Awards and
Recognition


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Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford and Butterfly Heart Books have been recognized for excellent by many organizations.

Roni was selected for the 2009 Winner of the Judy Goddard / Libraries, Ltd. Award for an Arizona Children's Author.
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My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi tata


My Tata's Remedies book
  • 2016 - PURA BELPRÉ AWARD
  • My Tata's Remedies book awardsHonor Book for Illustration
  • 2016 - ALA CHILDREN’S NOTABLE BOOK LIST
  • 2016 - AMÉRICAS AWARD
  • My Tata's Remedies book awardsCommended Title
  • 2016 - INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARDS
  •       1st Place
  • My Tata's Remedies book awardsBest children's non-fiction picture book
  • My Tata's Remedies book awardsBest educational children's picture book
  • 2016 - GREAT READ FOR ARIZONA
  • 2016 - SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD
  • 2015 - TEACHING LATIN AMERICA THROUGH
  •       LITERACY
  • My Tata's Remedies book awardsReading Roundup: 10 Latino Children's Books
  • 2015 - SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
  • 2015 - ASSOCIATION OF CHILDREN'S LIBRARIANS
  • My Tata's Remedies book awardsOutstanding book
  • My Tata's Remedies book awardsIncluded in ACL's Distinguished Books of 2015
  • 2009 - JUDY GODDARD/LIBRARIES, LTD AWARD
  •       WINNER
  • My Tata's Remedies book awardsArizona Children's Author


My Nana's Remedies / Los remedios de mi nana

My Nana's Remedies libro
  • 2011 - FIVE STAR PURPLE DRAGON BOOK AWARDS
  • My Nana's Remedies book awards1st in Cultural Diversity
  • My Nana's Remedies book awards1st in Family Matters
  • My Nana's Remedies book awardsHonorable Mention in Educational/Instructional
  • 2002 - FORWARD MAGAZINE
  • My Nana's Remedies book awardsBook of the Year Award Finalist




Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! / ¡Ajúa, ya llegó el chubasco!

Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day!
  • 2009 - ONE BOOK ARIZONA AWARD WINNER
  • 2008 - AMÉRICAS AWARD COMMENDED TITLE
  • Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! awardsConsortium of Latin American Studies
  • 2008 - AAAS Science Books & Films
  • Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! awardsHighly recommended, Multicultural
  • 2007 - SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
  • Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! awardsChildren's Top Books Pick


Letters of Appreciation and
Local Television Coverage


Roni has received letters of appreciation from many of the top contributors in the community and from many students, teachers and librarians. She has been featured on several television shows and news articles.

Letter from Gabrielle Giffords, Member of Congress Email letter from Janet Ball, library Development Administrator for Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Letter from Sinclair Browning Letter from Dr. Georgette M. Dorn of the Library of Congress Letter from Helene Woodham of the Tucson-Pima Public Library Letter from Richard C. Brusca, PhD, Director, ADSM Press Email Correspondence from Chad_Filloon of Soutwest Airlines-Phoenix Children's drawing of a rainbow Children's letter from Will Children's letter from Amaya Children's letter from Tara Children's letter from Elisia Children's letter from Kari Children's letter from Rachel Children's letter from Micaela Children's letter from Ellissa Children's letter from Marcus Children's letter from Nikki Children's letter from Maddie Children's letter from Karla Children's letter from Olivia Children's letter from April Children's letter from Arian Children's letter from April Children's letter

KGUN 9
Morning Blend


Roni's TV interview for My Tata's Remedies! / Los remedios de mi tata





KVOA 4
Story by Lupita Murillo


Roni's TV interview for Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day!/¡Ajúa, ya llegó el chubasco!





KGUN 9
Story by Guy Atchley


Roni's TV interview for My Nana's Remedies / Los remedios de mi nana