Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Second Award for Mariachi

Book Expo America has brought more news than I initially realized.

On Thursday, May 28, the 11th Annual International Latino Book Awards, sponsored by Latino Literacy Now, were announced at the Javits Convention Center. As it turns out, the Spanish-language version of my children's book, El Mejor Mariachi del Mundo, was awarded second place in the Spanish Children's Picture Book category.

A list of the first-place, second-place and honorable mention books in all categories can be found here.

Since I am the writer and not the illustrator, this is really our book. Without Dani Jones and her vibrant, thoroughly researched illustrations, there would only be words in search of pictures.

The book's first award, announced in January, was being included among Críticas Magazine's Best Children's Books of 2008, as discussed here.

To state the obvious, I am very much enjoying this.

4 comments:

SueG said...

I have just one thing to say over and over again..."told you so," "told you so!" So happy for you!

J.D. Smith said...

Thank you, Sue, for your support at a very early stage.

It should really be fun to take this book into the next academic year.

poetjanes said...

Congrats, JD! Well done.

madre said...

Congratulations on the awards!
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