The Pura Belpre Award is given each year to the author(s) and illustrator(s) whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience. There may also be one or more Honor books named. It was named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, and was established in 1996.
The titles in each section below are arranged in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest). Note that the year a book is awarded is one year after the publication date. For example, a book that came out in 2018 would be the 2019 winner.