Pura Belpre Award Committee

Chair of the ALA Pura Belpre Award Committee is alternated between American School Library Association (ALSC) and REFORMA. The chair is appointed by either REFORMA or ALSC and endorsed by the other every two years. REFORMA was Chair in 2012 and will continue to be chair every four years.

Promotes award with fundraising and publicity efforts.


Ramona Caponegro (Chair, July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)
Anna Avalos
René Bue
Josefa Bustos Pelayo
Patricia Cortez Valdovinos
Joh J. Hem Lee
Elizabeth Anne Negrete Gaylor

Get Involved
Volunteer applications for REFORMA national committees are accepted from February 1 - April 15 for service the following committee term, which begins July. Vist http://www.reforma.org/volunteer for more information and a link to the volunteer form.