Awards and Special Recognition!

The Only Road is going places and picking up notable mentions along the way…


Pura Belpré Honor book

“Presented annually [by the American Library Association] to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.”

Américas Award Winner

“CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use.”


International Latino Book Award finalist

“The Int’l Latino Book Awards is a major refection that the fastest growing group in the USA has truly arrived. The Awards are now by far the largest Latino cultural Awards in the USA.”

Both the English and Spanish editions are finalists!


Bank Street Best Children’s Books List

“THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year.”


Action Book Club Selection

“Action Book Club theme: Many Voices. These books celebrate diversity, our differences, and the similarities that connect us all.”