Rhode Island Latino Books Award

Promoting bilingual literature, illustrators and authors

The Rhode Island Latino Books Award (formerly Latino Books Month @RILA), now in its ninth year, promotes literacy amongst Latinos through the celebration of Latino authors, illustrators and books that highlight Latino culture and Latin American identity.
Through this year-long celebration, RILA encourages librarians, teachers, educators and booksellers to promote books written by and for Latinos, and we encourage all Rhode Islanders to read books in both English and Spanish and written by Latino authors/illustrators.
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Thank you to the Rhode Island Center for the Books for providing copies of our selected books for the Rhode Island Latino Books Award.

Alert!

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The Rhode Island Center for the Book is offering book sets of the 2023 Rhode Island Latino Books Award nominees to schools and libraries planning to participate in voting for the 2023 award starting in April through the end of May. Due to the limited number of book sets available, Rhode Island Center for the Book may not be able to fulfill all requests and priority will be given to school libraries that demonstrate need.

Schools and libraries that accept and receive a book set are required to conduct RI Latino Book Award voting at their school or library and must submit the voting results by May 31, 2023. Failure to participate in voting will exclude a school or library from receiving a book set in future years.

Please email kate@ribook.org if you would like a set for your school or library by Monday, October 31, 2022. Please specify what set you would like: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 or grades 9-12.
For more information about the Rhode Island Latino Books Award and/or to participate, contact Maria Cotto, RILA's Latino Books Award Coordinator


For information about Rhode Island Latino Arts, contact
Marta V. Martínez, RILA'S Executive Director

For general queries, you can also use the "Contact Us" tab on the side of this page.
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Listen to authors from our 2022 list talk about their books
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To be on the Rhode Island Latino Books Award Selection Committee, contact Maria Cotto.

Click here to read more about how we select members and what is required if you serve.

The RI Center for the Book is offering book sets of the 2023 RI Latino Books Award nominees to schools and libraries planning to participate in voting for the 2023 award starting in April through the end of May. Due to the limited number of book sets available, Rhode Island Center for the Book may not be able to fulfill all requests and priority will be given to school libraries that demonstrate need.

Schools and libraries that accept and receive a book set are required to conduct RI Latino Book Award voting at their school or library and must submit the voting results by May 31, 2023. Failure to participate in voting will exclude a school or library from receiving a book set in future years.

Please email kate@ribook.org if you would like a set for your school or library by Monday, October 31st. Please specify what set you would like: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 or grades 9-12.

2023 Book List

Grades K-2
Grades 3-5
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Grades 6-8
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Teens (High School)