Winner—Campoy-Ada Award, Children’s and Young People’s Literature
A new Spanish-language book for young readers of all ages has won the Campoy-Ada Award for Children’s and Young People’s Literature, given by the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE).
La odisea marina de María Traviesa, written by Tina Escaja and illustrated by M.J. Tobal, has been published by BrookTree Media.
This illustrated poem was the winner in the category of Juvenile Poetry.
The Campoy-Ada Award, or National Award for Children's and Young People’s Literature in the Spanish Language, is a prize established to recognize the merit of works of children's literature written in the Spanish language by citizens or residents of the United States. The award is named to honor two authors, F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada, both of whom dedicated their careers to advancing the Spanish language in U.S. The award is sponsored by the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), formed in 1973, promotes the use of the Spanish language in the United States.
Tina Escaja is an award-winning writer and digital artist residing in Burlington, Vermont. Her poems and digital work have appeared in numerous collections, and have been translated into six languages. Many of her poetic, narrative and hypertext works can be experienced on her website www.tinaescaja.com. She previously published with BrookTree Media her novella Murder in the Language Lab, in a bilingual edition with a translation by John W. Warren.
M.J. Tobal is a graphic designer and multidisciplinary artist. She has shown her work in art galleries, museums, exhibition halls and alternative spaces; has created urban interventions and sculptural assemblies; and has designed posters and book covers. She has contributed illustrations in various works of prestigious poets. See more at www.mjtobal.net.