Arte Público Press

Author

Kathleen Contreras

KATHLEEN CONTRERAS is a bilingual educator and author of three other children’s books that highlight her Mexican roots: Pan Dulce (Scholastic, 1995), Braids / Trencitas (Lectorum, 2009) and Sweet Memories / Dulces recuerdos (Lectorum, 2014). She lives and works in Ventura,
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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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Pedro García-Caro

  PEDRO GARCÍA-CARO is the Director of Latin American Studies Program and an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon. His publications include Astucias por heredar un sobrino a un tío, de Fermín de Reygadas. Edició
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Theresa Saldaña

 THERESA SALDAÑA, an award-winning actress of Puerto Rican descent, is the author of a short story collection for teens, The Almost Murder and Other Stories (Piñata Books, 2008), and Beyond Survival (Bantam, 1987), the first self-help book for crime victims and their families and
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Silvio Sirias

 SILVIO SIRIAS is the author of Meet Me under the Ceiba (Arte Público Press, 2009) and Bernardo and the Virgin (Northwestern University Press, 2007). He has written and edited several books on Latino/a literature, including Julia Alvarez: A Critical Companion (Greenwood Press,
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John Lantigua

JOHN LANTIGUA was born in the Bronx, N.Y., in a neighborhood where Spanish was the language of the streets.  His mother was from Ponce, Puerto Rico, and his father from Matanzas, Cuba, and during his first years Lantigua spoke only Spanish.  That radically changed when he was
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Mickey Ibarra

MICKEY IBARRA, a graduate of the University of Utah, is president of the Ibarra Strategy Group, a government relations and public affairs firm in Washington, DC. He is the founder and chairman of the Latino Leaders Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Leaders
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Gary Undercuffler

  GARY UNDERCUFFLER is the illustrator of two children’s books: Harvesting Friends / Cosechando amigos (Piñata Books, 2018) and Francisco’s Kites/Las cometas de Francisco (Piñata Books, 2015). In addition to teaching art and design, Gary Undercuffler has received
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Angela De Hoyos

ANGELA DE HOYOS (1940-2009), a native of Coahuila, Mexico, spent most of her life in San Antonio, Texas. She authored several poetry collections and, with her husband, ran a small publishing house, M&A Editions, which published other Chicano authors. Her poetry was translated
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Maria Dominguez

 MARIA DOMINGUEZ moved from Cataño, Puerto Rico, to New York City when she was five years old. She began her artistic career as a muralist with Cityarts in 1982; that first experience with public art showed her that people can create art together for their community. Over the
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