Author on the Airwaves: Alidis Vicente

Arte Público Press Author Alidis Vicente featured on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Vicente for its website’s “Arte Público Press Authors” feature, and along with the transcript, their conversation is available to listeners on the station’s interactive site through on-demand audio streaming here. Click here to see all Arte Público authors featured on Houston Public Media. About the Author: ALIDIS VICENTE is the author of the bilingual “flip” book series for intermediate readers, The Flaca Files, which includes The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases: The Flaca Files / La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos: Los expedientes de Flaca (Piñata Books, 2013), and The Case of the Three Kings: The Flaca Files / El caso de los Reyes Magos: Los expedientes de Flaca (Piñata Books, 2016). The first bilingual “flip” book in her Mister Malo series, The Shameless Shenanigans of Mister Malo / …

Author on the Airwaves: Alidis Vicente

Vicente chosen as February 2014’s “Author of the Month” on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Vicente for its website’s “Arte Público Press Author of the Month” feature, and along with the transcript, their conversation is available to listeners on the station’s interactive site through on-demand audio streaming here. Click here to see all Arte Público authors featured on Houston Public Media. About the Author: ALIDIS VICENTE is the author of a picture book, The Coquí and the Iguana (Operation Outreach-USA Press, 2011). She received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and worked for New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services. She lives with her family in New Jersey. About her latest book, The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases / La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos Flaca’s chancleta, or flip flop, has gone missing! She prepares to investigate the theft: “Pencil and notepad: in hand. Straw hat …

The Shameless Shenanigans of Míster Malo / Las terribles travesuras de Mister Malo: The Mister Malo Series / Serie Mister Malo

This entertaining bilingual book for intermediate readers
features a fourth-grade bully avenger.

by Alidis Vicente
Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel

ISBN: 978-1-55885-853-4
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 239
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 8-12

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The Case of the Three Kings: The Flaca Files / El caso de los Reyes Magos: Los expedientes de Flaca

An entertaining novel for intermediate readers presented in a  bilingual “flip” book format, that is, English on one side, turn it over and the Spanish is on the other side.

by Alidis Vicente
Spanish-language translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura

ISBN: 978-1-55885-822-0
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 113
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages:
 8-12

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The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases / La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos

Features a smart girl detective, Flaca, and includes three of her top-secret case files.

by Alidis Vicente

ISBN: 978-1-55885-779-7
Publication Date: November 30, 2013
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 64
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages:
 7-10

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Audio & Video

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Festive Children’s Books Ignite the Holiday Spirit!

Are you looking for holiday gifts that are both educational and fun? Look no more! Below, we’ve assembled a brief collection of holiday-themed stories that will teach the little ones in your life about Christmas and El Día de los Reyes Magos, or Three Kings Day. These books are filled with vibrant illustrations that will engage children, while leading them to ask more questions. The Case of the Three Kings: The Flaca Files / El caso de los Reyes Magos: Los expendientes de Flaca by Alidis Vicente Flaca, or Detective Flaca as she prefers to be called, is pleased with her Christmas gifts. Finally, she has the tools needed to do her job: a fingerprint-taking kit, a police-quality mini flashlight, and most exciting of all, police tape to block off crime scenes! However, she is not at all pleased with the airline tickets to Puerto Rico she and her sister La …

Book Featuring Young Puerto Rican Detective Shines!

HOUSTON, TX May 2018—Alidis Vicente’s bilingual “flip” book for intermediate readers, The Case of the Three Kings / El caso de los Reyes Magos, was selected for inclusion in the 2018-2019 Tejas Star Reading List. The Tejas Star Reading List (TSRL) is developed to encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. Sponsored by the Texas Library Association, the TSRL is intended for recreational reading and not to support a specific curriculum. In the second installment of Alidis Vicente’s bilingual series, The Flaca Files / Los expedientes de Flaca, a spunky young Latina investigates the suspicious logistics of Three Kings Day while on vacation with her family. Flaca, or Detective Flaca as she prefers to be called, is not at all pleased with the airline tickets to Puerto Rico she and her sister are given for Christmas. She …

And the International Latino Book Award Goes To…

HOUSTON, TX June 2014—Three titles published by Arte Público Press were honored at the 16th annual International Latino Book Awards ceremony held during the American Library Association’s annual conference on June 28, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards honor literary excellence in a variety of categories and are sponsored by Latino Literacy Now, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literacy and literary excellence within the Latino community. Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence, edited by Sarah Cortez and Sergio Troncoso, won First Place in the Best Spanish or Bilingual Latino Focused Nonfiction Book category. This collection contains personal essays in English and Spanish that deal with the impact of drug violence on people living along the Texas-Mexico border. Desperado: A Mile-High Noir, by author and attorney Manuel Ramos, won an Honorable Mention in the Best Mystery Novel category. Ramos returns to novel-length crime fiction with …

And the International Latino Book Award Goes To…

HOUSTON, TX March 2014—Three titles published by Arte Público Press were nominated as finalists in the 16th annual International Latino Book Awards sponsored by Latino Literacy Now, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literacy and literary excellence within the Latino community. Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence, edited by Sarah Cortez and Sergio Troncoso, is a collection containing personal essays in English and Spanish that deal with the impact of drug violence on people living along the Texas-Mexico border. It is a finalist for the Best Spanish or Bilingual Latino Focused Nonfiction Book. Desperado: A Mile-High Noir, by author and attorney Manuel Ramos, is a finalist in the Best Mystery Novel category. Ramos returns to novel-length crime fiction with a down-on-his-luck protagonist, Gus Corral, who is caught up in an investigation of the murder of an old high school friend, Artie. An investigation into Artie’s involvement in …