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Honors and Awards

2017

Grandpa Lolo's Matanza: A New Mexico Tradition, Rio Grande Books, 2016.
First Place. Children's Books--Non Fiction. National
Federation of Press Women.

2016

Grandpa Lolo's Matanza: A New Mexico Tradition, Río Grande Books, 2016. New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.  Winner, Children's Bilingual Book. Also: 2015. Second Place, Best Latino Focused Children's Picture Book--Bilingual. International Latino Book Awards.

Grandpa Lolo's Matanza: A New Mexico Tradition, Río Grande Books, 2016. New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Finalist, Multi-cultural Subject. Also: 2015. First Place, Best Autobiography--English. International Latino Book Awards.

Grandpa Lolo's Matanza: A New Mexico Tradition, Río Grande Books, 2016. New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.Finalist, Children's Picture Book.

Grandpa Lolo's Matanza: A New Mexico Tradition, Río Grande Books, 2016. New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.Finalist, Young Reader.

2016. Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, 2015. First Place,     Best Autobiography--English. International Latino Book Awards.

Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, 2015. Historical Society of New Mexico.
Winner, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Award, for outstanding publication regarding domestic life in New Mexico

Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, 2015. New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Winner, Best Book on New Mexico.

 

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2015

Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, 2015. New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Winner, Biography-New Mexico Subject.

2016. Grandma Lale's Tamales: A Christmas Story, Rio Grande Books, 2015. Second Place, Best Latino Focused Children's Picture Book--Bilingual. International Latino Book Awards.

Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story, Río Grande Books, 2014. New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Winner, Children’s Picture and Activity Bilingual.

The Talking Lizard: New Mexico’s Magic and Mystery, Río Grande Books, 2014. New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Winner, Young Readers.

Bernalillo: Yesterday's Sunshine/Today's Shadows, 1st. Place, International Latino Book Awards, Best History Book--Spanish or Bilingual.

Grandma Lale's Tamales: A Christmas Story, Honorable Mention (3rd place), Best Latino Focused Children's Picture Book--Spanish or Bilingual.

Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story
(Children’s story in English & Spanish), Pablita Velarde Award, for outstanding publication or significant contribution to New Mexico or Southwest borderlands history, Historical Society of New Mexico.

Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine/Today’s Shadows, 1st place, oral short stories, New Mexico Press Women.

Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story, 2nd place, Children’s book-fiction (English & Spanish), New Mexico Press Women.

Grandpa Lolo and Trampa: A Story of Surprise and Mystery, 3rd. place, Children’s book-fiction (English & Spanish), New Mexico Press Women.

The Talking Lizard: New Mexico’s Magic & Mystery, Honorable mention, Children’s book-fiction (English & Spanish), New Mexico Press Women.

2014

Grandma’s Santo on Its Head: El Santo patas arriba de mi abuelita, Western Heritage Award for outstanding Juvenile Book, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City.

Grandpa Lolo and Trampa: A Story of Surprise and Mystery, Winner, Young Readers’ Book (to Grade 3), New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards 2014

Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine///Today’s Shadows, Winner, Best New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards 2014

Grandma’s Santo on Its Head, Finalist, New Mexico Book Awards 2014


2013

Grandpa Lolo’s Navajo Saddle Blanket, The 2013 International Latino Latino Book Awards 2nd Place for Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book—English, New York City.

Grandpa Lolo’s Navajo Saddle Blanket, Southwest Book Award, The Border Regional Library Association, El Paso, Texas.


2013
 
2012 An Indelible Imprint: Rubén Cóbos, A Multi-Talented Personality,
Finalist, New Mexico Book Awards
2010 1. Rattling chains and Other Stories, Finalist, New Mexico Book Awards
2. Fe y tragedias: Faith and Tragedies
, Finalist, New Mexico Book
2009 The Naked Rainbow and Other Stories: El arco iris y otros cuentos, Southwest Book of the Year, Pima County Public Library, Tucson, Arizona
2008 

Brujerías: Stories of Witchcraft and the Supernatural in the American Southwest and Beyond, Finalist, New Mexico Book Awards, New Mexico Book Co-op

2007

Brujerías: Stories of Witchcraft and the Supernatural in the American Southwest and Beyond, Southwest Book of the Year, Pima County Public Library, Tucson, Arizona

2006

Old Las Vegas: Hispanic Memories from the New Mexico Meadowlands, Southwest Book Award,Border Regional Library Association, El Paso, Texas

2010
1999-2000
New Mexico Book Awards (Friends of New Mexico Books)
Zía Award (Distinguished Alumnus), University of New Mexico
1992-1993 Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society, Recognition of Excellence in Teaching, New Mexico Highlands University
1983-1984 Scholarship Award, Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers
1982-1983 Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Southern Colorado (USC)
1981-1982 Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award, USC
1980-1981 Southern Fellowship Research Grant, Emory University
1978-1979 NEH Summer Institute Fellow, "Teaching Spanish to the Native Speaker," New Mexico State University
1977-1978 Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award, USC
1976-1977 Nominee, Educator of the Year Award, Excellence in Teaching Performance, University of Southern Colorado Students (USC)
1975-1976 Nominee, Educator of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching Performance, Students National Education Association (USC)
1962-1963 NDEA Title VI Portuguese Fellow, University of New Mexico
1962-Summer NDEA Title VI Portuguese Fellow, University of Wisconsin at Madison

 

Dr. Nasario Garcia's 2017 honor is from the National Federation of Press Women as cited below.

In 2016, the Historical Society of New Mexico has honored Dr. Nasario Garcia by naming him recipient of its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. The notification letter by Nancy Owen Lewis, Chair of the Awards Committee, cites Dr. Garcia for his "...stellar contributions---as an educator, community activist, and author---to New Mexico history." The letter also states, "The stories and insights you have shared through your children’s books as well as those geared for adults, have furthered our understanding of traditional New Mexico culture.  Twenty-three authored or co-authored publications is an impressive record indeed.  Your work in the advancement and preservation of Hispanic language, culture, and folklore in New Mexico has been unparalleled.  Your academic career, which includes numerous university appointments, has been outstanding."