As a non-profit, mission-driven press, our goal is to ensure US culture includes, values, and reflects Hispanic contributions. Arte Público began publishing Latino authors of the US, including Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street, and works by Ana Castillo, Denise Chávez, and Gary Soto.
We seek to create a panoramic view that connects our contemporary collective voices with those of our ancestors. We decided to start Jade Publishing as a platform to reconcile and bring light to our, many times obscured, historical and cultural identity as U.S. Latinos. In this, we decided to take a step forward and begin to share stories that have been long overdue.