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.
The Lemon Tree Caper
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."
De cabeza y al revés
These spunky stories bubble with fresh and feisty young characters, and their adventures carry all the struggles of childhood. (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.)
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.
The Missing Chancleta
Narrated by Detective Flaca in hard-boiled detective style, this bilingual collection of inter-related short stories for intermediate readers will appeal to seasoned and reluctant readers alike. And Flaca will surely inspire a host of amateur private investigators!
English titles with Hispanic topics and culture.
Nicholasa Mohr’s classic novel about life as an immigrant in New York City offers a poignant look at one young girl’s experiences.
Continuing the story of Trino's Choice, popular young-adult author Diane Gonzales Bertrand creates another dramatic story about the choices and the issues that face young adults. In Trino, she has created a young hero who learns to cope with the world around him by learning to trust himself.
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.
Autobiographical stories about growing up as the son of Mexican immigrants in California.
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.
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. (In Spanish.)
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.
...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.