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SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Américas Award


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 tentative schedule for the day. Subject to change.

Friday, September 27, 2019


Story time with Francie Latour (author of 2019 Honor book, Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings)
Location: Hispanic Reading Room


Workshop with Duncan Tonatiuh – Maya Codices
Location: Hispanic Reading Room
Livestream with classrooms across the U.S.


Américas Award Ceremony
Location: Hispanic Reading Room
Webcast Live via LOC Youtube -