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Posted by Madeline Coates, Digital & Editorial Intern, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Madeline Coates is an English major at Westmont college and the former Digital and Editorial Intern at Berrett-Koehler.
The Power of Latino Leadership has been recognized by the 2014 International Latino Book Awards!
Author Juana Borda received an honorable mention for the book in the Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book – English category.
The International Latino Book Awards occurred on June 28th in Las Vegas as part of the American Library Association 2014 Conference. The Awards were held at the Clark County-Las Vegas Library Theater. Over the last 16 years the Int'l Latino Book Awards has grown to become the largest Latino literary and cultural awards in the USA. Amongst this year's 231 honorees were well known authors like Alma Flor Ada, Isabel Allende, Rudy Anaya, Mary J. Andrade, Edna Iturralde, all of whom are past ILBA Award Winners. Other honorees include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and celebrities like TV chef Pati Jinich, the late singer and actress Jenni Rivera, singer Linda Ronstadt, screenwriter Rick Najera, and TV personality Lilliana Vasquez. Winners were from across the USA and from 18 countries outside the USA.
The awards are presented by Latino Literacy Now in partnership with Las Comadres Para Las Americas and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and is an affiliate of the American Library Association.
For more information on Latino Literacy Now and the International Latino Book Awards, click here.