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Sotomayor, Sonia

Summary: "In this adaptation for middle graders based on her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor's extraordinary life inspires. Her achievement serves as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. Includes an 8-page photo insert. Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 347.73 SOT

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: This volume of ordinary people change the world features Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. She is proof that with opportunity comes justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SOT

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Manzano, Sonia

Summary: A coming-of-age memoir by the actress and writer offers a look into the daily lives of a loving, but troubled, Latino family and a girl kept afloat amid the turbulence of her life and times by the dream of becoming an actress.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MANZANO, SONIA MAN

Hinojosa, Maria

Summary: Hinojosa relates the history of US immigration policy that has brought us to where we are today, as she shares her experience growing up Mexican American on the south side of Chicago. For thirty years she has reported on stories and communities in America that often go ignored by the mainstream media, documenting the existential wasteland of immigration detention camps for news outlets that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HINOJOSA, MARIA HIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HINOJOSA HIN

Acevedo, Sylvia

Summary: "The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 369.463 ACE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 369.463 ACE

Manzano, Sonia.

Summary: "Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAN

Lopez, Lynda

Summary: "From the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a ten-term incumbent in the primary election for New York's 14th, her journey to the national, if not world, stage, was fast-tracked. AOC investigates her symbolic and personal significance for so many, fromher willingness to use her imperfect bi-lingualism, to the threat she poses by governing like a man, to the long history of Puerto Rican...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 328.73 LOP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B OCASIO-CORTEZ LOP

Lozada-Oliva, Melissa

Summary: One of the most original performance poets of her generation, Melissa Lozada-Oliva has captivated crowds across the country and online with her vivid narratives. Humorous and biting, personal and communal, self-deprecating and unapologetically self-loving, peluda (meaning hairy or hairy beast) is the poet at her best. The book explores the relationship between femininity and body hair as well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.6 LOZ

Fajardo-Anstine, Kali

Summary: "Kali Fajardo-Anstine's magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West. Against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado--a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite--these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force."--Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Fajardo-Anstine 2019

Summary: Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DOL

Menendez, Juliet

Summary: "A celebration of Latinas and Latin American women who followed their dreams, with portraits and short bios"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920.72 MEN

Sotomayor, Sonia

Summary: "An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronxhousing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SOTOMAYOR, SONIA SOT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B SOTOMAYOR SOT

Winter, Jonah

Summary: A biography of U.S. Supreme Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2009

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 SOT

Summary: Details the surprising and unforeseen events that take place in the life of Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until her marriage to a detective is shattered when a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ja 1

Guzmán, Lila

Summary: Describes the life of Ellen Ochoa and her drive to become an astronaut and travel into outerspace.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB OCHOA GUZ

Rita, Carmen

Summary: Cat, Magda, Gabi, and Luz. They've helped each other up the ladder with unshakable encouragement--and raw honesty--since forever. But lately, trouble is throwing everything these formidable women thought they knew into doubt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rita 2016

Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 468.4 FIC VAL

Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Summary: Struggling with a meager existence on a Prohibition-era farm in Southern California and devastated by the losses of four of her children to a wasting disease, Rosa flees with her surviving children after a shattering act of violence.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CHI

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Chiaverini 2012

Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Summary: As the nation grapples with the strictures of Prohibition, Rosa Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband, John, who has lately found another source of income far outside the federal purview. Mother to eight children, Rosa mourns the loss of four who succumbed to the mysterious wasting disease that is now afflicting young Ana and Miguel. Two daughters born of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC CHI

Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Summary: Struggling with a meager existence on a Prohibition-era farm in Southern California and devastated by the losses of four of her children to a wasting disease, Rosa flees with her surviving children after a shattering act of violence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Chiaverini 2012

Benítez, Sandra

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Theia 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Benitez

Hudes, Quiara Alegraia

Summary: "Quiara Alegria Hudes was the sharp-eyed girl on the stairs while her family danced in her grandmother's tight South Philly kitchen, "frizzy hair cut short, bangs teased into stiff clouds, sweat glistening in the summer fog, pamper-butt babies weaving between legs." Quiara was awed by her aunts and uncles and cousins, but haunted by the secrets of the family and the unspoken stories of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2021

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Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Summary: As the nation grapples with the strictures of Prohibition, Rosa Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband, John, who has lately found another source of income far outside the federal purview. Mother to eight children, Rosa mourns the loss of four who succumbed to the mysterious wasting disease that is now afflicting young Ana and Miguel. Two daughters born of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC CHI

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