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Writers Against Racism: (A Fun) 2012 Pura Belpre Honor

After the day I had, e-mails like THIS make my day. Thank you, Samantha Vamos!

“I love love love what he did. He’s just something else! Rafael [Lopez]made a video of his reaction to winning a 2012 Pura Belpre Honor.”

Take a look…this is ‘AWEsome’ at its best.

“Before You Were Here, Mi Amor”  (Viking) – 2010 WA STATE BOOK AWARD WINNER

“The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred” (Charlesbridge)


  1. Loved the reaction. I am fascinated at artists’ ability to create something out of thin air. I can’t draw, but I try to create with a camera and with my words. Sometimes I’m successful. Sometimes I’m glad there is no camera recording my written words. Congratulations on your award, Mr. Lopez, and thanks for the picture.

  2. Thank you, Amy! I laughed reading my excitement! Wonderful to be here. Thank you for sharing.