We are delighted to announce that the winners and honorees of the 2016 International Latino Book Awards include Writing for Children & Young Adults faculty members Daniel José Older and William Alexander, along with alumnus René Colato Laínez ’05.
Best Young Adult Fiction Book – English
First Place: Shadowshaper
by Daniel José Older, Scholastic Books
Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book – English
Honorable Mention: Nomad
by William Alexander, Simon & Schuster
Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – Bilingual
Honorable Mention: ¡Vamonos!/Let’s Go!
by René Colato Laínez, Holiday House
The full list of winning titles is available from Latino Literacy Now. (pdf)
Congratulations to all the authors!