Cinco Puntos Press (CPP) was an independent press founded by husband-and-wife team Bobby and Lee Byrd in 1985. Cinco Puntos Press had the unique distinction of being based in El Paso, Texas, not three miles north of the U.S. Mexican Border. Like Lee & Low’s other imprints, Cinco Puntos Press was fiercely independent and concentrated on publishing stories from Texas, Border, Latinx, and Native life.
The list of notable titles published by CPP is extensive:
· Por todo nuestro alrededor (Spanish edition: All Around Us)
“For a long time now, we’ve admired how Lee & Low have developed a business model that competes in this changing environment, while maintaining their commitments to diversity and good books. We applaud their work and are delighted that the Cinco Puntos legacy will continue as a Lee & Low imprint.” —Bobby Byrd, Founder, Cinco Puntos Press
In 2021, Cinco Puntos Press became an imprint of Lee & Low Books. The imprint will continue to publish picture books, middle grade, young adult, and books for adults that feature a wide range of diverse cultures. Through the CPP imprint of Lee & Low Books, Cinco Puntos' mission, vision, and legacy has found a new home.
Selected Cinco Puntos Press Products Now Available
Birdie's Beauty Parlor
Lee Merrill Byrd
Walking Home to Rosie Lee
The Great and Mighty Nikko!/¡El gran y poderoso Nikko!
Crossing Bok Chitto
Last Night I Sang to the Monster
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Playing for the Devil's Fire
Rani Patel In Full Effect