotecaria latina quien trabajó en la biblioteca pública de Nueva York. El premio se presenta cada año a un ilustrador y un autor quien mejor representa, afirma y celebra la experiencia latinx a través de una obra literaria sobresaliente para niños y jóvenes.

Explora y celebra el premio con las recomendaciones a continuación y lista más amplia de obras nominadas y obras ganadoras en la página de web de Deschutes Public Library.

¿De dónde eres? by Yamile Saied Méndez

Cuando se le pregunta a una chica de dónde es, de dónde es realmente, ninguna de sus respuestas parece ser la correcta. Sin estar segura de cómo responder, se dirige a su abuelo querido en busca de ayuda. Él no le da la respuesta que ella espera, le da una aún mejor.

Mi papi tiene una moto by Isabel Quintero

Daisy Ramona se da una vuelta por su barrio en la moto con su papá. Disfrutan de visitar sitios conocidos, saludos a familiares y amigos, pero a la vez se den cuenta de cómo se va transformando la comunidad a su alrededor.

¡Sé Audaz! ¡Sé Valiente!: 11 Latinas que hicieron historia en los Estados Unidos By Naibe Reynoso

Este libro bilingüe destaca a 11 latinas que se sobresalieron en varios campos, incluyendo medicina, ciencia, deportes, arte y política. Presenta las verdaderas historias biográficas de estas destacadas latinas en versos que riman.

— Carly Garzón Vargas is the Latino services coordinator at the Redmond Public Library. Contact her at carlyg@dpls.lib.or.us.

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