AUTHOR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS & BOOK AWARDS

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Butterfly Heart Books Awards and Recognition

Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford and Butterfly Heart Books have been recognized for excellence by state, national, and international organizations.

Roni was selected for the 2009 Winner of the Judy Goddard / Libraries, Ltd. Award recognized as a lifetime Arizona Children's Author.
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Knowledge is Power / SABER ES PODER

  • New Project (25)

    March 2019 - UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA'S MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT - Academic Excellence - PROLIFIC BILINGUAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR AND CULTURAL WARRIOR

  • New Project (23)

    2019 ESTRELLAS LATINAS – AGUA PRIETA, SONORA, MEXICO – EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT

  • New Project (24)

    2018 HWC - Hispanic Women's Corporation

    • LATINA LEADERSHIP AWARD

  • New Project (27)

    2018 - Colorado State University

    • Pueblo ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • New Project (27)

    2018 - INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD for MIGUEL AND THE AMAZING ALEBRIJES

  • 2016 - INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD for MY TATA'S REMEDIES/LOS REMEDIOS DE MI TATA

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Knowledge is Power

Original story created for Disney/Pixar by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford & Aaron Rivera-Ashford

  • 2018 - INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARDS founded in 1997 by Edward James Olmos

    • Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book
    • Best Latino Children’s Fiction Picture Book – English
    • Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book

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“Working together on these books as a mother and son team was a unique and cherished experience. We each pooled from our individual strengths throughout the creative process in order to bring Miguel’s adventure to life. It has meant the world to us to be given the opportunity to create and share a slice of our culture with readers from all walks of life.”

Roni Capi Rivera-Ashford ~ Aarón Rivera-Ashford

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My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi tata

  • 2016 - PURA BELPRÉ AWARD

    • Honor Book for Illustration

  • 2016 - ALA CHILDREN’S NOTABLE BOOK LIST

  • 2016 - AMÉRICAS AWARD

    • Commended Title

  • 2016 - INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARDS

    1ST PLACE

    • Best children's non-fiction picture book
    • Best educational children's picture book
  • 2016 - GREAT READ FOR ARIZONA

  • 2016 - SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD

  • 2015 - TEACHING LATIN AMERICA THROUGH LITERACY

    • Reading Roundup: 10 Latino Children's Books

  • 2015 - SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

  • 2015 - ASSOCIATION OF CHILDREN'S LIBRARIANS

    • Outstanding book
    • Included in ACL's Distinguished Books of 2015

  • 2009 - JUDY GODDARD/LIBRARIES, LTD AWARD WINNER

    • Arizona Children's Author

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My Nana's Remedies / Los remedios de mi nana

  • 2011 - FIVE STAR PURPLE DRAGON BOOK AWARDS

    • 1st in Cultural Diversity
    • 1st in Family Matters
    • Honorable Mention in Educational/Instructional

  • 2002 - FORWARD MAGAZINE

    • Book of the Year Award Finalist

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  • 2009 - ONE BOOK ARIZONA AWARD WINNER

  • 2008 - AMÉRICAS AWARD COMMENDED TITLE

    • Consortium of Latin American Studies

  • 2008 - AAAS Science Books & Films

    • Highly recommended, Multicultural

  • 2007 - SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

    • Children's Top Books Pick