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Native American and Hispanic arts, Southwestern history, and books.

Special Feature — Summer Reads 2015

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Congratulations to Rio Grande Books and its Authors:

2015 International Latino Book Awards
First Place, Best History Book Bilingual: Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine Today’s Shadows by Nasario Garcia
First Place, Best Latino Focused Book Design: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
First Place, Best Use of Illustrations Inside the Book: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Second Place, Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book Bilingual: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Picture Book Bilingual: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia and illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book Bilingual: How Chile Came to New Mexico
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Best Interior Design: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero

2015 Southwest Book Design & Production Awards, New Mexico Book Association
Winner, Children & Young Adult Book, How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Runner-up, Guides & Travel Books, Saddle-Up: Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles

2015 PubWest Design Awards
Bronze, History: Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo

2015 Book Awards by the New Mexico Press Women Association
Best Children’s Fiction Book: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
Best Anthology: Bernalillo by Nasario García
2nd Place, Adult Non-fiction-History: Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
2nd Place, Children’s Fiction Book: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia
2nd Place, Adult Nonfiction-General: Space Pioneers by Loretta Hall
3rd Place, Children’s Fiction Book: Grandpa Lolo and Trampa by Nasario Garcia
3rd Place, Short Story Collections: Max Evans & A Few Friends by Ollie Reed, Ruthe Francis & Slim Randles
Honorable Mention, Children’s Fiction Book: The Talking Lizard by Nasario Garcia
Honorable Mention, Adult Nonfiction-History Book: Unsolved by Don Bullis
Honorable Mention, Adult Nonfiction-General: Saddle-Up: Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Second Place, Overall Excellence in Communications: Rio Grande Books

2015 Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Category Finalist, Saddle-Up: Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles

2015 Book Award by New Mexico Historical Society
Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Award: Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Pablita Velarde Award: Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story” by Nasario Garcia

2015 INDIEFAB Awards by Foreword Magazine
Second Place, Science Book: Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Finalist, Juvenile Book: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 Southwest Book of the Year by Border Regional Library Association
How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 Remarkable Latino Children’s Literature from Latinas for Latino Lit
How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Gold Medal, Multicultural Children's Picture Book How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

Best Book How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
Best Book Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Best Cover Design (larger than 6x9) How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
Best Cover Design (smaller than 6x9) Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Children's Picture Book bilingual How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
History-New Mexico Bernalillo by Nasario García
History-New Mexico UNSOLVED by Don Bullis
How-to Book Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Nonfiction-Other Max Evans and a few friends by Ollie Reed, Jr, Ruth E Francis, and Slim Randles
Science Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Young Readers Grandpa Lolo and Trampa by Nasario García

Finalists in the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

Anthology UNSOLVED by Don Bullis
Anthology Literacy Alive by Sharleen Daugherty
Anthology Max Evans and a few friends by Ollie Reed, Jr, Ruth E Francis, and Slim Randles
Fiction-Other Literacy Alive by Sharleen Daugherty
History-New Mexico Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
History-New Mexico Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Multi-cultural Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Young Adult Literacy Alive by Sharleen Daugherty
Best Cover Design Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Best Cover Design Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall

THIRD PLACE, OVERALL EXCELLENCE: 2014 New Mexico Press Women Book Awards


LPD Press & Rio Grande Books


Faith and art have always been bound together, especially in the Southwest and the old Hispanic villages of New Mexico. LPD Press has built a regional publishing company whose mission is to share the stories of faith, history, culture, and art found in the Hispanic Southwest. Rio Grande Books has taken that foundation and has expanded beyond the boundaries of New Mexico and explores the history and culture of the entire Southwest. Together, they are recording tradition.

"Among their books are works on Hispanic pottery and historical works about Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy and Frank Applegate, who helped develop the art movement in New Mexico" -- Albuquerque Journal