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Arte Público Press Receives Prestigious National Literary Award

Houston, TX January 2019— The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) has announced that Arte Público Press, the nation’s largest publisher of U.S.-based Hispanic authors, has received the prestigious Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. Named after the first president of the
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Yolanda Gallardo

YOLANDA GALLARDO is a poet, playwright and novelist born in the Bronx to parents of Cuban and Venezuelan/Puerto Rican heritage. Her play, Everybody Knows My Business, has been performed in Puerto Rico and optioned for Off Broadway. She’s the author of a digital poetry collection,
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Author on the Airwaves: Carlos Cisneros

Arte Público Press Author Carlos Cisneros featured on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Cisneros for its website’s “Arte Público Press Authors” feature, and along with the transcript, their conversation is available to
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Author on the Airwaves: Carolyn Dee Flores

Arte Público Press Author Carolyn Dee Flores featured on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Flores for its website’s “Arte Público Press Authors” feature, and along with the transcript, their conversation is available to
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Add Latinx Voices to Your Poetry Collection!

This April, celebrate National Poetry Month by introducing a child to the many forms of poetry, convincing reluctant teen readers to try a poem each day or by starting a stimulating discussion among friends through poetry that blends the aesthetic and the political. Poetry
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Women’s History Month–Fiction Titles

A useful guide to woman-centric novels, poetry collections and short stories for librarians, readers and teachers alike! Create a shelf display or find your next read. Secrets of the Casa Rosada Sixteen-year-old Martha and her mother move constantly, never staying anywhere for
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Women’s History Month–Nonfiction Titles

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting these books about inspirational Latina women throughout history! There’s poetry, academic and general interest texts. Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry Diagnosed with scleroderma at 22
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It’s No Secret That We’ve Got a Winner!

Author’s debut for teens wins Texas award HOUSTON, TX February, 2019—Alex Temblador’s intriguing novel for teens, Secrets of the Casa Rosada, has won the 2019 Tejas Foco Young Adult Fiction Award given by the National Association for Chicana/o Studies. The Tejas Foco Young Adult
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First-Time Novelist Starts 2019 with a BANG!

HOUSTON, TX February 2019—Daniel Peña’s debut novel, Bang, was awarded the 2019 Tejas Foco Fiction Award and was named a finalist for In the Margins’ 2019 Advocacy/Social Justice Award. The Tejas Foco Fiction Award recognizes outstanding work that best represents a significant
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New Exhibit at Houston Public Library!

Art of Children’s Book Illustration February 2 – May 4, 2019 Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney St., 77002 Come view original illustrations from Arte Público Press’ bilingual picture books and get a glimpse into many of the stories that continue to educate and
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