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.
Ruido de cadenas
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. (In Spanish.)
The Mystery of the Mischievous Marker
Kid detective Mickey Rangel has another mystery to solve in the third book in this series of bilingual "flip" books for middle readers.
Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil
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.
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.)
El caso de la pluma perdida
When Toots approaches P.I. Mickey Rangel at school, he knows something is up. Rumor has it that Toots stole a valuable pen, and she needs Mickey to prove her innocence. But as Mickey begins his investigation, all clues point to Toots and her newly ex-boyfriend as the primary suspects. (In Spanish.)
English titles with Hispanic topics and culture.
Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz
This engrossing memoir charts Ruiz’s journey toward self-identity, tracing the tortuous path of her life—a life in which Ruiz assumed contradictory roles: gang chola, high school drop-out, disowned daughter, battered wife, welfare mother, student, and policewoman. At each step in the journey, Ruiz faced violence, ridicule, and skepticism. She nevertheless prevailed in exchanging her badge of social defiance for one of protecting her community.
Hay un nombre para lo que siento: Cuentos
This collection of ten contemporary stories reveals the mixed-up emotions, humorous mistakes, misguided actions and unspeakable sorrows of young people today. (In Spanish.)
There's a Name for This Feeling: Stories
This collection of ten contemporary stories reveals the mixed-up emotions, humorous mistakes, misguided actions and unspeakable sorrows of young people today.
The Truth about Las Mariposas
This entertaining mystery novel follows sixteen-year-old Carolina “Caro” Torres, who is spending six weeks of her summer vacation with her aunt, the owner of a small bread and breakfast called Las Mariposas. But the mayor is determined to run her aunt out of business, and Caro and her new-found friends are determined to find out what’s going on. “Staying true to the young Latina’s viewpoint, the story offers a lively mix of work, friendship, family, and romance that add texture to the gripping, surprising mystery.”–Booklist
Hispanic topics appropriate for MS and HS students, written in bilingual format with English and Spanish in the same book.
...y no se lo tragó la tierra
This classic novel in the original Spanish is about a Mexican-American family's life as migrant workers during the 1950s, as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
El momento de Trino
Trying to cope with the loss of two friends in this sequel to the award-winning "Trino's Choice", Trino Olivares learns that there are times in a man's life when he has to help himself.
The Year of Our Revolution
This landmark collection of poetry, fiction, fable and essay presents a kaleidoscopic vision of growing up as seen through the eyes of young women.
Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from Beyond
This story collection features supernatural beings and elements rooted in Latino folklore.