Mekeisha Madden Toby

Mekeisha Madden Toby is a Los Angeles–based journalist who fell in love with books and words as a small child. The Detroit native, wife, and mother has covered television and the entertainment industry for 18 years for outlets such as Essence, MSN TV, the Los Angeles Times, The Detroit News, espnW, TV Guide, CNN.com, Playboy.com, and People Magazine. Check out her podcast, which she records at NPR West, at TVMadnessMMT.podbean.com.


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“Hidden Figures”: The True Story of the Black Women at NASA Daring “Fearlessly to Pursue Their Dreams”
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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