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Authors on the Airwaves: René Colato Laínez

Colato Laínez chosen as May 2011’s “Author of the Month” on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Colato Laínez for its website’s “Arte Público Press Author of the Month” feature, and along with the
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Authors on the Airwaves: Ray Villareal

Villareal chosen as August 2008’s “Author of the Month” on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Ray Villareal for its website’s “Arte Público Press Author of the Month” feature, and along with the
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Bilingual Children’s Book Wins Skipping Stones Honor!

HOUSTON, TX June 6, 2016—Acclaimed author Pat Mora is the recipient of a 2016 Skipping Stones Honor Award for her bilingual picture book, The Remembering  Day / El día de los muertos.  The Skipping Stones Awards encourage understanding of the world’s diverse cultures,
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APP Director Nicolás Kanellos receives honor from Spain

Arte Público Press Director and University of Houston Brown Foundation professor of Hispanic Studies, Nicolás Kanellos, received one of the Spanish government’s highest distinctions. With the Royal Sanction of Spain’s King Felipe VI, Kanellos received the “Cruz de la Orden de
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Acclaimed Children’s Author Wins Award!

“The realistic style and warm colors of the illustrations bring to life the loving relationship between Bella and her grandmother. A warm family story.”—Kirkus Reviews HOUSTON, TX April 2016— Pat Mora’s bilingual picture book for children, The Remembering Day / El día de los
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Teen Book Exploring Death and Homelessness Named to Recommended Reading List!

“Villareal paints a believable picture of what can happen to a family when a crisis hits and how such events can ripple throughout every aspect of an adolescent’s life.”—Kirkus Reviews HOUSTON, TX March 2016— Ray Villareal’s young adult novel, On the Other Side of the
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Celebrate Día’s 20th anniversary with 50% off books!

  El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros, Children’s Day / Book Day, known as Día, is a celebration of children, families and reading held annually on April 30. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Children’s   Day / Book Day and link children of all cultures 
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The Tejas Stars Have Aligned Again!

Four books published as part of Arte Público’s imprint for children and young adults, Piñata Books, were chosen for the 2016-17 Tejas Star Reading List. The Tejas Star Reading List (TSRL) is developed to encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books and to discover
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UH Moment: Arte Público Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary!

Watch this short video honoring our 35th anniversary made by the University of Houston!
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Beyond Walls: A Portrait of Muralist and Children’s Book Illustrator Maria Dominguez

“New York City is often called one of the art capitals of the world, and it even shows on its very walls. Puerto Ricans were a big part of this muralist movement. What’s more, Puerto Rican women carved a special place for themselves in this mostly male dominated field. One
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