The YALSA Board met on June 24, 2017 to discuss the possibility of Pura Belpre Award expansion, see board doc number 19 . Some of the proposed changes are;

Age Range: Expand to preschool through age 18, Committee Composition includes individuals with appropriate backgrounds in relationship to Latinx literature as follows: 3 appointed by ALSC, 3 appointed by YALSA , 3 appointed by REFORMA

Chair position rotates as follows: 1 year by REFORMA, 2nd year by ALSC, 3rd year by YALSA, and so on.

This proposal would need to go to ALSC and to REFORMA before this can move forward,

YALSA would like to accept the idea in item #19 and direct the Executive Director to speak with Executive Director with both ALSC and REFORMA.

Other Board documents that have been approved can be seen here

If you are traveling to Annual, make sure to stop by the YALSA booth!

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