News release: APP Digital

With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the 2019-2020 Manifold Digital Services Pilot Program, Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage announce the launch of Arte Público Digital (APP Digital). The Manifold platform displays iterative texts, powerful annotation tools, rich media, and robust community dialogue, transforming scholarly publications into interactive digital works. In 2019, Manifold selected the University of Houston’s (UH) Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage as one of ten groups to participate in the second round of its pilot program. The first full manuscript published on APP Digital is Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume I, edited by Ramón Gutiérrez and Genaro Padilla. First published in 1993, this volume was the first anthology on recovered literature scholarship produced by the Recovery Program, laying the foundation for what would become the premier center for research on Latino documentary history in the United States. …

News Release: Mellon-USLDH Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Linda García Merchant joins Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage as The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in US Latino Digital Humanities. García Merchant will support pedagogy, training, and projects in the Digital Humanities. In 2019, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded to the University of Houston (UH) a grant to establish a first-of-its-kind US Latino Digital Humanities Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The program will give scholars expanded access to a vast collection of written materials produced by Latinos and archived by the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage (“Recovery”) program and UH’s Arte Público Press, the nation’s largest publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by Hispanic authors from the United States. García Merchant will build on her experience as co-founder of the national digital project, Chicana Por Mi Raza Digital Memory Collective (CPMR) and as an instructor of Digital Humanities. …

2020 Bank of America Summer Interns

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Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage welcomes two summer interns through the Bank of America Summer Internship Program. This program is a partnership between SERJobs and Bank of America to provide summer work experience for young professionals aged 16-24 who live in Houston. Arte Público Press is among several of the nonprofit organizations that have hosted summer interns. Emily De Leon (Class of 2021) is a rising senior at YES Prep Northbrook High School. She is passionate about journalism and plans to study it in college. She applied to the Arte Público internship because she thought it would “be a great opportunity to gain work experience.” Melany Cabrera (Class of 2021) is a rising senior at North Houston Early College High School (NHECHS). She is interested in becoming a lawyer to help underrepresented communities to obtain the rights they deserve. She applied to this internship to gain work …

Put on a play with Julia!

Keep your kids entertained by putting on a theatrical show full of music and dance. Enjoy Raquel M. Ortiz’s reader’s theater based on her bilingual picture book, When Julia Danced Bomba / Cuando Julia bailaba bomba.      

Celebrate with Teresita as she awaits her birthday surprise

Get inspired with a story that captures both the daily life of a community and a child’s excitement about her birthday surprise. Enjoy Raquel M. Ortiz’s read-along from Virginia Sánchez-Korrol’s bilingual picture book, A Surprise for Teresita / Una sorpresa para Teresita.     Amplify the fun with activities in this caregiver guide.  

Learn What’s in a Name with René.

Explore the significance of this kid’s long name. Enjoy René Colato Laínez’ read-along from his bilingual picture book, René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos.        

Follow along with this girl on her imaginative outings.

Listen in as Dalia uses her imagination to turn her hair into a force of nature! Enjoy Laura Lacámara’s read-along from her bilingual picture book, Dalia’s Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia.