Int’l Latino Book Awards

Ganadores de los Latino Book Awards, premios literarios entregados en Nueva York. - Foto Kirk Whisler

Ganadores de los Latino Book Awards, premios literarios entregados en Nueva York. – Foto Kirk Whisler

En un concurrido evento se entregaron la noche del jueves 190 premios literarios a editores y autores latinos residentes en los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero. En su quinceava versión la organización liderada por Eduard James Olmos viene a Nueva York a participar en Book Expo America BEA y hacer la entrega oficial de los codiciados premios en la sede del Instituto Cervantes.

The International Latino Book Awards, es promovida por la organización Latino Literacy Now fundada por el actor Edward James Olmos para promover la lectura y rescatar a las comunidades latinas del analfabetismo.

La periodista Ana Fuentes, la escritora ecuatoriana Edna Iturralde ganaron varios premios literarios en diferentes categorias, al igual que Villegas y Editores de Colombia y la escritora argentina Mariela Dabbah. En este año se puede apreciar el incremento en la participación de libros publicados por las universidades de los Estados Unidos.

 

Ganadores

A.  CHILDREN, YOUTH, & YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARDS

Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book – English

FIRST PLACE LightKeepers to the Rescue!, Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli; A Caribbean Experience Con Amor; USA

SECOND PLACE Sofia’s Awesome Tamale Day, Albert Monreal Quihuis; Albert Monreal Quihuis; USA

HONORABLE MENTION How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico, Rudolfo Anaya; Rio Grande Books; USA

 

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

FIRST PLACE Conoce a Simón Bolívar, Edna Iturralde; Alfaguara Grupo Santillana USA; Ecuador

HONORABLE MENTION Pelito: The Move • La Mudanza, Abraham Urias; Lito Publishing; El Salvador

 

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – English

FIRST PLACE The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pat Mora; Illustrators: Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher; Random House Children’s Books;

SECOND PLACE Grandpa Lolo’s Navajo Saddle Blanket, Nasario García; University of New Mexico Press;

SECOND PLACE Walking Through a World of Aromas, Ariel Andrés Almada; Illustrator: Sonja Wimmer; Cuento de Luz;

HONORABLE MENTION Mom Goes to War, Irene Aparici; Illustrator: Mónica Carretero; Cuento de Luz;

HONORABLE MENTION LightKeepers to the Rescue!, Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli; A Caribbean Experience Con Amor;

HONORABLE MENTION Life is Beautiful!, Ana Eulate; Illustrator: Nívola Uyá; Cuento de Luz;

 

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Guacamole, Jorge Argueta & Margarita Sada; Groundwood Books; El Salvador (Native Salvadoran & Pipil Nahua Indian)

SECOND PLACE Micaela: Despertar en Poesía • Waking Up to Poetry, Adalucía; Cholita Prints and Publishing Company; Perú

HONORABLE MENTION Periquito, The Story of Little Parakeet, Georgette Baker; Cantemos;

 

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – Spanish

FIRST PLACE Cocorina y El Puchero Mágico, Mar Pavón; Illustrator: Mónica Carretero; Cuento de Luz;

SECOND PLACE Egipto, Pau Joan Hernández; Fernando Vicente; Editorial Combel;

HONORABLE MENTION Soy Feliz, Alberto Agraso & Mony Dojeiji; Walking for Peace Publishing;

 Best Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book

FIRST PLACE Diego Rivera: His World and Ours, Duncan Tonatiuh; Abrams Books For Young Readers; Mexico

SECOND PLACE Conoce a Miguel de Cervantes, Edna Iturralde; Alfaguara Grupo Santillana USA; Ecuador

HONORABLE MENTION La Malinche, Francisco Serrano; Groundwood Books; Mexico, Canada

 

 Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – English

FIRST PLACE Spike, the Mixed-Up Monster, Susan Hood; Simon & Schuster, Books for Young Readers; USA

HONORABLE MENTION LightKeepers to the Rescue!, Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli; A Caribbean Experience Con Amor;

HONORABLE MENTION Mom Goes to War, Irene Aparici; Illustrator: Mónica Carretero; Cuento de Luz;

 

 Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE ¡Nos Divertimos con la Ciencia!, Ángels Navarro; Editorial Combel;

SECOND PLACE Colores Everywhere!, Madeleine Budnick; Trinity University Press;

HONORABLE MENTION Hello Círculos!, Madeleine Budnick; Trinity University Press;

 

 Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book

FIRST PLACE The Sky of Afghanistan, Ana Eulate; Illustrator: Sonja Wimmer; Cuento de Luz; Spain

SECOND PLACE Mom Goes to War, Irene Aparici; Illustrator: Mónica Carretero; Cuento de Luz;

HONORABLE MENTION Micaela: Despertar en Poesía • Waking Up to Poetry, Adalucía; Cholita Prints and Publishing Company; Perú

 

 Best Youth Latino Focused Chapter Book

FIRST PLACE Border Town #1: Crossing the Line, Malin Alegria; Scholastic Books;

SECOND PLACE Pueblo Fronterizo No 1: Cruzar el Limite, Malin Alegria; Scholastic Books;

 

 Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book – English

FIRST PLACE Love, Amalia, Alma Flor Ada; Simon & Schuster, Books for Young Readers; Cuba

SECOND PLACE Calling Him Dad, Virginia Kamhi; WPR Books; USA

 

 Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Oro, Incienso y Mirra, Ariel González Calzada; Floricanto Press; Cuba

 

 Most Inspirational Youth Chapter Book

FIRST PLACE Calling Him Dad, Virginia Kamhi; WPR Books; USA

 

 Best Young Adult Fiction Book

FIRST PLACE When The Guns Fell Silent, Edna Iturralde; WPR Publishing; Ecuador

SECOND PLACE A Thunderous Whisper, Christina Diaz Gonzales; Random House Children’s Books;

HONORABLE MENTION Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz; Simon & Schuster, Books for Young Readers; USA

HONORABLE MENTION The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, Sonia Manzano; Scholastic Books;

HONORABLE MENTION Ciudad de Huérfanos, Avi; Editorial Bambu;

 

 Best Young Adult Nonfiction Book

FIRST PLACE The Pregnancy Project, Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer; Simon & Schuster, Books for Young Readers; USA

 

 Best Educational Young Adult Book

FIRST PLACE Puberman El Enfrentamiento, Maria Villegas & Jennie Kent; Illustrator: Ivan Chacon; Villegas Editores;

SECOND PLACE Lectura de textos: Análisis e Interpretación. Narrativa, Poesía, Drama y Ensayo. Siglo XX, Eugenia Muñoz; Pearson Learning Solutions; USA, Colombian Ancestry

 

 Most Inspirational Young Adult Book

FIRST PLACE The Day of Yesterday, Edna Iturralde; WPR Publishing; Ecuador

SECOND PLACE El Sendero Hacia el Exito!, Daniel Ramirez; ;

HONORABLE MENTION Micaela: Despertar en Poesía • Waking Up to Poetry, Adalucía; Cholita Prints and Publishing Company; Perú

 

B.  NONFICTION AWARDS

 Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book

FIRST PLACE The Distance Between Us, Reyna Grande; Atria Books;

FIRST PLACE We Became Mexican American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream, Carlos B. Gil; Xlibris; USA

SECOND PLACE The Shadow Catcher, Hipolito Acosta; Atria Books;

HONORABLE MENTION The Latino Theatre Initiative, Center Theatre Group Papers 1980-2005, Chantal Rodriguez; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; USA

HONORABLE MENTION The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream, Mary Romero; New York University Press;

Most Inspirational Nonfiction Book – English

FIRST PLACE Island of Bones: Essays, Joy Castro; The University of Nebraska Press;

SECOND PLACE 8 Ways to Say “I Love My Life!”, Nancy De Los Santos Reza, Josefina López, Margo De Leon, Laura De Anda, Susan Orosco, Bel Hernandez Castillo, Joanna Ilizaliturri Díaz, & Rita Mosqueda Marmolejo. Edited by Sylvia Mendoza; Arte Público Press;

SECOND PLACE Dulcified: Sweetened by the Education of Life, Lisa R. Ramírez; TP Rewards; USA of Mexican ancestry

HONORABLE MENTION A Tale of Survival, Grace Flores – Hughes; Author House;

 Most Inspirational Nonfiction Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Palabras Calladas, José Álvarez; Editorial Voces De Hoy; Cuba

SECOND PLACE Poder de Mujer, Mariela Dabbah; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA);

HONORABLE MENTION Las Semillas Del Exito, César Lacayo; Producciones Intercelac; Nicaragua

 Best Biography – English

FIRST PLACE We Became Mexican American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream, Carlos B. Gil; Xlibris; USA

SECOND PLACE A Mango for the Teacher, Deborah Frisch; Xicalango Press; USA

SECOND PLACE The Distance Between Us, Reyna Grande; Atria Books;

HONORABLE MENTION Something Fierce, Carmen Aguirre; Douglas & McIntyre;

 Best Biography – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE En Busca de Mi Destino, Irma Reyes Herrera; Xlibris; Guatemala

SECOND PLACE Caminando por la Paz: Un Camino Interior, Mony Dojeiji & Alberto Agraso; Walking for Peace Publishing;

HONORABLE MENTION Mi Vida Junto a El Cristo de Espaldas, Tomás Fundora & Ariel González Calzada; Floricanto Press; Cuba

 Best History Book – English

FIRST PLACE The Arhoolie Foundation’s Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings, Agustin Gurza; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; USA

SECOND PLACE The Latino Theatre Initiative, Center Theatre Group Papers 1980-2005, Chantal Rodriguez; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; USA

 Best History Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE La Calle del Héroe, Marc Wilson; University of Oklahoma Press; USA

SECOND PLACE Conquistadoras: Mujeres Heroinas de la Conquista de América, Carlos B. Vega; Janaway Publishing Inc; Spain

HONORABLE MENTION Boquete Centenario: Florilegio Poético – Histórico, Markela Rojer de Ballesteros; Universidad de Panamá;

 Best Political/Current Affairs Book

FIRST PLACE De la Sombra a la Luz: Imágenes del Secuestro, Mario Ayerbe González & Fernando Soto Aparicio; Jose Marcelino Triana Perdomo;

SECOND PLACE Colombia Un País de Oportunidades, Adriana Llano Restrepo; Illustrator: Benjamin Villegas; Villegas Editores;

HONORABLE MENTION Cuando Los Chinos Hablan, Ana Fuentes; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA);

 Best Business Book

FIRST PLACE Poder de Mujer, Mariela Dabbah; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA); Argentina

 Best Arts Book – English

FIRST PLACE Rafael Ferrer, Deborah Cullen; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; USA

 Best Arts Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Rebozos, Carmen Tafolla; Wings Press;

SECOND PLACE Jacanamijoy, Alvaro Medina; Illustrator: Carlos Jacanamijoy; Villegas Editores;

HONORABLE MENTION Floricanto en Aztlan, Alurista; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; Mexico

 Best Gift Book

FIRST PLACE Rebozos, Carmen Tafolla; Wings Press;

SECOND PLACE María, Jorge Isaacs; Illustrator: Sylvia Patiño; editorSPatino;

HONORABLE MENTION Floricanto en Aztlan, Alurista; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; Mexico

 Best Cookbook

FIRST PLACE Sabores Yucatecos: A Culinary Tour of The Yucatán, Katherine A. Diaz, Gilberto Cetina, & Gilberto Cetina, Jr.; WPR Publishing; Mexico, USA

SECOND PLACE Cocina & Diplomacia, Mariana Espinosa De Silva; Photographer: Greg Powers; Villegas Editores;

 Best Reference Book – English

FIRST PLACE The Arhoolie Foundation’s Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings, Agustin Gurza; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; USA

SECOND PLACE The Latino Theatre Initiative, Center Theatre Group Papers 1980-2005, Chantal Rodriguez; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; USA

 Best Reference Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Libro de Emblemas Imagen Y Palabra en el Barroco, Fabio Ramirez S. J. & Juan David Giraldo; Villegas Editores;

SECOND PLACE A-Z Las Palabras de la Arquitectura, Benjamin Barney-Caldas; Illustrator: Sylvia Patiño; editorSPatino;

HONORABLE MENTION La Familia y El Dinero ¡Hecho Fácil!, Elaine King; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA);

Best Self-help Book

FIRST PLACE Como Tratar Con Gente Difícil, Becky Krinsty; ; Mexico

SECOND PLACE Poder de Mujer, Mariela Dabbah; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA);

HONORABLE MENTION El Sendero Hacia el Exito!, Daniel Ramirez; ;

HONORABLE MENTION Nuevo Comienzo, Carlos Flores; Evolution Publishing House;

 Best Health Book

FIRST PLACE El Cerebro y El Mito Del Yo, Rodolfo R. Llinas; Villegas Editores;

SECOND PLACE Get a Bangin’ Body: The City Gym Boys’ Ultimate Body Weight Workout for Men and Women, Charles LaSalle; Avery; Cuban American

HONORABLE MENTION Vive la Vida de Tus Sueños, Martín Llorens; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA);

 Best Parenting/Family Book

FIRST PLACE La Familia y El Dinero ¡Hecho Fácil!, Elaine King; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA); Peru

SECOND PLACE Palabras Calladas, José Álvarez; Editorial Voces De Hoy; Cuba

 Best Women’s Issues Book

FIRST PLACE Looking for Esperanza, Adriana Páramo; Benu Press; Colombia

SECOND PLACE Dulcified: Sweetened by the Education of Life, Lisa R. Ramírez; TP Rewards;

HONORABLE MENTION Poder de Mujer, Mariela Dabbah; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA);

HONORABLE MENTION  8 Ways to Say “I Love My Life!”, Nancy De Los Santos Reza, Josefina López, Margo De Leon, Laura De Anda, Susan Orosco, Bel Hernandez Castillo, Joanna Ilizaliturri Díaz, & Rita Mosqueda Marmolejo. Edited by Sylvia Mendoza; Arte Público Press;

Best Religious Book

FIRST PLACE La Segunda Venida de Cristo, Vol. II, Paramahansa Yogananda; Self-Realization Fellowship; India

 Best Spiritual/New Age Book

FIRST PLACE Vive la Vida de Tus Sueños, Martín Llorens; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA); Argentina

SECOND PLACE Caminando por la Paz: Un Camino Interior, Mony Dojeiji & Alberto Agraso; Walking for Peace Publishing;

HONORABLE MENTION La Segunda Venida de Cristo, Vol. II, Paramahansa Yogananda; Self-Realization Fellowship; India

 Best Travel Book

FIRST PLACE José María Gutiérrez De Alba, Impresiones de un Viaje a America, Diario Ilustrado de Viajes por Colombia 1871-1873, Jose Maria Gutierrez De Alba; Villegas Editores;

 Best Nonfiction – Multi-Author

FIRST PLACE Count on Me, Las Comadres Para Las Americas; Atria Books; USA

SECOND PLACE Power of The Spirit: A Portuguese Journey of Building Faith and Churches in California, Joe Machado, Ferreira Moreno, José Do Couto Rodrigues; Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, Inc; Portugal

SECOND PLACE The Arhoolie Foundation’s Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings, Agustin Gurza; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; USA

HONORABLE MENTION Inheritance: Discovering the Richness of the Latino Culture and Family, Dr. Lorena G. Gonzalez & Lisa Trevino Cummins; Urban Strategies;

HONORABLE MENTION The Power of One: The Story of the Border Angels, Enrique Morones & Richard Griswule del Castillo; San Diego State University Press;

 

C.  FICTION AWARDS

 Best Latino Focused Fiction Book

FIRST PLACE The Block Captain’s Daughter, Demetria Martínez; University of Oklahoma Press; USA

SECOND PLACE Pig Behind the Bear, Maria Nieto; Berkeley Press: Floricanto Press; USA

HONORABLE MENTION The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo, Francisco Haghenbeck; Atria Books;

 Best Popular Fiction

FIRST PLACE The Second Time We Met, Leila Cobo; Grand Central Publishing; Colombia

SECOND PLACE Better with You Here, Gwendolyn Zepeda; Grand Central Publishing; Mexican American

HONORABLE MENTION Missing in Machu Picchu, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador

 Best Novel – Adventure or Drama

FIRST PLACE Missing in Machu Picchu, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador

HONORABLE MENTION Seeking Tierra Santa: Summer Terror in Texas, Michael M. Pacheco; Create Space;

 Best Novel – Historical Fiction – English

FIRST PLACE The Sandoval Sisters’ Secret of Old Blood, Sandra Ramos O’Briant; La Gente Press; USA

SECOND PLACE Malena, Edgardo David Holzman; Nortia Press; Argentina

SECOND PLACE Dos Santos, Fernando de Aragón; Lepican Publishing; Puerto Rico

 Best Novel – Historical Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Caminos: La Odisea de una Familia Española en América Después de la Guerra Civil Española, Carlos B. Vega; Janaway Publishing Inc, Books Division; Spain

Best Novel – Mystery

FIRST PLACE The Land Grant, Carlos Cisneros; Arte Público Press; USA

SECOND PLACE Hell or High Water, Joy Castro; St. Martin’s Press: Thomas Dunne Books;

HONORABLE MENTION Every Last Secret, Linda Rodriguez; St. Martin’s Press: Minotaur Books;

HONORABLE MENTION Missing in Machu Picchu, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador

 Best Novel – Fantasy/Sci-Fi

FIRST PLACE Map of the Sky, Felix J. Palma; Nick Caistor; Atria Books;

SECOND PLACE Mortal Flesh: The Last Hero of Pompeii, Ana Maria Costa Alongi; Sigillum Publishers; Argentina

SECOND PLACE The Witch Narratives Reincarnation (Land of Enchantment #1), Belinda Vasquez Garcia; Magic Prose; USA

HONORABLE MENTION The Closet of Discarded Dreams, Rudy Ch. Garcia; Damnation Books LLC; USA

 Best Novel – Romance

SECOND PLACE Amor Eterno a Través de Las Dimensiones, Mery Larrinua; LuLu Press, Inc.; Colombia

HONORABLE MENTION The Lost, Caridad Piñeiro; Grand Central Publishing; Cuba

 Best Poetry Book – One Author – English

FIRST PLACE How Fire is a Story, Waiting, Melinda Palacio; Tia Chucha Press; USA

SECOND PLACE Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella, Maria Aponte; Aponte-Gonzales Production; Puerto Rico, USA

 Best Poetry Book – One Author – Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Rebozos, Carmen Tafolla; Wings Press; USA

SECOND PLACE Homage to the Warrior Women • Homenaje A Las Guerreras , Peggy Robles Alvarado; Create Space; USA, Puerto Rican & Dominican parents

HONORABLE MENTION Potrillo, Charles Wright; Vaso Roto Ediciones; Mexico

 Best Poetry Book – One Author – Spanish

FIRST PLACE Floricanto en Aztlan, Alurista; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; Mexico

SECOND PLACE Conjuro, Xánath Caraza; Mammoth Publications ;

HONORABLE MENTION Alusiones, Eduardo Félix Medrano-Salas; Editorial Betania; Bolivia

 Best Poetry Book – Multi-Author

FIRST PLACE La Escuela de Wallace Stevens, Harold Bloom; Vaso Roto Ediciones; Mexico

SECOND PLACE Women Voices: 3 Generations of Puertorriqueña Poets, Anita Vélez – Mitchell, Gloria Vando, & Anika Paris; Editor: Linda Rodriguez; Scapegoat Press; USA, Puerto Rico

 

D.  eBOOKS & AUDIO AWARDS

 Best Children’s Picture eBook

FIRST PLACE Animals in Our Neighborhood • Animales de Nuestro Vecindario, David Lindgren & Dora Currea; Lindgren-Currea Family Project; Colombia, USA

 Best eBook – Nonfiction

FIRST PLACE Cuando Los Chinos Hablan, Ana Fuentes; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA); Spain

SECOND PLACE Boquete Centenario: Florilegio Poético – Histórico, Markela Rojer de Ballesteros; Universidad de Panamá;

 Best eBook – Fiction

FIRST PLACE Roachkiller and Other Stories, Richie Narvaez; Beyond the Page Publishing;

 

E.  PORTUGUESE AWARDS

 Best Young Adult Book in Portuguese

FIRST PLACE O Sangue de Tua Tinta, Daniel Spíndola Riberio; Thesaurus Editora de Brasília; Brazil

 Best Book – Nonfiction in Portuguese

FIRST PLACE “Só o Amor”, Sri Daya Mata; Self-Realization Fellowship; India

SECOND PLACE Não Existe Crime Perfeito, Marcos Linhares; Thesaurus Editora de Brasília; Brazil

HONORABLE MENTION Viva Sem Medo (Living Fearlessly), Paramahansa Yogananda; Self-Realization Fellowship; India

 Best Book – Fiction in Portuguese

FIRST PLACE Surtei!, Cleunice de Arruda Castro; Thesaurus Editora de Brasília; Brazil

SECOND PLACE O Gestor, O Político e O Ladrão, Judivan J. Vieira; Thesaurus Editora de Brasília; Brazil

HONORABLE MENTION Almagesto: Contos Anímicos, Adriana Kortlandt; Thesaurus Editora de Brasília; Brazil

 

F.  DESIGN AWARDS

 Best Cover Design

FIRST PLACE Mario Velez, Luis Fernando Valencia; Illustrator: Mario Velez; Villegas Editores;

SECOND PLACE Homage to the Warrior Women • Homenaje A Las Guerreras , Peggy Robles Alvarado, Pepper Negron, & Carmelo Dominguez; Create Space; USA, Puerto Rican & Dominican parents

HONORABLE MENTION Micaela: Despertar en Poesía • Waking Up to Poetry, Adalucía; Cholita Prints and Publishing Company; Perú

Best Cover Illustration

FIRST PLACE Dentro de mi Imaginación, Marta Arteaga; Zuzanna Celej; Cuento de Luz;

SECOND PLACE Bonita es la Vida!, Nívola Uyá ; Cuento de Luz;

HONORABLE MENTION Micaela: Despertar en Poesía • Waking Up to Poetry, Adalucía; Cholita Prints and Publishing Company; Perú

 Best Cover Photo

FIRST PLACE Dulcified: Sweetened by the Education of Life, Lisa R. Ramírez; TP Rewards; USA

 Best Interior Design

FIRST PLACE La Mentira de Vermeer, Michael Taylor; Illustrator: Josep Baga; Vaso Roto Ediciones; USA, Spain

SECOND PLACE Micaela: Despertar en Poesía • Waking Up to Poetry, Adalucía; Cholita Prints and Publishing Company; Perú

 Best Use of Photos Inside the Book

FIRST PLACE Caminando Colombia, Andres Hurtado Garcia; Villegas Editores;

SECOND PLACE Sabores Yucatecos: A Culinary Tour of The Yucatán, Katherine A. Diaz, Gilberto Cetina, & Gilberto Cetina, Jr.; WPR Publishing; Mexico, USA

 Best Use of Illustrations Inside the Book

FIRST PLACE Micaela: Despertar en Poesía • Waking Up to Poetry, Adalucía; Cholita Prints and Publishing Company; Perú

SECOND PLACE Periquito, The Story of Little Parakeet, Georgette Baker; Cantemos;

 

G.  TRANSLATION AWARDS

 Best Children’s Picture Book Translation – Spanish to English

FIRST PLACE Walking Through a World of Aromas, Ariel Andrés Almada; Jon Brokenbrow; Cuento de Luz;

SECOND PLACE Jungle Tales, Horacio Quiroga; Translator: Jeff Zorrilla; ; Argentina

 Best Nonfiction Book Translation – Spanish to English

FIRST PLACE La Arqueología del Viento • The Wind’s Archeology, Luis Alberto Ambroggio; Translator: Naomi Ayala; Vaso Roto Ediciones; Argentina, Puerto Rico

SECOND PLACE Oblivion, Héctor Abad; Translator: Anne Mclean & Rosalind Harvey; Farrar Straus Giroux; UK, Canada

 Best Nonfiction Book Translation – English to Spanish

FIRST PLACE America’s Chapters of Freedom in English and Spanish: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, The Gettysburg Address. 2nd Edition., Carlos B. Vega; Janaway Publishing Inc., Books Division; Spain

SECOND PLACE El Cazador de Sombras, Hipolito Acosta; Atria Books;

HONORABLE MENTION La Segunda Venida de Cristo, Vol. II, Paramahansa Yogananda; Self-Realization Fellowship; India

 Best Fiction Book Translation – Spanish to English

FIRST PLACE The Dream of The Celt, Mario Vargas Llosa; Translator: Edith Grossman; Farrar Straus Giroux; USA

SECOND PLACE Traveler of The Century, Andrés Neuman; Translators: Nick Caistor & Lorena Garcia; Farrar Straus Giroux; UK

HONORABLE MENTION The Polish Boxer, Eduardo Halfon; Translators: Daniel Hahn, Ollie Brock, Thomas Bunstead, Lisa Dillman, & Anne McLean; Bellevue Literacy Press;

HONORABLE MENTION The Map of the Sky, Felix J. Palma; Nick Caistor; Atria Books;

HONORABLE MENTION Time Commences in Xibalbá, Luis de Lión; Translator: Nathan C. Henne; University of Arizona Press;

HONORABLE MENTION Woes of the True Policeman, Roberto Bolaño; Translator: Natasha Wimmer; Farrar Straus Giroux; USA

 

H.  THE MARIPOSA AWARDS

 Best First Book – Children & Youth

FIRST PLACE I Am Happy, Alberto Agraso & Mony Dojeiji; Walking for Peace Publishing; Spain, Canada

 Best First Book – Nonfiction – English

FIRST PLACE Everyday Revolutionaries: Gender, Violence, and Disillusionment in Postwar El Salvador, Irina Carlota Silber; Rutgers University Press; Argentina

SECOND PLACE Clay Hills and Mud Pies, Annie Mary Perez; Floricanto Press; USA

 Best First Book – Nonfiction – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Cuando Los Chinos Hablan, Ana Fuentes; C.A. Press Libros en Español, Penguin Group (USA); Spain

SECOND PLACE El Sendero Hacia el Exito!, Daniel Ramirez; ;

 Best First Book – Fiction – English

FIRST PLACE The Sandoval Sisters’ Secret of Old Blood, Sandra Ramos O’Briant; La Gente Press;

SECOND PLACE Along These Highways, Rene S. Perez II; University of Arizona Press;

HONORABLE MENTION The House of Order: Stories, John Paul Jaramillo; Anaphora Literary Press; USA

 Best First Book – Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual

SECOND PLACE Cuerpo Mortal: El Ultimo Héroe de Pompeya, Ana Maria Costa Alongi; Sigillum Publishers; Argentina

HONORABLE MENTION Conjuro, Xánath Caraza; Mammoth Publications

 

Entre el jurado se destacan Julia L. Abrantes, Andrea Arroyo, Ruben Arvizu, Manuel Baca, Maribeth Bandas, Nicole A Ramos Beauchamp, Roberto Chavez, Barbara Bustillos Cogswell, Martí Cortinas, Alma L. Guajardo-Crossley, Rebecca Diaz, John Echeveste, Elisabeth Enenbach, Eddie Escobedo Jr., Hector Ericksen, Maria Fernandes, Maria Ferrer, José Galvez, Arturo Garcia, Denice Garcia, Gloria Garcia, Ignacio Gomez, Helen Gonzales, Myriam Grajales-Hall, Marcela Hede, Carla Herrera, Abraham Larrondo, Mimi Lozano, Arlene Martinez, Caron Martinez, Julio C. Mejia, Sara Melendez, Lisa Montes, Danny Morales, Julian Nava, Dr. Jess Nieto, Ana M. Patiño, Alice Perez, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro. Rafael Prieto, Maria S. Quezada, Maria de la Luz Reyes, Steve Richer, Edwin “Rodd” Rodriguez, Gloria Rodriguez, Guillermo Rojas, Sarah D. Amador Rusnak, Irene M. Sánchez, Melanie Slone, Jim Sullivan, Andres Tobar, John Valdez, Martin Valdez, Andy Valenzuela, Carlos Von Son, Magdalena Whisler, y Dr. Lea Ybarra.