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Dear Readers & Writers,We are also pleased to announce a new awards competition to be held under theauspices of the International Latino Book Awards:
The Latino Books into Movies Awards
. Many of us would love to seemore movies being produced that star Latinos and feature Latino themes.Realizing that many movies start with agreat book, Latino Literacy Now hascreated a second competition within theframework of its International Latino Book Awards: the Latino Books Into Movies AwardsThe awards will be presented on theweekend of
October 9-10, 2010
Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival
( www.LBFF.us ), another LatinoLiteracy Now program, that takes placeannually at California State University, Los Angeles.Judges for these awards will includescreenwriters, producers, and other entertainment industry professionals.Winning books will be distributed to pertinent Motion Picture Studios,Producers, and Agents, depending ongenre.These awards are now officially open.Information is attached. You may also find the information online at:http://www.box.net/shared/lc32znu1le.
was observed during the week that included Sept. 15 andSept. 16. The observance was expanded in 1988 by Congressto a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15), effective thefollowing year. America celebrates the culture and traditionsof those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and theSpanish-speaking nations of Central America, South Americaand the Caribbean.Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebrationbecause it is the anniversary of independence of five LatinAmerican countries:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,Honduras
. In addition,
celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18,respectively.
The estimated Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2009, making people of Hispanic origin the nation'slargest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 16percent of the nation's total population. In addition, there areapproximately 4 million residents of Puerto Rico, a CarribbeanU.S. territory. Source: Population estimateswww.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/andwww.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population /cb09-199.html
More than 1
of every two people added to the nation'spopulation between July 1, 2008, and July 1, 2009, wasHispanic.
There were 1.4 million Hispanics added to thepopulation during the period. Source: Population estimates
Percentage increase in the Hispanic population between July1, 2008, and July 1, 2009, making Hispanics the fastest-growing minority group. Source: Population estimates
The projected Hispanic population of the United States on July1, 2050. According to this projection, Hispanics will constitute30 percent of the nation's population by that date.Source: Population projectionswww.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/012496.html
The nation's Hispanic population during the 1990 Census.