Southern California appearances for author of award winning and controversial novel

Book, America Libre Committee, schedules
LOS ANGELES, CA — The America Libre Committee, headed by Dr. Jess Nieto,
Executive Director of the Heritage of America Educational & Cultural Foundation, has arranged a number of community appearances for Raul Ramos y Sanchez, author of the novel AMERICA LIBRE (ISBN 978-0446507752) released by Grand Central Publishing July 29, 2009.

Three bookstore events are also scheduled, and several university and community presentations are scheduled.

The controversial novel is set in a near-future where once-peaceful immigration rallies explode into riots against the violence of self-appointed border patrols and urban vigilantes. As the violence escalates, the U.S. Southwest is embroiled in a Latino war of liberation. Amid the chaos in his L.A. barrio, decorated Afghan vet Manolo Suarez finds himself romantically drawn to a Latina radical activist, threatening his marriage, his family—and his loyalty to his country.

Photo: Dr. Jess Nieto and his wife Peggy at the Heritage of America
presentation of AMERICA LIBRE in Bakersfield. The Nietos were
wonderful hosts and Jess also arranged for three college appearances
while Raul Ramos was in the SoCal area (9-16-09).

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A summary of Up-coming events:

Raul Ramos y Sanchez
Media Coverage & Public Appearances

Community Discussion - Sept. 16 - A public discussion on the issues raised by AMERICA LIBRE will be led by the Executive Director of the Heritage of America Educational & Cultural Foundation, Dr. Jess Nieto, with members of the Bakersfield, CA community and the Chicana Reader’s Book Club.

College Appearance - Sept. 17, 2009 - Professor Anthony Nuño, HispanicAmerican/MexicanAmerican Literature. invites the author to read from AMERICA LIBRE and field student questions.

Book Signing - Sept. 21, 2009 - 7PM - Vroman's Bookstore, Southern California's oldest and largest independent bookstore has scheduled a book signing for AMERICA LIBRE. Live entertainment by Max Vasquez & Friends. You are invited. 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101.

College Appearance - Sept. 22 - Host: Professor Gabriel Gutierrez, Chicano/a Studies. A reading from AMERICA LIBRE will be followed by a Q&A session. Book Signing - Sept. 23, 2009 - 7:30 - Libreria Martinez in Santa Ana, CA owned by MacArthur genius grant recipient Rueben Martinez hosts a panel discussion and book signing for America Libre. Live entertainment. Please join us at: 1200 N. Main St. Suite 100-D - Santa Ana, CA 92701

College Appearance - Sept. 24 - Prof. Armando Vazquez-Ramos, Chicano & Latino Studies Department, hosts the author as he reads from AMERICA LIBRE and answers student questions.

Book Signing - Sept. 24, 2009 - 7PM - Mysterious Galaxy Books will host a book signing of AMERICA LIBRE. Please join us at: 7051Clairemont Mesa Blvd #302, San Diego, CA 92111.    

  Workshop leader - September 25-27, 2009 - The Southern California Writers' Conference led by Michael Steven Gregory invites the author to lead a workshop on social media for authors in Los Angeles.