Read. Vote. Win! Leer. Votar. Ganar.
Sabías? Los Estados Unidos es el segundo país hispano hablante más grande del mundo.
Did you know? The United States is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.
In May we celebrate this with Rhode Island Latino Books Month. Read the 2019 nominees, vote on your favorite. The author with the most votes will win the Rhode Island Latino Book Award and be invited to speak in our very own state.
The Westerly Library Teen Space is a polling station. Celebrate with us by reading one of 2019's nominees and voting! There are nominees for each grade level. Find the 2019 teen and middle grade nominees below. Read at least three and vote for your favorite before May 31st. You can vote in the library or online at http://www.rilatinoarts.org/LatinoBooksMonth.html
When you vote, you enter to win a copy of one of the 2019 nominees.
Leave your name and number/email on the back of your ballot and you could win one of the books from your age group.
Teen Nominees 2019
Nonieqa Ramos—The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary
Courtney Alameda—Pitch Dark
Mark Oshiro—Anger is a Gift
Elizabeth Acevedo—The Poet X
Erika L. Sanchez—I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Melanie Crowder—An Uninterrupted View of the Sky
Middle Grade Nominees 2019
Margarita Engle—Jazz Owls
Lulu Delacre—In Progress: Short Stories about Young Latinos
Gennifer Choldenko—Al Capone Throws Me a Curve: A Tale from Alcatraz
Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon & Matthew Seely—Deadweight: Murder at Camp Bloom
Angela Dominguez - Stella Diaz Has Something to Say
Angela Cervantes - Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
Yeyudi Mercado - Sci Fu
Jennifer Torres - Flor and Miranda Steal the Show
Hilda Eunice Burgos - Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle
Emma Otheguy & Beatriz Vidal - Marti's Song for Freedom
Meg Medina - Merci Suarez Changes Gears
Picture Book Nominees
Yuyi Morales - Dreamers
Anika Denise & Paola Escobar - Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian & Storyteller Pura Belpre
Susan Middleton Elya - La Princesa and the Pea
Sonia Sotomayer & Lulu Delacre - Turning Pages
Juan Felipe Herrera & Lauren Castillo - Imagine
Susan Verde & John Parra - Hey, Wall
Mark Gonzales & Mehrdokht Amini - Yo Soy Muslim