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Tomás Rivera Book Award Winners

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2016

2016 Award Winner: Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams Books for Young Readers

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams Books for Young Readers

Written and Illustrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh

2016 Award Winner: Works for Older Readers: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez. Carolrhoda LAB

Works for Older Readers: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez. Carolrhoda LAB

Written by: Ashley Hope Pérez

2015

2015 Award Winner: Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

Written by: Duncan Tonatiuh

2015 Award Winner: Gabi: A Girl in Pieces

Gabi: A Girl in Pieces

Written by: Isabel Quintero

2014

2014 Award Winner: Pancho Rabbit and the coyote: A migrant’s tale

Pancho Rabbit and the coyote: A migrant’s tale

Written and Illustrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh

2014 Award Winner: Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People

Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People

Written and Illustrated by: Susan Goldman Rubin - Bio:

2013

2013 Award Winner: Under the Mesquite

Under the Mesquite

Written by: Guadalupe Garcia McCall

2012

2012 Award Winner: Sylvia and Aki

Sylvia and Aki

Written by: Winifred Conkling

2012 Award Winner: Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

Written and Illustrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh

2011

2011 Award Winner: Bait

Bait

Written by: Alex Sanchez

2010

2010 Award Winner: What Can You Do With A Paleta?

What Can You Do With A Paleta?

Written by: Carmen Tafolla
Illustrated by: Magaly Morales

2009

2009 Award Winner: The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans

The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans

Written by: Carmen Tafolla

2009 Award Winner: He Forgot to Say Goodbye

He Forgot to Say Goodbye

Written by: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

2008

2008 Award Winner: Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Written by: Marisa Montes
Illustrated by: Yuyi Morales

2007

2007 Award Winner: Downtown Boy

Downtown Boy

Written by: Juan Felipe Herrera

2006

2006 Award Winner: José! Born to Dance

José! Born to Dance

Written by: Susanna Reich
Illustrated by: Raúl Colón

2005

2005 Award Winner: Becoming Naomi León

Becoming Naomi León

Written by: Pam Muñoz Ryan

2004

2004 Award Winner: Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

Written and Illustrated by: Yuyi Morales

2003

2003 Award Winner: A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana

A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana

Written by: Pat Mora
Illustrated by: Beatriz Vidal

2002

2002 Award Winner: Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Written by: Francisco Jiménez

2001

2001 Award Winner: My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito

My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito

Written by: Amada Irma Pérez
Illustrated by: Maya Christina Gonzalez

2000

2000 Award Winner: My Land Sings: Stories of the Río Grande

My Land Sings: Stories of the Río Grande

Written by: Rudolfo Anaya
Illustrated by: Amy Córdova

1999

1999 Award Winner: The Three Pigs/Los Tres Cerdos: Nacho, Tito, and Miguel

The Three Pigs/Los Tres Cerdos: Nacho, Tito, and Miguel

Written and Illustrated by: Bobbi Salinas

1998

1998 Award Winner: Tomas and the Library Lady

Tomas and the Library Lady

Written by: Pat Mora
Illustrated by: Raúl Colón

1997

1997 Award Winner: In My Family/ En Mi Familia

In My Family/ En Mi Familia

Written and Illustrated by: Carmen Lomas Garza

1996

1996 Award Winner: The Farolitos of Christmas

The Farolitos of Christmas

Written by: Rudolfo Anaya
Illustrated by: Edward Gonzales

1996 Award Winner: Chato’s Kitchen

Chato’s Kitchen

Written by: Gary Soto
Illustrated by: Susan Guevara