Texas Border Business
Rio Grande Valley (TX) – South Texas, renowned for its rich culture and vibrant heritage, has produced a literary gem that is now shining on the international stage. Eliza M. Garza, an RGV native and Amazon best-selling author, has been awarded the prestigious International Latino Book Award for Best Educational Children’s Picture Book. Her winning book, “Raspas Con Mi Grandpa,” has captured the hearts of readers worldwide and will be celebrated at a ceremony in Hollywood this October.
“Raspas Con Mi Grandpa,” an enchanting children’s picture book, takes young readers on a captivating adventure through Hispanic traditions, inspiring readers to celebrate their heritage and emphasizing the importance of appreciating family connection. The book beautifully weaves together the tapestry of South Texas traditions and family values into a heartwarming and educational story that resonates with children and parents alike.
The International Latino Book Awards is one of the 10-largest book awards in the U.S.A. that recognizes outstanding authors and their contributions to Latino literature and culture. It was created by the non-profit organization Empowering Latino Futures, chaired by highly successful Mexican-American actor and director Edward James Olmos. With this recognition, Garza’s book is not only a part of history, but is also joining adistinguished list of Latino authors who have received this honor and stands as a shining example of the talent and creativity emerging from the Rio Grande Valley..
“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the International Latino Book Award,” Garza expressed. “This award is a celebration of our rich Hispanic culture and the importance of family bonds. I hope that ‘Raspas Con Mi Grandpa’ continues to inspire young readers to cherish their heritage and connect with their families through stories and traditions.”
Garza has opened a window into the vibrant world of the Rio Grande Valley through her work, inviting readers of all backgrounds to explore its treasures. To invite Garza to your next event, please visit www.elizamgarza.com.