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Daniel Peña and Daniel Chacón at the San Antonio Book Festival

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Arte Público Press authors Daniel Peña and Daniel Chacón will participate in panels at the San Antonio Book Festival at the San Antonio Public Library (600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205) on April 7, 2018.

The San Antonio Book Festival celebrates national and local authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The free, daylong event is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, bringing books to life through author presentations, innovative panel discussions, and book sales and signings.

Bloodlines: Truth and Fiction About the Cartels with Melissa del Bosque and Daniel Peña
Session Time: 2:45-3:45 PM
Venue: Latino Collection Resource Center (in the Central Library, 600 Soledad)

Session: Texas Institute of Letters’ New Member Readings with Sasha Pimentel, José Antonio Rodríguez, and Daniel Chacón
Check-in Time: 10:45 AM
Session Time: 11:15-12:15 PM
Venue: Latino Collection Resource Center (in Central Library, 600 Soledad)

Uli’s first flight, a late-night joy ride with his brother, changes their lives forever when the engine stops and the boys crash land, with “Texas to the right and Mexico to the left.” After the crash, Cuauhtémoc wakes up bound and gagged, wondering where he is. Uli comes to in a hospital, praying that it’s on the American side of the border. And their mother finds herself waiting for her sons as well as her missing husband, knowing she will have to go back to the country she left behind in order to find her family. DANIEL PEÑA’s debut novel, BANG, is a riveting tale about ordinary people forced to do dangerous, unimaginable things.

In DANIEL CHACÓN’s new novel THE CHOLO TREE, fourteen-year-old Victor has just been released from the hospital. He has barely survived being shot, and his mother accuses him of being a cholo, something he denies. He can’t convince his mom that he’s not in a gang. And in spite of a genius girlfriend and an art teacher who mentors and encourages him to apply to art schools, Victor can’t seem to overcome society’s expectations for him. Are Chicanos meant for meth houses instead of art schools? Are talented Chicanos never destined to study in Paris?