Representation Matters! New Books in the Collection from Publishers of Color, by Authors of Color, for Everyone to Read

This guide highlights books in the J. Willard Marriott Library from publishers of color.

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"Established in 1979, Arte Público Press is the oldest and largest Hispanic publisher in the United States.  It is the principal provider of cultural materials on Latino life in the United States for general and educational audiences." A not-for-profit press.

Imprints: Piñata Books

Founder & Director: Nicolás Kanellos

"As the founder and director of Arte Público Press, Nicolás Kanellos has been the driving force in creating an outlet for all types of Latino written expression. Arte Público Press the oldest and most accomplished Latino publisher in the United States.

Prior to founding Arte Público Press in 1979, Kanellos founded the Revista Chicana-Riqueña quarterly magazine of Latino literature, art and thought that won praise and recognition from numerous organizations and publications nationwide, including the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines and The New York Times.

In his ongoing efforts to document the history of Latinos and their culture, he has spearheaded the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage project, the first national, coordinated program to recover, index and publish lost Latino writings that date from the American colonial period through 1960."

Genres/Audience: Autobiography, Biography, Fiction, Spanish Titles, Drama, Poetry, Historical, Reference, "Hispanic Civil Rights Series," Literary Criticism
Piñata Books (Children & YA)

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Instagram: @artepublico
Twitter: @artepublico


Arte Público Press
University of Houston
4902 Gulf Fwy, Bldg. 19, Room 100
Houston, TX 77204-2004

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