Lizette Epps wins prestigious BookFest Award for ‘Our Voices: Little Stories Through a Latina Lens’

Lizette Epps, a prominent community leader and advocate, has garnered acclaim for her debut book, “Our Voices: Little Stories Through a Latina Lens,” securing 1st place at The BookFest awards ceremony held on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The BookFest Book Awards, an esteemed literary competition, recognized Epps’ work in the Non-fiction Category in Society & Social Sciences on Race, Class, Culture, & Religion.

Epps’ triumph signifies not only her exceptional writing but also her commitment to amplifying the voices of the Hispanic/Latinx community within Berks County and beyond. Her book, a collection of poignant narratives, serves as a platform to share the diverse experiences, resilience, and cultural richness of Hispanics and Latinos.

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“My inspiration for this book was to offer a glimpse into the lives of Latinos and Hispanics grappling with challenges, embracing triumphs, and discovering the beauty of their individual identities,” says Epps. “I wanted to capture the emotions and experiences of these characters, drawing readers into a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and where every story is a testament to the power of the human spirit.”

Epps’ unique perspective as a Latina author infuses each tale with authenticity and insight, creating a work that resonates across cultures and backgrounds. Her 29 years of business expertise and dedication to historically underserved communities have made a significant impact on the lives of individuals and communities, as she continues to drive positive change across the region.

“This is about so much more than a book; it’s a bridge that spans cultures, generations, and experiences,” adds Epps.

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“Our Voices: Little Stories Through a Latina Lens” is available in both English and Spanish on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Epps accompanies the power of her message within the book with professional speaking engagements and workshops aimed at addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in corporate and nonprofit settings.

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