Pura Belpré Award Endowment




The ALSC Board authorized transfers from the operating budget’s net asset balance, ALSC and REFORMA members, and other individual and corporate donors.


To support the expenses related to administering the Pura Belpré Awards. The awards honor Latino/Latina writers and illustrators whose work best celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of children’s or youth literature. This award is co-sponsored by ALSC and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.

2017 Donors

Alan Bern
Therese Bigelow
Maria Gentle
Jean Hatfield
Linda Pavonetti
Linda Perkins
Ed Spicer