Calling All Latino Authors…

Houston, TX— Generations of Hispanic children in US schools had to do without books reflecting their culture and heritage. In 2019, according to the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 225 of the 4,029 children’s books published were written by Latinos; only 235 were about Latinos. In an effort to fill that gap, Arte Público Press is accepting children’s book manuscripts to be considered for the Salinas de Alba Award for Latino Children’s Literature. The award, which will be given annually to one children’s picture book manuscript, seeks to address the need for more culturally relevant, bilingual reading materials for Hispanic children by encouraging more authors to create for this growing audience. Manuscripts can be submitted all year long in English, Spanish or bilingual formats. Children’s book entries (between 50 and 1,000 words) should be submitted in PDF format online at https://artepublicopress.com/submissions/. In addition to publication of the book, the winner …

Annual Inventory

It is time for our annual inventory. Our fulfillment department will be closed Monday, August 23, through Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Please place your orders by Thursday, August 19, 2021.Normal operations will resume Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Please continue to fax or email orders.

TLA 2021 Author presentations

Hey librarians and book lovers – enjoy these presentations from authors Viola Canales, Anna Garcia Schaper, Xavier Garza, and Richard Santos from the Texas Librarian Association 2021 virtual convention. Make sure to subscribe to our channel for more educational and entertaining content.

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News release: Printed Pathways in US Latino Periodicals

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Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage’s US Latino Digital Humanities program (USLDH) announces the release of “Printed Pathways in US Latino Periodicals.” This digital project is a comprehensive authority list that contains robust bibliographic information about Latina/o authors and poets who published in US Latino periodicals. With over 4,800 records, “Printed Pathways” makes visible the complex network of Latina/o authors–who published where and who was mentioned in which newspapers. The records include data such as author name, nationality, gender, newspaper title and place of publication, genre, pseudonym and more. Over the past 30 years, Recovery scholars have contributed to this growing bibliography. The program’s initial deliverables included, among others, the creation of a comprehensive bibliography and index of periodicals. Thus, the records visualized in “Printed Pathways” is the culmination of decades of research by Recovery scholars. Gabriela Baeza Ventura (co-founder of USLDH, Executive Editor of Arte Público Press, and Associate …

Rare Book School Awards 15 Fellowships for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage

Congratulations to Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage’s USLDH Digital Program Manager, Lorena Gauthereau, for being selected as one of the fellows for the 2021-2023 cohort of The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage. ***Rare Book School news release: Fellowship program seeks to enhance understandings of multicultural collections among professionals, local community members, and broader publics Charlottesville, VA, 12 April 2021–Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia has selected the second cohort of 15 fellows to join the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage (RBS-Mellon CH Fellowship). Fellows will participate in a three-year program which includes an orientation, Rare Book School coursework, community symposia, and other activities relating to multicultural collections and trainings. “We are especially grateful to the Mellon Foundation for granting us the flexibility to adapt key aspects of the program in light of the global pandemic. With …

UH Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Establish Puerto Rican Literature Database

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$1.35 Million Grant Funds Open-Access Digital Portal of Archival and Contemporary Materials ***Reposted from UH News & Events press release: Sara Tubbs, “UH Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Establish Puerto Rican Literature Database.” 19 April 2021. uh.edu.***   The University of Houston has received a nearly $1.35 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a free, open-access digital portal for anyone to learn about or teach Puerto Rican literature. “El proyecto de la literatura puertorriqueña/The Puerto Rican Literature Project” (PRLP) includes a database in Spanish and English of approximately 50,000 assets (photographs, manuscripts, poems, videos and archival materials), a digital archive and additional resources that document the material existence and experiences of key Puerto Rican poets in the archipelago and U.S. diaspora. The data collected dates back to 1917, when President Woodrow Wilson enacted the Jones-Shafroth Act extending U.S. citizenship to all residents of Puerto Rico, to the present. …

CLIR Announces 2020 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

***Reposted from: Smith, Kathlin. “CLIR Announces 2020 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards.” Council on Library and Information Resources. 31 March 2021. https://www.clir.org/2021/03/clir-announces-2020-digitizing-hidden-special-collections-and-archives-awards/ Please visit full list of projects and summaries the abstract for Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage’s Periodicals in the US-Mexico Border Region. Washington, DC, March 31, 2021—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the award of $4.02 million to fund 16 digitization projects through the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program. Twenty-eight institutions located in nineteen U.S. states and one U.S. territory will be involved in the projects covering subjects ranging from hip hop, fashion, and public media to plant specimens and whale reproduction. See the full list of projects and summaries at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/funded-projects/. This is the sixth group of projects supported by the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program, which is generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Digitizing …

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Amplify Your Library with Women Centric Writings “El feminismo no es nuevo”: Las crónicas de Clotilde Betances Jaeger by Clotilde Betances Jaeger  Edited by María Teresa Vera-Rojas  “Every woman who gets accustomed to the yoke of marriage remains a slave,” Clotilde Betances Jaeger wrote in an article published in 1929. This revolutionary idea, which scandalized society at the time of its publication, reflects her passionate ideas in this collection of essays and articles that shines a light on the women’s movement in the first half of the twentieth century in New York’s Hispanic community.  Clotilde Betances Jaeger was a Puerto Rican feminist, writer and intellectual who, in addition to championing women’s rights, advocated for racial equality, education rights and Puerto Rican independence. She questioned the role of the church, reflected on marriage and highlighted women’s roles in education, the economy and politics. Her writing was a call to arms, encouraging women to fight for their emancipation: “Woman, mother, wife, daughter, alone you have …