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16th Annual International Latino Book Awards 2014 Finalists

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Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Awards

The Largest Awards in the USA Celebrating Achievements in Latino Literature

2014 is an amazing year for books for Latinos

By Kirk Whisler

 

Latino Literacy Now

2014 is an amazing year for books for Latinos – and the market’s rapid growth is merely one reflection of how solid the market is. Latinos in the USA will purchase over $500 million in books in both English and Spanish. The bottom line is that books targeting Latinos are a growing segment because of the rapid growth of the market and the current gaps in relevant topics being presented.

The 2014 Finalists for the 16th Annual Int’l Latino Book Awards are another reflection of the growing quality of books by and about Latinos. This year’s number of entries was 41% more than the previous record year. In order to handle this large number of books, the Awards had 123 judges, nearly double the number from 2013. The vast majority of the judges glowed about the quality of the entries. The Awards celebrates books in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Amongst the 231 finalists are well known writers like Isabel Allende, Alma Flor Ada, Edna Iturralde, and Rick Najera. Other honorees include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and celebrities like TV chef Pati Jinich, the late singer and actress Jenni Rivera, singer Linda Ronstadt and TV personality Lilliana Vasquez. Finalists are from across the USA and from 18 countries outside the USA.

In recognition of the quality and variety of books now available, Latino Literacy Now, the organization that oversees the Awards, is carrying out the 2014 Award Winning Author Tour. Displays of the Finalists books and Award Winning Authors will be presented at events like American Library Association Convention; CABE, the largest Latino teacher conference in the USA; the Chicago Latino Book & Family Festival; the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books; the NCLR Annual Conference; the San Bernardino Latino Book & Family Festival; and other key events.

The Awards themselves will be held June 28th in Las Vegas as part of the ALA Conference. The Awards are produced by Latino Literacy Now, an organization co-founded by Edward James Olmos and Kirk Whisler, and co-presented by Las Comadres de las Americas and Reforma, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos.

For more information, please contact Kirk Whisler, Latino Print Network, 760-434-1223, kirk@whisler.com

2014 Finalists:

Please Note: In those cases where only one finalist is listed in a particular category, that finalist does not necessarily receive a First Place award. First Place in all categories is determined by the total of all the judges’ scores. Some categories may not have a First Place winner.

A. CHILDREN, YOUTH, & YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARDS

Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book – English

  • Green Is a Chile Pepper, Roseanne Greenfield Thong, Chronicle Books
  • Round Is a Tortilla, Roseanne Greenfield Thong, Chronicle Books

Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • An Honest Boy, Magdalena Zenaida, Laredo Publishing Company
  • Los Mariachis, Rita Rosa Ruesga; Illustrator: Euliser Polanco, Scholastic Books
  • Olinguito Speaks Up, Cecilia Velástegui, M.S.Ed., Libros Publishing

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – English

  • Ivan’s Fear, Ariel Andrés Almada; Illustrator: Cha Coco, Cuento de Luz
  • Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale, Duncan Tonatiuh, Abrams Books For Young Readers
  • The Audacious Little Princesses, Janet Breceda Wright, A. E. Wright, & Nataly Wright, Angeleno Avenue Publishing
  • The Box of Holes, Carmen Gil; Illustrator: Mónica Carretero, Cuento de Luz

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – Bilingual

  • Arturo and the Navidad Birds, Anne Broyles; Illustrator: K. E. Lewis, Pelican Publishing Company
  • Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash, Monica Brown, Children’s Book Press
  • Señor Pancho Had a Rancho, René Colato Laínez, Holiday House, Inc.
  • Tamalitos, Jorge Argueta, Groundwood Books

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – Spanish

  • El Gran Libro Sobre Roma, Pau Joan Hernándex; Illustrator: Jordi Vila Delcios, Combel Editorial
  • El Silbido de Juan, Lili Ferreirós; Illustrator: Sonja Wimmer, Cuento de Luz
  • Hoky, El Lobo Solitario, César Blanco; Illustrator: Blanca BKom, Cuento de Luz
  • Las Cosas del Aire, Carmen Gil; Illustrator: Turcios, Cuento de Luz
  • Mi Abuelo el Luchador, Antonio Ramos Revillas; Illustrator: Rosana Mesa Zamudio, Ediciones El Naranjo

Best Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book

  • An Honest Boy, Magdalena Zenaida, Laredo Publishing Company
  • It’s Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden, George Ancona, Candlewick Press
  • The Dog That Became a Lion, Arturo Toledo, Grant and Sophia Viklund

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – English

  • Dorothy: A Different Kind of Friend, Roberto Aliaga & Mar Blanco, Cuento de Luz
  • Green Is a Chile Pepper, Roseanne Greenfield Thong, Chronicle Books
  • Round Is a Tortilla, Roseanne Greenfield Thong, Chronicle Books

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Conferencia de los Pájaros, Santiago Gamboa & Lisa Neisa, Click
  • Good Night Captain Mama, Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Gracefully Global Group LLC
  • ¡Hola! ¡Gracias! ¡Adiós!, Elisenda Roca & Christina Losantos, Editorial Bambu
  • Olinguito Speaks Up, Cecilia Velástegui, M.S.Ed., Libros Publishing

Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – English

  • Walking Eagle: The Little Comanche Boy, Ana Eulate; Illustrator: Nivola Uya, Cuento de Luz

Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Conferencia de los Pájaros, Santiago Gamboa & Lisa Neisa, Click
  • Daddy, My Favorite Guy, Icy Smith & Crystal Smith, East West Discovery Press
  • La Gallina Cocorina, Mar Pavon, Cuento de Luz
  • Pink Fire Trucks, Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri, Big Tent Books
  • ¡Te lo Regalo!, Gabriela Keselman; Illustrator: Nora Hilb, Cuento de Luz

Best Youth Latino Focused Chapter Book

  • Neglected By Two Countries: Young Voices of the American Dream, Marie Elena Cortés, WPR Publishing
  • The Little King: An Aztec Tale, Victoria López, Victoria López
  • Yes! We Are Latinos, Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy, Charlesbridge

Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book – English

  • Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel, Diana López, Little, Brown and Company: Books for Young Readers
  • Gaby, Lost And Found, Angela Cervantes, Scholastic Books
  • Mountain Dog, Margarita Engle, Macmillan Publishers

Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Diente de León, María Baranda, Ediciones El Naranjo
  • El Reyecito: Un Cuento Azteca, Victoria López, Victoria López
  • The Missing Chancleta & Other Top-Secret Cases, Alidis Vicente, Piñata Books

Best Youth Chapter Nonfiction Book

  • Su Nombre Significa Promesa, Adriana Noemí Torres Arreguín, Grupo Editorial Endira México

Most Inspirational Youth Chapter Book

  • Neglected By Two Countries: Young Voices of the American Dream, Marie Elena Cortés, WPR Publishing
  • The Adventures of Chubby Cheeks: The Pro Quest, Joseph Gutiz, New Trends Press

Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book – English

  • Clay Hills and Mud Pies, Annie Mary Pérez, Floricanto Press
  • Insurgency: 1968 Aztec Walkout, Victor González, Angeleno Avenue Publishing
  • Salvation, Anne Osterlund, Penguin Group (USA)
  • Stars of the Savanna, Melanie R. Martel, WPR Publishing

Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Los Pájaros No Tienen Fronteras, Edna Iturralde, Alfaguara Grupo Santillana Ecuador
  • Noldo and his Magical Scooter at the Battle of The Alamo, Armando B. Rendón, Floricanto Press

Best Young Adult Fiction Book – English

  • A Girl Named Nina, Norma Tamayo, Aperture Press
  • Santa Muerte, Cynthia Pelayo, Post Mortem Press
  • The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, Meg Medina, Candlewick Press
  • The Lightning Dreamer, Margarita Engle, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, Meg Medina, Candlewick Press

Best Young Adult Fiction Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • 13 Perros, Fernando Lalana, Editorial Bambu
  • La Guarida de las Lechuzas, Antonio Ramos Revillas, Ediciones El Naranjo

Best Young Adult Nonfiction Book

  • Fiestas del Agua: Sones y Leyendas de Tixtla, Caterina Camastra & Héctor Vega Deloya, Ediciones El Naranjo
  • También Fueron Jóvenes, Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Editorial Bambu

Best Educational Young Adult Book

  • I,Legal in the U.S.A., Alejandra Campos, Skye’s The Limit Publishing & Public Relations
  • Stars of the Savanna, Melanie R. Martel, WPR Publishing
  • The Lady of the Turquoise Pendant, Lilibeth Andre, Lilibeth Andre Art & Design

Most Inspirational Young Adult Book

  • Salvation, Anne Osterlund, Penguin Group (USA)
  • Stars of the Savanna, Melanie R. Martel, WPR Publishing
  • The Wild Book, Margarita Engle, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Best Book Written by a Youth

  • Bully in the Mirror, Shanaya Fastje, Changing Lives Press
  • Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana, Kid Chef Eliana, Pelican Publishing Company
  • Pasaporte de Vida, Analí Camz, Grupo Editorial Endira México
  • Serendipity: Poems About Love in High School, Alina Gonzalez, WPR Books

B. NONFICTION AWARDS

Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book – English

  • And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border, David Neiwert, Nation Books
  • Bird of Paradise, Raquel Cepeda, Atria Books
  • Pepón Osorio, Jennifer A. González, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • Ricardo Valverde, Ramón García, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • The Power of Latino Leadership, Juana Bordas, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Newyorkinos, Jacqueline Donado, Book Press NY
  • Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence, Sarah Cortez & Sergio Troncoso, Arte Publico Press

Most Inspirational Nonfiction Book – English

  • Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood, Rick Najera, Smiley Books; Hay House Books
  • Building Bridges of Understanding – My Personal Quest for Unity and Peace, Lucía De García, Xlibris
  • Clay Hills and Mud Pies, Annie Mary Pérez, Floricanto Press
  • Shattered Paradise: Memoirs of A Nicaraguan War Child, Ileana Araguti, New Trends Press

Most Inspirational Nonfiction Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • El Poder de Escuchar: La Guía Esencial en Tu Camino al Éxito, Ismael Cala, Penguin Group (USA)
  • El Poder del Perdón, T.D. Jakes, Atria Books

Best Biography – English

  • Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood, Rick Najera, Smiley Books; Hay House Books
  • My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor, Random House, Vintage Books
  • My Mother’s Funeral, A Memoir, Adriana Páramo, CavanKerry Press
  • Red-Inked Retablos, Rigoberto González, University of Arizona Press
  • Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, Linda Ronstadt, Simon & Schuster

Best Biography – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Cuaderno de Chihuahua, Jeannette L. Clariond, Fondo de Cultura Económica
  • For All of Us, One Today, Richard Blanco, Beacon Press
  • Príncipe de Chía: Enfrentamiento de Dos Mundos, Omar Adolfo Arango, Villegas Editores

Best History Book – English

  • California’s Portuguese Politicians: A Century of Legislative Service, Alvin Ray Graves, Ph.D., Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, Inc
  • Insurgency: 1968 Aztec Walkout, Victor González, Angeleno Avenue Publishing
  • Our Hispanic Roots: What History Failed to Tell Us. Second Edition, Carlos B. Vega, Ph.D., Janaway Publishing Inc.

Best History Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Decolando Contra El Viento: 100 Años de la Aviación en Colombia, Gustavo Arias De Greiff, Villegas Editores
  • Dora Maar, Prisionera de la Mirada, Alicia Dujovne Ortiz, Vaso Roto Ediciones

Best Political/Current Affairs Book

  • Hunting Season, Mirta Ojito, Beacon Press
  • Midnight in México, Alfredo Corchado, The Penguin Press
  • The ABCs and Ñ of America’s Cultural Evolution, Jim Estrada, Tate Publishing
  • U.S. Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact, Erik Camayd-Freixas, Palgrave Macmillan

Best Business Book

  • Palma de Aceite en Colombia, Martha Luz Ospina Bozzi, Villegas Editores
  • The Power of Latino Leadership, Juana Bordas, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Best Arts Book

  • Pepón Osorio, Jennifer A. González, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • Ricardo Valverde, Ramón García, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • Santiago Páramo y La Capilla de San José, Gabriel Izquierdo, S. J. & Juan David Giraldo; Photographer: Andrés Mauricio López, Villegas Editores

Best Gift Book

  • Gringosincrasias: Cómo Sobrevivir En Estados Unidos y Entender Su Idiosincrasia, Emma Sepúlveda Pulvirenti, Catalonia

Best Cookbook

  • Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Beaver’s Pond Press
  • Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day, Mando Rayo & Jarod Neece, The History Press
  • De La Tierra Con Sabor, Erisbelia Garriga, Regent Publishing Services
  • Pati’s Mexican Table, Pati Jinich, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Best Reference Book

  • Bogotá 1913-2013: Formas de Hacer Ciudad, Alberto Saldarriaga Roa, Villegas Editores
  • Desarrollo del Español para Maestros en Programas de Educación Bilingüe, Lidia E. Morris & Luis A. Rosado, LM Educational Consultant
  • The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory, Edward James Olmos, Andres Tobar, WPR Publishing

Best Self-help Book – English

  • How to Achieve the American Dream Without Losing Your Latin Soul, Don Daniel Ortiz, Author House
  • Spirited Leadership: 52 Ways To Build Trust, Ellen Castro, Langdon Street Press
  • The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style: Secrets to Shopping Cheap and Looking Chic, Lilliana Vasquez, Gotham Books

Best Self-help Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • El Poder de Escuchar: La Guía Esencial en Tu Camino al Éxito, Ismael Cala, Penguin Group (USA)
  • The Collective Works of Jaime Alvarez: Featuring “Sayings of My Mother”, Jaime Alvarez, Author House
  • Tu Guía Interior: El Camino Más Rápido Para Volver A Casa, Diana Jaramillo, Ediciones Oblicuas, Inc.

Best Health Book

  • La Dieta FastDiet, Dr. Michael Mosley & Mimi Spencer, Atria Books

Best Parenting/Family Book

  • Life Has Values, Juan Villegas, Villegas Publishing
  • The Collective Works of Jaime Alvarez: Featuring “Sayings of My Mother”, Jaime Alvarez, Author House

Best Women’s Issues Book

  • Mujer Actual, Mujer de Valor, Becky Krinsky, Becky Krinsky
  • The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength, and Success, Sylvia Mendoza, Sylvia Mendoza

Best Religious Book

  • Mi Primera Comunión, María Villegas & Jennie Kent; Illustrator: Caterina Arango, Villegas Editores
  • Tradiciones of Our Faith, Gilberto Cavazos-González, OFM, World Library Publications

Best Spiritual/New Age Book

  • La Segunda Venida De Cristo Vol. III, Paramahansa Yogananda, Self-Realization Fellowship
  • Mañana Starts Today: Affirmations to Jumpstart Your Heart, Mind and Soul, Sandra Elaine Scott, Vision Your Dreams
  • Recentas Para Sanar tu Corazón: Principios Simples Para Vivir La Vida, Héctor Williams Zorrilla, Living Mission Ministries, Inc
  • Tu Guía Interior: El Camino Más Rápido Para Volver A Casa, Diana Jaramillo, Ediciones Oblicuas, Inc.

Best Travel Book

  • Colombia en Le Tour du Monde, Pablo Navas, Villegas Editores
  • Serendipity, Gustavo Arango, El Pozo

Best Nonfiction – Multi-Author

  • Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. González, & Angela P. Harris, Utah State University Press
  • Rebozos de Palabras, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, University of Arizona Press

C. FICTION AWARDS

Best Latino Focused Fiction Book – English

  • Lotería, A Novel, Mario Alberto Zambrano, HarperCollins Publishers
  • Maya’s Notebook, Isabel Allende, HarperCollins Publishers
  • The Yearning Feed, Manuel Paul López, University of Notre Dame Press

Best Latino Focused Fiction Book – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Crisis, Jorge Majfud, Baile Del Sol Ediciones

Most Inspirational Fiction Book

  • It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, Patricia Engel, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Seven for the Revolution, Rudy Ruiz, Milagros Press

Best Popular Fiction – English

  • Seven for the Revolution, Rudy Ruiz, Milagros Press

Best Popular Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Del Otro Lado de las Costas, Pedro Pablo Pérez Santiesteban, Editorial Voces De Hoy
  • Raíces Latinas, Narradores y Poetas Inmigrantes, Hemil García Linares, Vagon Azul Editores
  • What the Tide Brings, Xánath Caraza, Mouthfeel Press

Best Novel – Adventure or Drama – English

  • Good Money Gone, Richard Kilborn & Mario Acevedo, Tattered Cover Press
  • In the Talons of the Condor, Gustavo Florentin, Amazon

Best Novel – Adventure or Drama – Spanish or Bilingual

  • 99 Amaneceres, Ani Palacios Mc Bride, Pukiyari Editores
  • Aquella Manía de Quererse en Silencio, Miriam Montes Mock, Divinas Letras

Best Novel – Historical Fiction

  • Luque 687: Visitas al Ayer, Carmela Escobar, Libros en Red
  • Mañana Means Heaven, Tim Z. Hernandez, University of Arizona Press
  • Midnight Rumba, Eduardo Santiago, Cuban Heel Press
  • Return to the Bones, Belinda Vasquez Garcia, Magic Prose
  • Souvenirs of the Revolution, A. M. Montes de Oca, The Reworkd Press

Best Novel – Mystery

  • Desperado: A Mile High Noir, Manuel Ramos, Arte Publico Press
  • Every Broken Trust, Linda Rodriguez, Minotaur Books; St. Martin’s Press
  • Te Espero en el Cielo, Blanca Irene Arbeláez, Book Press NY

Best Novel – Fantasy/Sci-Fi

  • Ghosts of the Black Rose, Land of Enchantment 2, Belinda Vasquez Garcia, Magic Prose
  • Los Traductores del Viento, Marta López Luaces, Vaso Roto Ediciones

Best Novel – Romance

  • Just A Kiss, Bonnie S. Mata, Bonnie S. Mata
  • The Old Man’s Love Story, Rudolfo Anaya, University of Oklahoma Press

Best Poetry Book – One Author – English

  • A Mirror In My Own Backstage, José Angel Figueroa, Red Sugarcane Press
  • A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, Laurie Ann Guerrero, University of Notre Dame Press
  • Chopper! Chopper!, Verónica Reyes, Floricanto Press
  • Letters to My Daughter, Nancy Arroyo Ruffin, Creative Ink Publishing, Inc.
  • So Spoke Penelope, Tino Villanueva, Grolier Poetry Press
  • Sueño, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Wings Press

Best Poetry Book – One Author – Bilingual

  • Flame in the Air, Bilingual Poetry Edition, Vidaluz Meneses; Translator: María Roof, Casasola Editores
  • Reyes Cárdenas Chicano Poet 1970-2010, Reyes Cárdenas, Aztlan Libre Press

Best Poetry Book – One Author – Spanish

  • Ecos de Barro, Rossy Evelin Lima, Otras Voces Publishing
  • Insumisión, Eduardo Moga, Vaso Roto Ediciones

Best Poetry Book – Multi-Author

  • Daddy, My Favorite Guy, Icy Smith & Crystal Smith, East West Discovery Press
  • Pas de Deux: Relatos y Poemas en Escena, Lizette Espinosa, Pilar Vélez, Shely Llanes Bresó, & Yiya Ortuño, Snow Fountain Press

Best Fiction – Multi-Author

  • Delta de las Arenas: Cuentos Árabes, Cuentos Judíos, Rose Mary Salum, Literal Publishing

D. EBOOKS & AUDIO AWARDS

Best Children’s Picture eBook

  • Los Muertos Andan en Bici, Christel Guczka, Ediciones El Naranjo
  • Remembering a Beautiful Angel, Mary J. Andrade, La Oferta Publishing Co.

Best Young Adult eBook

  • Day of the Dead in México: Through the Eyes of the Soul, Mary J. Andrade, La Oferta Publishing Co.

Best eBook – Nonfiction

  • Day of the Dead: A Passion for Life, Mary J. Andrade, La Oferta Publishing Co.
  • Día de los Muertos: Pasión por la Vida, Mary J. Andrade, La Oferta Publishing Co.
  • Shattered Paradise: Memoirs of A Nicaraguan War Child, Ileana Araguti, New Trends Press

Best eBook – Fiction – English

  • Return to the Bones, Belinda Vasquez Garcia, Magic Prose

Best eBook – Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Las Arterias de Don Fernando, Gloria Macher, Carpe Diem Editora

Best Fiction Audio Book

  • Return to the Bones, Belinda Vasquez Garcia, Magic Prose

E. PORTUGUESE AWARDS

Best Book – Nonfiction in Portuguese

  • Indo Com o Fluxo, Elena Stowell, Boutique of Quality Books Publishing Company
  • O Romance com Deus, Paramahansa Yogananda, Self-Realization Fellowship
  • Para Ser Vitorioso na Vida, Paramahansa Yogananda, Self-Realization Fellowship

F. DESIGN AWARDS

Best Latino Focused Book Design

  • Shattered Paradise: Memoirs of A Nicaraguan War Child, Ileana Araguti; Designer: Joseph Gutiz, New Trends Press

Best Cover Design

  • Chopper! Chopper!, Verónica Reyes; Designer: Jose Ramirez, Floricanto Press
  • Retratos de Sociedad, Mauricio Vélez, Villegas Editores
  • Seven for the Revolution, Rudy Ruiz; Designer: Heather Ruiz, Milagros Press

Best Cover Illustration

  • El Reino Aviar Cuentos Emplumados: Cielo Pelícano, Karen Chacek; Illustrator: Emilio Hernández, TechStudios, LLC
  • El Reino Aviar Cuentos Emplumados: De tal Pluma tal Ave, Karen Chacek; Illustrator: Emilio Hernández, TechStudios, LLC
  • El Reino Aviar Cuentos Emplumados: Dos Chiflidos Chiflados, Karen Chacek; Illustrator: Emilio Hernández, TechStudios, LLC

Best Cover Photo

  • More Simple Poems, Carlos F. Tarrac, Unique Artistic Creations Showcase

Best Interior Design

  • El Reino Aviar Cuentos Emplumados: Dos Chiflidos Chiflados, Karen Chacek; Illustrator: Emilio Hernández, TechStudios, LLC
  • Santiago Páramo y La Capilla de San José, Andrés Mauricio López, Villegas Editores

Best Use of Photos Inside the Book

  • Colombia de Reojo, Santiago Harker, Villegas Editores
  • I, Legal in the U.S.A., Alejandra Campos, Skye’s The Limit Publishing & Public Relations
  • The Magic of México, Robert A. Chávez Jr., Fuerza XXI Muzic Publication

Best Use of Illustrations Inside the Book

  • El Reino Aviar Cuentos Emplumados: Cielo Pelícano, Karen Chacek; Illustrator: Emilio Hernández, TechStudios, LLC
  • El Reino Aviar Cuentos Emplumados: Dos Chiflidos Chiflados, Karen Chacek; Illustrator: Emilio Hernández, TechStudios, LLC

G. TRANSLATION AWARDS

Best Children’s Picture Book Translation – Spanish to English

  • Avian Kingdom Feathered Tales: Birds of a Feather, Karen Chacek; Translator: Sonia Verjovsky; Illustrator: Emilio Hernández, TechStudios, LLC
  • Avian Kingdom Feathered Tales: Pelican Sky, Karen Chacek; Translator: Sonia Verjovsky, TechStudios, LLC
  • Avian Kingdom Feathered Tales: Two Hoots and a Holler, Karen Chacek; Translator: Sonia Verjovsky, TechStudios, LLC
  • Dorothy: A Different Kind of Friend, Roberto Aliaga; Illustrator: Mar Blanco, Cuento de Luz

Best Children’s Picture Book Translation – English to Spanish

  • El Día Maravilloso de Hacer Tamales que Tuvo Sofía, Albert Monreal Quihuis; Translator: Veronica Lamanes, Albert Monreal Quihuis
  • Presiona Aquí, Hervé Tullet; Translator: Peter L. Perez, Chronicle Books

Best Chapter/Young Adult Book Translation – English to Spanish

  • El Gusano de Tequila, Viola Canales, KingCake Press

Best Nonfiction Book Translation – English to Spanish

  • Divinas Comedias, James Merrill, Vaso Roto Ediciones
  • El Lenguaje de la Música, Al Descubierto, Barry Araújo Kolman; Translator; María Eugenia Melerio, Editorial Seleer
  • Hero Street U.S.A., Marc Wilson; Translator: Moira Bailey, University of Oklahoma Press
  • La Segunda Venida De Cristo Vol. III, Paramahansa Yogananda, Self-Realization Fellowship

Best Fiction Book Translation – Spanish to English

  • Maya’s Notebook, Isabel Allende; Translator: Anne McLean, HarperCollins Publishers
  • What the Tide Brings, Xánath Caraza; Translators: Sandra Kingery, Stephen Holland-Wempe, & Xánath Caraza, Mouthfeel Press

Best Fiction Book Translation – English to Spanish

  • Joyas de la Revolución, A. M. Montes de Oca; Translator: Maria de los Angeles Moody, The Reworkd Press

H. THE MARIPOSA AWARDS

Best First Book – Children & Youth

  • An Honest Boy, Magdalena Zenaida, Laredo Publishing Company
  • Stars of the Savanna, Melanie R. Martel, WPR Publishing
  • The Audacious Little Princesses, Janet Breceda Wright, A. E. Wright, & Nataly Wright, Angeleno Avenue Publishing

Best First Book – Nonfiction

  • Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Beaver’s Pond Press
  • Insurgency: 1968 Aztec Walkout, Victor González, Angeleno Avenue Publishing
  • Ricardo Valverde, Ramón García, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • Shattered Paradise: Memoirs of A Nicaraguan War Child, Ileana Araguti, New Trends Press
  • The ABCs and Ñ of America’s Cultural Evolution, Jim Estrada, Tate Publishing
  • Unbreakable, Jenni Rivera, Atria Books

Best First Book – Fiction – English

  • Going Down, Chris Campanioni, Aignos Publishing, Inc.
  • Pig Behind The Bear, Maria Nieto, Floricanto Press
  • Seven for the Revolution, Rudy Ruiz, Milagros Press

Best First Book – Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual

  • Aquella Manía de Quererse en Silencio, Miriam Montes Mock, Divinas Letras
  • Hombre Cero, Julio César Pérez Méndez, La Pereza Ediciones
  • Sentimientos: Un Libro de Poemas, Cinthia M. Kettering, Trafford Publishing
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