Monday, October 12, 2015

Guest Post: Jesse Gainer on Submissions for Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award

By Jesse Gainer, Director
Tomás Rivera Children's Book Award
for Cynthia Leitich Smith's Cynsations

The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, established in 1995, recognizes and honors authors and illustrators who create quality children's literature that authentically depicts the Mexican American experience in the United States.

We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary and were written up in an article published by NBC Latino.

We are currently seeking submissions to be considered for the 2016 award in two categories:

2015 Winner
Works for Younger Children

These are books appropriate for children from birth to 12 years old [or Infant to 5th grade]

Works for Older Children

These are books appropriate for children ranging from 13 years old to 18 years old [or 6th grade to 12th grade]

All submissions for 2016 must have a publication date of 2015 to be considered. Our submission deadline is December 1st.

To submit a book for considerations please send four copies of the book to:

2015 Winner
Jesse Gainer, Director
Tomás Rivera Children's Book Award
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

If you have a suggestion for a book that you believe would be a good submission, but you can't send four copies, please email Jesse Gainer (jg51@txstate.edu) with the title, publisher, and ISBN of the book (and/or contact him with any questions). See more information about the award.



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