Promoting the Legacy of Dr. Tomás Rivera with a Chicana/o Children’s Book Award

  • Jesse S. Gainer


This article discusses how the Tomás Rivera Children's Book Award tries to connect to central themes of Chicana/o literature identified by Dr. Rivera. Each year, the award honors exceptional quality children's literature representing the Mexican American experience. The annual award celebrations are a time for young people to develop deep understandings of themselves and community through explorations and creations inspired by the literature and considering the themes of remembering, discovery and volition.

Research and Criticism / Investigaciones y Crítica