Arte Público Press

January 14, 2014

Judith Ortiz Cofer

JUDITH ORTIZ COFER, a poet, novelist and essayist, is the author of numerous award winning books, including An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio (Orchid Books 1995, Penguin, 1997), recipient of the 1995 Pura Belpré Award, The ALA Best Books for Young Adults and The Jotn
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Henry Cisneros

HENRY CISNEROS is Executive Chairman of the CityView companies, which work with the nation’s leading homebuilders to create homes priced within the range of average families. CityView is a partner in building 40 communities in 12 states, incorporating more than 7,000 homes with a
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Carlos Cisneros

Long before he started work on his first Tex-Mex legal thriller, The Case Runner, CARLOS CISNEROS prosecuted cases with the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office. It was there that he gained trial experience by prosecuting cases ranging from DUI to drug trafficking, and even
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Becky Chavarría-Cháirez

BECKY CHAVARRÍA-CHÁIREZ has dedicated her career to helping her fellow Americans to understand and appreciate her Mexican-American heritage.  As a child in her native San Antonio, she was exposed to many cultures and languages, and she spoke Spanish before she spoke English. “My
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Daniel Chacón

DANIEL CHACÓN grew up in Fresno, California, the last of three children.  He lived with one foot in the city and one in rural Fresno County, with fig orchards, cow pastures, and low flying crop dusters appearing outside the window of his living room.  All he had to do was cross
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Lorna Dee Cervantes

LORNA DEE CERVANTES is the author of From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger (Arte Público Press, 1991) and Emplumada (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1981), which won an American Book Award. She is also co-editor of Red Dirt, a cross-cultural poetry journal, and
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Gary Castillo

It seems that GARY CASTILLO has always had a desire to write.  Since his early childhood, he could never pass by a blank piece of paper without putting something on it.  His parents would find these little stories everywhere and show them to their family and friends. Eventually
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Julia Mercedes Castilla

JULIA MERCEDES CASTILLA, a native of Bogotá, Colombia, is the author of numerous books for children and young adults, including Strange Parents (Piñata Books, 2009), Emilio (Piñata Books, 1999), Luisa viaja en tren (Editorial Panamericano, 2002) and Aventuras de un niño de la
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Samuel Carraballo

SAMUEL CARRABALLO CRUZ has been a public servant for many years. He has dedicated a great part of those years to teaching and sharing his language with students, teachers, and parents living in the communities he has served in the United States. He has volunteered his time to
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Luisa Capetillo

Luisa Capetillo was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1879 to working class parents.  She worked in cigar factories as a reader, where she first became active in labor organizing.  A committed activist, Capetillo traveled throughout Puerto Rico, the United States, and Cuba to
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