Check Out The 2023 Winners Of The Pura Belpré Awards

Posted on March 17, 2023

by Teresa A

The Pura Belpré Award was established in 1996 and was named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. This year’s winners include Where Wonder Grows by Xelena González and illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia, Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and illustrated by Rose Bousamra, and Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado. Check out the winners and honor books below.

Where Wonder Grows


Illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia, and written by Xelena Gonzalez, Where Wonder Grows is the winner of the Youth Illustration Award.



Written by Claribel Ortega, and illustrated by Rose Bousamra, Frizzy is the winner of the Children’s Author Award.

Burn Down, Rise Up

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Written by Vincent Tirado, Burn Down, Rise Up is the winner of the Young Adult Author Award

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