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Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

  • 23 Oct 2010
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Library of Congress (101 Independence Avenue, SE Washington, DC)

The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invite you to the presentation of The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult literature by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) to:

Carmen Tafolla (author) and Magaly Morales (illustrator) for What Can You Do with a Paleta? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? (Tricycle Press, 2009) and Julia Alvarez for Return to Sender (Knopf, 2009)

Saturday, October 23, 2010 10 am - Noon
Mumford Room James Madison Memorial Building
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE Washington, DC

R.S.V.P by telephone to 202.707.1616 or by email to

Continental Breakfast at 9:30 am

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request

The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. See:

Mailing Address:
Union Station
 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
P.O. Box 1653 Washington, DC 20002
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