Tomas Rivera Book Award

This is the website for the Tomas Rivera Book Award Project from Texas State University San Marcos. According to the website:

Texas State University College of Education developed the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. The award was established in 1995 and was named in honor of Dr. Tomas Rivera, a distinguished alumnus of Texas State University.

The award is directed by Dr. Jennifer Battle from TSU, and the award winner is chosen annually by a rotating committee including librarians, educators, researchers and writers. The site is maintained by TSU and the committee.

The website contains information about the award, award criteria and timeline, how to submit a book, people involved with the project, a list of past award winners, and video of past book award ceremonies and interviews with authors.

The most useful feature of this site is the list of past award winners, which will be a boon to librarians, parents and teachers interested in helping children select high quality literature with Mexican American themes. Librarians and teachers can also use this list as a selection tool for adding high quality literature to their collections.

Published in: on December 2, 2007 at 7:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

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