Wepa! Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Book Giveaway

Hispanic Heritage Month Books 2009

Tell me something true by Leila Cobo

Contest closed and the winners selected by Random.org are:  Andria, Shauna, Glenn, Cheryl and Ice Dream. Watch your inboxes. Congratulations and thanks to everyone for playing!

I experience true euphoria when I pick up a book that speaks to me — to my culture, my roots, my Hispanidad. It used to be difficult to find books that spoke to the Hispanic experience in the U.S. It is perhaps why I love Oscar Hijuelos, Cristina Garcia and Sandra Cisneros so much. I got them, they got me, my people.

Not so difficult anymore. Hurrah!

So, this giveaway gives me gigantic pleasure, for I hope that when you pick up these titles, you too will enjoy recognizing yourself, your story on the pages.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Hachette Group — which we at the Tiki Tiki love and adore for promoting Latino authors — is giving away five titles to 5 amigos of the Tiki Tiki.

The Titles:
Zumba® by Beto Perez and Maggie Greenwood-Robinson. Salsa, shake and merengue your way to tremendo cuerpaso with this exercise craze.
Evenings at the Argentine Club by Julia Amante, whose Argentine roots and American Dream upbringing helped her tell this rich story.
Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz by Belinda Acosta, a first-time author who lives in Austin and says she loves “good, make your soul leap from your body, mariachi.”
Tell Me Something True by Leila Cobo, a journalist, former concert pianist and native of Colombia.
Amigoland by Oscar Casares, whose story centers on two aging hermanos and family feud.

Giveaway Rules/Reglas:

- To win, you don’t need to jump through a bunch of hoops, just say hello and maybe tell us what book on Latino culture has spoken most to you, or tell us which of these titles you are most looking forward to reading.

- One entry per person.

- You have until midnight EST Oct. 15, 2009  to enter.

- Anonymous comments are not eligible.

- You must live in the United States or Canada and provide a street address. Books cannot be shipped to P.O. boxes. (Don’t post your address here)

- Five winners will be randomly selected.

- The publisher will ship the books. The Tiki Tiki is not responsible for materials, damages or delays.

Good luck!

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By Carrie on October 5, 2009 · Posted in giveaways

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Posted on October 5th, 2009

Marc Masferrer says:

Hi, “Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love” really opened my eyes with how it described part of the Cuban experience with which I wasn’t as familiar. Need to read more of Hijuelos and the other authors mentioned.

Keep up the great work!

Posted on October 5th, 2009

ANISSA says:

Bummer, i haven’t read a book with latin influences in it… OH wait! Does John Lugiziamo(sp?), the comedian’s book, count? I read his! it was off-the-chain HILLARIOUS!!! I was alwas laughing out loud when i read his book.

Posted on October 5th, 2009

Andria says:

I really loved “Waiting for Snow in Havana”. I totally forgot that Mambo Kings was a book; I’ll have to pick that one up.

Tell me Something True or Evening at the Argentine Club sound interesting. Keeping my fingers-crossed for the draw, which will be on my birthday :) (Actually I’ll be away until October 28th, if I do end up winning, I won’t have access to internet)

Posted on October 5th, 2009

Mary Massey says:

Would love to get my hands on that Zumba book! You’re doing a great job here Carrie and for those who haven’t tried Zumba yet, get to a class ahorita (www.zumba.com)!!! It helped me lose 35 baby lbs and keeps me moving along to the music I like best, salsa, merengue and more. What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than to dance to the amazing music that moves our soul!

Posted on October 5th, 2009

SAHMami says:

I read Sandra Cisneros-Woman Hollering Creek and The House on Mango Street-during my freshman year in college. It was the first time I realized that one of us could capture one of us IN PRINT. It was a pivotal moment for me.

Posted on October 5th, 2009

Jackie says:

Still looking for Latin-american books that speak to me…it’s why I love this blog so much!

Posted on October 5th, 2009

Talya says:

One of my favorite LatinA books is Santitos by Maria Amparo Escandon or in English it is called Epseranza’s Box of Saints.

Posted on October 6th, 2009

Aliya D. says:

It’s hard to pick a single novel with Hispanic influence that has spoken to me… I find myself always returning to the poetry of Pablo Neruda and his electric words, which make one’s body hum and mind sing from sheer joy. I’m looking forward to reading ‘Tell Me Something True’ and ‘Amigoland’ which sound fascinating to me.

Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.

Posted on October 9th, 2009

Elizabeth says:

I’ve read many Latino books that have spoken to me some deeper than others. This semester one of the books my students are reading is “when I was Puerto Rican” by Esmeralda Santiago to facilitate discussion on bicultural identity of Latinos…. It would be love win one of the books. Thanks for the opportunity! Keep up the good work.

Posted on October 11th, 2009

CherylS22 says:

Hi! I most want to read “Zumba” out of this great selection of books. It looks like such a fun way to keep in shape & get some weight off. Thanks for the opportunity.

Posted on October 12th, 2009

ikkinlala says:

I’m most looking forward to reading Tell Me Something True – I’m on the waiting list for it at my library in case I don’t win a copy.

Posted on October 12th, 2009

Glenn says:

I’m looking forward to reading Amigoland because of the family dynamics. I’d like to drop my name in the virtual hat – thanks for the giveaway.

Posted on October 13th, 2009

Shawna Lewis says:

Shawna Lewis’

Oh thanks so much for this wonderful book giveaway!!! I really want to read ALL of these books. But Evenings at the Argentine Club looks really Fantastic!!! I am a new follower to your bog so thanks for everything you do for us readers!!!! Smiles Shawna

Posted on October 14th, 2009

Sarah Emmerson says:

Hello! This giveaway sounds great! Please enter me.

A Hispanic novel that recently spoke to me was “Tear This Heart Out” by Angeles Mastretta. Its story about Mexican history was so interesting with such deeply developed characters.

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Posted on October 14th, 2009

Icedream says:

Great giveaway! I loved The House On Mango Street by Cisneros and recently I read and really enjoyed Into The Beautiful North by Urrea.
I think the synopsis of all the books in this giveaway sound good and it would be too early to pick a favorite but the one I would read first because it deals with family issues is Tell Me Something True.
Thanks for the chance.

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

Posted on October 14th, 2009

Kerrie Mayans says:

Hi, I am really interested in Zumba and Tell Me Something True. I think I would like both of them for totally different reasons.

Posted on October 15th, 2009

Jasmine says:

Tell me something true sounds like an interesting book.
I would love to win this giveaway.
I am a new email subscriber.

Posted on October 15th, 2009

Jaime says:

Would love to read Julia Amante’s along with the others.

Posted on October 15th, 2009