November 20, 2009

Comadres, Compadres & Friends National Book Club

http://www.lascomadres.org/lco/lco-eng/events/bookclub.html



This National Book Club is organized by Las Comadres through a partnership with the Association of American Publishers (AAP).  The purpose is to promote reading of Latino authors. Membership is open to anyone -- women and men. Most of the books selected are also available in Spanish.  There are book clubs in 11 states.

Las Comadres Para Las Americas was founded by Nora de Hoyos Comstock.  Their motto:  Connecting Latinas Everywhere!

Their December book is  LAS CHRISTMAS: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories by Esmeralda Santiago y Joie Davidow.


This book contains beautifully illustrated book with stories and recipes from: Julia Alvarez, Liz Balmaseda, Gioconda Belli, Denise Chávez, Sandra Cisneros, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Mandalit del Barco, Junot Díaz, Martín Espada, Francisco Goldman, Estela Herrera, Jaime Manrique, Victor Martinez, Aurora Levins Morales, Rosario Morales, Michael Nava, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Luis J. Rodríguez, Esmeralda Santiago, Mayra Santos-Febres, Gary Soto, Ilan Stavans, Ray Suárez, Piri Thomas, Judy Vásquez.