2014 Américas Award: Call for Submissions

Posted on 8 October 2013 Tuesday


This post contains information forwarded to me in an email.

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

DEADLINE – JANUARY 18, 2014


2014 Américas Award 
Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Rationale

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, the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles.

Criteria

Up to two awards (for primary and secondary reading levels) are given in recognition of U.S. published works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.  By linking the Americas, the intent is to reach beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural-international boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere.

Books will be judged for:  1) distinctive literary quality; 2) cultural contextualization; 3) exceptional integration of text, illustration and design; and 4) potential for classroom use.

Process

To nominate a 2013 copyright title, publishers are invited to submit review copies to the committee members listed below by January 18, 2014.  There is no entry fee.  The award/commended list will be announced in the spring of 2014, recognizing works published in 2013; the formal award presentation will be held during Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 at the Library of Congress.

Review Committee Members

                                                                       

Aaron Forbes
Morris Jeff Community School
2239 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
aforbes@morrisjeffschool.org

(Morris Jeff Community School, LA)

2012-2014

 

Barbara D’Ambruoso

628 Lambert Road

Orange, CT 06477

bdambruoso@gmail.com

(retired, Lauralton Hall, CT)

2012-2014
(Chair)
Keira Philipp-Schnurer
801 Yale Blvd. NE- MSCO2 1690
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
kphilipp@unm.edu

(University of New Mexico, NM)
2013-2015

Lucia Acosta
389 Prospect Ave.
Princeton, NJ 08540
LAcosta@princetonlibrary.org

(Princeton Public Library, NJ)
2014-2016

Robin Fogle Kurz

School of Library and Information Science

267 Coates Hall

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803
robinfoglekurz@gmail.com
(Louisiana State University, LA)
2014-2016

Award Coordinators

 

Claire González
Vanderbilt University

Station B; VU Station B #351806
Nashville, TN 37235
615-343-1837
claire.p.gonzalez@vanderbilt.edu
(Vanderbilt University, TN)

 

Denise Woltering Vargas

Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Tulane University
6801 Freret Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
504-862-3143
dwolteri@tulane.edu

(Tulane University, LA)

Ex-officio

Julie Kline

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

UW-Milwaukee

Pearse 168

2513 E. Hartford Ave.

Milwaukee, WI  53211

jkline@uwm.edu

(UW-Milwaukee, WI)

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