Arte Público Press

And the International Latino Book Award Goes To…

HOUSTON, TX June 2018—José B. González’ moving collection of narrative poems, When Love Was Reels, was named a finalist in Best Poetry Book category of the 20th annual International Latino Book Awards sponsored by Latino Literacy Now, a non-profit organization that supports and
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Bilingual Picture Book Honored!

HOUSTON, TX June 2018—Juan Guerra’s bilingual picture book, The Little Doctor / El doctorcito, illustrated by Victoria Castillo, has been named a 2018 Américas Award Commended Title. The Américas Award is given in recognition of US works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected
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Calling All Latino Authors…

New Children’s Book Award Celebrates Latino Talent Houston, TX—Arte Público Press is now accepting children’s book manuscripts to be considered for the inaugural Salinas de Alba Award for Latino Children’s Literature.  The award seeks to address the need for more culturally
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Two Exceptional Piñata Books Are on a Roll!

HOUSTON, TX June, 2018—Evangelina Takes Flight  by Diana J. Noble and Agua, Agüita / Water, Little Water by Jorge Argueta with illustrations by Felipe Ugalde Alcántara are recipients of the Skipping Stones Honor Award from Skipping Stones: An International Multicultural Magazine.
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John Rechy

JOHN RECHY is the author of seventeen books, including The New York Times best-sellers City of Night and Numbers, the Los Angeles Times best-sellers The Coming of the Night, The Life and Adventures of Lyle Clemens and The Sexual Outlaw (all from Grove Press). He is the recipient
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Author on the Airwaves: John Rechy

Arte Público Press Author John Rechy featured on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Rechy for its website’s “Arte Público Press Authors” feature, and along with the transcript, their conversation is available to listeners
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Author’s Debut for Children Named Paterson Prize Honor Book!

HOUSTON, TX May 2018—Larissa Mercado-López’s bilingual picture book, Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡rescatador de bebés!, has been recognized as an Honor Book in the 2018 Paterson Prize for Book for Young People. Books published for children and young adults
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Debut Author’s Novel Soars!

HOUSTON, TX May 2018—Diana J. Noble’s historical novel for teens, Evangelina Takes Flight, was selected for inclusion in the Texas Library Association’s 2018-2019 Spirit of Texas Reading List. The Spirit of Texas Reading Program-Middle School is a recommended reading list
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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
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Jasminne Méndez

JASMINNE MÉNDEZ is a poet, educator, performer and award-winning author. She is a Macondo and Canto Mundo Fellow, as well as a Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) alumna. Her collection of essays and poetry, Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry, was published by
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