Buffalo Latino Village PRESS

Books by Latino Authors:

Pull UP your MIND, Quotes to free the MIND, by Alberto O. Cappas

ISBN: 9798724405676 (click on the title to purchase)

This book is a response to the number of dead minds in urban communities, too many of our young people are not going to school, not giving value to education.

It is a response to blind bodies in urban communities, too many of our young people living day-to-day, and dying day-to-day.

It is a challenge to our educators and community leaders to give priority to the future of our young people, to help make Education a top priority.

This book is for all our young people who are running around with slacks below their waistline, thinking they look cool but look like clowns going to a circus.

It is for our Village, our elders, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, leaders, teachers, to not give up on our young people.

This book is dedicated to our young people, especially those who are lacking a thinking structure to help them grow and develop, to become responsible and productive members of their community.

This book is trying to introduce concepts, ideas, conceptional systems to our young people.

If we can work to jumpstart and provoke their thinking machine, we can begin to fix the mental infrastructure in Urban America. 

Use these quotes to start the conversation with young people in Urban America.  Get them to think, provoke their minds.


RAMON GALLARDO, LA COMUNIDAD,…DE QUIEN?, editado por Victor Aguilar Sr. y Angelica Aquino

ISBN: 97817077360227 (click on the title on purchase)

Spanish: El trabajo de Ramon Gallardo se basa en columnas periodísticas que escribió a finales de la década de 1970 hasta finales de la década de 1980 en Buffalo, Nueva York, donde escribió para buffalo Latin Journal e Hispano News, las dos únicas publicaciones latinas locales en Buffalo, Nueva York durante ese período. Ramón era un escritor natural y talentoso. Como columnista, desarrolló un gran número de seguimientos; después de 40 años después de su fallecimiento, todavía se habla de él, dejando sus huellas literarias.

English: The Work of Ramon Gallardo is based on newspaper columns he wrote during the late 1970s up to the late 1980s in Buffalo, NY, where he wrote for the Buffalo Latin Journal and Hispano News, the only two local Latino publications in Buffalo, NY during that period. Ramon was a natural and gifted writer. As a columnist, he developed a large following; after 40 years after his passing, he is still talked about, leaving his literary footprints.



ISBN: 9781793894908 (click on the title to purchase)

Target Audience: Public Schools, Colleges/Universities, Reform Schools, and Corrections.

It is often said that to be great you must overcome many obstacles, that only the strong survive,  and that only those who possess the power of the mind, can create success for themselves.

Nothing can be further from the truth when you’re honest with yourself, and when you learn to empower yourself by answering your own questions about life. 

The Educational Pledge is based on a poem. The book is meant to be read, adopted, and used as an educational guide to further the positive journey of our young people. 

The book is a self-development pledge designed to help us understand how we can begin to empower ourselves.

The author, Alberto O. Cappas, realizes the importance of education, and why we need to empower ourselves. Everyone should take the time to reflect on who they are, and what they can become. The purpose of this publication is for our young people to apply the principle and values of The Educational Pledge.

For example, in order for young people to pull up their pants, we must first work with them to pull up their minds.

What you hold in your hands is a weapon to help young people understand who they are,  and how they can empower themselves.

We hope you use the power of your pen to empower our young people!  We hope to see the essence of reviewing this book in your publication.



ISBN: 9798755790994 (click on the title to purchase)

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The work of a young man yearning to hold on to life, and to share his journey with the young generation, on topics relating to personal self-development, and to learn the essential road to business, economic development, and finances, laying out article by article, a journey for young people to see and understand. Included in the book are also several of Juan’s poems, manifesting his deep passion. The book ends with images of his family tree. Many of the articles in the book were first featured in the Buffalo Latino Village publication.