Youth Services librarian Mariela Aguilar’s bilingual book “Clara Guevara y Glúcar Azúcar – Clara Guevara and Glugar Sugar” (published by Editorial Costa Rica) has received the Fundación Leer/IBBY Costa Rica Cuentos de mi Tía Panchita literary award in the translation category.
The IBBY, or International Board on Books for Young People, is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
Mariela, who has type 1 diabetes, first created the character of Clara Guevara as a way to help children learn to live successfully with their own type 1 diabetes. Since then, Mariela has written many adventures for Clara, excerpts of which can be found on her blog.
“Clara Guevara y Glúcar Azúcar – Clara Guevara and Glugar Sugar” will represent Costa Rica in the 2018 catalog IBBY Honour List, along with two more books awarded in the illustration and creative writing categories.
The 2018 IBBY Honour List will be presented at the 36th IBBY International Congress in Athens, Greece, from Aug. 30-Sept.1, 2018.