Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Contest Winners
Hispanic Heritage Month ran from September 15th to October 15th, 2008. Red Room celebrated with its own Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Contest.
The Challenge: Tell Red Room about your most memorable experience reading a book by a Latin American or U.S. Hispanic/Latino author.
The Prize: The winners will get eight bestselling novels from Hachette Books USA (see below).
The Winners, with the stories they chose:
This Great Depression-era book for kids opened Red Room author Ruth Paget's eyes to "the struggles and possibilities available to the farmworkers" of Monterey County, California, where she lives.
Another protagonist named Esperanza helped Red Room member Theresa Shaffer take pride in herself.
Meeting Luís Valdez helped Red Room author Steve Hauk understand the playwright/activist's guardedness and passion.
Red Room member Marian Veverka says this novel is about a lot more than the life of a waitress; rather, its "quality of self" gives the book a "quality of transcendence."
Each of the four winners will receive the following eight books, provided by Hachette Book Group, USA.
Red Room congratulates the winners, and thanks everyone for participating! Consider taking your writing to the next level by participating in 2008's National Novel Writing Month, and taking part in Red Room's own NaNoWriMo contest!