International Latino Book Awards 2012 winners announced

The largest and most important Latino book awards in the USA, the 14th Annual International Latino Book Awards, were held June 5, 2012 at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City. During the evening 148 authors and publishers were honored. Each year the International Latino Book Awards are held during BookExpo America, the largest publishing trade show in the United States. The awards are truly an international event with authors and publishers from across the USA, 14 countries in Latin America, Spain and other countries.

This year’s awards were judged by a group of 55 individuals, including: Julia L. Abrantes, Ivelise Andino, Andrea Arroyo, Ruben Arvizu, Manuel Baca PhD, Maribeth Bandas, Nicole A. Ramos Beauchamp, Aurora Anaya Cerda, Roberto Chavez, Kathy A. Diaz, Tony Diaz, Daisy Dominguez, John Echeveste, Hector Ericksen, Miriam Fabiancic, Maria Ferrer, José Galvez, Arturo Garcia, Denice Garcia, Gloria Garcia, Ignacio Gomez, Wilma Gonzalez, Myriam Grajales-Hall, Reyna Grande, Marcela Hede, Dennis Hernández, Carol Solangy Jimenez, Virgie Kamhi, Abraham Larrondo, Mimi Lozano, Frida B. Marte, Jesus Menera, Ambassador Julian Nava PhD, Jess Nieto PhD, Alice Perez, Dora Przybylek, Steve Richer, Irene Romero, Sarah D. Amador Rusnak, Diana Sen, Herman Sillas, Andres Tobar, Luis Torres, John Valdez, Andy Valenzuela, Lorena Velástegui, and Magdalena Gonzalez Whisler. The awards were overseen by Kirk Whisler with major assistance from Nora de Hoyos Comstock PhD, Annie Perez, and Jim Sullivan.

Here are the winners. After the publisher in each listing is the country of origin for the author.

A CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Best Educational Children’s Book – English

FIRST PLACE The Dreamer, Pam Munóz Ryan & Peter Sis; Scholastic Books; USA

Best Educational Children’s Book – Spanish

FIRST PLACE Letra a Letra, Angels Navarro; Editorial Combel; Spain

Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual

FIRST PLACE The Oldest House in the USA/La casa mas antigua de los Estados Unidos, Kat Aragon; Lectura Books

SECOND PLACE 1,2,3 Si! A Numbers Book in English and Spanish, Madeleine Budnick; Trinity University Press

HONORABLE MENTION The Ghost of Jose Luis Muñoz and The Day of the Dead, Joyce Prince; Laredo Publishing Company; USA

Best Children’s Picture Book – English

FIRST PLACE Witches Handbook, Monica Carretero; Cuento de Luz; Spain

SECOND PLACE The Word Collector, Sonja Wimmer; Cuento de Luz; Spain

HONORABLE MENTION Goodbye, Havana! Hola, New York!, Edie Colon, Raul Colon illustrations; Paula Wiseman Books; Cuba, USA

HONORABLE MENTION The Pet Shop Revolution, Ana Juan; Arthur A. Levine Books; Spain

HONORABLE MENTION Waiting for the Biblioburro, Monica Brown; Random House Children’s Books; USA

HONORABLE MENTION Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC, Quiara Alegria Hudes & Shino Arihara; Arthur A. Levine Books; USA

Best Children’s Picture Book – Spanish

FIRST PLACE Compórtate, Pablo Picasso!, Jonah Winter/Kevin Hawkes; Scholastic Books; USA

SECOND PLACE Que Cosas Dice Mi Abuela, Ana Galán; Scholastic Books; Spain

HONORABLE MENTION Las Mil y una Noches, Lluis Farre and Merce Canals; Editorial Combel; Spain

HONORABLE MENTION Manual de Brujas, Monica Carretero; Cuento de Luz; Spain

HONORABLE MENTION ¿Puede pasarle a cualquiera?, Mar Pavon & Sonja Wimmer; Cuento de Luz; Spain

Best Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina, Monica Brown; Children’s Book Press; USA

SECOND PLACE Relatividad/Relativity, Michael Smith; East West Discovery Press; USA

SECOND PLACE Rubber Shoes… A lesson in gratitude/Los zapatos de goma… una lección de gratitud, Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri; Big Tent Books; USA, El Salvador & Nicaragua

HONORABLE MENTION Cantaba La Rana/The Frog was Singing, Rita Rosa Ruesga/Soledad Sebastian; Scholastic Books; Cuba

HONORABLE MENTION I Kick the Ball/Pateo el balón, Gwendolyn Zepeda; Arte Público Press

Best Young Adult Fiction – English

FIRST PLACE The Last Summer of the Death Warriors, Francisco X. Stork; Arthur A. Levine Books; Mexico

SECOND PLACE Diego’s Dragon, Book One: Spirits of the Sun, Kevin Gerard; Crying Cougar Press; USA

HONORABLE MENTION Dancing Home, Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta; Atheneum Books; Cuba, USA

HONORABLE MENTION You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens, Sarah Cortez; Arte Público Press; USA

Best Young Adult Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE El Soñador, Pam Munóz Ryan & Peter Sis; Scholastic Books; USA

SECOND PLACE The Monster in the Mattress, Diane De Anda; Arte Público Press; USA

HONORABLE MENTION El encuentro: colección alhambra joven, Rita Wirkala; Pearson Educación; Argentina

HONORABLE MENTION El Vendedor de dulces, R. K. Narayan; Editorial Bambú; India

Best Young Adult Nonfiction – English

FIRST PLACE El Caracol: The Story of Alfonso, Labor Camp Child, Yolanda Espinosa Espinoza; Mill City Press, Inc.; USA

SECOND PLACE Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them, Graciela Tiscareno-Sato; Gracefully Global Group LLC; USA

Best Young Adult Nonfiction – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Vademécum Mujeres: Para que la vida no se te vuelva de cuadritos, María Villegas y Jennie Kent; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation – English

FIRST PLACE Business of Pain, Araceli Martínez-Rose; RM Advisors Ediciones; México

Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE El negocio del dolor, Araceli Martínez-Rose; RM Advisors Ediciones; México

Best Young Adult eBook English/Spanish

FIRST PLACE When I Am Singing to You, Rebecca Burke; USA

 

B NON-FICTION

Best Arts Book – English

FIRST PLACE L.A. Xicano, Chon Noriega, Terezita Romo, Pilar Tompkins Rivas; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; USA

SECOND PLACE Malaquias Montoya, Terezita Romo; UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; USA

HONORABLE MENTION Birds in Colombia, Murray Cooper; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Arts Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Pedro Ruiz, William Ospina/Javier Gil; Villegas Editores; Colombia

SECOND PLACE Alejandro Obregón, Benjamín Villegas; Villegas Editores; Colombia

HONORABLE MENTION De la sombra a la luz: Imágenes del secuestro, Mario Ayerbe-Gonzalez and Fernando Soto-Aparicio; Jose Marcelino Triana Perdomo;

Best Biography – English

FIRST PLACE Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD & Mim Eichler Rivas; University of California Press; México

SECOND PLACE Business of Pain, Araceli Martínez-Rose; RM Advisors Ediciones; México

SECOND PLACE Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, Sergio Troncoso; Arte Público Press; USA

HONORABLE MENTION The Riots, Danielle Cadena Deulen; University of Georgia Press; USA

HONORABLE MENTION Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him, Luis Carlos Montalvan; Hyperion Books; USA of Cuban & Puerto Rican ancestry

HONORABLE MENTION Words Were All We Had, Maria de la Luz Reyes; Teachers College Press; USA

Best Biography – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Francisco de Miranda ¿Soñador de Absolutos?, Victor Paz Otero; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Business Book – English

FIRST PLACE Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them, Graciela Tiscareno-Sato; Gracefully Global Group LLC; USA

SECOND PLACE Human Resources Guide to Social Media Risks, Jesse Torres; Createspace;

Best Gift Book – English

FIRST PLACE Birds in Colombia, Murray Cooper; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Gift Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Setenta Días De Noche, Dr. Emma Sepulveda; Editorial Catalonia; Argentina/Chile

SECOND PLACE Una Navidad en Familia, Maria Villegas y Jennie Kent; Villegas Editores; Colombia

HONORABLE MENTION El Mejor Regalo para Mamá/The Best Gift for Mom, Alma Renteria; Education and Leadership Press; México

Best History/Political Book – English

FIRST PLACE No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy, Wendy Call; The University of Nebraska Press; USA

SECOND PLACE Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction: The Cultural Production of Social Anxiety, Ignacio López-Calvo; University of Arizona Press; Spain

HONORABLE MENTION Chicanas of 18th Street: Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago, Leonard G. Ramirez; University of Illinois Press; USA

Best History/Political Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Setenta Días De Noche, Dr. Emma Sepulveda; Editorial Catalonia; Argentina/Chile

Best Reference Book – English

FIRST PLACE Immigration Law and the US-Mexican Border, Kevin R. Johnson and Bernard Trujillo; University of Arizona Press; USA

SECOND PLACE The world of art in San Agustin, Efrain Sanchez; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Reference Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Vademécum Mujeres: Para que la vida no se te vuelva de cuadritos, Maria Villegas y Jennie Kent; Villegas Editores; Colombia

SECOND PLACE El Libro de los libros II, Fabio Ramirez/Juan David Giraldo; Villegas Editores; Colombia

HONORABLE MENTION Criminalistics for Spanish/English Interpreters, Desiree Baker Millikan; Cantemos; Venezuela

Best Health Book – English

FIRST PLACE Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS, Jesus Ramirez-Valles; University of Illinois Press; USA

Best Health Book – Spanish or Bilingual

SECOND PLACE En Buena Salud, Rafael Canabal; Qwonder LLC; Venezuela

Best Parenting/Family Book – English

SECOND PLACE An Egg and A Cigarette, Shari Harris-Dunning; Wasteland Press; USA

Best Parenting/Family Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE El Mejor Regalo para Mamá/The Best Gift for Mom, Alma Renteria; Education and Leadership Press; México

SECOND PLACE Una Navidad en Familia, Maria Villegas y Jennie Kent; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Religious Book – English

SECOND PLACE Oath of God, Yzabelle Jimenez Martinez; Tate Publishing; USA

Best Religious Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE La Segunda Venida de Cristo: La resurección del Cristo que mora en tu interior, Paramahansa Yogananda; Self Realization Fellowship; India

Best Self-help Book – English

FIRST PLACE You Are More Than Good Enough, Gloria Rodriguez; DeAlmas Press; USA, Puerto Rico ancestry

Best Self-help Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Traspasando Limites, Carlos Torres Molina; Carlos A. Torres Molina; Uruguay

SECOND PLACE ¿Qué hago con el Sexo?, Flavia Dos Santos; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Spiritual/New Age Book – English

FIRST PLACE You Are More Than Good Enough, Gloria Rodriguez; DeAlmas Press; USA, Puerto Rico ancestry

SECOND PLACE The Book of Light: Ask and Heaven Will Answer, Alexandra Solnado; Atria Books

Best Spiritual/New Age Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE La Segunda Venida de Cristo: La resurrección del Cristo que mora en tu interior, Paramahansa Yogananda; Self Realization Fellowship; India

SECOND PLACE El Libro de la Luz: Pregunta, y el cielo responderá, Alexandra Solnado; Atria Books

Best Travel Book – English

FIRST PLACE An Egg and A Cigarette, Shari Harris-Dunning; Wasteland Press; USA

Best Travel Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Cundinamarca: Corazón de Colombia, Benjamín Villegas; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Women’s Issues Book – English

FIRST PLACE Finding Fernanda, Erin Siegal; Cathexis Press; USA

SECOND PLACE You Are More Than Good Enough, Gloria Rodriguez; DeAlmas Press; USA, Puerto Rico ancestry

HONORABLE MENTION In Memory of a Saint: Lessons from My Mother I Didn’t Pay Attention to Until She Died, Sandra Elaine Scott; Createspace; USA

HONORABLE MENTION Oath of God, Yzabelle Jimenez Martinez; Tate Publishing

Best Women’s Issues Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Vademécum Mujeres: Para que la vida no se te vuelva de cuadritos, Maria Villegas y Jennie Kent; Villegas Editores; Colombia

HONORABLE MENTION Abuso Escondido Detrás De La Placa, Rosaura Torres; Torres Publishing Group, LLC; USA

Best eBook – Nonfiction – English

FIRST PLACE Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them, Graciela Tiscareno-Sato; Gracefully Global Group LLC; USA

 

C FICTION

Best Popular Fiction – English

FIRST PLACE Traces of Bliss, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador

SECOND PLACE Retribution, Carmen Rodriguez; Women’s Press Literary; Chile, now living Canada

HONORABLE MENTION Outside the Bones, Lyn Di Iorio; Arte Público Press; Puerto Rico

HONORABLE MENTION Say Her Name, Francisco Goldman; Grove/Atlantic, Inc.; USA, Guatemalan ancestry

HONORABLE MENTION The Book of Want, Daniel A. Olivas; University of Arizona Press

HONORABLE MENTION The Map of Time: A Novel, Felix J. Palma; Atria Books

Best Popular Fiction – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE La Zarza De Los Recuerdos, Jose Alvarez; Editorial Voces De Hoy; Cuba

SECOND PLACE América Nuestra: Antología de narrativa en español en Estados Unidos, Fernando Olszanski & Jose Castro Urioste; LinkGua USA

HONORABLE MENTION Más allá de la justicia, María de Lourdes Victoria; EntreLineas, libros y palabras; México

Best Novel – Adventure/Drama – English

FIRST PLACE The Lost Angel: A Novel, Javier Sierra; Atria Books

SECOND PLACE Cross Over Water, Richard Yañez; University of Nevada Press; USA

HONORABLE MENTION Barrio Bushido, Benjamin Bac Sierra; El Leon Literary Arts; USA, Guatemalan ancestry

HONORABLE MENTION From This Wicked Patch of Dust, Sergio Troncoso; University of Arizona Press; USA

HONORABLE MENTION Sweet Kyra and the American Dream, Onin Age-Iron; Xlibris; USA

HONORABLE MENTION The Name Partner, Carlos Cisneros; Arte Público Press

HONORABLE MENTION Traces of Bliss, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador

Best Novel – Adventure/Drama – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE El Ángel Perdido: Una Novela, Javier Sierra; Atria Books

SECOND PLACE Del suelo al cielo, Virginia Gift; Palibrio

HONORABLE MENTION Más allá de la justicia, María de Lourdes Victoria; EntreLineas, libros y palabras; México

Best Novel – Historical – English

FIRST PLACE The Time in Between: A Novel, María Dueñas; Atria Books; Spain

SECOND PLACE A Song in my Heart, Roma Calatayud-Stocks; Beaver’s Pond Press

HONORABLE MENTION Gathering the Indigo Maidens, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador

HONORABLE MENTION Ocotillo Dreams, Melinda Palacio; Bilingual Review Press

Best Novel – Historical – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE El Tiempo Entre Costuras: Una Novela, María Dueñas; Atria Books; Spain

FIRST PLACE Francisco de Miranda ¿Soñador de Absolutos?, Victor Paz Otero; Villegas Editores; Colombia

HONORABLE MENTION Convocando a las Doncellas Del Indigo, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador

Best Novel – Mystery – English

FIRST PLACE On Hallowed Ground: A Willie Cuesta Mystery, John Lantigua; Arte Público Press

Best Graphic Novel – English

FIRST PLACE Mi Barrio, Robert Renteria; Writers of the Round Table Press; USA

Best Poetry Book – English

FIRST PLACE The Trouble Ball, Martin Espada; W.W. Norton & Co; USA, parents from Puerto Rican

SECOND PLACE Conversations with my Skin, Peggy Robles-Alvarado; Createspace; USA, Puerto Rican & Dominican parents

SECOND PLACE Me No Habla with Acento, Emanuel Xavier; Rebel Satori Press & El Museo del Barrio; USA of Ecuadorian & Puerto Rican ancestry

HONORABLE MENTION Empire, Xochiquetzal Candelaria; University of Arizona Press; USA

HONORABLE MENTION Injuring Eternity, Millicent Borges Accardi; Mischievous Muse Press

Best Poetry Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE Soluna en Bosque: conjuros para invocar el amor, Antonieta Villamil; Caza de Libros; Colombia

SECOND PLACE My Ducky Buddy/Mi Amigo El Pato, Michael Smith; East West Discovery Press; USA

Best eBook – Fiction – English

FIRST PLACE The Map of Time: A Novel, Felix J. Palma; Atria Books

HONORABLE MENTION As Happy As Ling, Carlos Aleman; USA

 

D DESIGN

Best Cover Design

FIRST PLACE De la sombra a la luz: Imágenes del secuestro, Jose Marcelino Triana-Perdomo and Caliche Impresore; Jose Marcelino Triana Perdomo; Colombia

SECOND PLACE Alejandro Obregón, Benjamín Villegas; Villegas Editores; Colombia

HONORABLE MENTION Aves en Colombia, Benjamín Villegas; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Cover Illustration

FIRST PLACE Historia de una Cucaracha, Carmen Gil & Sonja Wimmer; Cuento de Luz; Spain

SECOND PLACE Cocorina en el Jardín de los Espejos, Mar Pavon and Monica Carretero; Cuento de Luz; Spain

HONORABLE MENTION Una Navidad en Familia, Julian De Narvaez; Villegas Editores; Colombia

Best Interior Design

FIRST PLACE Alejandro Obregón, Benjamín Villegas; Villegas Editores; Colombia

SECOND PLACE Jesus’ Birthday Gift, Adalucia; Cholita Prints and Publishing Company; Perú

Best Use of Photos

FIRST PLACE Santa Cruz de Mompox: Cantos Populares de mi Tierra, Sylvia Patino; editorSPatino; Colombia

SECOND PLACE Colombia Campesina, Benjamín Villegas; Villegas Editores; Colombia

HONORABLE MENTION Aves en Colombia, Murray Cooper; Villegas Editores; Colombia

HONORABLE MENTION Colombia Solidaria, Santiago Escobar Jaramillo; Villegas Editores; Colombia

 

THE MARIPOSA AWARDS

Mariposa Award: Best First Book – English

FIRST PLACE Ocotillo Dreams, Melinda Palacio; Bilingual Review Press; USA

SECOND PLACE A Song in my Heart, Roma Calatayud-Stocks; Beaver’s Pond Press

HONORABLE MENTION Gathering the Indigo Maidens, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador HONORABLE MENTION The Bolero of Andi Rowe: Stories, Toni Margarita Plummer; Curbstone Books/Northwestern Univ. Press

HONORABLE MENTION Under the Mesquite, Guadalupe Garcia McCall; Lee & Low Books, Inc.; México

HONORABLE MENTION Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him, Luis Carlos Montalván; Hyperion Books; USA of Cuban & Puerto Rican ancestry

HONORABLE MENTION Vida, Patricia Engel; Grove/Atlantic, Inc.; USA, Colombian ancestry

Mariposa Award: Best First Book – Spanish or Bilingual

FIRST PLACE El Tiempo Entre Costuras: Una Novela, María Dueñas; Atria Books; Spain

SECOND PLACE El Mejor Regalo para Mamá/The Best Gift for Mom, Alma Renteria; Education and Leadership Press; México

HONORABLE MENTION Convocando a las Doncellas Del Indigo, Cecilia Velástegui; Libros Publishing; Ecuador

HONORABLE MENTION Rubber Shoes… A lesson in gratitude/Los zapatos de goma… una lección de gratitud, Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri; Big Tent Books; USA, El Salvador & Nicaragua

 

 

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