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 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!
Upside Down and Backwards
These spunky stories bubble with fresh and feisty young characters, and their adventures carry all the struggles of childhood.
La chancleta perdida
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! (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.
English titles with Hispanic topics and culture.
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.
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.
The spunky protagonists in these stories navigate the uncertain waters of adolescence in Miami. It’s tough to be caught between the two worlds of childhood and womanhood, but it’s even harder when a Cuban girl must cross the bridge between two cultures to fit into a foreign environment.
Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales
In this collection of coming of age stories, Canales introduces the reader to the cultural traditions and activities of her Mexican-American community. Canales' robust tales inhabit the mysterious and secret land that lies between the United States and Mexico, between child and adulthood, reality and the imagination, and between life and death. And through it all, with the passage of time the narrator discovers changes within herself and the community around her.
Looking for La Unica
While visiting a local guitar shop, Monica overhears a heated argument between father and son. They have lost La Única, a precious family heirloom that should never have been sold. Suddenly, Monica finds herself fingered as the chief suspect. Blending a puzzling mystery with the ordinary trials of adolescence, this entertaining novel will keep readers guessing.
Hispanic topics appropriate for MS and HS students, written in bilingual format with English and Spanish in the same book.
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.)
El año de nuestra revolución
Shimmering fragments of poetry, fiction, fable and essay reflect a kaleidoscopic vision of burgeoning adulthood as seen through the eyes of the young protagonists.
...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 dilema de Trino
Trino Olivares must decide which choices will impress his friends—and which choices are the best for Trino.