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Arte Público Press Author Of The Month: Dr. Raquel M. Ortiz

A girl with a runaway imagination and a mural that comes to life. What could go wrong?

Dr. Raquel Ortiz
Dr. Raquel M. Ortiz. Photo courtesy of Arte Público Press.

This month’s Arte Público Press featured author is Dr. Raquel M. Ortiz who’s new bilingual illustrated book for children is titled Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural. More information available at

Houston Public Media’s Eric Ladau spoke with Dr. Ortiz.


Eric Ladau

Eric Ladau


NightClassics host and Station Tour Coordinator Eric Ladau graduated from Illinois State University in 1979 with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication. While in college, he worked at KFJM in Grand Forks North Dakota and WGLT in Bloomington, Illinois. He hosted jazz, classical, folk and blues music programs and even...

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