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!
Adapted by celebrated author Judith Ortiz Cofer, these Puerto Rican folktales will delight young readers. Available in both English and Spanish, these stories featuring a variety of animals share lessons that will appeal to kids who enjoy animals and storytelling.
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.
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.)
English titles with Hispanic topics and culture.
My Father, the Angel of Death
One of the most popular wrestlers on Monday Night Mayhem, the Angel of Death, is also Jesse Baron’s father. Jesse has just started at yet another new school, this time in San Antonio, and he dreads the moment when the other kids in his seventh-grade class learn who his father is. As Jesse negotiates all the usual middle-school problems—from bullies to first love—he can’t help but wonder what his life would be like if his father weren’t a famous wrestler.
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.
Spirits of the High Mesa
A young boy growing up in a rural town in New Mexico has a special relationship with his grandfather, one of the village elders. But the coming of electricity, the U.S. Forest Service and a large sawmill will forever change the town, and he is torn between the seductiveness of progress and his loyalty to the village traditions.
Fat No More
In this fascinating memoir, twenty-year-old Alberto Hidalgo-Robert writes about his lifelong struggle with obesity. This spirited book offers a roadmap for living a healthy life and regaining self-respect and social acceptance.
Loves Me, Loves Me Not
Maggie wants to become a doctor, and is thrilled when she’s hired to care for an ailing elderly woman. And the woman’s grandson is the school basketball star that Maggie has been pining over. This entertaining novel is as much an exploration of values and perceptions as it is of young and romantic love.
Hispanic topics appropriate for MS and HS students, written in bilingual format with English and Spanish in the same book.
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.
Lorenzo's Revolutionary Quest
This exciting sequel to Lorenzo's Secret Mission involves espionage, romance and mystery during the American Revolution.
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.