Américas Award

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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Our 2017 award winners were announced on April 30, 2017 at the annual Latin American Studies Association conference in Lima, Peru! We are pleased to share this short video announcement.