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Hefner, Tony.

Summary: ""Read former prison guard Tony Hefner's disturbing account of sexual and physical abuse at Port Isabel. What, If anything, is the federal government doing to monitor what happens behind the closed doors and locked gates of its detention centers?"---Carol M. Swain, editor of Debating Immigration" ""Tony Hefner's descriptions of human rights abuses at the Port Isabel Center mirror the complaints...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 HEF

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 325.73 Hefner 2010

López, Diana.

Summary: When thirteen-year-old Erica "Chia" Montenegro finds out her mother has breast cancer, she makes a promise to God to raise money for breast cancer awareness and discovers that when family and friends work together, miracles can happen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2013

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Garza, Carmen Lomas.

Summary: The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Book 2000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: SPANISH J468 GAR

Engle, Margarita

Summary: "Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser-known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 ENG

Jules, Jacqueline

Summary: Sofia's family does not want to hear her singing anymore, so she must find the appropiate place to use her new superstar-sing box machine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, A Capstone imprint 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC JUL

McDonald, Kirsten

Summary: The twins' father offers to teach them to ride their bikes without the training wheels--and with perseverance, and despite a lot of wobbling, the two soon succeed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2017

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Jules, Jacqueline

Summary: Sofia is making a family time capsule, filled with pictures and mementos from their lives, to be opened in fifteen years, and Abuela contributes letters to each of her grandchildren--but Sofia is so consumed with curiosity that she decides to sneak a peak at what her letter says.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE JUL

Jules, Jacqueline

Summary: Instead of the usual dusting Sofia volunteers to wash the car--but when she leaves the hose on her mother's marigolds get flooded and she calls on her sisters to save the situation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE JUL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC JUL

Jules, Jacqueline

Summary: The whole Martinez family is shopping for back-to-school supplies, and Sofia is excited by the colorful backpacks and fancy notebooks--but excitement turns to alarm when four-year-old Manuel disappears.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 369.463 ACE

López, Diana

Summary: Fifth grader Luna Ramos has a great many cousins, mostly on her father's side, but one of them, Claudia, is a source of constant annoyance; their current feud begins when Luna is punished for locking Claudia in the restroom at another cousin's quinceanera--but when there's a bullying situation at school, Luna realizes that, despite their disagreements, cousins have to stand up for each other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LOP

Tonatiuh, Duncan.

Summary: "Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 inCalifornia"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.11 TON

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J323.11 TON

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

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

Summary: Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weinstein Co. 2008

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GRE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Great 2008

Manushkin, Fran

Summary: Miss Winkle separates the class into teams and instructs them to build towers out of paper cups, and the group who builds the tallest tower wins--but they have very little success until Pedro has an idea about how it can be done.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MAN

Manushkin, Fran

Summary: Pedro enters the same karate class that his friends Katie and JoJo, and learns some of the ninja moves that he admires in the movies. Includes glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and jokes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MAN

Tomlinson, Chris.

Summary: "Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history, [telling] the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 TOM

McDonald, Kirsten

Summary: Twins Carlos and Carmen want to make Mother's Day special, and the day is going well--until they try to make cupcakes without following the recipe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE MCD

Tomlinson, Chris.

Summary: Journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family's cotton plantation in Texas. LaDainian Tomlinson, football great, spent part of his childhood playing on the same land that his black ancestors had worked as slaves. Not until he could read did he realize that the area was named for his ancestor's slaveholders. The author explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas, and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920 TOM

Summary: The final episode, Divas and Superstars, is an exciting backstage look at the Latin-pop explosion into the English-language market. At the turn of century, artists like Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, and Shakira became overnight sensations. But as music studios concentrated on star-driven pop, Latino youth gravitated toward a more urban-driven fusion, following Spanish-speaking rappers like...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Contents: Como un amanecer (Los Cuatitos Cantú) (2:11) -- La dama de España (Steve Jordan (Esteban Jordan)) (2:23) -- Soy de San Luis (Flaco Jimenez) (3:08) -- De flor en flor (Los Cachorros) (2:10) -- Ven (Los Cachorros) (2:59) -- Señorita cantinera (Roberto Pulido y los Clásicos) (3:23) -- Vencido (Rubén Vela y su conjunto) (2:58) -- De esta sierra a la otra sierra (Los Tremendos Gavilanes) (2:34) --...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder 1990

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN CON

Summary: In episode 2, The Salsa Revolution, the melting pot of music is stirred into an entirely new genre. As told by the artists themselves, Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York combine the Cuban son (sound) with the Puerto Rican plena beat. By taking a fiery Latino vibe and adding elements from soul and jazz they create the sound - now renowned worldwide - of salsa music. This vibrant and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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McDonald, Kirsten

Summary: As Valentine's Day nears, Carlos and Carmen begin to make all sorts of cards, and although their parents think they have made far too many, the twins have a plan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE MCD