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Monday, February 11, 2013

Pura Belpré Award Winners 2013

2013 Pura Belpré Author Award Winner

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

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2013 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner

Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert , illustrated by David Diaz, written by Gary D. Schmidt

Shares the story of the mixed-race saint known for his healing miracles and advocacy of orphaned children, tracing his rise from slavery to becoming an esteemed member of the Dominican Order.

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2013 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book 

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, written by Sonia Manzano

It is 1969 in Spanish Harlem, and fourteen-year-old Evelyn Serrano is trying hard to break free from her conservative Puerto Rican surroundings, but when her activist grandmother comes to stay and the neighborhood protests start, things get a lot more complicated--and dangerous.

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