Stroll Into a Magical Family Outing With Author Read-alongs By Amy Costales

This sweet story about the power of family read by author Amy Costales in English and Spanish is a reminder of the joy of being outside.   Click here to listen to the English read-along of Sundays on Fourth Street by Amy Costales. Click here to listen to the Spanish read-along of Los domingos en la calle Cuatro by Amy Costales.      

Join In The Adventure With Author Read-alongs By Xavier Garza

These spooky stories read by author Xavier Garza will remind kids to mind their parents!   Click here for a link to a read-along of  Juan and the Chupacabras / Juan y el chupacabras. Click here for a link to a read-along of  Just One Itsy Bitsy Little Bite / Sólo una mordidita chiquitita. Click here for a link to a read-along of  Zulema and the Witch Owl / Zulema y la bruja lechuza.    

Entertain the kids with Online Storytime

Enjoy this read-along by author and illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores from her bilingual picture book, The Amazing Watercolor Fish /El asombroso pez acuarela. Click here for the read-along.

Chase the Runaway Piggy with Author Read-Alongs

Teachers, parents and educators – looking for literacy activities to share with kids at home? Enjoy James Luna’s read-alongs from his bilingual picture book, The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo.   Click here for the English version. Click here for the Spanish read-along. Amplify the fun with activities in this teaching guide. Dramatize the book using this Reader’s Theater.

Arte Público COVID-19 update

Due to a COVID-19 work-from-home mandate from Harris County and the City of Houston effective at 11:59pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Arte Público Press’ physical office will be closed until at least Monday, April 6, 2020. While staff members are working from home, we cannot fill orders or accept shipments. We will continue to update you regarding this evolving situation. Thanks to all who have reached out with updates and expressions of concern for Arte Público and its staff. We, too, hope that our friends and customers remain safe.

Temporary Guidelines for Online Storytimes and Read-Alouds

Arte Público Press wants to support families, educators and librarians during the difficult times of the coronavirus pandemic. With that in mind, we are granting permission to teachers and librarians to record and post online for non-commercial storytimes and read-alouds using our children’s books. Please follow these basic requests: Note at the beginning of your recording that you are reading the book with permission from Arte Público Press. Storytimes and read-alouds can be shared on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, school and library sites. Tag @ArtePublico when posting on social media. Send your name, institution, address and email address to along with the book title you intend to read and where it will be posted. By posting a storytime or read-aloud, you are agreeing to the terms listed above and giving Arte Público permission to post your piece to our website and social media pages. Thanks for all you are …

Arte Público COVID-19 update

Dear friends – This is a quick note to update you on Arte Público during these difficult times. Although some staff members are working remotely, our office is currently open. We are practicing social distancing while actively filling orders, sending books out for review, fielding permission requests and working on books to be published next season. Customers can continue to place orders via email ( and fax (713-743-2847). Please direct questions about orders to our customer service department (800-633-ARTE). For authors, artists and arts administrators receiving this message, please be aware there are resources available to you. As an example, below is a link to the Houston Arts Alliance’s list of COVID-19 resources, which includes information about government assistance and emergency grants: Also, be sure to check our resources page that includes teaching guides with fun activities children can do at home. This is a rapidly evolving situation and things …

Kids’ Book Receives Award from the Texas Institute of Letters

Bilingual Picture Book Blasts Off! HOUSTON, TX, March 3, 2020—Former astronaut José M. Hernández’s bilingual picture book for kids, The Boy Who Touched the Stars / El niño que alcanzó las estrellas, is the winner of The Texas Institute of Letters Best Children’s Picture Book.   The Texas Institute of Letters is a non-profit Honor Society founded in 1936 to celebrate Texas literature and recognize distinctive literary achievement. The TIL’s elected membership consists of the state’s most respected writers, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and MacArthur “Genius” Grants. Each year the organization awards more than $24,000 to recognize outstanding literary works in several categories including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books and translations. Eligibility for the awards requires that entrants be born in Texas or have lived in Texas for at least two consecutive years. With vibrant illustrations by Steven James Petruccio, this heartwarming book recounts José M. …


2020-2021 USLDH Grants-in-Aid Recipients

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The US Latino Digital Humanities (USLDH) Grants-in-Aid program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is designed to provide a stipend to scholars for research and development of digital scholarship in the form of a digital publication and/or a digital project. Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Grants-in-Aid Recipients: Tessa Córdova, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, The Enriqueta Vásquez Digital History Project Ana María Díaz-Marcos, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Hispanic Antifascism and Feminism in La Voz (New York, 1937-1939) Montse Feu, Ph.D. and Jenny Patlan, Sam Houston State University, Fighting Fascism: Workers’ Visual Print Culture in US Spanish-language Periodicals Sarah Rafael García, Founder of Barrio Writers and LibroMobile, Modesta Ávila: Obstructing Development Since 1889 (MAOD) Claire Jiménez, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The Puerto Rican Literature Project Joshua Ortiz-Bacó, University of Texas at Austin, Unearthing Brazilian, Cuban, and Puerto Rican Abolitionism in the 19th Century US Press Cristina Ramírez, Ph.D.,  University of Arizona, Recovering Barrio Rhetorics: A Discursive …