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Los Angeles, April 21, 2012

The second edition of the Latino Books Into Movies Awards was held on April 21st 2012 at the University of Southern California as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Category: Biography, Honorable Mention: East Side Dreams, Art Rodriguez, Dream House Press.

New York City, May 26, 2011

The 2011 International Latino Book Awards announced winners on May 26, 2011 at Book Expo in New York City. We are proud to announce that East Side Dreams was awarded 1st place in the category for Best Young Adult Nonfiction, English. In the category for Best Biography, English, it was awarded Honorable Mention.

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Second Annual Latino Book Awards Announced. The Latino Literary Hall of Fame announces the winners of it's book awards that were presented at the BookExpo America 2000 in Chicago.

Chicago, IL, June 1, 2000 --- To honor the many positive contributions being made to the world of Latino Literature by publishers and writers, the Latino literary Hall of Fame announced the winners of it second annual book awards at the BookExpo America 2000 in Chicago at McCormick Place. Awards were made to books-with a publication date of 1999-in a wide variety of categories. The awards were presented on June 1 during the 2000 Latino Book Summit sponsored by the Latino Literary Hall of Fame and the Latino Book & Family Festival. And the winners are …

The Mariposa Award--Best First Book
First Place:
East Side Dreams, Art Rodriguez, Dream House Press

Design - Best Cover Illustration First Place:
East Side Dreams, Art Rodriguez, Dream House Press

This year's distinguished judges were Robert Con Davis-Undiano, Neustadt Professor, Presidential Professor and executive director of World Literature Today, University of Oklahoma; Elisa and Leno Díaz, former school board member and bilingual education administrator (respectively) and elementary school teachers; Karin Kiser, founder/executive director, Kiser & Associates, providing marketing services for the Spanish book industry in the United States; Dr. Jorge Mariscal, associate professor of Literature, University of California, Dan Diego, and author; Ruebén Martínez, owner of Martínez Books & Arts, Santa Ana, CA; Oscar Reyes, editor, El Pregonero, Washington, D.C.; Rodd Rodriguez, president of The Rodd Group and creator of Feria Inernacional del Libro-San Juan (Puerto Rico); and Requel Roque, owner, downtown Book Center, Miami FL.

The Latino Literary Hall of Fame was founded in 1999 to promote excellence in Latino literature. In addition to the book awards, the Latino Literary Hall of Fame hosted the 2000 Latino Book Summit at the BookExpo America in Chicago on June 1. At this year's Latino Book Summit, publishers and book sellers received information from industry experts on the fast growing Latino market in the United States, what is new in book publishing for Latinos in the United States and in Latin America and Spain, valuable information on distribution and more. Latina Magazine was co-sponsor of the awards luncheon.

The Latino Book & Family Festival, the event co-sponsor, will hold book and cultural festivals in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Bernardino in 2000. In 2001, festivals will also be held in San Diego, New York and Texas.

For information on the book awards, the Latino Literary Hall of Fame and/or the Latino Book & family Festival, contact Katharine A Díaz at 323-255-9206 or Laura Nájera García at 760-434-7474


East Side Dreams - 2001 Best Teenage Books Published for 1999
Selected by The New York Public Library System for 2001 Best Teenage Books Published for 1999

East Side Dreams has been read and reviewed by young adult librarians and recommended for this very special publication. The Teenage List the 2001 Books For The Teen Age List. This List, now in its seventy-second year of publication, selects the best of previous years publishing for teenagers. All the titles chosen have been read and reviewed by young adult librarians and recommended for this very special publication.

NEWS RELEASE May 3, 2002
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Latino Literary Hall of Fame announces 2002 Book Award Winners and the Latino Book ∓ Family Festival Fall Tour

The 4th annual Latino Literary Hall of Fame awards ceremony, one of the highlights of the Latino Book Summit, held at the New Yorker Hotel on Thursday, May 2, 2002 recognizes the hard work of publishers and authors serving the Latino market. The book industry has definitely discovered the Latino market. The past 7 years have seen the number of U.S. based publishers with books in English or Spanish aimed at Latinos grow from 50 to over 600.

The list of this year's winners follows:

  • CATEGORY: NONFICTION - ENGLISH LANGUAGE Best Biography
    Ist Place: Thirteen Senses, Victor Villaseñor, Rayo
    2nd Place: The Monkey Box, Art Rodriguez, Dream House Press



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