06/14/2013 08:40 am ET Updated Aug 14, 2013

La Casa Azul Bookstore In East Harlem Honored By White House As A 'Champion Of Change'


It has become an obligatory stop for Latino literati.

Junot Diaz, Esmeralda Santiago, Sandra Cisneros, to name just a few, have all been to La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem for signings and readings of their books.

And its founder and owner, Aurora Anaya-Cerda, was just honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for her crowd funding effort that helped launch the small business.  

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