WCYA Faculty and Alumnus Win International Latino Book Award Honors

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!