Las Comadres Para Las Americas is the nation’s largest Latina organization and is a nationally known for empowering women to be actively engaged in the growing Latino communities through online and face to face networks. Their mission is to connect and empower Latinas through community building and networking, culture, learning, and technology.
Las Comadres is releasing a Spanish version of Count on Me: Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships. This release comes after the original debut of the book in English on September 4, 2012. The new release is titled Cuenta Conmigo: Conmovedoras historias de hermandad y amistades incondicionales and will be published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.
The book comes in twelve nonfiction narratives, written mostly by women, that reflect on the importance “comadres” have in their lives. It is being published in Spanish because a majority of the Latino population is still Spanish-dominant or bilingual. The book is edited by author and editor Adriana V. Lopez and is the first literary work produced by Las Comadres. The book deals with the word “comadre” which means “godmother” in translation, but goes beyond that in the Latino culture. The word “comadre” has a lot of connotations, but virtually Cuenta Conmigo explores what a “comadre” means to the Latino culture and how “comadreship” manifests itself in many ways.
The book is available at local bookstores (hard copy ISBN # 978-1-4516-9971-5) and online (eBook ISBN # 978-1-4516-6296-2). For more information about the book, or to order a copy visit the official website www.CountOnMeBook.com.