La Raza wins national award for a book about issues affecting Latinos in Chicago amid COVID-19

The bilingual project 'Clamor Chicago' was made possible thanks to a grant by the Field Foundation

El libro 'Clamor Chicago. Luchas, retos y éxitos de la comunidad latina frente al covid-19 y otros asuntos', publicado por el periódico La Raza de Chicago. The book 'Clamor Chicago', published by La Raza.

El libro 'Clamor Chicago. Luchas, retos y éxitos de la comunidad latina frente al covid-19 y otros asuntos', publicado por el periódico La Raza de Chicago. The book 'Clamor Chicago', published by La Raza.

La Raza newspaper has won a national award for a recently published bilingual book that touches on issues affecting the Latino community in Chicago during the pandemic. “Clamor Chicago: Fight, Challenges, and Successes of the Latino Community Facing COVID-19 and Other Issues” recently won the first place/gold award at the 2021 International Latino Book Awards in the Victor Villaseñor Best Latino Focus Nonfiction – Spanish or Bilingual category.

La Raza published the book in celebration of its 50-year anniversary. Written in Spanish and English, the book is a compilation of La Raza’s in-depth articles reported in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic by journalists Belhú Sanabria, Marcela Cartagena, Irene Tostado, Antonio Zavala and Jesús Del Toro and also included an article from special contributor Steven Arroyo.

Jesús Del Toro, Director of La Raza, said, “Clamor Chicago,” clamor meaning outcry, “showcases the ingenuity and resiliency of Chicago’s Hispanic community during the harsh times of the pandemic and other significant events including the 2020 presidential election, the 2020 Census and the fight for racial justice.”

“In that context, the book ‘Clamor Chicago’ informs about the issues and the solutions, becoming a tool for empowerment and inspiration itself thanks to the vitality of its stories,” Del Toro said. “The voices of our people and our organizations have been the protagonists of La Raza’s journalism during our more than 50 years of service, and they are also the protagonists of ‘Clamor Chicago’. I want to thank our readers, advertisers, funders, friends and partners for their ongoing support.”

For information on how to obtain a copy of “Clamor Chicago,” please write to agenda@laraza.com, and add Clamor Chicago in the subject line.

“Clamor Chicago” was made possible through a grant provided by the Field Foundation of Illinois.

La Raza also recently won the first place/gold award for best Spanish-language weekly in the United States at the National Association of Hispanic Publications’ 2021 José Martí Awards. At the same time, several of the articles included in the book “Clamor Chicago” also won numerous 2021 José Martí Awards.

About La Raza

La Raza newspaper (www.laraza.com) is the most recognized Spanish-language newspaper in Chicago with 51 years servicing the Latino community with high-quality, fact-based original community journalism. La Raza is part of Impremedia, the largest Spanish-language newspaper company in the United States.

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