My sluggish brain! I can't believe I forgot to say thank you to the Between Us and Abuela team. I AM A VIDEOT! Please add this to my 3-minute speech if you listen to it: "A thousand thanks to illustrator Sara Palacios, editor Grace Kendall, the folks at Macmillan Books, and my agent, Laura Rennert!"
Thank you, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, for this beautiful award, to the Library of Congress for the support, and congratulations to all the honorees and winners.