Friday, April 9, 2010

Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award

What Can You Do with a Paleta?, written by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Magaly Morales, has been named the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award winner for works published in 2008-2009. The award, established at Texas State University-San Marcos in 1995, is designed to encourage authors, illustrators, and publishers to produce books that authentically reflect the lives of Mexican American children and young adults in the United States.

What Can You Do with a Paleta? describes the many uses for a traditional Mexican popsicle treat on a hot summer day. The award will be presented this fall on the Texas State campus in cooperation with the Texas Book Festival. For further information, visit the Rivera Award website.

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