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Award-Winning Author Confirms Latino-Written Books Can Be Embraced by Mainstream America

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

LOS ANGELES. -- This past weekend, the 2021 International Latino Book Awards, the largest Latino cultural awards event in the U.S., gave the Gold Medal in the Best Health & Wellness Book category to Choose to Prevail, a book by Sandy Rodriguez, magazine editor for Latino-owned multimedia company Heart Of Hollywood Motion Pictures, LLC.

Not all writings embraced by a specific community are simultaneously well-received by mainstream America, yet Choose to Prevail seems to have achieved this elusive goal.

The book is also the 2021 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Non-Fiction - Grief/Hardship genre. It has received favorable reviews from varied sources, including the Midwest Book Review, which described it as "an exceptionally user-friendly self-help/self-improvement guide... recommended for community, college, and university library collections."