Once upon a time there was a queen battling cancer...

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. In Spain, one mother's battle with breast cancer, and the need to explain it to her young sons, motivated her writing a fairy tale to describe her challenge.

BookDragon blog reviews The Sky of Afghanistan

Terry Hong dedicates one of the posts of his blog at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program webiste to this children's book written by Ana A. de Eulate, illustrated by Sonja Wimmer, translated by Jon Brokenbrow and published by Cuento de Luz.

“Cincuenta Sombras de Grey / Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James and published by Vintage Books is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 41

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS) present the free, weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US Market for week 41 of 2012 (week ending 10/14/2012).

ARS' October newsletter is now available

This newsletter features new releases like "Justicia" by Gerardo Laveaga and "Las mujeres de la tormenta" by Celia del Palacio, a video about Javier Cercas' latest novel in ARS TV and Rachel Weisz as "Amigo del Español".

Spanish artist Enrique Quevedo won the Gold Medal for Best Illustrator at the 2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

The illustrator won for the book “The Great Magician of the World” (“El Gran Mago del Mundo”), by Fran Nuño and published by Cuento de Luz.

Mario Vargas Llosa wins Inaugural Carlos Fuentes Prize

The nobel prized writer won the inaugural Carlos Fuentes International Prize for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language.

Lorenzo Silva wins Planeta Prize

The Spanish writer is the winner of the of the 61st edition of the Planeta Prize for his novel "La marca del meridiano."

Rachel Weisz: "I'm a fan of Lorca. I read all his books"

In love with the Spanish cinema she worked with Alejandro Amenabar in Agora. We had the opportunity to sit with her in New York were we talked about her passion for acting and juggling her life

Carlos Fuentes: The Writer and his Translators, by Tony Beckwith

America Reads Spanish is pleased to be able to share the following article about Carlos Fuentes with its readers. The author Tony Beckwith is not only a writer, but a translator, interpreter, voice talent and cartoonist.

Días de Cine features 'La Guerrilla' for the next two weeks

The movie, based on José Martínez Ruiz – Azorín's play is featured at the Días de Cine Reading Club until October 28th. This initiative is sponsored by the America Reads Spanish program and the American Library Association to promote literature and the Spanish language in American libraries and universities.

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