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.
Una momia en su mochila
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. (In Spanish.)
Witches, Owls and Spooks
Based on oral tradition, these stories featuring witches, owls and other spooky creatures have been told in Spanish-speaking barrios for generations. This bilingual collection will entertain and terrify a new generation of English- and Spanish-speaking children with the supernatural tales of the Hispanic community.
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.
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.
The Witches of Ruidoso
In the last years of the nineteenth century, in the western territory that would become New Mexico, young Elijah and fourteen-year-old Beth Delilah become constant companions. They roam the ancient country of mysterious terrain, where the mountain looms and reminds them of their insignificance, and observe the eccentric characters in the village. Together, they come of age in a land of mountains and ravens, where good and evil vie for the souls of Mexicans, Indians and white men alike.
The production of a politically incorrect and historically inaccurate play about the battle for the Alamo puts an entire middle school community in an uproar.
Down Garrapata Road
In this tender debut novel, a medley of young voices bring to life a small Mexican-American community in South Texas during the 1940s and 1950s. Each of the characters plays out in the shadows of the world outside their small community and reflects the awakening of a generation of young Mexican Americans raised with their lives bridging two cultures. Anne Estevis brings to life the voices of young people on the brink of change and conflict, and the coming of age of a traditional community in the modern world.
Who's Buried in the Garden?
Young adult author and educator Ray Villareal has written another fast-paced, exciting novel for middle-school students that explores the impact of making poor decisions and the importance of choosing the right friends.
Song of the Hummingbird
From Aztec princess to slave and concubine, Hummingbird - or Huitzitzilín in her native Nahuatl - recounts her life during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. In Song of the Hummingbird, Limón pays homage to the pre-Columbian woman, celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in the face of cataclysm and mourns our collective loss of treasures more valuable than all the plundered gold.
Hispanic topics appropriate for MS and HS students, written in bilingual format with English and Spanish in the same book.
Viaje a la tierra del abuelo
This adventure novel for young adults about a young boy's search for his Salvadoran roots explores critical questions of identity, homeland and culture.
El dilema de Trino
Trino Olivares must decide which choices will impress his friends—and which choices are the best for Trino.
Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from Beyond
This story collection features supernatural beings and elements rooted in Latino folklore.
Bailando en silencio
This Spanish translation of Ortiz Cofer's collection of essays recalls her childhood spent in Puerto Rico and New Jersey.