MILKA DUNO BOOK SIGNING AT 2009 MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR
“Go, Milka, Go!” Now Available on bububooks.com
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 4, 2009) – Miami resident and IndyCar Driver Milka Duno will be autographing copies of her award-winning bilingual children’s book “Go, Milka Go!” from Noon to 3pm EST at the bububooks.com booth as part of the 2009 Miami Book Fair International Street Fair on Saturday, November 14, 2009.
The Street Fair will be located in downtown Miami’s Central Business District surrounding Miami Dade College. Duno will be at the bububooks.com booth – booth #368 - which will be located in section E of the fair located on NE 3rd Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues.
“Go, Milka, Go!” - a bilingual book about Milka’s life and racing career, was awarded the Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation Book of 2009 at the 11th Annual International Latino Book Awards. The prestigious awards honor literary excellence within the Latino community in a variety of categories.
Duno, who loves to interact with children and young adults – and their parents, will answer questions, pose for photos and offer words of encouragement that embody her “Milka Way” program. The progarm’s mission is to inspire children and young adults to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence. Duno has taken this message to schools across the USA and internationally to help inspire and motivate students and help them understand the importance of education – and how a strong academic background will benefit them their entire life – in all aspects of their life – and in any career they choose.
“I am very passionate about education and I want to do everything that I can to inspire young people to study hard and aim for the stars," says Duno. “I’m honored to be involved with bububooks because we share the same passion and have similar goals - I look forward to meeting children and their parents at the bububooks.com booth!”
“We’re excited to host Milka because of her passion about education. Reading creates a strong foundation to a good education, regardless of which language is used,” says Laura Renner, Founder, bububbooks. “We are proud Milka chose to make her first book bilingual because literacy crosses beyond language.”
bububooks recently opened its online store, www.bububooks.com, to offer multi-cultural children access to bilingual storybooks featuring main characters that closely reflect their multicultural heritage.
About Milka Duno:
Duno just completed her third consecutive IndyCar Series season – having started in the popular open-wheel racing series in 2007. Milka made history when she became the first Hispanic woman to compete in the world-famous Indy 500 and the IndyCar Series. In the 2008 season finale at Chicagoland Speedway Milka became the first Hispanic woman in history to lead an IndyCar race. She also led the most race laps of any female driver in the 2008 season – as well as being the only female driver to finish at the 2008 Indy 500.
About Miami Book Fair International Street Fair:
The Miami Book Fair International Street Fair runs from Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15 and is open to the public. Hours are from 10am to 6pm each of the three days. Friday’s admission is free, Saturday and Sunday General Admission is $8.00 and free for those 18 and under.
For more information about the 2009 Miami Book Fair International Street Fair please visit http://www.miamibookfair.com/about/default.aspx.