I am thrilled that my book, El Lenguaje De La Música: Al Descubierto, was chosen as a winner of the 2014 International Latino Book Award.
According to the ILBA website: “Formers winners included Belinda Acosta, Roldofo Acuña, Alma Flor Ada, Isabel Allende, Rudolfo Anaya, Mary J. Andrade, Ron Arias, José Antonio Buciaga, Denise Chavéz, Paulo Coelho, Dr. Camilo Cruz, Gabriel García Márquez, Reyna Grande, Oscar Hijuelos, Edna Iturralde, Mario Vargas Llosa, Josefina López, Pablo Neruda, Ana Nogales, Jose-Luis Orozco, Luis Rodriguez, Alisa Valdes, and Victor Villaseñor.
Winners also come from other professions including entertainers like Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, and Cheech Marin; sports notables Oscar de la Hoya and Jorge Posada; media figures like Martín Llorens, Jorge Ramos, Teresa Rodriguez, and Ray Suarez; public servant Henry Cisneros; and Chefs like Paulina Abascal, Jose Garces, and Daisy Martinez.”
I’m honored and humbled to be in the company of such great authors. A triumph in the cause of “inclusion”. Nobody should ever feel unwanted or left out. There is enough room at the table for everyone.