The Tomás Rivera Book Award highlights exceptional quality children’s and young adult literature that reflects the Mexican American experience. We believe in the importance of multicultural literature for all people and the urgent need for all young people to see their languages and cultures reflected in the books they read. Each year we honor winners in categories for younger and older readers. We provide books for children, connect children to award-winning authors and illustrators, and encourage parents, teachers, librarians and other adults to engage with this literature with children and youth.
Please see our short informational video below.
From now until Thursday afternoon we are having a fundraiser. Donations are tax deductible and will go directly to the award. The money we raise will help us continue providing books, transportation, and other resources for children to participate in the annual award celebrations and to experience outstanding Mexican American children’s and YA literature. Please help us reach our goal of 300 donations by the end of the day on Thursday, September 22. Donations can be made at: http://donate.txstate.edu/stepup?cfpage=project&project_id=13072
Thank you for your support of Mexican American Children’s and Young Adult Literature and of the Tomás Rivera Book Award.
Tomás Rivera Book Award