Arte Público Press

Claudia Meléndez Salinas

  CLAUDIA MELÉNDEZ SALINAS is an award-winning, multi-media journalist now working for the Monterey Herald, a daily newspaper in California’s Central Coast. In her nearly two decades of experience covering politics, education and immigration both in Mexico and the United States,
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Pura Belpré

A writer, folktale collector and puppeteer, Pura Belpré was the first Puerto Rican librarian hired by the New York Public Library. Born and raised on the island, she came to the Mainland for her sister’s wedding in New York City in 1920 and lived there the rest of her life. She
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Estela Bernal

ESTELA BERNAL was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. She received her BA in Spanish from the University of Texas, Pan American. She later lived and worked in Sacramento, California, where she earned an MA in Spanish from California State University,
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¡Salud, familia! Program

¡Salud, familia! is Arte Público Press’ landmark publishing and outreach program that shares health and nutrition education with  low-income Hispanic families with school-aged children through engaging bilingual picture books. ­¡Salud, familia! es un programa de libros ilustrados
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Ray Villareal

RAY VILLAREAL is the author of five novels for young adults that capture the angst of adolescent life:  Body Slammed! (Piñata Books, 2012), Don’t Call Me Hero (Piñata Books, 2011), Who’s Buried in the Garden? (Piñata Books, 2009), winner of LAUSD’s Westchester Fiction Award,
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Hotel Juárez Wins the Tejas Foco Fiction Award!

Come and stay a while at the Five-Star Hotel Juárez! HOUSTON, TX February, 2014—Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops by Daniel Chacón has won first place in the Tejas Foco 2014 Fiction Awards by the National Association for Chicana/o Studies. The Tejas Foco Fiction Awards
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2014 Piñata Books for Children Brochure

Please click here to view the 2014 Piñata Books Children Brochure.
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2014 Piñata Books for Young Adults Brochure

Please click here to view the 2014 Piñata Books for Young Adults Brochure.
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Spelile Rivas

SPELILE RIVAS is the author of the bilingual children’s book, No Time for Monsters / No hay tiempo para monstruos (Piñata Books, 2010), winner of the Tejas Star Book Award. She was born in Houston, Texas, but raised in Denver, Colorado. At the age of 14, she was whisked away from
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Lupe Ruiz-Flores

LUPE RUIZ-FLORES is the author of six bilingual picture books: Lupita’s First Dance / El primer baile de Lupita (2013), Let’s Salsa / Bailemos salsa (2013), Alicia’s Fruity Drinks / Las aguas frescas de Alicia (2012), The Battle of the Snow Cones / La Guerra de las
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