Encourage Kids to Work Through Adversity with These Stories

Parents, educators and librarians – Inspire the kids with these autobiographical vignettes about the author’s struggles. Enjoy Ada De Jesús’  lesson and reading from her bilingual book, El baile de octavo y otros recuerdos / The Eighth Grade Dance and Other Memories.   Click here for the Spanish lesson and reading. Click here for a Quizlet following the video.  

Help Kids Create Stories Using Their Imagination with Read-Along

Parents, educators and librarians – Empower your kids to expand their imagination. Enjoy Diane Gonzales Bertrand’s read-along from her bilingual picture book, The Circle Story / El círculo de cuentos.   Click here for the English read-along.  

Discover What Life Is Like On The Ranch With This Online Storytime

Author Ethriam Cash Brammer reads from his bilingual picture book, The Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch / Allá en El Rancho Grande with the help of some special friends.  Enjoy!   Click here for the English read-along. Click here for the Spanish read-along.

Read About Friendship And Playing Outside With This Author Read-along

Parents, educators and librarians–listen to this book and then have kids write their own stories about playing at the park! Enjoy James Luna’s read-alongs from his bilingual picture book, Growing Up on the Playground / Nuestro patio de recreo. Click here for the English version. Click here for the Spanish read-along.    

Celebrate The Place Where You Live with Author Read-Alongs

Parents and educators – Discover what makes the place where you live so special. Enjoy James Luna’s read-alongs from his bilingual picture book, The Place Where You Live / El lugar donde vives.   Click here for the English version. Click here for the Spanish read-along. Amplify the fun with activities in this teaching guide.  

NEH Funds Second Phase of Survey of Small Historical Societies, Libraries and Museums for Hispanic Materials and Their Management

We are excited to announce that the National Endowment For Humanities (NEH) has awarded the University of Houston a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant to continue the second phase of “Survey of Small Historical Societies, Libraries and Museums for Hispanic Materials and Their Management,” directed by Dr. Nicolás Kanellos. The NEH awarded 32 grants in this category, which “allow institutions to preserve and provide access to collections essential to scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities.”[1] This grant will support the planning and development of an online directory of libraries, archives, and museums containing sources on Hispanic history and culture in the United States, from the colonial era through 1960, with a focus on small institutions in the South and Southeast.  During the first phase of this project in 2017-2018, Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage conducted a survey of small historical societies, libraries and museums in the Southwest that …

Arte Público COVID-19 Order Fulfillment Update

We hope you and your community are well. This is to let you know that our order fulfillment team has adjusted to the new environment and orders are again being filled and shipped on a regular basis. Be aware our turn-around time may be a bit slower than previously. For the most expedient service, customers should place orders via email (bkorders@uh.edu). We also accept orders by fax (713-743-2847), but those will take longer to fill. We are very mindful of the need to follow safety guidelines and are definitely doing our part to flatten the curve. We encourage you to do the same. Please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help you during these challenging times. All best wishes, The Arte Público Press Team

Charm the Kids with a Poetry Reading From The Taco Magician

Teachers, parents and librarians – celebrate National Poetry Month with the kids. Enjoy one of Diane Gonzales Bertrand’s poems from her bilingual book, The Taco Magician and Other Poems For Kids / El mago de los tacos y otros poemas para niños.   Click here for a Spanish poetry reading.  

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.