Annal: 1998 Pura Belpré Award for Illustration

Results of the Pura Belpré Award in the year 1998.

Book:Snapshots from the Wedding

Snapshots from the Wedding

Gary Soto, Stephanie Garcia

There's nothing like a wedding, and this book about a wedding is not quite like any other... Maya, the flower girl, is the lens through which the action is seen. All of the fun of a wedding is here: the altar boy with the dirty sneakers under his gown, Maya putting pitted black olives on each of her fingers, the kids whacking each other with balloons... The choice of three dimensional artwork was inspired.

Book:Gathering the Sun

Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet In Spanish And English

Alma Flor Ada, Simón Silva

In simple words and sun-drenched paintings, Alma Flor Ada and Simón Silva take us into the fields and orchards, and into the lives of the people who work them. Simple poems in Spanish and English, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet, describe the wonder of the vegetable and fruit farms. Together, the poems and the rich illustrations celebrate the glory of nature and the hearts of all who dedicate their lives to working the land.

Book:The Golden Flower

The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico

Nina Jaffe, Enrique O. Sánchez

This myth explains the origin of the sea, the forest, and the island now called Puerto Rico.

Book:In My Family

In My Family: En mi familia

Carmen Lomas Garza

Following the best-selling Family Pictures, In My Family/En mi familia is Carmen Lomas Garza's continuing tribute to the family and community that shaped her childhood and her life. Lomas Garza's vibrant paintings and warm personal stories depict memories of growing up in the traditional Mexican-American community of her hometown of Kingsville, Texas.

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