Americas 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.

The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love
OLÉ Flamenco
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
Breaking Through
Before We Were Free
The Composition
Becoming Naomi León
Cinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal box
Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México
All the Way to Havana
Me, Frida
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx