Arte Público Press

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Alicia Klepeis

From jellybeans to vampires, ALICIA KLEPEIS loves to research fun and out-of-the-ordinary topics that make nonfiction exciting for readers. Alicia began her career at the National Geographic Society. She also taught middle school for several years in Massachusetts. Alicia is the
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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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Jorge Argueta

 JORGE ARGUETA is a prize-winning poet and author of more than twenty children’s picture books, including A Movie in My Pillow / Una pelicula en mi almohada (Children’s Book Press, 2001), Salsa: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem (Groundwood Books, 2015), Guacamole: Un poema
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Joe Jiménez

Joe Jiménez, the author of Bloodline (Piñata Books, 2016) and The Possibilities of Mud (Kórima Press, 2014), is the recipient of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute of Latino Studies 2016 Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Press Poetry Prize.  He lives in San Antonio, Texas, where he
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A.J. Irwin

A.J. IRWIN’s career in law enforcement began by happenstance when he worked as an undercover cop for a small-town Georgia police department. He went on to become a federal agent known for his quick wit, hot temper, innovative ideas and tenacity, all focused on getting the bad
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Hipólito Acosta

HIPÓLITO ACOSTA, the son of Mexican-American migrant workers, rose to be one of the most highly decorated officers in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. He is the author, with Lisa Pulitzer, of The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime
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Ron Arias

RON ARIAS, a journalist who worked for People magazine for 22 years, is the author of five non-fiction books: Five Against the Sea (Dutton, 1989), Healing from the Heart with Dr. Mehmet Oz (Dutton, 1998), Moving Target: A Memoir of Pursuit (Bilingual Review Press, 2003) a
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Raquel M. Ortiz

RAQUEL M. ORTIZ was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, and has been making art and telling stories ever since she was a little girl. She is the author of a bilingual picture book for children, Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural / Sofi y el mágico mural musical (Piñata Books, 2015),
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Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez

MANUEL M. MARTÍN-RODRÍGUEZ is Professor of Literature and founding faculty member at the University of California, Merced. He has published numerous scholarly books about Chicano literature, including The Textual Outlaw: Reading John Rechy in the 21st Century (co-edited with Beth
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