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Throughout the 20th century, from the birth of jazz to hip-hop, Puerto Ricans played a significant role in shaping the musical landscape of the United States, and to an extent, the rest of the world. Though they have not always received the credit. For example, eighteen of the musicians of the 369th Infantry Marching Band, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, were Puerto Rican. These young men were...Read more
For the third year in a row, Centro brings you a list of Puerto Rican books just in time for the holiday season. So if you're still looking for gift ideas (and you've already check out Centro's online store ), then you're in luck. We’ve selected over 35 titles, in English and Spanish, and divided them into sections such as literary fiction, non-fiction, academia, poetry, sports, and more. This is...Read more
ALMANAC OF PUERTO RICANS IN THE UNITED STATES, 2016 Edited by Jennifer Hinojosa and Carlos Vargas-Ramos Published 2016 168 pages; 8.5 x 11 ISBN: 978-1-945662-07-2 (paperback) LCCN: 2017002040 Price: $25.00 paperback About this book This almanac is a compendium of demographic, economic and social data about the Puerto Rican population in the United States. It compares conditions among Puerto...Read more
THE STATE OF PUERTO RICANS 2013 Edited by Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas-Ramos Published 2013 92 pages; notes, works cited, index; 8.5 x 8.5 ISBN: 978-1-878483-72-0 (paperback) Price: $15.00 paperback About this book The State of Puerto Ricans, 2013 collects in a single report the most current data on social, economic, and civic conditions of the Puerto Rican population in the United States...Read more
PUERTO RICANS AT THE DAWN OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM Edited by Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas-Ramos Published 2014 319 pages; 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-878483-79-9 (paperback) Price: $25.00 paperback About this book A new millennium, with new realities. The demographic and socioeconomic profile of Puerto Ricans has changed dramatically. In less than a decade, the Puerto Rican population living in the U.S...Read more
THE AMERỈCAN POET Essays on the Works of Tato Laviera Edited by Stephanie Álvarez and William Luis Published 2014 486 pages; 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-878483-66-9 (paperback) Price: $30.00 paperback About this book The AmeRícan Poet: Essays on the Works of Tato Laviera is a collection of thirteen essays, an introduction and a forward by fifteen established and emerging scholars. Known as a Nuyorican poet...Read more
SOY GILBERTO GERENA VALENTÍN memorias de un puertorriqueño en Nueva York By Gilberto Gerena Valentín, edited by Carlos Rodríguez Fraticelli Published 2013 302 pages; prologue, epilogue, index; 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-878483-64-5 (paperback) Price: $25.00 paperback About this book Gilberto Gerena Valentín es uno de los personajes claves en el desarrollo de la comunidad puertorriqueña en Nueva York...Read more
GILBERTO GERENA VALENTÍN My life as a Community Activist, Labor Organizer and Progressive Politician in New York City By Gilberto Gerena Valentín, edited by Carlos Rodríguez Fraticelli, translated by Andrew Hurley, with an introduction by José E. Cruz Published 2013 316 pages; notes, index; 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-878483-79-9 (paperback) Price: $25.00 paperback About this book Gilberto Gerena Valentín...Read more
Puerto Rican Studies is in the midst of a 'golden age' in case you haven't heard . As such, we've compiled a list of publications from this past year, exciting and new additions to the field. Also included are several of the books released by the Centro Press in 2018. Martínez Reyes, Consuelo, editor. Not the Time to Stay: The Unpublished Plays of Víctor Fragoso . New York, NY: Centro Press. [...Read more
With the holiday season approaching, and after the success of our 2014 book list , we have put together another for books published in 2015 dealing with Puerto Ricans in the U.S., as well as in Puerto Rico. We’ve included books on history, society, culture, race, music, politics, sexuality, literary criticism, fiction and poetry, as well as children’s and young adult literature. Our list, of...Read more