Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 Pura Belpré Award Winners and Honor Books

¡Felicidades! to the 2018 Pura Belpré Award Winners and Honor Books

Pura Belpré Award (Author) honoring Latino authors whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience. The newest Pura Belpré Awards went to Ruth Behar for Lucky Broken Girl and Juana Martinez-Neal for her illustrations in La Princesa and the Pea.

Click on the links below to get more information on the creators and their work!

Spotlight on Latina Illustrators (including Juana Martinez-Neal)
The Road to Publishing: Juana Martinez-Neal on Landing an Agent
In the Studio with John Parra
Spotlight on Middle Grade Authors: Pablo Cartaya
Spotlight on Middle Grade Authors: Celia C. Pérez


2018 YMA Winners

American Library Association announces
2018 youth media award winners

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bless Me, Ultime, now is an opera!


National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th Street Southwest, Albuquerque, NM  87102

Bless Me, Ultima – the most famous New Mexican novel, now is an opera.

Opera Southwest, along with the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and Opera Cultura in California, is thrilled to have commissioned an opera based on Rudolfo Anaya’s best-selling novel Bless Me, Ultima. The composer, Héctor Armienta, has worked with Mr. Anaya on the libretto and the resulting piece will be an historic event.