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2019 Américas Award

  • Thomas Jefferson Building - Library of Congress Washington, D.C. (map)

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CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles.

Below is the schedule for the day.

11:00 AM: AUTHOR READING

An author reading with Francie Latour (author of 2019 Honor book, Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings)
Location: Hispanic Reading Room (Rm LJ240)
RSVP: bit.ly/francielat

5:00 PM AWARD CEREMONY

Award ceremony with Ducnan Tonatiuh and Francie Latour featuring titles recognized by the 2019 Américas Award
Location: Hispanic Reading Room (Rm LJ240)
RSVP: bit.ly/americas19

6:30 PM MAKERSPACE & RECEPTION

Hands-on Makerspace workshop with Duncan Tonatiuh, author of Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight
Location: Hispanic Reading Room (Rm LJ240)