KDChi Alumna Lisa Ramirez nominated thrice for Internatl Book Award

Alpha Alumna and Author Lisa Ramirez nominated for three International Latino Book Awards


The International Latino Book Festival is proud to announce its nominees for the Awards this year and it includes multiple nominations for one of our very own phenomenal alumnae sisters, Dr. Lisa Ramirez of the Alpha Chapter at Texas Tech University who shares her autobiographical account of extreme resiliency during her early childhood experiences facing brutal instances of neglect and abuse at the hands of those that should have offered love, comfort and protection. She recounts her own failed attempts at pursuing a basic education, while lacking the bare necessities of a home, food, and positive relationships—all requisites for survival and thriving in an educational setting.

We're so proud of her accomplishments and all that she has and continues to do for the community. We wish her the very best at the awards in the following categories:

Dulcified: Sweetened by the Education of Life, Lisa R. Ramírez, TP Rewards 

 

Most Inspirational Nonfiction Book

Best Women’s Issues Book

Best Cover Photo  (cover photo taken by her daughter and KDChi Legacy Kaitlyn Ramirez)

The International Latino Book Awards celebrates 15 years of 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. 

Dr. Ramirez and her daughter Kaitlyn who's graduating from high school this year are excited to attend the awards wthat are taking place on  May 30, 2013 at 6pm 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.

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 honored148 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.

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