Medal Winner for
Flor Ada. Under the Royal Palms:
A Childhood in Cuba
ADA, A., Ada
author recalls her life and impressions growing up in Cuba.
Medal Winner for
Carmen Lomas Garza. Magic
Windows j 306.85 GAR
her third book, the author takes readers on a fascinating journey--in
both English and Spanish--that explores her family, community, and ancestors
through the traditional folk art of "papel picado" or cut-paper art.
Winners for Narrative
X. Alarcón. From
the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems/ Del Ombligo de la Luna y
Otro Poemas de Verano.
Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. j 811.54
Inspired by his poignant
recollections of magical childhood summers in Mexico, the author of
"Laughing Tomatoes" presents a new collection of poems that celebrate
family and the joys of summer. 15 color illustrations.
Felipe Herrera. Laughing
out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish.
Illustrated by Karen Barbour. YA
Felipe Herrera's vibrant poems dance across these pages in a dazzling explosion
of two languages English and Spanish. Skillfully crafted, beautiful, joyful,
fun, the poems are paired with whimsical black and white drawings by Karen
Barbour. The resulting collage fills the soul and the senseshot and peppery,
good for you and celebrates a life lived between two cultures.Laughing out loud,
I fly, toward the good things,to catch Mama Lucha on the sidewalk, afterschool,
waiting for the green-striped bus,on the side of the neighborhood store, next to
almonds,Jose's tiny wooden mule, the wiseboy from San Diego,teeth split apart,
like mine in the coppery afternoon .
From one of the most
prominent Chicano poets writing today, here are poems like sweet music-to make
the body shake and move to the rhythm of rhyme, to the pulse of words. Juan
Felipe Herrera writes in both Spanish and English about the joy and laughter and
sometimes the confusion of growing up in an upside-down, jumbled-up
world-between two cultures, two homes. With a crazy maraca beat, Herrera creates
poetry as rich and vibrant as mole de ole and pineapple tamales...an aroma of
papaya...a clear soup with strong garlic, so you will grow not disappear
Herrera's words are hot& peppery, good for you. They show us what it means
to laugh out loud until it feel like flying.
Winners for Illustration
j 979.4 ANC
Welcome to Jose's
In his barrio, people
speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes even Chinese. The masked
revelry of Halloween leads into the festive remembrances of the Day of the Dead.
And murals on the walls and buildings sing out the stories
of the people who live here -- their backgrounds, heartaches, and hopes for the
future. As familiar as any neighborhood yet as strange as a foreign country,
Jose's barrio isn't in Mexico or Venezuela -- it's in San Francisco.
author and photographer George Ancona follows Jose through a season in the
barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and
varied as America itself.
Dávalos. The Secret Stars.
Text by Joseph Slate
New Mexico on a rainy, icy Night of the Three Kings, Sila and Pepe worry that
the kings will not be able to use the stars to navigate, so their grandmother
takes them on a magical journey to see the secret stars all around them.
& Papa Have a Store j
the clip, clop of the milkman's mule in early morning to the clic, clac of her
father's abacus at night, a young girl describes a day in her family's store in
Guatemala City. Based on the author's own childhood. Full color.