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Juan Guerra

JUAN J. GUERRA, a doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, is a graduate of Pomona College and the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He was four years old when his family emigrated from El Salvador to Los Angeles, California. As a young boy, like many immigrant
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Daniel Peña

DANIEL PEÑA, a Pushcart Prize-winning writer, is an assistant professor at the University of Houston-Downtown, where he teaches in the Department of English. Previously he was at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, where he worked as a writer, blogger,
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A Children’s Book To Read After The Hurricanes…

In light of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, The Story Circle / El círculo de cuentos by acclaimed author Diane Gonzales Bertrand is an excellent bilingual picture book for parents and teachers to share with children who are in the midst of dealing with a storm, flooding and
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Long-Time Journalist’s Story Collection Wins 2016 Peace Corps Award!

“I felt reading these wonderful stories that I was admitted to an adjacent neighborhood, a rich culture that is another world—call it Amexica—both mysterious and magical, that is persuasive through its tenderness. My hope is that Ron Arias continues to write short stories that
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Texas Author’s Teen Novel Wins Award!

“In his debut for teens, Jiménez explores shades of manhood and all it entails with a deft, poetic hand.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review HOUSTON, TX August 2017— Joe Jiménez’s gritty debut novel for young adults, Bloodline, has been named the Middle Grade/Young Adult Discovery
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Arte Público to Close for Inventory

It’s time for our annual inventory count, which means the Arte Público order fulfillment department will be closed August 21-31, 2017. The last day to ship orders will be August 21, 2017, so if you need to place an order, please do so by August 18, 2017. Orders can be
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Author on the Airwaves: Mickey Ibarra

Ibarra chosen as June 2017’s “Author of the Month” on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Ibarra for its website’s “Arte Público Press Author of the Month” feature, and along with the transcript, their
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Acclaimed Author’s Newest Mystery Shines!

HOUSTON, TX June 2017— René Saldaña, Jr.’s bilingual “flip” book for intermediate readers, A Mystery Bigger than Big / Un misterio más grande que grandísimo, was selected for inclusion in the 2017-2018 Tejas Star Reading List. The Tejas Star Reading List (TSRL) is developed to
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Authors on the Airwaves: Larissa Mercado-López

Mercado-López chosen as May 2017’s “Author of the Month” on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Mercado-López for its website’s “Arte Público Press Author of the Month” feature, and along with the
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Novel Lights Up Luminarias List!

HOUSTON, TX May 2017—Lydia Gil’s bilingual “flip” book for intermediate readers, Letters from Heaven / Cartas del cielo, was chosen for inclusion in the Dallas ISD’s 2016-2017 Luminarias List. A group of Dallas Independent School District librarians created the list in 2006 as a
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