Portuguese American Journal

ILBA: Power of the Spirit – Finalist – 2013 Best Nonfiction Award – California

The book, Power of the Spirit – A Portuguese Journey of Building Faith and Churches in California, is a finalist in the 15th. Annual International Latino Book Awards (ILBA), the largest awards in the USA celebrating achievements in Latino literature.

The International Latino Book Awards, allowed this year, for the first time, entries from Portuguese authors in either English or Portuguese language. The award recognizes Power of the Spirit as a finalist in the category of Best Non-Fiction – Multi-Author.

The awards ceremony will be held the evening of May 30, 2013, at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City. This year, the awards are sponsored by Libros Publishing; Scholastic; the University of Arizona Press and Arte Publico Press.

Each year the International Latino Book Awards are held during Book Expo America, the largest publishing trade show in the USA. Last year the Awards honored 148 publishers and authors.

All finalists’ books will be displayed at a BookExpo booth. This event is attended by thousands of booksellers and the display is designed to help expose the winning titles to these booksellers. This year each individual finalist author and publisher will be filmed in an interview. These videos will be used to help promote the winning titles. There will be a special limited edition surprise gift for all finalists.

We congratulate the authors: Joe Machado, José Rodrigues and Ferreira Moreno, as well as all contributor volunteers who worked so hard on this project. We also thank our volunteer members who are sacrificing their personal time, working with parishes and at social events to make Power of the Spirit known throughout California.

To learn more about PHPC and how to acquire Power of the Spirit, visit  www.PortugueseBooks.Org

Source: PHPC

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