Latino Literacy Now's International Latino Book Awards
This is a very special year for the International Latino Book Awards. We celebrate 15 years of solid growth and increasing quality within the realm of Latino publishing. The Awards, already the largest awards in the USA celebrating achievements in Latino literature, are leading a wave of cultural and economic development within the Latino community.
The awards will be held the evening of May 30, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City’s midtown at 211 East 49th Street. The awards will be presented by Latino Literacy Now in partnership with Las Comadres para las Americas and the Instituto Cervantes.
The awards are sponsored this year by Premium Sponsor Libros Publishing and Gold Sponsor Scholastic. Bronze Sponsors are Atria/Simon Schuster and Vaso Roto Ediciones. Additional support comes from the University of Arizona Press and Arte Público Press. Each year the Int’l Latino Book Awards are held during BookExpo America, the largest publishing trade show in the USA. Last year the Awards honored 148 publishers and authors.
Latino Literacy Now was co-founded by Edward James Olmos to promote literacy within the community in all forms: educational, financial, reading, and community awareness. Since 1997 a total of 51 Latino Book & Family Festivals have been held around the USA within a combined attendance of over 870,000. We also conduct the Latino Books into Movies Awards in an effort to increase the number of Latino themed films that are produced.
Las Comadres para las Americas. Las Comadres Para Las Americas. Las Comadres is an internationally known Latina organization empowering women to be actively engaged in the growing Latino communities through online and face to face networks. Our mission is connecting and empowering Latinas everywhere through community building/networking, cultural preservation and celebration, learning, and technology.
Instituto Cervantes is a not-for-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. Its mission is to promote the teaching of Spanish
and to contribute to the advancement of the culture of Spanish speaking countries. Instituto Cervantes is present on five continents with more than 50 centers spread out across many different countries.