MAY 9TH, 2022

2022 Américas Award Winners Announced!

The 2022 Winners of the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature have been announced! This year’s Américas Award goes to Child of the Flower-Song People written by Gloria Amescua and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams ComicArts, 2021) and to My Two Border Towns written by David Bowles and illustrated by Erika Meza (Kokila, 2021).

The 2022 Américas Award also recognizes 3 Honorable Mention titles: Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna written by Alda P. Dobbs (Sourcebooks Young Readers, 2021), Niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile written by María José Ferrada and illustrated by María Elena Valdez (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2021), and The Last Cuentista written by Donna Barba Higuera (Levine Querido, 2021).

View the 2022 Award Announcement Video featuring our very special young guest announcers! (2 min 45 sec)

Explore the full list of recognized titles, including fourteen Commended Titles.

CLASP thanks the 2022 Américas Award Review Committee for their dedication and thoughtfulness throughout the 2022 review season: Maria Daniela Thurber (chair), Melinda Gándara, Marleen Linares-González, Vicky Lowe, and Cristina Rhodes. Learn more about the 2022 Review Committee.

The Américas Award is sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and coordinated by both Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies. Generous support is also provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, The Ohio State University, UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at Austin, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as the Library of Congress.

Learn more about the Américas Award.

Contact the Américas Award Coordinators:
Denise Woltering-Vargas, Tulane University
Colleen McCoy, Vanderbilt University