Américas Award Library Collections

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) founded the Américas Award in 1993 to motivate and applaud authors, illustrators and publishers who produce exemplary children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with honorable mentions, and a commended list of titles.  Click here to see all Américas Award winners since 1993.

In 2017, the UNC-Duke Consortium provided library collections to the schools of teachers who have demonstrated a commitment to integrating Latin American and Caribbean studies through their participation in the Consortium’s professional development activities.

Américas Award School Library Collections

Merrill Bell, C.E. Jordan High School, Durham Public Schools

Savannah Cutrell, Northeastern High School, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank City Schools

Carla Jiménez-Matarrita and Wendi Pillars, Jordan-Matthews High School, Chatham County Schools

Nicoleta Martinez, Club Boulevard Elementary School, Durham Public Schools

Linda McDonald, Avery’s Creek Elementary School, Buncombe County Schools

Sashir Moore-Sloan, Lowe’s Grove Magnet Middle School, Durham Public Schools

Jamie Shell, T.C. Roberson High School, Buncombe County Schools

Américas Award Platinum School Library Collections

Wendy Bateman, Green Magnet Elementary School, Wake County Public Schools

Raymond Beamon, West Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Beth Bruch, Southern Alamance High School, Alamance-Burlington Schools

Kalle Davis, Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro, Guilford County Schools

Héctor Gómez, Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, Guilford County Schools

Jeannette Rodríguez-Cornejo, Southern High School, Durham Public Schools

Claudia Walker, Murphey Traditional Academy, Guilford County Schools

Michael Williams, Warren New Tech High School, Warren County Schools

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