Nautilus Book Award Goes To Juana Bordas (Chile 1964-66)

Nautilus Book Awards has recognized The Power of Latino Leadership by author Juana Bordas with this prestigious award in the area of Multicultural/Indigenous Literature.clip_image002

The Nautilus Book Awards is an annual accolade of books in the genre of social and economic equality. The award recognizes “Better books for a better world.” Established in the U.S. in 1998, Nautilus is considered a “major” book award

There are over 50 million Latinos in the US and it is estimated that by 2050 one in three of the US population will be Latino. While many people may know about the history and contributions of Latinos, there is scant information on the powerful way Latinos have led their community. Yet, Latinos have only advanced to where they are today because of their leaders and collective efforts.

A long-time Latina leader, Bordas is a founder of Denver’s Mi Casa Resource Center and was the first President of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. In 2009, Juana was named Colorado Unique Woman of the Year by the Denver Post and the Colorado Women’s Foundation. The book highlights Bordas’ own experiences and includes the voices of 9 renowned Latino leaders including: San Antonio Mayor Julian Cástro, Janet Murguia, President of National Council of La Raza, and former Denver Mayor Federico Peña.

For More information about the book, contact: the-power-of-latino-leadership1

Juana Bordas
Mestiza Leadership International

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