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.
The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award was developed by Texas State University in 1995. The award seeks to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American Experience. More information about the Rivera Award including a complete list of previous winners can be found on Texas State's Website.