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New titles join the list of Latino Book Award winners

LatinaLista — Last week, several lucky Latino writers and illustrators were honored at the 11th International Latino Book Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the national BookExpo America conference in New York City. Book genres spanned from Best Picture Book for Children to Best Graphic Novel.
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Author Pat Mora’s winning title for Best Children’s Picture Book.

Below are some of the English title winners.

CATEGORY A – CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS
Best Educational Children’s Book – English
The Song of the Coconut – Adalucía – Cholita Prints & Publishing Co.
Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual
Dealing With Insults РQu̩ Hacer con los Insultos РMarianne Johnson РRosen Publishing/Buenas Letras
Best Children’s Picture Book“ English
Abuelos – Pat Mora – Groundwood Books
Best Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual
Rachel and the Lion – Stephanie Lainez – Story House Books
Best Young Adult Fiction – English
Dark Dude – Oscar Hijuelos – Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Best Young Adult Nonfiction – English
The Barefoot Shoeshine Boy – Al Rivera – Author House
Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation – English
Soccer’s Story & A Futbol Fable – Gil Sperry – Amigo del Mar Press
Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation – Spanish or Bilingual
Go Milka Go! ¡Core, Milka, Corre! – Raquel Benatar – Renaissance House
CATEGORY B – NONFICTION

Best Arts Book – English
The Journey of Frederic Edwin Church – Through Colombia and Ecuador – Pablo Navas Sanz de Santamaria – Villegas Asociados S.A.

Best Biography – English
Crazy Loco Love РVictor Villase̱or РArte P̼blico Press
Best Gift Book – English
Colombia by Color – Benjamin Villegas – Villegas Asociados S.A.
Best History/Political Book – English
No Greater Love: The Lives and Times of Hispanic Soldiers – Major General Freddie Valenzuela, with Jason Lemons – Ovation Books
Best Reference Book – English
A Simple Guide to U.S. Immigration and Citizenship – Luis Cortes – Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Best Cookbook – English
Latin Evolution – Jose Garces – Lake Isle Press, Inc.
Best Health Book – English
The Art of Healing Latinos – David E. Hayes-Bautista & Roberto Chiprut – Chicano Studies Research Center Press (UCLA)
Best Religious Book – English
Misa, Mesa y Musa Vol 2 – Kenneth G. Davis – World Library Publications
Best Self-help Book – English
The Barefoot Shoeshine Boy – Al Rivera – Author House
Best Travel Book – English
Winter in Kandahar – Life in Afghanistan Before the Taliban – Ana M. Briongos – Trotamundas Press
CATEGORY C – FICTION
Best Popular Fiction – English
Gunmetal Black – Daniel Serrano – Grand Central Publishing
Best Novel – Adventure or Drama – English
Brida – Paulo Coelho – Harper Collins
Best Novel – Historical Fiction – English
Alejandro and the Fishermen of Tancay РBraulio Mu̱oz РUniversity of Arizona Press
Best Novel – Mystery – English
The Case Runner РCarlos Cisneros РArte P̼blico Press
Best Novel – Romance – English
The Heartbreak Pill – Anjanette Delgado – Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Best Poetry Book – English
Half of the World in Light – Juan Felipe Herrera – University of Arizona Press
CATEGORY D – DESIGN
Best Cover Design
Take Me With You: A Memoir – James Perales – Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Best Interior Design
Manuel Hernández – Villegas Asociados S.A.
Best Use of Photos
Colombia es Color – Villegas Asociados S.A.
CATEGORY F – THE MARIPOSA AWARDS
Best First Book – English
Take Me With You: A Memoir – Carlos Frias – Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

Read the complete list of winners for English, Spanish and bilingual titles.

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