Arte Público Press is the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovery literature by U.S. Hispanic authors. Publishing twenty five to thirty books each year, Arte Público Press is David to New York publishing industry Goliaths. However, because of its cultural sensitivity to its writers and the experiences they write about, along with a vision for the role of Hispanic literature in the United States, Arte Público Press has demonstrated that size (or lack of it) is not proportionately related to success in the commercial book market.
Hispanic topics appropriate for Elementary students, written in bilingual format with English and Spanish in the same book.
Based on the tradition and superstitions of a previous generation, these stories will send shivers up kids' spines while capturing the essence of New Mexican folklore.
A Mummy in Her Backpack
When Flor returns from her family vacation in Mexico, she's shocked to find a mummy in her backpack! Rafa, a mummy from the famous museum in Guanajuato, hitched a ride to the United States. But soon he realizes that he needs to get home for El Día de los Muertos / The Day of the Dead.
Adapted by celebrated author Judith Ortiz Cofer, these Puerto Rican folktales will delight young readers. Available in both English and Spanish, these stories featuring a variety of animals share lessons that will appeal to kids who enjoy animals and storytelling.
Kid Ciclón se enfrenta a El Diablo
Popular kids' author Xavier Garza returns with more stories featuring spooky characters from Mexican-American folklore. These hair-raising stories are sure to lure even the most reluctant readers into their pages. (In Spanish.)
El monstruo en el colchón y otros cuentos
Children take the lead in these amusing and entertaining stories as they try to solve mystifying puzzles that occur in daily activities. Accompanied by line drawings, these conundrums are sure to grab the interest of early readers. (In Spanish.)
English titles with Hispanic topics and culture.
My Father, the Angel of Death
One of the most popular wrestlers on Monday Night Mayhem, the Angel of Death, is also Jesse Baron’s father. Jesse has just started at yet another new school, this time in San Antonio, and he dreads the moment when the other kids in his seventh-grade class learn who his father is. As Jesse negotiates all the usual middle-school problems—from bullies to first love—he can’t help but wonder what his life would be like if his father weren’t a famous wrestler.
Spirits of the High Mesa
A young boy growing up in a rural town in New Mexico has a special relationship with his grandfather, one of the village elders. But the coming of electricity, the U.S. Forest Service and a large sawmill will forever change the town, and he is torn between the seductiveness of progress and his loyalty to the village traditions.
A Good Long Way
Author and educator René Saldaña, Jr. writes a fast-paced, thought-provoking novel that will engage young adults in questions about their own lives and responsibilities to family, friends, and most of all, to themselves.
With little help from any adults, Trino has to decide which choices will impress his friends and which are the best for him in this dramatic story about the difficult problems that kids today face and the sometimes deadly consequences that can result.
Hispanic topics appropriate for MS and HS students, written in bilingual format with English and Spanish in the same book.
La canción del colibrí
This is the Spanish-language translation of the acclaimed novel about the Spanish conquest of Mexico, as seen by the conquered.
These tales of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and immigration to the United States, all involve young people overcoming barriers during times of extreme stress.
El dilema de Trino
Trino Olivares must decide which choices will impress his friends—and which choices are the best for Trino.
Fernández's Spanish-language version of her award-winning novel is made up of sensitive portraits of six extraordinary women of the Texas-Mexican border.
This collection gathers the complete short fiction of the late Tomás Rivera. Framed within the Odyssean cycle of migratory farmworkers, Rivera's stories are myths and parables that relate the universal themes of alienation, love and betrayal, man and nature, death and resurrection and the search for community.