May 27, 2010

12TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

In recognition of the many positive contributions being made to Latino literature by publishers and writers worldwide, Latino Literacy Now, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literacy and literary excellence within the Latino community, created the Latino Book Awards in 1999. The awards were presented during BookExpo America on May 25, 2010, at the Javits Center.


This year the committee introduced a new designation for those entries that swept the judges' 1st place ballots: Triple Crown Award Winners.



The Winners (Title - Author(s) or Illustrator (s) - Publisher):


CATEGORY A – CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS


Best Educational Children’s Book - Spanish

Cambio Climático: Los Gases de Efecto Invernadero - Daniel R. Faust - Rosen Publishing

2ND Place: Andy Warhol - Patricia Geis - Combel Editorial

Honorable Mention: Mitología Mesoamericana: Quetzalcóatl - Tom Danish - Rosen Publishing


Best Educational Children’s Book - Bilingual

Chiles- Inés Vaughn - Rosen Publishing

2ND Place: Fun With ABC's - Loteria Style - Luciano Martinez - Lectura Books

Honorable Mention: Chocolate - Inés Vaughn - Rosen Publishing

Honorable Mention: Corn/Maiz- Inés Vaughn - Rosen Publishing


Best Children’s Picture Book – English

What Can You Do With A Paleta? - Carmen Tafolla - Trycycle Press

2ND Place: Diego: Bigger Than Life - Carmen T. Bernier-Grand - Marshall Cavendish

Honorable Mention: Lom and the Gnatters – Kurusa - Groundwood Books


Best Children’s Picture Book – Spanish

¡Al Galope! - Rufus Butler Seder - Workman Publishing

2ND Place: Cocinando cuentos de hadas: Alicia en el pais de las delicias - Maria Villegas & Jennie Kent - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Cocinando cuentos de hadas: Hansel y Gretel y la casita endulzado - Maria Villegas & Jennie Kent - Villegas Editores S.A.

Honorable Mention: Cocinando cuentos de hadas: Caperucita roja y el lobo glotón - Maria Villegas & Jennie Kent - Villegas Editores S.A.


Best Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual

My Papa Diego and Me/Mi papa Diego y yo - Guadalupe Rivera Marin - Children's Book Press

2ND Place: I Know the River Loves Me/Yo se que el rio me ama - Maya Christina Gonzalez - Children's Book Press

Honorable Mention: Rene Has Two Last Names/René tiene dos apellidos - René Colato Laiñez - Arte Público Press

Honorable Mention: What Can You Do With A Paleta?/¿Que puedes hacer con una paleta? - Carmen Tafolla - Trycycle Press


Best Young Adult Fiction – English

Clara…Reencuentro con la vida - Gabriela Garcia-Williams – Self Published

2ND Place: Who's Buried in the Garden - Ray Villareal - Arte Público Press

Honorable Mention: Mr. Clean’s Familia - David Bueno-Hill - Urbano Books


Best Young Adult Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual

La Canción de Shao Li - Marisol Ortiz de Zárate - Bambú

2ND Place: Dark Dude - Oscar Hijuelos - Editorial Everest

Honorable Mention: The Case of the Pen Gone Missing/El caso de la pluma perdida - René Saldaña, Jr. - Arte Público Press


Best Young Adult Nonfiction - English

Memories of My Colombia - Valentina Arango - Ediciones El Pozo


Best Young Adult Nonfiction - Spanish or Bilingual

Yes, You Can Too! The Life of Barack Obama/¡Tú También Puedes! La Vida de Barack Obama - Raquel Benatar - Laredo Publishing

2ND Place: Alegria - Kilina Vela - Trafford

Honorable Mention: Penny, Caída Del Cielo - Jennifer L. Holm - Bambú


Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation – Spanish or Bilingual

Cuahutemoc Blanco - José María Obregón - Rosen Publishing – Triple Crown Award Winner

2ND Place: Amor a la Colombiana - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

Honorable Mention: Colorombia Animal - Camilo Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.


CATEGORY B – NONFICTION


Best Arts Book - English

Maria Brito - Juan Martinez - UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center - Triple Crown Award Winner.

2ND Place: Celia Alvarez Muñoz - Robert Tejada - UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

Honorable Mention: Con Safo: The Chicano Art Group and the Battle of South Texas - Ruben C. Cordova - UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center


Best Arts Book - Spanish or Bilingual

Hugo Zapata - Hugo Zapata y Juan Luís Mejía - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Arte Internacional, Colección del Banco de la República - Beatriz González - Villegas Editores S.A.

Honorable Mention: Grabados Antiguos de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Germán Rubiano Caballero - Villegas Editores S.A.


Best Biography - English

Of Earth & Sea - Marjorie Agosín - University of Arizona Press

2ND Place: The Essays - Rudolfo Anaya - University of Oklahoma Press

Honorable Mention: The Ladies' Gallery - Irene Vilar - Other Press


Best Biography - Spanish or Bilingual

Cautiva: Testimonio de us Secuestro - Clara Rojas - Atria Books

2ND Place: Las Penumbras del General. Vida y muerte de Francisco de Paula Santander - Victor Paz Otero - Villegas Editores S.A.

Honorable Mention: Vive tu Vida al Rojo Vivo: Secretos Para Triunfar en Todo - Maria Celeste Arranas - Atria Books

Honorable Mention: Frank Pais y la Revolucion Cubana - José Alvarez - Outskirts Press


Best Gift Book - English

Aim High Extraordinary Stories of Hispanic & Latina Women - Laura Contreras-Rowe - Self Published

2ND Place: Hot. Passionate. And Illegal? Why (Almost) Everything You Thought About Latinos Just May Be True - Christián de la Fuente –

Celebra, an Imprint of Penguin Group


Best Gift Book - Spanish or Bilingual

Colombia en Flor - Hugo Zapata y Juan Luís Mejía - Villegas Editores S.A. – Triple Crown Award Winner

2ND Place: Amor a la Colombiana - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

Honorable Mention: El Manuscripto de Dios - Cesar Lacayo - Ediciones Internacionales


Best History/Political Book - English

Hero Street U.S.A. - Marc Wilson - University of Oklahoma Press

2ND Place: Latinos and the Nation's Future - Henry Cisneros, Editor - Arte Público Press

2ND Place: Day of the Dead in the USA: The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon - Regina M. Marchi - Rutgers University


Best Reference Book – English - Tie

Chicana and Chicano Art - Carlos Francisco Jackson - University of Arizona Press

Latinos In College: Your Guide to Success - Mariela Dabbah - Consultare

2ND Place: The Fire of Life: The Robert Legorreta-Cyclona Collection 1962-2002 - Robb Hernandez - UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center


Best Reference Book - Spanish or Bilingual

MUTIS. La Real expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reyno de Granada - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Cafés de Colombia - Lilianna Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

Honorable Mention: Sobre lo fantastico Mexicano - Cecilia Eudave - Letra Rosa Publisher


Best Cookbook - Spanish or Bilingual

Cocinando cuentos de hadas: Caperucita roja y el lobo glotón - Maria Villegas & Jennie Kent - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Cocinando cuentos de hadas: Alicia en el pais de las delicias - Maria Villegas & Jennie Kent - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Cocinando cuentos de hadas: Hansel y Gretel y la casita endulzado - Maria Villegas & Jennie Kent - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: La cocina de los Estefan - Emilio Estefan y Gloria Estefan – Mosaico


Best Health Book – English

The Power of Your Metabolism - Frank Suarez - Metabolic Press – Triple Crown Award Winner

2ND Place: Fit Home Team: The Posada Family Guide to Health, Exercise and Nutrition the Inexpensive and Simple Way –

Laura Posada & Jorge Posada - Atria Books


Best Health Book - Spanish or Bilingual

Descubre Tu Estillo: Tu Guía Para Vestir Mejor - Martín Llorens - Random House Mondadori – Triple Crown Award Winner

2ND Place: El Derecho a la Sexualidad Masculina - Frank Suarez - Self Published


Best Parenting/Family Book - English

Parents Who Cheat. How Children and Adults Are Affected When Their parents Are Unfaithful - Ana Nogales - Health Communications, Inc.

2ND Place: Fit Home Team: The Posada Family Guide to Health, Exercise and Nutrition the Inexpensive and Simple Way –

Laura Posada & Jorge Posada - Atria Books


Best Parenting/Family Book - Spanish or Bilingual - Tie

Con el Alma Rota - Juan Carlos Martin Colea - Self Published

The Wooden Bowl - El bol de Madera - Ramona Moreno Winner - Brainstorm 3000

2ND Place: En busca de Emma - Armando Lucas Correa - Rayo/Harper Collins


Best Religious Book - Spanish or Bilingual

La Vírgen de Guadalupe - Antonía de Alva - Mosaico

2ND Place: Sólo Amor - Sri Daya Mata - Self-Realization Fellowship

2ND Place: El Yoga de Jesús - Paramahansa Yogananda - Self-Realization Fellowship

Honorable Mention: Toma Decisiones Que No lamentaras - T. D. Jakes - Atria Books


Best Self-help Book - Spanish or Bilingual

El Factor X - El poder de la acción en focada - Dr. Camilo Cruz - Editorial Taller Del Exito

2ND Place: Picos y Valles - Spencer Johnson - Atria Books

Honorable Mention: La Ley del Éxito - Paramahansa Yogananda - Self-Realization Fellowship

Honorable Mention: Recetas Para Enriquecer tu Vida Sexuale Como Disfrutar de la Sexualidad en el Matrimonio –Hector y Clemencia Zorrilla – Living Mission Ministries, Inc


Best Spiritual/New Age Book - Spanish or Bilingual

El Yoga de Jesús - Paramahansa Yogananda - Self-Realization Fellowship

2ND Place: La Sabiduria del Alma - Dr. Zhi Gang Sha - Atria Books

Honorable Mention: Meditaciones Metafisicas (revised) - Paramahansa Yogananda - Self-Realization Fellowship


Best Travel Book - Spanish or Bilingual

Amazonia Perdida. La odisea fotográfica en Colombia de Richard Evans Shultes - Wade Davis - Villegas Editores S.A. –

Triple Crown Award Winner

2ND Place: Medellin 360º, Cordial, Pujante y Bella - Cristina Abad y Carolina Jaramillo - Villegas Editores S.A.


Best Women’s Issues Book - English

Dancing with Butterflies - Reyna Grande - Atria Books

2ND Place: Impossible Motherhood - Irene Vilar - Other Press


Best Women’s Issues Book - Spanish or Bilingual

Cómo ahorrar sin perder la cabeza - Ana Galán - Mosaico

2ND Place: La Niña Adentro Del Closet - Benoni Coaud - Wekann Publishing Co.

Honorable Mention: Descubre Tu Estillo: Tu Guía Para Vestir Mejor - Martín Llorens - Random House Mondadori


CATEGORY C – FICTION

Best Popular Fiction - English

B As In Beauty - Alberto Ferreras - Grand Central Publishing

2ND Place: Hungry Woman in Paris - Josefina López - Grand Central Publishing

2ND Place: Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? A Novel - Barbara Renaud Gonzalez - University of Texas Press

Honorable Mention: Dancing with Butterflies - Reyna Grande - Atria Books


Best Popular Fiction - Spanish or Bilingual

Diecinueve Minutos - Jodi Picoult - Atria Books

2ND Place: Amor a la Colombiana - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

Honorable Mention: Nos Vemos en Purgatorio - Ani Palacios McBride - Outskirts Press


Best Novel – Adventure or Drama - English

Sweet Mary - Liz Balmaseda - Atria Books

2ND Place: The River Flows North - Graciela Limón - Arte Público Press

Honorable Mention: A Glass of Water - Jimmy Santiago Baca - Grove/Atlantic, Inc.


Best Novel – Adventure or Drama – Spanish or Bilingual

Nos Vemos en Purgatorio - Ani Palacios McBride - Outskirts Press

2ND Place: El Vencedor Está Solo - Paulo Coelho - Rayo

Honorable Mention: El monte Orígo - Rosario Barros, José A. Carbonell, Carlos A. Dueñas, Rafael G. Jolly, Juan R. Martos,

Vicente A. Vásquez - Letra Rosa Publisher


Best Novel – Historical Fiction - English

Death and the American Dream - Daniel Cano - Bilingual Review Press

2ND Place: Forgetting the Alamo, or, Blood memory: A Novel - Emma Perez - University of Texas Press

Honorable Mention: The Invisible Mountain - Carolina de Robertis - Alfred A. Knopf


Best Novel – Historical Fiction - Spanish or Bilingual

Las Penumbras del General. Vida y muerte de Francisco de Paula Santander - Victor Paz Otero - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: La Estrella de David - Daniel De Cordova - Anura Group


Best Novel – Mystery - English

Death at Solstice: A Gloria Damasco Mystery - Lucha Corpi - Arte Público Press


Best Novel – Romance - English

Vigil - Cecilia Samartin - Atria Books

2ND Place: Clara…Encountering Life - Gabriela Garcia-Williams - Self Published


Best Novel – Romance - Spanish or Bilingual

La Pildora del mal Amor - Anjanette Delgado - Atria Books – Triple Crown Award Winner

2ND Place: Clara…Reencuentro con la vida - Gabriela Garcia-Williams - Self Published


Best Poetry Book - English

The Art of Exile - William Archila - Bilingual Review Press

2ND Place: Poema - Maurice Kilwein Guevara - University of Arizona Press

2ND Place: The Strange House Testifies - Ruth Irupé Sanabria - Bilingual Review Press

Honorable Mention: Faith Run - Ray Gonzalez - University of Arizona Press


CATEGORY D – DESIGN (Title – Illustrator/Designer(s) - Publisher):

Best Cover Design

Colombia en Flor - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Hugo Zapata - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Aim High Extraordinary Stories of Hispanic & Latina Women - Laura Contreras-Rowe - Self Published

Honorable Mention: Boy of the Border - Antonio Castro L. - Sweet Earth Flying Press LLC


Best Cover Illustration

Amor a la Colombiana - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Cuentos del Centro: Stories from the Latino Heartland - Maria Vasquez Boyd - Scapegoat Press

Honorable Mention: Cocinando cuentos de hadas: Caperucita roja y el lobo glotón - Helena Landínez - Villegas Editores S.A.


Best Interior Design

Colombia en Flor - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Arte Internacional, Colección del Banco de la República - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Descubre Tu Estillo: Tu Guía Para Vestir Mejor - Armando Alvarez - Random House Mondadori


Best Use of Photos

Apalaanchi, pescadores Wayuu - Santiago Harker - Villegas Editores S.A.

2ND Place: Medellin 360º, Cordial, Pujante y Bella - Benjamin Villegas - Villegas Editores S.A.

Honorable Mention: Shine Boy - José Galvez - Shine Boy Media


CATEGORY E – AUDIO

Best Children’s Audio Book – Spanish or Bilingual

Frédéric Chopin - Catherine Weill - Combel Editorial – Triple Crown Award Winner

2ND Place: Aesop's Fables/Las Fabulas de Esopo - Georgette Baker - Cantemos

Honorable Mention: Mulitcultural Stories/Cuentos Multiculturales - Georgette Baker - Cantemos


CATEGORY F - THE MARIPOSA AWARDS

Best First Book - English

Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz - Belinda Acosta - Grand Central Publishing

2ND Place: Fit Home Team: The Posada Family Guide to Health, Exercise and Nutrition the Inexpensive and Simple Way -

Laura Posada & Jorge Posada - Atria Books

Honorable Mention: Aim High Extraordinary Stories of Hispanic & Latina Women - Laura Contreras-Rowe - Self Published


Best First Book – Spanish - Tie

Cuantos del norte, historias del sol Hemi - Garcia Linares - CasaTomada

La Estrella de David - Daniel De Cordova - Anura Group

2ND Place: Cautiva: Testimonio de us Secuestro - Clara Rojas - Atria Books

2ND Place: Descubre Tu Estillo: Tu Guía Para Vestir Mejor - Martín Llorens - Random House Mondadori

Honorable Mention: Clara…Reencuentro con la vida - Gabriela Garcia-Williams - Self Published


In addition to these book awards, Latino Literacy Now also awards the Latino Literacy Now Lifetime Achievement Award for publishing excellence and, in association with noted actor, director and community activist Edward James Olmos, hosts the Latino Book & Family Festival series held annually in Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago.


Congratulations to all the winners! And I'd like to extend a special congratulations to Full Circle Literary's winners Carmen Tafolla, René Colato Laínez, and Reyna Grande. ¡Felicidades! —Adriana

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations to all Winners and Finalist alike.

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    Jesse Torres
    President and CEO
    Pan American Bank
    Los Angeles, CA 90063

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