Film, Video 2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Title
2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Summary
Authors Margarita Engle and Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren and illustrators Sean Qualls and Nicole Tadgell received the 2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature at the 14th annual award presentation hosted by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program (CLASP) at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Engle and Qualls were honored for their book "The Poet Slave of Cuba" (Henry Holt, 2006). Elvgren and Tadgell were recognized for their book "Josias, Hold the Book" (Boyds Mill, 2006). The Americas Award recognizes outstanding U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore or selected nonfiction published in the previous year. The works must "authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean or Latinos in the United States." For more information about the Americas Award and CLASP, visit this site .
Event Date
October 06, 2007
Notes
-  Nicoloe Tadgell has illustrated a number of books, including "Fatuma¿¿¿s New Cloth," winner of the Children¿¿¿s Africana Book Award.
-  Jennifer Elvgren has been published in Ladybug and Highlights for Children.
-  Sean Qualls is the illustrator of "The Baby on the Way" and "Powerful Words."
-  Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist and journalist whose work has won such awards as a San Diego Book Award and a Willow Review Poetry Award.
Related Resources
Center for the Book: https://www.loc.gov/cfbook
Hispanic Division: https://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/
Running Time
56 minutes 5 seconds
Online Format
video

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