Arte Público Press

January 14, 2014

Anilú Bernardo

The young girl wanted to disappear when the nun asked her to stand in front of her new American classmates to introduce herself. It was ANILÚ BERNARDO’s first day of school in Flushing, New York. Having recently arrived with her family to this country, Bernardo spoke little
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Mario Bencastro

A native of El Salvador, MARIO BENCASTRO is an award-winning novelist, playwright and painter. He took up the brush and canvas as the first outlet for his artistic expression.  The medium garnered him remarkable success from an early age, with his works gracing the walls of major
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José Barreiro

Preservation of “the ways” is a dominant theme in JOSÉ BARREIRO’s life.   Growing up in eastern Cuba during the 1950s, Barreiro came of age among Cuban country people, guajiro relatives from whom he learned the Taíno words and stories that pepper his novel.
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Teresa Armas

TERESA ARMAS authored Remembering Grandma / Recordando a Abuela (Piñata Books, 2003), her first bilingual children’s book. Armas works in the LAUSD as an elementary school assistant principal. She lives in Hacienda Heights, California, with her family. Click here to view Teresa
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Alberto Arcia

ALBERTO ARCIA was born in 1946 in Colón City, on the Caribbean side of Panama.  He attended Colegio San Jose until his 16th birthday when his mother unexpectedly pulled him out of school and transferred him to Cristobal High, in Coco Solo, Canal Zone, so he could lea
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Diane de Anda

DIANE DE ANDA, a professor in the Department of Social Welfare at UCLA, is the author of three bilingual picture books, The Patchwork Garden / Pedacitos de huerto (2013), A Day without Sugar / Un día sin azúcar (Piñata Books, 2012) and Dancing Miranda / Baila, Miranda, baila
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Ricardo Ampudia

RICARDO AMPUDIA, a journalist and diplomat, is the former Consul General of Mexico in Houston, Texas. He is the author of Los Estados Unidos de América en los Informes Presidenciales de México, México en los Informes Presidenciales de Estados Unidos, and La Iglesia de Roma, all
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Lamberto Alvarez

Lamberto Alvarez heads Solare Design Group, Inc., an illustration, photography, and design firm based in Fort Worth, Texas, where he lives with his family. He also serves as Director of Illustrations for The Dallas Morning News. He, with the help of his father Beto Alvarez,
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Miguel Algarin

Miguel Algarin was a Puerto Rican scholar and Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and is one of the most prolific, creative and influential literary figures in the United States and Latin America. Algarin has received numerous awards, including three American Book Awards,
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Frederick Luis Aldama

FREDERICK LUIS ALDAMA has edited Arturo Islas: The Uncollected Works (Arte Público Press, 2003). He has written Arturo Islas’ biography Dancing with Ghosts, and Postethnic Narrative Criticism and Contemporary Chicano/a Letters Mapped by Interview. He has published a number of
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