News & Announcements
REFORMA Announces the 2018 Pura Belpre Award Winners3/1/2018
Every year, the Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina author and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. Established in 1996, the award is named after a pioneer in Latino librarianship, Pura Belpré, who was the first Latina to work at the New York Public Library and who was also a writer and storyteller. ALA and REFORMA create Adopt a Library program to assist libraries in the Caribbean11/18/2017 CHICAGO — Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated much of the Caribbean and libraries were not spared. In addition to its fundraising efforts, the American Library Association (ALA) is partnering with REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and Spanish Speakers on an Adopt a Library Program to match damaged or destroyed libraries in the region with libraries in the United States and elsewhere that would like to assist in their recovery.
REFORMA statement on the Rescinding of DACA9/5/2017
REFORMA, The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and Spanish Speakers would like to express support for the nearly 800,000 Dreamers recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We appeal to Congress to pass legislation to resolve this human rights matter.