Tucson Festival of Books

Cuentos for Kids: Presenting the Américas Award


The Américas Award was founded to “encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinx cultures in the United States.” Listen to a discussion between three storytellers who are Américas Award winners or honorees.


Panelists
David Bowles

David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from South Texas. Among his multiple award-winning titles are "The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas," "Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico," " Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Maya Poetry" and "Ancient Night....

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Donna Higuera

Donna Barba Higuera grew up in Central California and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has spent her entire life blending folklore with her experiences into stories that fill her imagination. Higuera is the author of "El Cucuy Is Scared, Too!," the forthcoming "The Yellow Handkerchief," "Lupe Wong Won't Dance" (winner of a Pura Belpré Honor and a PNBA award) and "The Last Cuentista" (winner of the Newbery Medal and the Pura Belpré Medal)....

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John Parra

John Parra is an award-winning artist, illustrator, author and educator, best known for his Latino-themed children's picture books. His work on "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year....

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Books:
The Prince and the Coyote
David Bowles
Children
Levine Querido
September 2023
ISBN 9781646141777
440 pages
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Ancient Night
David Bowles
Children
Levine Querido
March 2023
ISBN 9781646142514
40 pages

Alebrijes
Donna Higuera
Children
Levine Querido
October 2023
ISBN 9781646142637
416 pages
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The Last Cuentista
Donna Higuera
Children
Levine Querido
January 2021
ISBN 9781646140893
336 pages
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Spanish Is the Language of My Family
John Parra
Children
Holiday House
July 2023
ISBN 9780823450046
40 pages
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Growing an Artist
The Story of a Landscaper and His Son
John Parra
Children
Simon and Schuster
May 2022
ISBN 9781534469273
40 pages
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