Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult LiteratureCommended Title2023

Given by Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)

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The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature is literary award presented annually that recognizes high quality "children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, vis mere the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use." It was first awarded in 1993 by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP). The award is presented annually at a ceremony at the Library of Congress during Hispanic Heritage Month, along with coordinating workshops for teachers.

History

The Américas Award was proposed in 1992 within the Teaching and Outreach Committee of the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Julie Kline, at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, served as the committee chair for the first 3 years of the award and then went on to be the award coordinator for many years. Coordination for the award later moved to Latin American Studies centers at Tulane and Vanderbilt Universities. A full research collection of all winning, honor, and commended titles is kept and maintained by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee at the Golda Meir Library.




Criteria and Eligibility

The award judges will evaluate books based on




Distinctive literary quality;

Cultural contextualization;

Exceptional integration of text, illustration and design;

Potential for classroom use.

In order to be eligible for the award, a title must meet the following criteria:




The book must be published in the preceding year.

The title may be for primary or secondary reading levels.

Language of publication may be English, Spanish, Portuguese, or any language indigenous to the Americas.

The book must be published in the United States or by a publisher with offices within the U.S.

Submissions may be fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction.

A book will only be considered in its first year of publication in the United States. A book originally published in the U.S. in English with a translated edition in a subsequent year will only be eligible the first year of the edition.
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Beskrivelser

The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature is literary award presented annually that recognizes high quality "children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use." It was first awarded in 1993 by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP). The award is presented annually at a ceremony at the Library of Congress during Hispanic Heritage Month, along with coordinating workshops for teachers.

History

The Américas Award was proposed in 1992 within the Teaching and Outreach Committee of the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Julie Kline, at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, served as the committee chair for the first 3 years of the award and then went on to be the award coordinator for many years. Coordination for the award later moved to Latin American Studies centers at Tulane and Vanderbilt Universities. A full research collection of all winning, honor, and commended titles is kept and maintained by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee at the Golda Meir Library.


Criteria and Eligibility

The award judges will evaluate books based on


Distinctive literary quality;

Cultural contextualization;

Exceptional integration of text, illustration and design;

Potential for classroom use.

In order to be eligible for the award, a title must meet the following criteria:


The book must be published in the preceding year.

The title may be for primary or secondary reading levels.

Language of publication may be English, Spanish, Portuguese, or any language indigenous to the Americas.

The book must be published in the United States or by a publisher with offices within the U.S.

Submissions may be fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction.

A book will only be considered in its first year of publication in the United States. A book originally published in the U.S. in English with a translated edition in a subsequent year will only be eligible the first year of the edition.

(English, Wikipedia)
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C3%A9ricas_Award
History of the Award

CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles.

CLASP is:
Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (English, Member-written)

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