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Children's Award Books

Within the last 100 years or so, various organizations have chosen to honor outstanding books written for young people. Each award highlights the finest book within a particular category or which reflects a particular theme. Most are awarded annually.

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The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award is administered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Texas State University (TSU).

Recent Rivera Award Winners: 2018 - 2010

Texas State University College of Education developed the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience.  The award was first presented in 1996 and was named in honor of Dr. Tomás Rivera, a distinguished alumnus of Texas State University.