I had always heard that the Pura Belpré Award Celebration was wonderful so this year I went and, yes it was! The room was festively decorated, the presentations and speeches were moving, and it ended with a completely delightful dance performance by a troupe of little girls.
The highlight of the afternoon for me was the vivacious and talented Yuyi Morales who received an honor for the writing and the medal for the illustration of her charming alphabet book, Just in Case.
At the end of her acceptance speech she presented the following video. Enjoy!