The Spanish Language Affiliate of the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education is pleased to announce its annual Best Spanish Language Picture Books 2020 List. This compendium of materials is for works published or translated in 2019.
Reviewers for the list included Spanish speaking members of the Children's Book Committee as well as Bank Street College professors and alumni. Each book was given the same rigorous review for cultural authenticity, language, translation and appeal to children that the committee gives its English language and bilingual recommendations.
The Center for Children's Literature at Bank Street College of Education announces with great delight that
Mi papi tiene una moto/My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero; Illustrated by Zeke Peña; Translated by Andrea Montejo (Kokila, Penguin/Random House)
has received the gold medal for its first ever Best Spanish Language Picture Book Award.
Silver medals were awarded to:
¿De Dónde Eres?/ Where Are You From by Yamile Saied Méndez; Illustrated by Jaime Kim (HarperCollins)
Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos/Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré; by Anika Aldamuy Denise; Illustrated by Paola Escobar; Translated by Omayra Ortiz (HarperCollins)
Mario y el agujero en el cielo: Cómo un químico salvó nuestro planeta/ Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch; Illustrated by Teresa Martínez; Translated by Carlos E. Calvo (Charlesbridge)
These two books received honorable mention:
Soñadores/Dreamers by Yuyi Morales (Holiday House)
Alma y como obtuvo su nombre/Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez Neal (Candlewick)
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