Promoting the Legacy of Dr. Tomás Rivera with a Chicana/o Children’s Book Award

Jesse S. Gainer

Abstract


This article discusses how the Tomás Rivera Children's Book Award tries to connect to central themes of Chicana/o literature identified by Dr. Rivera. Each year, the award honors exceptional quality children's literature representing the Mexican American experience. The annual award celebrations are a time for young people to develop deep understandings of themselves and community through explorations and creations inspired by the literature and considering the themes of remembering, discovery and volition.


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