(Pura) Belpré Award Selection Committee - 2018

Charge

To select annually a children's book published in the United States or Puerto Rico to recognize outstanding original works written or illustrated by a Latino/Latina author or illustrator that portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino/Latina cultural experience.

Roster

Stefanie Isabel Bailey (REFORMA Representative, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)
Susan H. Polos (REFORMA Representative, February 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018)
Edwin Rodarte (REFORMA Representative, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)
Alicia Karina Long (Chair, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)
Dr. Emily Rose Aguilo-Perez (Member, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)
Ms. Amy Christine Martin (Member, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)
Ms. Patty Gonzales Ramirez (Member, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)
K. T. Horning (Consultant, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, March 31, 2014, to July 31, 2018)

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Composition

The Belpré Award Selection Committee consists of seven members, three appointed from the ALSC membership at large and three appointed from the REFORMA membership, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 6)
The chair alternates: REFORMA appoints in even years; ALSC appoints in odd years.

Subcommitees and Task Forces

The Belpré Award Selection Committee consists of seven members, three appointed from the ALSC membership at large and three appointed from the REFORMA membership, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 6)
The chair alternates: REFORMA appoints in even years; ALSC appoints in odd years.

The 2018 Belpré Award Committee reviewed books published in 2017 for the 2018 awards.

The 2018 award winners were announced in February 2018.

Origin

Established in 1996 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors and the REFORMA Board.

Get Involved

ALSC and ALA value committed and active committee members. Qualified ALSC members are welcome to volunteer to serve on ALSC's committees. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other ALSC committees by filling out an ALSC committee volunteer form. Depending on the committee, appointments take place either in the spring or fall. Accordingly, committee service begins either following Annual Conference or Midwinter Meeting.

Staff Liaison

Courtney Jones
312-280-2163