Mock Pura Belpré

It’s the time of year when many libraries are holding mock Newbery and Caldecott Awards. The ALSC listserv recently reported the results of the Mock Belpré that was sponsored by the Heartland Chapter of REFORMA on Jan. 3. You can see the list of books up for discussion and the link to the program at

The honored books were:
Winner: Text
The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle

Honor Books: Text
Animal Poems of the Iguazu by Francisco Alarcon
Perfect Day for Dreaming by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Winner: Illustration
Papa and Me by Arthur Dorros, illus. By Rudy Gutierrez

Honor Books: Illustration
Animal Poems of the Iguazu by Francisco Alarcon, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez
Quinito Day and Night by Ina Cumpiano, illus. by Jose Ramirez

Thanks to Jean Hatfield for the news.

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