Américas Award

Overview
CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles.

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Américas Award Ceremony & Teacher Workshop

Join us in Washington, D.C. during Hispanic Heritage month to celebrate the 2017 Américas Award winners, honor books and commended titles at this year’s award ceremony and teacher workshop. Come out and meet award-winning authors and illustrators and learn how to incorporate the books into your classroom or library.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Américas Award Annual K-12 Educator Workshop
Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean
American University
4801 Massachusetts Ave.
NW Washington, D.C.
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Américas Award Ceremony
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Library of Congress
Whittall Pavilion
Thomas Jefferson Building