Join children's book author Tony Robles, author of Joey Gonzalez, Great American (Kids Ahead Publishing, March '08) as he virtually tours the blogosphere in April on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion!

Tony was born in Brooklyn, New York. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he pursued a career in law enforcement with the U.S. Customs Service. He and his wife currently live in the Pacific Northwest and have two children and one grandchild.

Growing up Hispanic in a tough neighborhood supposedly made Tony Robles one of the “disadvantaged,” needing special preferences in order to compete. Tony’s mom didn’t agree, and she is the inspiration behind this book.

You can visit his website at

Joey Gonzalez Great American Synopsis:

“How can I become a great American if I’m not an American in the first place?”

Third-grader Joey Gonzalez dreamed of becoming a great American. His plan? Study hard and learn everything he could. Then one day, his teacher said that because he was something called a “minority,” he wasn't smart enough to make his dream come true! Still, something called “affirmative action” could help him, she said…

But as Joey taps into the strength, intelligence and courage of his Spanish ancestors, he learns that personal pride, self-reliance and a love of learning—not special preferences—are the keys to becoming a good citizen…and a great American.
Visit Tony's first week of tour stops!
April 1 - Tony will be stopping off at Booking Mama at!
April 2 - Mayra Calvani at Mayra's Secret Bookcase will be hosting Tony at!
April 3 - Book Marketing Buzz will be hosting Tony at!
April 4 - Breeni Books will be hosting Tony at!
Be sure to comment to have a chance to win one of Tony's books!

JOEY GONZALEZ GREAT AMERICAN VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR '08 will officially begin on April 1, 2008 and continue all month. If you would like to follow Tony's complete tour, visit in April. Leave a comment on his blog stops and become eligible to win a free copy at the end of his tour! One lucky winner will be announced on his tour page at on April 30!
Tony Robles' virtual book tour is brought to you by Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Book Tours at and choreographed by Dorothy Thompson.
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