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The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
"Texas State University College of Education developed The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. The award was established in 1995 and was named in honor of Dr. Tomás Rivera, a distinguished alumnus of Texas State University."
The American Indian Library Association is a membership action group that addresses the library-related needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Each year they present book awards to Native American authors for the best books in youth fiction.
Oyate is a Native American advocacy and education organization. They review children’s literature and advocate for Native Americans to be portrayed with historical accuracy, cultural appropriateness and without anti-Indian bias and stereotypes.