Friday, September 18, 2009

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Hatchette Book Giveaway


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Hatchette Book Giveaway!

Each winner will get one set of these five books:

Zumba by Beto Perez with Maggie Greenwood- Robinson
Evenings at the Argentine Club by Julia Amante
Tell Me Something True by Leila Cobo
Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz by Belinda Acosta
Amigoland by Oscar Casares


To enter, please tell us about your favorite book, discovery or work of art by a Hispanic writer, inventor or artist. If you don't have one yet, please write about why you'd like to win this set of books.

Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address and answer, no entry. The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on October 15, 2009.

If you'd like more chances to win, here's a list of participating sites. (exp. 10/01)
Bookwormy Girl (exp. 10/2)
A Sea of Books (exp. 10/9)
PR Sun (exp.10/15)
Bronx Latino (exp. 10/15)
VOCES (exp. 10/15)
Authors Latino (exp. 10/15)
Blogs by Latina (exp. 10/15)
Bookin' With Bingo (exp. 10/15)
Drey's Library (exp. 10/15)
Sable Lit Reviews (exp. 10/15)
Starting Fresh (exp. 10/15)
Marta’s Meanderings (exp. 10/15)
Reach for More (exp.10/16)
Harlem Writer (exp. 10/20)

As always, check Hatchette's list of contests for the most comprehensive list.

One last thing - I'm hugely excited about this contest because the prize is amazing. Damas, Dramas and Ana Ruiz is one of my favorite books of the summer. Check out my review of Damas, Dramas and Ana Ruiz at Or read Belinda Acosta's guest post at


  1. I loved AShadow of the wIND BY cARLOS rUIZ zAFON.


  2. Wow, please count me in for this super giveaway.
    I think #1 is lucky.
    I follow on google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  3. I recently enjoyed Raul Ramos Y Sanchez' American Libre. I plan to use it in my literature class. There were a lot of political arguments presented in this novel that parallel historical evemts that have occured in the Middle East and other countries.


  4. I have not read many books by hispanic authors so this would be really great!

  5. My favorite book by a Latino author is the The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

    I would love these books. They look amazing!

    supertalya @ gmail dot com

  6. My favorte book by a hispanic author is "How the GarcĂ­a Girls Lost Their Accents" by Julia Alvarez. I read it a long time ago, but her style just clicked with me and I still remember it.

  7. I really enjoyed Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. These books sound so interesting. Thanks for the entry.

    daphneramos AT hotmail DOT com

  8. Hands down, my favorite Latina poet is Sandra Cisneros. I a handful of her works and if my pockets were deeper, I'd own more. I love her work. Two of my favorites are My Wicked Ways (poetry) and The House on Mango Street (vignettes/short stories)

    We are celebrating HHM at Color Online. Come by. Thanks for the giveaway.


  9. Gaby, don't enter me because I am doing the giveaway as you know, but wanted to tell you thanks for listing the places people can enter on that Contest page--great IS an amazing giveaway!

  10. I'd have to say House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. I feel that it's a classic. The vignettes are so real, and the little girl voice that Sandra Cisneros uses is just perfect.


  11. My favorite discovery by a Latin American is that of Dr. Bernardo Alberto Houssay's discovery of the role played by anterior pituitary hormones in the metabolism of carbohydrates particularly in diabetes mellitus. His findings stimulated the study of hormonal feedback control mechanisms which are central to all aspects of modern endocrinology.

  12. Would love to more read books by Hispanic authors and win this set. I also have an Hispanic novel to give away on my blog.

  13. I don't think that I have read any books by hispanic authors...but I would love to read these wonderful masterpieces.

    karen k

  14. I'll have to go with Like Water for Chocolate.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  15. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance. I loved Like Water for Chocolate.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  16. Hey, Gaby. No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got these all posted at Win a Book for you.

  17. I haven't read too much literature by Hispanic writers, but actually recently finished Amigoland and really enjoyed it!

  18. I'd like to win these books because I dont think I've read anything by a hispanic author and I like culture and think its important to have a diversity of books that I read.


  19. I liked A Place Where The Sea Remembers by Sandra Benitez.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  20. Right now definitely Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic to be a Supreme Court Judge : D


  21. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. This is a book that I have never forgotten and one that made me realize how lucky I am to live in a free country.


  22. I have many favourite Hispanic writers and authors, but the works of Pablo Neruda always manages to get that sheer joyful spirit from me. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.

  23. Hey Gaby

    The last book I read in Spanish was Arturo Perez-Reverte's La reina del Sur (the Queen of the South). It is an action packed well written story which I hear will be brought to the big screen shortly. I will keep my fingers crossed for your lot of books, they sound great!

    My email is

  24. I'd like to win these books because they all interest me and I would love to read more about the authors work.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  25. One of my favorite books by an Hispanic author is In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez


  26. I do not have a favorite book, discovery or work of art by a Hispanic writer, inventor or artist as of yet. I am hoping that this giveaway will give me the opportunity to read books by Hispanic authors. I am very interested in reading "Evenings at the Argentine Club" by Julia Amante.

    Thank you,


  27. My favorite author is Octavio Paz. He's brilliant!

    easagredo at yahoo dot com

  28. I would like to win this set of books so I can learn more about the Hispanic culture. I think the books look very interesting.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  29. My favorite Hispanic book is Tear This Heart Out by Angeles Mastretta.

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah Emmerson

  30. I don't have a favorite, mainly because I've never read any books by hispanic authors. But I am sure I have been missing out, so I would love to read these books. Please enter me. Thanks!


  31. One of my favorite books is "The Shadow of the wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
    Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

  32. I don't have a favourite because there are too many I like to narrow it down. I'd like to win this set because the only one of these authors I've even heard of before is Oscar Casares and I haven't read any of the books.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  33. I hate to choose favorites but I really loved Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea and I love The House On Mango Street. (see I have a hard time picking one :D)
    Thanks for the chance.

    waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

  34. I'm really not familiar with any of these authors or hispanic art in general, which is why i want to win!


  35. I am not sure if this counts because it is a spanish author but I loved Shadow of The Winds by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. And I am very interested in some of the books in this giveaway. Thanks!

  36. I don't have a fave yet, these books sound very interesting from all the reviews. Would love to read them all
    copperllama at yahoo dot com