Pura Belpré

Pura Belpré: author and storyteller, first Puerto Rican librarian in NY. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

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