Preview May/June 2021 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: The Pura Belpré Award at 25

Special issue: The Pura Belpré Award at 25

Cover art by Paola Escobar from Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, written by Anika Aldamuy Denise.

Editorial page by special guest Sujei Lugo.

A welcome letter from 2020–21 vice president/president-elect of ALSC; REFORMA past president; and Belpré winner Lucia M. Gonzalez.

Reflections from Belpré winner and Newbery medalist Meg Medina.

Anika Aldamuy Denise interviews Pura Belpré’s great-nieces Cristina Maduro and Lisa Fenstermacher.

“Pura Belpré Award by the Numbers”: facts and figures provided by Alicia K. Long and Sujei Lugo.

“Un Poquito Complicated”: David Bowles on Spanish and the Belpré Award.

How Celia C. Pérez saw herself in the story of a bossy rooster.

Lettycia Terrones reflects on the futurity of the award.

William García-Medina on AfroLatin@ children’s literature, education, and the Black diaspora.

Ismée Williams on the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival.

Bobby and Lee Byrd recall how Cinco Puntos Press grew up alongside the Pura Belpré Award.

Field Notes: Nicholas A. Brown on bilingual virtual programming at the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System.

“Lighting the Candle”: essays and artwork from Raúl the Third, Pat Mora, Donna Barba Higuera, Yuyi Morales, Margarita Engle, Juana Medina, Adrianna Cuevas, Sara Palacios, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Lulu Delacre, Duncan Tonatiuh, Carmen Agra Deedy, Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña, Marjorie Agosín, Elisa Chavarri, Joe Cepeda, Susan Guevara, Raúl Colón, Alma Flor Ada, Lilliam Rivera, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and Monica Brown about inspirational childhood experiences.


Single copies of this special issue are available for $15.00 including postage and may be ordered from:

Kristy South
Administrative Coordinator, The Horn Book
Phone 888-282-5852 | Fax 614-733-7269

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