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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Américas Award Ceremony & Teacher Workshop

Join us in Washington, D.C. during Hispanic Heritage month to celebrate 25 years of the Américas Award with this year’s winners, honor books and commended titles at the award ceremony Friday, September 28th at the Library of Congress.

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