BookGrito: Former Latino Georgia politician debuts a ‘fantastical’ first novel

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Book

BookGrito: Former Latino Georgia politician debuts a ‘fantastical’ first novel

GritoBlast!   When former Georgia legislator Sam Zamarripa co-founded the “The Essential Economy Council,” a nonprofit dedicated to providing credible, local research and data on the economic value of a segment of workers who perform low-skilled, often manual, yet essential, work in Georgia, many of his fellow Georgians were pleasantly surprised and energized at having his  cunning mind and voice in the public arena once again. Several weeks ago, Sam surprised everyone yet...

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New book celebrates Latino leadership and its future rise

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Book, General

New book celebrates Latino leadership and its future rise

GritoBlast!   One in six people in the U.S. are Hispanic. By the middle of the century one in three Americans are projected to be Hispanic. Latinos are actively embracing their culture and language, gaining economic and political clout, and expanding their global connections. These gains have only been possible because of the vision, contribution, and relentless activism of community leaders, says award-winning author Juana Bordas. And yet the story of how Latino leaders...

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Don Quixote Online Book Group Begins this Friday

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Book, Culture, General

Don Quixote Online Book Group Begins this Friday

GritoBlast! — Newly introduced by leading Quixote scholar Ilan Stavans, this 400th Anniversary edition of Don Quixote—called the most popular book in history after the Bible and the first modern novel—inaugurates Restless Classics: interactive encounters with great books and inspired teachers. Each Restless Classic is beautifully designed with original artwork, a new introduction for the trade audience, and a video teaching series and live online book club discussions led...

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Cuban American award-winning author Margarita Engle launches summertime L4LL Lunchtime Hangout series

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Book, General

Cuban American award-winning author Margarita Engle launches summertime L4LL Lunchtime Hangout series

GritoBlast! L4LL, text shorthand for Latinas 4 Latino Lit, launched their free children’s summer reading program on June 1 (runs through August 10, 2015). In addition to helping parents find great literature by or about Latinos, L4LL hosts one-on-one Google Hangout interviews with notable Latino lit authors and illustrators. The first interview in this summer’s Lunchtime Hangout series is with book author Margarita Engle. Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American...

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Miami Book Fair International to reach thousands more via PBS live streaming

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Book, General

Miami Book Fair International to reach thousands more via PBS live streaming

GritoBlast! — The nation’s largest book fair, the Miami Book Fair International, will celebrate its 31st year in November. Presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College (MDC), the event runs Nov. 16-23 at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. For eight days, the Miami Book Fair International will immerse an estimated 200,000 fairgoers into cultural and educational panels and events that will feature more than 500 authors. Events include the...

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College admissions expert releases one-of-a-kind book for Latino students on how to “nail” the college essay

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Book, General

College admissions expert releases one-of-a-kind book for Latino students on how to “nail” the college essay

GritoBlast! — A 2009 survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling found that 26 percent of college admissions offices felt the personal essay was of “considerable importance” in deciding whether or not a student was a right fit for their campus. In fact, some colleges take into account the personal essay more than they do a student’s grade point average (GPA). So “nailing” the personal essay is a must-do for every student...

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