The 24th International Latino Book Awards Finalists: Winning Books showcase growing talent

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The International Latino Book Awards reflect the strength and talent of the fastest-growing group in the USA. By far the largest Latino cultural Awards in the country, they have honored the greatness of 3,470 authors and publishers over the past two decades. This year the Awards boast 249 finalists in 108 categories, numbers that underscore the high demand for books by and about Latinos. In 2022, Latinos will purchase over $750 million in books in English and Spanish.

The 2022 Finalists for the 24th Annual International Latino Book Awards showcase the growing quality of books by and about Latinos.

About 40% of the winners were from major U.S. and international publishers, 22% from medium-sized publishing houses, and 38% from small publishing houses or even self-published.

To handle this large number of titles, the Awards counted on 217 judges in 2022. They shared how hard their task was, because so many great books are being published now. Judges included librarians, educators, media professionals, leaders of national organizations, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and even elected officials. The Awards
celebrate books in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and the Finalists are from across the USA and Puerto Rico, as well as 21 other countries.

These Awards are produced by Empowering Latino Futures, a 501c3 nonprofit cofounded by the actor Edward James Olmos and Kirk Whisler in 1997. We launched the organization as both a facilitator for Latinos to have more access to a multitude of resources to help improve their futures AND a way to help mainstream America view the Latino community in more
accurate, less stereotypical ways. Over the last two and a half decades, our collective accomplishments include:

ü Holding 69 Latino Book & Family Festivals around the USA, with a combined attendance of 900,000+ people;
ü Honoring 3,470 books via the International Latino Book Awards;
ü Producing and distributing 182,500 copies of the National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory;
ü Distributing 165,000+ books to underserved youth in North San Diego County via Education Begins in the Home; and
ü Honoring 155 books via the Latino Books into Movies Awards.

The Awards Ceremonies will be held August 19–20, 2022, at Los Angeles City College. We will also offer the Latino Publishing University, with several workshops including Finding a Quality Translator, How to Get a Book Agent, Finding an Illustrator, and Metadata for Latino-themed Books, among others. Past sponsors have included AARP, Amazon Literacy Partnership, American Library Association, Atria Publishing, California State University System, California State University Dominguez Hills, California State University San Bernardino, Entravision, Lantia, Las Comadres de las Americas, Libros Publishing, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Community College District, LULAC, MAAC, MacMillan Publishers, MiraCosta College, MyPoint Credit Union, REFORMA, Scholastic Books, and Visa.

Here’s a complete list of the finalists:

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(Versión en español)

Los International Latino Book Awards reflejan la fuerza y el talento del grupo que más rápido está creciendo en Estados Unidos. Ahora estos Premios culturales más grandes del país han reconocido la grandeza de 3,470 autores y casas editoriales en las últimas dos décadas. Este año los Premios presentan 249 finalistas en 108 categorías, cifras que resaltan la demanda de libros por y para los latinos. En 2022, los latinos gastarán más de $750 millones en libros en inglés y español.

Los finalistas de este año muestran la creciente calidad de los libros escritos por y para Latinos. Una tercera parte de los ganadores pertenece a las principales casas editoriales en Estados Unidos y mercados internacionales, una tercera parte a casas editoriales de tamaño medio, y la última tercera parte pertenece a editoriales pequeñas o está conformada de libros auto-publicados. Este año 2022, 217 jueces participaron en el proceso de evaluación de todos los libros participantes.

Los jueces compartieron que no fue un proceso fácil el elegir a los ganadores, debido a la gran calidad de todos los libros. Los jueces estuvieron conformados por bibliotecarios, educadores, profesionales de los medios, líderes de organizaciones nacionales, ganadores de Pulitzer Prize y hasta oficiales electos. Los reconocimientos incluyen libros escritos en inglés, español y portugués y los finalistas son de alrededor de Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico, así como de 21 países más.

Cuando el actor Edward James Olmos y Kirk Whisler cofundaron en 1997 lo que ahora es la organización sin fines de lucro 501c3 Empowering Latino Futures, percibieron a la organización como un facilitador para que los latinos tuvieran más acceso a una multitud de recursos para ayudar a mejorar su futuro y para ayudar a la cultura popular en Estados
Unidos a ver a la comunidad latina de manera más precisa y menos estereotipada.

Durante las últimas dos décadas y media, nuestros logros colectivos incluyen:
ü La celebración de 69 festivales latinos del libro y la familia en los EE.UU., con una asistencia combinada de 900,000+ people;

ü Se han honrando 3,470 libros a través de los International Latino Book Awards;
ü Se han producido y distribuido 182,500 copias del Directorio Nacional de Becas para Indígenas Latinos y Americanos;
ü Se han distribuido más de 165,000 libros a jóvenes desatendidos en el norte del condado de San Diego, a través de Education Begins in the Home;
ü Se han reconocido 155 libros a través de los premios Latino Books into Movies.

La ceremonia de reconocimientos se llevará acabo el 19–20 de agosto de 2019, en Los Angeles City College. También ofreceremos la Universidad sobre la Edición de Libros, con varios talleres, entre estos Cómo encontrar a un traductor de calidad, Cómo conseguir a un agente, Cómo encontrar a un ilustrador, y Metadatos para los libros con temas latinos. Los patrocinadores de este evento han incluido AARP, Amazon Literacy Partnership, American Library Association, Atria Publishing, California State University System, California State University Dominguez Hills, California State University San Bernardino, Entravision, Lantia, Las Comadres de las Americas, Libros Publishing, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Community College District, LULAC, MAAC, MacMillan Publishers, MiraCosta College, MyPoint Credit Union,
REFORMA, Scholastic Books, y Visa.

A continuación, la lista completa de los finalistas de este 2022:
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Empowering Latino Futures’s International LatinoBook Awards
The Largest Awards in the USA Celebrating Achievements in Latino Literature

(Please Note: All Finalists listed will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal when the Awards are presented. The listing of Finalist is alphabetical, NOT a reflection on the order of the final
awards that will be given).

A1 CHILDREN BOOK AWARDS

The Alma Flor Ada Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book Award – English
Bisa’s Carnaval, Joana Pastro, Illustrated by Carolina Coroa, Scholastic Inc.: Orchard Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Both from Brazil; The author(s) lives in: Dublin
Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua, Gloria Amescua, Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, Abrams Books For Young Readers;
Tía Fortuna’s New Home, Ruth Behar, Illustrated by Devon Holzwarth, Alfred A. Knopf Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): Havana, Cuba; The author(s) lives in: Ann Arbor/ Detroit, MI
The Alma Flor Ada Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book Award – Spanish
¡Corre, pequeño Chaski! Una aventura en el camino Inka, Mariana Llanos, Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson, Barefoot Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Perú; The author(s) lives in:
Oklahoma City
Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Libraries Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories, Annete Bay Pimentel, Illustrated by Magaly Morales, Abrams Books For Young Readers;
Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – Bilingual
Isabel and Her Colores Go to School, Alexandra Alessandri, Illustrated by Courtney Dawson, Sleeping Bear Press; Ancestry of the author(s): US/ Colombia; The author(s) lives in:
Miami, FL
Let’s Be Friends / Seamos Amigos, René Colato Laínez, illustrated by Nomar Perez, Holiday House, Inc.; Ancestry of the author(s): El Salvador; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles, CA
Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – English
Abuelita and Me, Leonarda Carranza, illustrated by Rafael Mayani, Annick Press; Ancestry of the author(s): El Salvador; The author(s) lives in: Toronto
May Your Life Be Deliciosa, Michael Genhart, Illustrated by Loris Lora, Abrams Books For Young Readers;
Tía Fortuna’s New Home, Ruth Behar, Illustrated by Devon Holzwarth, Alfred A. Knopf, Random House Children’s Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuban/USA; The author(s) lives in:
New York, NY

Mejor libro ilustrado de ficción para niños
El monstruo más feo del mundo, Luis Amavisca, Illustrated by Erica Salcedo, nubeOCHO; Ancestry of the author(s): España ; The author(s) lives in: Málaga
La Jirafa que no Cabía en su Cuento, Haydée Zayas Ramos, Editorial Destellos LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Juan
Pitu le Baila al Mar, Gama Valle, illustrated by Yamel Figueroa , Editorial Destellos LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: NY city

Best Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book – English
Alphabet & Affirmations with The Black Unicorn, Sandra Elaine Scott, Vision Your Dreams; Ancestry of the author(s): Panama/USA; The author(s) lives in: Boston
In the Spirit of a Dream: 13 Stories of American Immigrants of Color, Aida Salazar, Illustrated by Alina Chau, Scholastic Inc.: Orchard Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico; The author(s) lives in: San Francisco, CA
One Whole Me, Dia Mixon, Illustrated by Natalia Jiménez Osorio, El Mundo Mixon Books; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/African American; The author(s) lives in: Columbus, Ohio

Best Children’s Nonfiction Picture Book – Spanish or Bilingual
Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Libraries Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories, Annete Bay Pimentel, Illustrated by Magaly Morales, Abrams Books For Young Readers;

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual
Lala and the Pond by the Rock / Lala y el Charco de la Piedra, Susana Illera Martínez, Snow Fountain Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Columbia; The author(s) lives in: Miami, FL
Popol Vuh Stories for Children, Denis O’Leary, Floricanto Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles
Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Libraries Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories, Annete Bay Pimentel, Illustrated by Magaly Morales, Abrams Books For Young Readers;

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – English
Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua, Gloria Amescua, Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, Abrams Books For Young Readers;
We Move Together, Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire, Illustrated by Eduardo Trejos, AK Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Canada & Costa Rica; The author(s) lives in: Toronto & Ottawa

Best Educational Children’s Picture Book – Spanish
Morderse las uñas, Paula Merlán, Illustrated by Brenda Figueroa, Cuento de Luz; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain

Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual
Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Libraries Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories, Annete Bay Pimentel, Illustrated by Magaly Morales, Abrams Books For Young Readers;
The Last Butterfly / La última mariposa, Regina Moya & Carmen Tafolla, FlowerSong Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico; The author(s) lives in: San Antonio. TX

Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – English
Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua, Gloria Amescua, Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, Abrams Books For Young Readers;
Courageous Camila: A story about finding your inner warrior, Naibe Reynoso and Giselle Carrillo, illustrated by María Tuti, Con Todo Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican-
American; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles
The Voices of the Trees, Elisa Guerra y Fernando Reimers, illustrated by Ana RoGu, Pearson Educación; Ancestry of the author(s): Elisa Guerra: México. Fernando Reimers: Venezuela.
Ana RoGu: México; The author(s) lives in: Elisa / Ana: Aguascalientes, México. Fernando: Cambridge, MA.

Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – Spanish
Memoria de un abedul, Daniel Cañas, Illustrated by Blanca Millán, Cuento de Luz; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain
Peque y yo, Alicia Acosta, Illustrated by Mercé Galí, nubeOCHO; Ancestry of the author(s): España ; The author(s) lives in: Málaga
Tienes un color especial, Lorena Sierco Espino, Mr. Momo, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Barcelona

Best Learn to Read Book
The Awesome Reading Adventures of Super Sammy and Marvelous Megan, Vanessa Caraveo, Vanessa Caraveo; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Mexican-American; The author(s) lives in: Harlingen, Texas

A2 YOUTH BOOK AWARDS

Best Youth Latino Focused Chapter Book
Falling Short, Ernesto Cisneros, Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins; Ancestry of the author(s): US, Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: San Ana, CA
Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene, Emma Otheguy, Alfred A. Knopf, Random House Children’s Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuban/USA; The author(s) lives in: New York, NY

Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book
Catalina Incognito, Jennifer Torres, Aladdin, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles
Falling Short, Ernesto Cisneros, Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins; Ancestry of the author(s): US, Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: San Ana, CA
Julia y el mar, Olvido Guzman Pons, Mr. Momo, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Malaga

Most Inspirational Youth Chapter Book
Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, Alda P. Dobbs, Sourcebooks, Inc.; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Austin, TX
Efren Divided, Ernesto Cisneros, Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins; Ancestry of the author(s): US, Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: San Ana, CA
Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, Piñata Books; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Tucson AZ

A3 YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARDS

Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book
Lifetime Passes, Terry Blas, Illustrated by Claudia Aguirre, Abrams Books For Young Readers;
On the Hook, Francisco X. Stork, Scholastic Press; ; The author(s) lives in: Boston, MA
Best Young Adult Fiction Book
Encarnación Castro’s Journey in the Anza Expedition 1775-1776, Linda Castro Martinez, Covenant Books, Inc; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: Los
Angeles, CA
Fat Angie: Homecoming, e.E. Charlton Trujillo, Candlewick Press;
The Immortal Boy / El Inmortal, Francisco Montaña Ibáñez, Levine Querido; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia& USA, Mexican(trans); The author(s) lives in: Bogotá & MacAllen TX
Three, Brenda Nicole Peña, Köehler Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexican/USA; The author(s) lives in: Washington D.C.

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Adventure – English
The Ghost Tracks, Celso Hurtado, Inkshares; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: San Antonio
The Grimrose Girls, Laura Pohl, Sourcebooks, Inc.; Ancestry of the author(s): Bazil; The author(s) lives in: Sao Paulo
Best Young Adult Fantasy & Adventure – Spanish
Catarina Freytas y el anillo perdido, Raymond Vollmond, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: Orlando, FL
El Mundo del Olvido, Cristian Otárola Jiménez, Aurea Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Concepción
El Último Dragón: Las espadas del legado, José del Real Antiquera, Aurea Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Rancagua

Best Young Adult Romance Book
La descendiente, Marie D., ; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: Lafayette,, Indiana
Monstrua, NLa Contreras, Aurea Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Santiago
Best Educational Young Adult Book
No te creas todo lo que leas, Didi Whitefalcon, Illustrated by Verónica Rodríguez, ; Ancestry of the author(s): España; The author(s) lives in: Berlin
Voices of Diversity, Vanessa Caraveo, Vanessa Caraveo; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Mexican-American; The author(s) lives in: Harlingen, Texas

Most Inspirational Young Adult Book
Harvesting Dreams, Erica Alfaro, Barker & Jules; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Oceanside, CA
Your Heart, My Sky, Margarita Engle, Simon & Schuster; Ancestry of the author(s): U.S./ Cuban; The author(s) lives in: Fresno, CA
The Charlie Ericksen Best Book Written by a Youth
Dr. Pren y el Ataque de los Gérmenes, Máximo César Castellanos, Editorial Ramy; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Pliladelphia, Baltimore, Washington
DC

B NONFICTION AWARDS

The Victor Villaseñor Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book Award – English

Latin American Documentary Narratives, Liliana Chávez Díaz, Bloomsbury Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico, Mexico City; The author(s) lives in: Scotland
The Queer Nuyorican, Karen Jaime, New York University Press; ; The author(s) lives in: Ithaca, NY city
The Victor Villaseñor Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book Award – Spanish or Bilingual
26 Años de Esclavitud: Juan Miranda y otros “Negros Españoles” en la Nueva York Colonial, Beatriz Carolina Peña, Editoriales Universidad del Rosario; Ancestry of the author(s):
Venezuela; The author(s) lives in: New York
Our Grandfathers were Braceros and We Too…, Rosa Martha Zárate Macías Y Abel Astorga Morales, Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico;
The author(s) lives in: Rosa:San Bernardino CA/ Abel; Guadalajara Mex.
Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, Piñata Books; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Tucson AZ
Most Inspirational Nonfiction Book – English
A Star for Stella, Leia Baez, New Degree Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican; The author(s) lives in: Omaha, Nebraska
Through the Dark, Yolanda Nava, Café con Leche Books; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles

Most Inspirational Nonfiction Book – Spanish
El genio de Jesús, Erwin Raphael McManus, Whitaker House Español; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/El Salvador; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles
Más allá del abismo, Diana Pardo, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Miami, FL

Best Biography – Spanish or Bilingual
26 Años de Esclavitud: Juan Miranda y otros ‘Negros Españoles’ en la Nueva York Colonial, Beatriz Carolina Peña, Editoriales Universidad del Rosario; Ancestry of the author(s):
Venezuela; The author(s) lives in: New York
Cuco Valoy: Biografía autorizada, José Díaz, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Philadelphia, PA
Suma Paz: La utopía de Mario Calderón y Elsa Alvarado, Elvira Sánchez Blake, Icono Editorial; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Sorasota, FL
Best Biography – English
From the Texas Cotton Fields to the United States Tax Court, The life Journey of Juan F. Vasquez, Mary Theresa Vasquez and Anthony Head, American Bar Association Section of
Taxation;
Tania León’s Stride. A Polyrhythmic Life, Alejandro L. Madrid, University of Illinois Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: New York City
The Artist as Eyewitness: Antonio Bernal Papers, 1884-2019, Edited by Charlene Villaseñor Black, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; Ancestry of the author(s): USA
Best Autobiography – English
Through the Dark, Yolanda Nava, Café con Leche Books; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles
Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood, Danny Trejo, Atria Books, Simon & Schuster; Ancestry of the author(s): Los Angeles, CA/Mexican-American; The author(s) lives
in: Los Angeles

Best Autobiography – Spanish
El reino de la infancia: Memorias de mi vida en cuba, Uva de Aragón, eRiginal Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuba; The author(s) lives in: Miami
Los deseos sí se cumplen, José Gregorio Barrios, Galaxia Literaria; Ancestry of the author(s): Venezuela; The author(s) lives in: Greensboro, NC
Memorias, Pedro Gómez Barrero, Villegas Editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Bogota, Colombia
The Mimi Lozano Best Family History Book
Archiving Mexican Masculinities in Diaspora, Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernandez, Duke University Press; Ancestry of the author(s): US Latinx. Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Atlanta GA
Dos ramas, dos destinos, Claudia Prengler Starosta, Oscar Todtmann Editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Argentina, Judia-Europea; The author(s) lives in: Miami, FL
En busca de Emma: Dos padres, una hija y el sueño de una familia, Armando Lucas Correa, HarperCollins Español;

The Raul Yzaguirre Best Political/Current Affairs Book
Ciudad, Igualdad, Felicidad, Enrique Peñalosa Londoño, Villegas Editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Bogota, Colombia
Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, Piñata Books; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Tucson AZ
Writing 50 Years (más o menos) Amongst the Gringos, Dr. Cintli , Aztlan Libre Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico/indigenous, Chicano; The author(s) lives in: Tucson, AZ

Best History Book
Chocolate Runs Through My Veins: The Insightful History of the Women of Chocolate, Connie Spenuzza, M.S.Ed., Libros Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): ECUADOR; The author
(s) lives in: San Diego,CA
Images of America: Mexican Americans of Wichita’s North End, Anita Mendoza, José Enrique Navarro, and Jay M. Price, Arcadia Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/
Spain/Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Wichita, KS
The Dawning of Diversity: How Chicanos Helped Change Stanford University, Frank O. Sotomayor, West By Southwest Press, Great Texas Line Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA,
Mexican-American; The author(s) lives in: Tucson & Phoenix

Best Business Book
Beyond Se Habla Español: How Lawyers Win the Hispanic Market, Liel Levy and Natalie Fragkouli, Houndstooth Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico City; The author(s) lives in:
Austin, TX
La senda del progreso, Agustí Segarra Blasco, Aula Magna, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Tarragona
Best Arts Book
!Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now, E. Carmen Ramos, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Ancestry of the author(s): Diminican
Republic/ USA; The author(s) lives in: Washington, DC
Salsa Consciente: Politics, Poetics, and Latinidad in the Meta-Barrio, Andrés Espinoza Agurto, Michigan State University Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuba; The author(s) lives in:
Miami FL
Solentiname, encuentro con un mito, Ana Cristina Henríquez, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Venezuela; The author(s) lives in: Miami

Best Cookbook
Amalia’s Mesoamerican Table-Acient Culinary Traditions with Gourmet Infusions, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Wise Ink Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): Guatemala; The author
(s) lives in: Minneapolis
Colombiana, Mariana Velásquez, HarperCollins Publishers; Ancestry of the author(s): US born, Cuban ancestry; The author(s) lives in: Tampa, FL

Best Reference Book
Corte Constitucional de Colombia / The Constitutional Court of Colombia, Alberto Rojas Ríos, César Gaviria Trujillo, Rodrigo Uprimny, Benjamín Villegas, Karena Caselles, Jorge
Enrique Ibáñez; Fotografía por Andrés Mauricio López, Villegas Editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Bogota, Colombia
Best Self Transformation Book – English
A Star for Stella, Leia Baez, New Degree Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican; The author(s) lives in: Omaha, Nebraska
Laughing in the Light, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Museum of New Mexico Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA, Spain/ Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Albuquerque, NM
Through the Dark, Yolanda Nava, Café con Leche Books; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles
Unstoppable, Chiquis Rivera, Atria Books, Simon & Schuster;
Best Self Transformation Book – Spanish
El secreto más grande, Rhonda Byrne, HarperCollins Español;
¡Hijo, Perdona a tu Padre! “El sufrimiento silenciado de los hijos”, Juan Ramón Rísquez Rubio, Sarai Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Zaragoza
¿Qué Dicen las Mujeres del Divorcio?, Sandra Arroyave, Snow Fountain Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Miami, FL
Best Health & Wellness Book
Recablea tu cerebro, Andrés Ramirez, Bienetre Editorial ; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Miami
The Wings of Adversity, Vanessa Caraveo, Vanessa Caraveo; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Mexican-American; The author(s) lives in: Harlingen, Texas
Best Parenting/Family Book
A Star for Stella, Leia Baez, New Degree Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican; The author(s) lives in: Omaha, Nebraska
Construye y diviértete con Neironi: 65 actividades neuroeducativas para estimular el cerebro, Suzette Mirabal, Maribel De Jesús Rivera, Eileen Marie Velázquez De Jesús, Milady
Velázquez De Jesús, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Best Women’s Issues Book
45 días por año, Mar del Olmo, Samarcanda, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Madrid
A Star for Stella, Leia Baez, New Degree Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican; The author(s) lives in: Omaha, Nebraska
¿Qué Dicen las Mujeres del Divorcio?, Sandra Arroyave, Snow Fountain Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Miami, FL
Best Religious Book
Creating a Chicana/o Red Road to Decolonization & Aztlan, Ysidro Ramon Macias, Ysidro R. Macias; Ancestry of the author(s): Chicano; The author(s) lives in: Honolulu, HI
Rajarsi Janakananda: Un gran Yogui Occidental, Self Realization Fellowship, Self-Realization Fellowship; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles
Best Spiritual/New Age Book
Chica, Why Not?, Sandra Hinojosa Ludwig, Hay House, Inc.; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Toronto, Canada
Encuentros con santos de la India en compañia de Sri Daya Mata, Sri Mrinalini Mata, Self-Realization Fellowship; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles
The Wings of Adversity, Vanessa Caraveo, Vanessa Caraveo; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Mexican-American; The author(s) lives in: Harlingen, Texas

Best Travel Book
Paraísos de Colombia, Andrés Hurtado García, Villegas Editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Bogota, Colombia

Best Sports/Recreation Book
Mexican American Baseball in the South Bay, Richard A. Santillán, Ron Gonzáles, Monica Ortez, Olivia Cueva-Fernández, Reynaldo G. Santa Cruz Jr., Christopher Docter, Marcelino
Saucedo, Alex Moreno Areyan, Alice Duarte Solís, Albert Leonard “Lefty” Olguín, Luis F. Fernández, Sandra L. Uribe, Carlos C. Barrón, Enrique López, Charlie Sosa, Amy Inouye, ;
Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: Alhambra, CA

Best Nonfiction – Multi-Author
A Critical Collection on Alejandro Morales: Forgoing an Alternative Chicano Fiction, Edited by Marc García-Martínez and Francisco A. Lomelí, University of New Mexico Press; Ancestry
of the author(s): US; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles, CA
Food Studies in Latin American Literature: Perspectives on the Gastronarrative, Edited by Rocío del Aguila and Vanesa Miseres, University of Arkansas Press; Ancestry of the author
(s): Rocio del Aguila (Peru), Vanesa Miseres (Argentina) and 14 authors (Mexico, Spain, Colombia, United States, Canada); The author(s) lives in: Wichita, Kansas & South Bend,
Indiana
Mexican American Baseball in the South Bay, Richard A. Santillán, Ron Gonzáles, Monica Ortez, Olivia Cueva-Fernández, Reynaldo G. Santa Cruz Jr., Christopher Docter, Marcelino
Saucedo, Alex Moreno Areyan, Alice Duarte Solís, Albert Leonard “Lefty” Olguín, Luis F. Fernández, Sandra L. Uribe, Carlos C. Barrón, Enrique López, Charlie Sosa, Amy Inouye, ;
Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: Alhambra, CA

C FICTION AWARDS

The Rudolfo Anaya Best Latino Focused Fiction Book Award – English
Hades, Argentina, Daniel Loedel, Riverhead Books;
L.A. Weather, Maria Amparo Escandón, Flatiron Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles, CA
Nobody’s Pilgrims, Sergio Troncoso, Cinco Puntos Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: New York City
Olga Dies Dreaming, A Novel, Xochitl Gonzalez, Flatiron Books, Macmillan Publishers; Ancestry of the author(s): US, Puerto Rican; The author(s) lives in: New York
The Rudolfo Anaya Best Latino Focused Fiction Book Award – Spanish
La maestra Bernarda, Andrea Amosson, Penguin Random House, Ediciones B; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Dallas, TX
Tantas razones para odiar a Emilia, José M. Fernández Pequeño, Ediciones Furtivas; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuba; The author(s) lives in: Miami
Velorio, Xavier Navarro Aquino, HarperCollins Español; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico
The Isabel Allende Most Inspirational Fiction Book Award – English or Bilingual
How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water, A Novel, Angie Cruz, Flatiron Books, Macmillan Publishers; Ancestry of the author(s): US, Dominican; The author(s) lives in: Pittsburgh
My Calming Backpack / La mochila de mi calma, María Estela Edward illustrated by Alynor Díaz, Snow Fountain Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Cubana; The author(s) lives in: Palm
Beach, FL
The Town Of Babylon, Alejandro Varela, Astra House; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: New York City
The Isabel Allende Most Inspirational Fiction Book Award – Spanish
Detrás de mi nombre, Alexandra Castrillón Gómez, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Ciudad de México
Morir dos veces, Alejandro Seral, Caligrama, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Barcelona
Usted Es Suya, María Mercedes Benito, Publicaciones Gaviota; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Juan

Best Popular Fiction – English
All Day is a Long Time, David Sanchez, HarperCollins Publishers; Ancestry of the author(s): US born, Cuban ancestry; The author(s) lives in: Tampa, FL
The Playwright’s House, Dariel Suarez, Red Hen Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Havana, Cuba; The author(s) lives in: Boston, MA

Best Popular Fiction – Spanish
La raíz podrida, Raúl Rubio Escudero, Caligrama, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Soria
San Pío Enarino, Alberto Sánchez Álvarez, Universo de Letras, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain

Best Novel – Adventure or Drama – English
A Different Dawn, Isabella Maldonado, Thomas & Mercer; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Puerto Rican; The author(s) lives in: Phoenix
Dreaming with Mariposas, Sonia Gutiérrez, FlowerSong Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Escondido, CA
Nobody’s Pilgrims, Sergio Troncoso, Cinco Puntos Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: New York City

Best Novel – Adventure or Drama – Spanish
Arno: La doma del elefante, Natalio Grueso, Samarcanda, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Madrid
Ceniza, Jose Luis Flores, Aurea Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Santiago
Molokotov, Julieta Omaña, Dirección de Publicaciones, Coneculta Chiapas; Ancestry of the author(s): Venezuela; The author(s) lives in: Miami & Mexico City
Best Novel – Historical Fiction – English
Brothers: A Pedro Pan Story, Betty Viamontes, Zapote Street Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuba; The author(s) lives in: Tampa, FL
Luther, Wyoming, Tomas Alamilla & Mario Acevedo, Five Star Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexican, Mex./USA; The author(s) lives in: Denver, CO

Best Novel – Historical Fiction – Spanish
El doloroso humo de la noche, Ernesto A. Holder, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Panamá; The author(s) lives in: Panamá
La arpía de Roma, Loreto Vega Durán, Caligrama, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Madrid
Los lazos que nos unen, Marcela Fonseca, Ediciones El Nido del Fénix; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico; The author(s) lives in: Dallas, TX

Best Novel – Mystery – English
Mango, Mambo, and Murder, Raquel V. Reyes, Crooked Lane Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuban; The author(s) lives in: Miami, FL
The Trailing Ghost, Roberto de Haro, Roberto Haro; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: San Francisco, CA

Best Novel – Mystery – Spanish
Ausencia, Manuel Martínez Maldonado, Publicaciones Gaviota; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Juan
El cazador de mariposas, Jöel H. Prévost, Universo de Letras, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Tarragona

Best Novel – Fantasy
El Caballero Jack, Linda Pagán Pattiserie, País Invisible-editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Juan, PR
El Último Dragón: Las espadas del legado, José del Real Antiquera, Aurea Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Rancagua

Best Novel – Science-Fiction
El origen, Sierra Eslava, Caligrama, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Córdoba
La reliquia del Leviatán, Andrés Suárez, Sietch Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Osorno
Sybille, Eva Van Kreimmer, Sietch Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Santiago de Chile

Best Novel – Romance – English
A Taste of Sage, Yaffa S. Santos, HarperCollins Publishers; Ancestry of the author(s): USA born, Dominican Ancestry; The author(s) lives in: Miami, FL
Pint of No Return, Dana Mentink, Sourcebooks, Inc.; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Francisco

Best Novel – Romance – Spanish
Carpet Diem, Juliet, Claudia Velasco, Mil Amores, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Madrid
Las máscaras , Rafael Rodriguez Guerrero, Universo de Letras, Lantia Publishing Group;
Viviré para siempre en tu sonrisa, Rose Gate, Mil Amores, Lantia Publishing Group; Ancestry of the author(s): Spain; The author(s) lives in: Granada

Best Graphic Novel
Manu: A Graphic Novel, Kelly Fernández, Graphix/Scholastic; ; The author(s) lives in: New York, NY
Nuclear Power, Desirée Proctor and Erica Harrell, designer Lynne Yoshi, Fanbase Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Latinx/ USA; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles, CA
Best Fiction – Multi-Author
Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the literature of Uprootedness, Anjanette Delgado, University Press of Florida; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in:
Miami, FL
Siempre Luna Rosa, Mel Gómez, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Juan
Best Collection of Short Stories – English
Chola Salvation, Estella Gonzalez, Arte Publico Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico, Chicana; The author(s) lives in: Tucson, Phoenix, TX
Songs for the Flames, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Riverhead Books;
Best Collection of Short Stories – Spanish
Cuentos Nuevomexicanos, Luis Fernández Zavala, Pukiyari Editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Perú; The author(s) lives in: Santa Fe, NM
Las guerras perdidas, Oswaldo Estrada, Sudaquia Editorial; Ancestry of the author(s): Peru/USA; The author(s) lives in: Raleigh, NC
Un Verdadero Mago, Roberto Fuentes, Aurea Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Santiago

D EBOOKS & AUDIO AWARDS

Best Children’s Picture eBook
Frida, A Bilingual Book in English and Spanish, Marisa Boan, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuban-American; The author(s) lives in: New York
Pablo, A Bilingual Book in English and Spanish, Marisa Boan, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuban-American; The author(s) lives in: New York
Best eBook – Nonfiction
A Star for Stella, Leia Baez, New Degree Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican; The author(s) lives in: Omaha, Nebraska

Best eBook – Fiction
Missing in Miami, Kathryn Lane, Tortuga Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico, USA; The author(s) lives in: Houston, TX

Best Children’s Audio Book
La gusanita que se atrevió a soñar, Michelle Estepa, Quines Factory Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Fajardo, Puerto Rico

E PORTUGUESE AWARDS

Best Young Adult Book in Portuguese (Originally in Portuguese)
Uma victória interrompida – O início de tudo, Luciane Mustafá, Up Solutions; Ancestry of the author(s): Brasil-Itália; The author(s) lives in: Brasília

Best Book – Fiction in Portuguese (Originally in Portuguese)
53S760 Draco Cola, A Cauda do Dragão, Douglas Portelinha, Chiado Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Brasileiro; The author(s) lives in: Salvador
Embaixo das unhas, Vitor Camargo de Melo, Editora Penalux; Ancestry of the author(s): Brazil; The author(s) lives in: Brasília

Best Book – Nonfiction in Portuguese (Originally in another language)
Diário espiritual: Un pensamiento inspirador para cada dia do ano, Paramahansa Yogananda e outros autores, Self-Realization Fellowship; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author
(s) lives in: Los Angeles

F DESIGN AWARDS

Best Cover design
Dreaming with Mariposas, Sonia Gutiérrez, FlowerSong Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Escondido, CA
Historias del clavel, Benjamín Villegas, Villegas Editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Bogota, Colombia
La Jirafa que no Cabía en su Cuento, Haydée Zayas Ramos, Editorial Destellos LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Juan
Best Cover Illustration or Photo
El doloroso humo de la noche, Ernesto A. Holder, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Panamá; The author(s) lives in: Panamá
Un Coquí de Boriquén canta aquí y allá también, Lara Mercado y Armando Valdés, Illustrated by Nívea Ortiz, Little Boricuas; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico/ Armando:Cuban;
The author(s) lives in: San Juan

Best Interior Design
El cadáver de la realidad, Carlos Reyes G., Aurea Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Santiago
La niña que llegó del mar, Sylma García González, Editorial Destellos LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Juan
Best Use of photos or Illustrations Inside the Book
Am I Blue or Am I green? Azul o verde. ¿Cúal soy yo?, Beatrice Zamora, Tolteca Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Chicana/ Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: San Diego
Pitu le Baila al Mar, Gama Valle, illustrated by Yamel Figueroa , Editorial Destellos LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: NY city
Tierra Colombiana / Colombian Land, Fotografías por Santiago Harker, Villegas Editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia; The author(s) lives in: Colombia

G TRANSLATION AWARDS

Best Children’s Picture Book Translation – Spanish to English
Haciendo olas/ Making Waves, Nana & Nina, Babidi- bú; Ancestry of the author(s): Yabucoa Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: Tennesse/ Puerto Rico
Un Coquí de Boriquén canta aquí y allá también, Lara Mercado y Armando Valdés, Little Boricuas; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico/ Armando:Cuban; The author(s) lives in: San
Juan

Best Children’s Picture Book Translation – English to Spanish
Los Sneetches y otros cuentos, Dr. Seus, Translated by Yanitzia Canetti, Random House Children’s Books; Ancestry of the author(s): Cuban

Best Chapter/Young Adult Book Translation – Spanish to English
Neverforgotten/Nuncaseolvida, Alejandra Algorta, translated by Aida Salazar, Levine Querido; Ancestry of the author(s): Colombia & USA; The author(s) lives in: Bogotá & Oakland,
CA
The Sea-ringed world: Sacred Stories of the Americas, Maria García Esperón, translated by David Bowles, Levine Querido; Ancestry of the author(s): USA & Mexico; The author(s) lives
in: Mexico City & MacAllen TX

Best Chapter/Young Adult Book Translation – English to Spanish
La vida de acuerdo a la rana Og, Betty G. Birney; Translated by Eva Ibarzábal, Puffin Books, Penguin Random House; Ancestry of the author(s): Translator: Cuba/puerto Rico; The
author(s) lives in: San Juan, PR

Best Nonfiction Book Translation – Spanish to English
SalviYorkers, Carmen Molina-Tamacas, Translated by Raquel Andino,Edwin Montenegro & Nicole Bonaccorso, K ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): El Salvador; The author(s) lives
in: New Jersey
Sergio Ramírez, Interviews and Chronicles, Karly Gaitán Morales, translated by Maria Roof, Casasola Editores; Ancestry of the author(s): Nicaragua; The author(s) lives in: Managua,
Nicaragua

Best Nonfiction Book Translation – English to Spanish
South Korea: The Price of Efficiency and Success, Dr. John Gonzalez and Young Lee, John Gonzalez; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico; The author(s) lives in: California
Best Fiction Book Translation – Spanish to English
Blue Flowers, Carola Saavedra, Translated by Daniel Hahn, Riverhead Books;
El feliz ingenio neomexicano: Felipe M. Chacón and Poesía y prosa, Edited and Translated by Anna M. Nogar and A. Gabriel Meléndez, University of New Mexico Press; Ancestry of the
author(s): US; The author(s) lives in: Albuquerque, NM
The Sunset’s Shadow, Mayra Bermúdez-Arroyo, Hoja Fina; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: Los Angeles, CA

H THE MARIPOSA AWARDS

Best First Book – Children & Youth – English or Bilingual
Adventures with Abuela: Let’s go to the Zoo!, Virginia Martinez, illustrated by Jesus Gallardo, Fig Factor Media LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): US/ Mexican; The author(s) lives in:
Chicago
El Elote Man Goes to College, Maia Gonzalez, ; Ancestry of the author(s): US/ Mexican; The author(s) lives in: San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles
Time Villains, Victor Piñeiro, Sourcebooks, Inc.; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: New York City

Best First Book – Children & Youth – Spanish
Kilian y el Papiro Sagrado, J. G. Audoriza, Aurea Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Temuco
Pitu le Baila al Mar, Gama Valle, illustrated by Yamel Figueroa , Editorial Destellos LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: NY city
Best First Book – Nonfiction – English
A Star for Stella, Leia Baez, New Degree Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/Mexican; The author(s) lives in: Omaha, Nebraska
Portrait of a Deputy Public Defender, Juanita E. Mantz, Bamboo Dart Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Mexican; The author(s) lives in: San Bernardino/Riverside
Zapote Tree, Alejandro Morales, Golden Foothills Press; Ancestry of the author(s): United States of America; The author(s) lives in: Irvine, CA

Best First Book – Nonfiction – Spanish
Pivotes: agentes de cambio para emprender, Mariely Rivera Hernández, Deletrea, Inc.; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Juan
Siempre en Viernes, Sandra M. Colorado Vega, ; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: Guaynabo, PR

Best First Book – Fiction – English
All Day is a Long Time, David Sanchez, HarperCollins Publishers; Ancestry of the author(s): US born, Cuban ancestry; The author(s) lives in: Tampa, FL
Chola Salvation, Estella Gonzalez, Arte Publico Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexico, Chicana; The author(s) lives in: Tucson, Phoenix, TX
The Town Of Babylon, Alejandro Varela, Astra House; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: New York City

Best First Book – Fiction – Spanish
Inolvidar, Iris Morata, Caligrama, Penguin Random House; Ancestry of the author(s): Spanish; The author(s) lives in: Dubai
Monstrua, NLa Contreras, Aurea Ediciones; Ancestry of the author(s): Chile; The author(s) lives in: Santiago

I THEMED AWARDS

The Dolores Huerta Best Community Service Themed Book
Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, Piñata Books; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in: Tucson AZ

Best LGBTQ+ Themed Book
Pitu le Baila al Mar, Gama Valle, illustrated by Yamel Figueroa , Editorial Destellos LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: NY city
Transmovimientos, Ellie D. Hernández, Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr., Magda García , The University of Nebraska Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA/ Mexican American; The author(s)
lives in: Spokane, Los Angeles
The Ambassador Julian Nava Best Educational Themed Book
Encarnación Castro’s Journey in the Anza Expedition 1775-1776, Linda Castro Martinez, Covenant Books, Inc; Ancestry of the author(s): Mexican American; The author(s) lives in: Los
Angeles, CA
Shadowing Multilingual Learners, Ivannia Soto, Corwin Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA- Costa Rica; The author(s) lives in: CA

Best Academic Themed Book, College Level
26 Años de Esclavitud: Juan Miranda y otros ‘Negros Españoles’ en la Nueva York Colonial, Beatriz Carolina Peña, Editoriales Universidad del Rosario; Ancestry of the author(s):
Venezuela; The author(s) lives in: New York
Ripped Apart: Unsettling Narratives of Transnational Migration, Vanessa de Veritch Woodside, Texas Tech University Press; Ancestry of the author(s): USA; The author(s) lives in:
Seattle, WA

Best Culturally Themed Academic Book
Beyond the Gallery: An Anthology of Visual Encounters, Liuba Gonzalez de Armas, Ana Ruiz Aguirre and Luciana Arregue (Eds), Laberinto Press; Ancestry of the author(s): Argentina,
Cuba; The author(s) lives in: Edmond, Alberta
Food Studies in Latin American Literature: Perspectives on the Gastronarrative, Edited by Rocío del Aguila and Vanesa Miseres, University of Arkansas Press; Ancestry of the author
(s): Rocio del Aguila (Peru), Vanesa Miseres (Argentina) and 14 authors (Mexico, Spain, Colombia, United States, Canada); The author(s) lives in: Wichita, Kansas & South Bend,
Indiana
Profiles of Prominent Hispanic Graduates, Educators, Citizens, From Adams State College and The San Luis Valley, Compiled & Edited by Dr. Ronald W. Maéstas, ; Ancestry of the
author(s): US, Latinox; The author(s) lives in: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Best Book About Military Service
¡Atrapa la estrella!, Brenda Ehrmantraut, translated by Ana Stevenson, Elva Resa Publishing; Ancestry of the author(s): Santiago de chile (Ana); The author(s) lives in: Washington,
DC (Ana)

Best Latina Themed Book
La niña que llegó del mar, Sylma García González, Editorial Destellos LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: San Juan
Latinas in Architecture: Stories of Raising the 1% one Latina at a time, Alicia Ponce, Fig Factor Media LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): US, Mexican American; The author(s) lives in:
Chicago
Pitu le Baila al Mar, Gama Valle, illustrated by Yamel Figueroa , Editorial Destellos LLC; Ancestry of the author(s): Puerto Rico; The author(s) lives in: NY city