Americas Award Archive


Tuesday, January 12, 6:00 PM CST
Global Read Webinar Series: Américas Award Features Aida Salazar
The Américas Award will kick off the 2021 Global Read Webinar Series with a conversation with Aida Salazar, author of 2020 Américas Award Honorable Mention title The Moon Within. Check out the series here.


Monday, October 5, 6:00 PM CST:
Book Talk with Author Mitali Perkins: Between Us and Abuela
The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and the Library of Congress hosted this virtual conversation with Mitali Perkins, author of 2020 Américas Award winning children’s book Between Us and Abuela. Mitali shared context for her beautiful book, as well as tips for classroom incorporation.

Monday, October 12, 5:00 PM CST:
2020 Américas Award Virtual Ceremony
Video streaming hosted by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
The virtual award ceremony is introduced by Chief of the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress, Suzanne Schadl and will feature the following authors and illustrator Tony Johnston, Mitali Perkins, Rebecca Balcárcel, Aida Salazar, and Zeke Peña in this unique online award ceremony.


2020 Américas Award Winners and Honor Books
Purchase award seals for your books here.

Award Winners
Beast Rider by Tony Johnston and Maria Elena Fontanot De Rhoads (Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, 2019)

Between Us and Abuela by Mitali Perkins and illustrated by Sara Palacios (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019)

Honorable Mentions
My Papi has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero and illustrated by Zeke Peña (Penguin Young Readers Group, 2019)
The Moon Within by Aida Salazar (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2019)
The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca Balcárcel (Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2019)

View all titles recognized by the 2020 Américas Award HERE


2020 Américas Award Sponsors
The awards are administered 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 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.