Sunday, May 10, 2009

Latino & Asian Heritage Book Giveaway

Hachette Book Group and Harlem Writer are sponsoring a Hispanic and Asian Heritage Month Giveaway. Five winners will receive a set of the five books listed below. The contest is simple this time around: answer one question and leave a comment on this posting.The best five essay and comment combination will win!

Contest Rules:

1. The contest is open to US or Canadian residents with a valid mailing address only. No P.O. Boxes.
2. Applicants must use a valid e-mail address and home or cell number.

Format: Please submit essay responses using the following guidelines (Courier New, 12 pt, double –spaced, 1” margins on all four sides). Word count: 500-750 words.

Submit response as a .doc or .pdf attachment by midnight on 06/15/09, to, Subject: Latino Heritage Giveaway or Asian Heritage Giveaway

Books will be mailed to contest winners courtesy of the publisher.

Ready? Here goes.

  • Describe a time when a second or third language helped you in life. Traveling in a foreign country, a job promotion, or dating.
  • Describe a time when you prejudged someone based on physical characteristics, language barrier, or cultural differences. How did you overcome your personal limitations and embrace someone outside your comfort zone?
Latino Heritage Books:
B as in Beauty By Alberto Ferreras
Into the Beautiful North By Luis Urrea
Hungry Woman in Paris By Josefina Lopez ISBN
The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos By Margaret Mascarenhas
Houston, We Have a Problema By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Asian Heritage Books:
Free Food for Millionaires By Min Jin Lee
Trail of Crumbs By Kim Sunée
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles By Jennifer Lee
Transparency By Frances Hwang
Strangers from a Different Shore By Ronald Takaki

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