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LPD Press & Rio Grande Books

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One of the most comprehensive locations for information on art and culture in the Southwest,
with information on traditional and contemporary
Native American and Hispanic arts, Southwestern history, and books.

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Congratulations to
“Grandma Lale’s Tamales”, “How Chile Came to New Mexico”, and “Bernalillo”
for being named as Finalists in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards


Congratulations to
“Space Pioneers” and “How Chile Came to New Mexico”
for being named Finalists in the 2015 INDIEFAB Book Awards
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Congratulations to
“Bernalillo” and “How Chile Came to New Mexico”
for being named Winners in the 2015 New Mexico Press Women Book Awards,
plus Rio Grande Books received 8 other finalist awards and the
Second Place Award of Excellence in Communications Award for an Organization
Children’s Fiction
1st Place
How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya
2nd Place
Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story by Nasario Garcia
3rd Place
Grandpa Lolo and Trampa: A Story of Surprise & Mystery by Nasario Garcia
Honorable Mention
The Talking Lizard: New Mexico’s Magic & Mystery by Nasario Garcia

General Fiction
2nd Place
Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Honorable Mention
Saddle Up: A Cowboy’s Guide to Writing by Slim Randles

History
2nd Place
Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Honorable Mention
Unsolved: New Mexico’s American Valley Ranch Murders & Other Mysteries by Don Bullis

Short Story Collections
1st Place
Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine Today’s Shadows by Nasario Garcia
3rd Place
Max Evans & A Few Friends by Ollie Reed, Ruthe Frances, and Slim Randles

Congratulations to
“Family History in the Rio Abajo” by Andres Armijo
for being named the 2015 Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Award Winner and
“Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story” by Nasario Garcia
for being named the 2015 Pablita Velarde Award Winner from New Mexico Historical Society

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Congratulations to Rio Grande Books and its Authors:

2015 International Latino Book Awards
Finalist, Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book Bilingual: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia and illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Finalist, 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
Finalist, Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book Bilingual: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Finalist, Best Latino Focused Book Design: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Finalist, Best Interior Design: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Finalist, 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
Finalist, Best History Book Bilingual: Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine Today’s Shadows by Nasario Garcia


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 Collection of Short Stories:
Bernalillo by Nasario García
2nd Place Children’s Fiction:
Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story by Nasario García
2nd Place General Fiction:
Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
2nd Place History:
Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
3rd Place Short Story Collections:
Max Evans & A Few Friends by Ollie Reed, Ruthe Francis & Slim Randles
3rd Place Children’s Fiction:
Grandpa Lolo and Trampa: A Story of Surprise & Mystery by Nasario García
Honorable Mention:
The Talking Lizard: New Mexico’s Magic & Mystery by Nasario García
Honorable Mention General Fiction:
Saddle Up: A Cowboy’s Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Honorable Mention History:
Unsolved: New Mexico’s American Valley Ranch Murders & Other Mysteries by Don Bullis
2nd Place Award of Excellence in Communications for an Organization

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


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


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


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