ABOUT HPM Classical – Arte Público Press Author of the Month

Arte Público Press and HPM Classical have teamed up to showcase Hispanic authors whose works have been published by APP, all of whom are interviewed by HPM Classical’s Eric Ladau.

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Latinos Still Fight The Same Barriers For Authentic Representation

Stereotypes of Latinos created a century ago still paint how entertainment media depicts Latinos today. While smaller publishing houses are avenues for Latino creatives, major film and book ...

Arte Público Press Author Interview: Dr. Raquel M. Ortiz

In two recent bilingual picture books by Dr. Raquel M. Ortiz from Piñata books, Sofi and Julia learn about themselves and the world around them through dance and ...


Arte Público Press Author Interview: Marty Glick

In this new book, two attorneys tell the story of the fight to end culturally-biased IQ tests that were used to incorrectly classify numerous Latino and African American ...


Arte Público Press Author Interview: René Colato Laínez

In this picture book, 14-year-old René and his father flee war and violence in El Salvador seeking a new life in the United States.


Arte Público Press Author Interview: J.Bret Maney

A notable, but largely forgotten, Spanish language novel is translated and released for the first time in bilingual format.

The Boy Who Touched the Stars by José M. Hernández

Arte Público Press Author Interview: José M. Hernández

Author José M. Hernández, a child of Latino migrant farmworkers, talks about pursuing his dream of becoming a NASA astronaut.

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Arte Público Press Author Interview: Yolanda Gallardo

In Gallardo's new novel, the young Doña Amada must contend with her Bruja mother, her temperamental mother in-law and a conniving rival in order to achieve a successful ...


Arte Público Press Author Interview: Alidis Vicente

Fourth grader Lance Garcia uses his superior intelligence, imagination and psychological insight to discourage and reduce bullying at his school.

Henry A.J. Ramos, Author of Democracy and the Next American Economy: Where Prosperity Meets Justice

Arte Público Press Author Interview: Henry A.J. Ramos

Progressive author Henry A.J. Ramos explores challenges and possible solutions for America's rapidly changing demographics.


Arte Público Press Author Interview: Carlos Cisneros

In Cisneros' latest book, a successful Latina attorney makes a critical mistake and is forced to start her career over again in a far less prestigious position.

The Amazing Watercolor Fish written and illustrated by Carolyn Dee Flores

Arte Público Press Author Interview: Carolyn Dee Flores

A seemingly isolated fish swimming alone in a bowl reaches out and finds an unexpected and imaginative companion.


Arte Público Press Author Interview: Alex Temblador

Abandoned by her mother, 16 year old Martha must adapt to a new life, language and attitude in Laredo with her Spanish speaking curandera grandmother.


Arte Público Press Author Interview: Xavier Garza

Two new bilingual books by children's author Xavier Garza feature shapeshifting cucuys invading a peaceful neighborhood and musical skeletons visiting a family to help celebrate Day of the ...

Manuel Ramos, Author of The Golden Havana Night: A Sherlock Homie Mystery

Arte Público Press Author Interview: Manuel Ramos

Ex-con turned private investigator Gus Corral receives an unusual and risky assignment from a Cuban born American baseball star.

.Jasminne Méndez: Author of Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e - Personal Essays And Poetry

Arte Público Press Author Interview: Jasminne Méndez

In her new novel 'Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e', a talented and ambitious young Afro-Latina is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and must overcome numerous challenges

Harvesting Friends by Dr. Kathleen Contreras

Arte Público Press Interview: Dr. Kathleen Contreras

Lupe recruits a young boy and eventually her entire neighborhood to work on and enjoy her community vegetable garden.

Arte Público Press Author Interview: Dr. Alicia Gaspar de Alba

A young Granadan Gypsy girl, pregnant with the child of Federico García Lorca, is cursed by her mother and forced to deal with the consequences for her entire ...

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