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.
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.
Brujas, lechuzas y espantos
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. (In Spanish.)
La intriga del limonero
Mickey Rangel, kid detective extraordinaire, has another mystery to solve. His neighbor, Señorita Andrade, has been robbed of her prize-winning lemons! But who could have done it? "I'll get to the bottom of this, ma'am. Mickey Rangel is on the case." (In Spanish.)
El misterio del malvado marcador
Kid detective Mickey Rangel has another mystery to solve in the third book in this series of bilingual "flip" books for middle 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.
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
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.
The Summer of El Pintor
The small shops and battered houses of Lucia Street are a far cry from the upper crust neighborhood and the posh boarding school Monica Ramos left behind when she moved to the barrio. She doesn’t realize that the miserable summer she expects will be quite an adventure. From the moment she discovers a mysterious letter in a musty hiding place forgotten since her mother’s death, she is drawn into a web of questions surrounding the disappearance of her neighbor, El Pintor. Why did he live on her grandparents’ property free of charge? Why did he paint portraits of her mother and the ruins on Chimney Hill? Why are all the young people in the barrio so intrigued by him? Monica is soon drawn into the search for El Pintor, the mysterious man she believes holds the secret to her mother’s past.
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.
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.
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.
Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from Beyond
This story collection features supernatural beings and elements rooted in Latino folklore.
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.
Lorenzo's Secret Mission
Fifteen-year-old Lorenzo Bannister becomes involved in supplying George Washington's army, leading from the docks of New Orleans to the battlefields of the American Revolution.