31 May 2010

El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press

For 25 years Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso has published books related to border life. They've covered everything from women of the Mexican Revolution and border violence to graphic novels for young adults. I visited their small downtown press last year and loved these books - below - for my kids.
Using handpainted Oaxacan wood figures little ones familiarize themselves with the alphabet and learn each words Spanish counterpart.

Such good gift ideas. In fact, I think my dear friend Monica should expect something like this for her daughter's upcoming 1st bday.

And I love how this book, The King of Things, is inspired by the Mexican loteria.


  1. Can't wait!! xoxo.- Monica

  2. Thanks for posting a piece about El Paso. I live in Las Cruces, NM, about 45 minutes from El Paso but grew up in Dallas. My sister turned me on to your blog. I'm really enjoying it. Being so far west, El Paso is an easily forgotten Texas city. I think the first time I ever visited was when I moved to NM.

  3. Laura! I'm so happy to keep you connected to Texas! Will try to post more about El Paso, one of my fave Texas cities!