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Torres Sanchez, Jenny

Summary: Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But, none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TOR

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TOR

Nuurali, Siman

Summary: Ms. Battersby has announced that Sadiq's third-grade class will be having elections for student government! Everyone is buzzing with excitement, but Sadiq isn't sure about any of it. Should he run for one of the positions? He does lots of research and gets good advice from his parents and siblings. Watching an inspiring speech finally helps him decide exactly what he wants to do. But when a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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Tahir, Sabaa

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Summary: Lahore, Pakistan. Then. Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Clouds' Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start. Juniper, California. Now. Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC TAH

Phi, Bao

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"--

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

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Nuurali, Siman

Summary: Sadiq and his friends are starting a video game club at school and planning a tournament for the whole school to participate in, but their teacher reminds them that they also have to have a service pledge, and they are not really sure how video games fit in with the goal of helping others--until a visit to an assisted living home where his mother volunteers gives him an idea.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZOB

Yee, Lisa

Summary: "Eleven-year-old Maizy Chen visits her estranged grandparents, who own and run a Chinese restaurant in Last Chance, Minnesota; as her visit lengthens, she makes unexpected discoveries about her family's history and herself"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Chariandy, David John

Summary: "One sweltering summer in the Park, a housing complex outside of Toronto, Michael and Francis are coming of age and learning to stomach the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. While their Trinidadian single mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home, Francis...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Behar, Ruth

Summary: "La inspiradora historia de una joven judía que escapa de Polonia para rehacer su vida en Cuba, mientras trabaja para rescatar al resto de su familia. La situación se está poniendo terrible para los judíos en Polonia en vísperas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El padre de Esther ha huido a Cuba y ella es la primera en seguir sus pasos y reencontrarse con él en la isla. Vivir separada de su...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 SPANISH BEH

Phi, Bao

Summary: On their way to a May Day parade, twins Hue and Hoa spy a confused-looking duck and try to help it reach the pond, while neighbors from many countries offer help and greetings in different languages.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Editions 2021

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE PHI

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PHI

Faulks, Sebastian

Summary: American historian Hannah intends to immerse herself in World War II research in Paris, wary of paying much attention to the city where a youthful misadventure once left her dejected. But a chance encounter with Tariq, a Moroccan teenager whose visions of the City of Lights as a world of opportunity and rebirth starkly contrast with her own, disrupts her plan. Hannah agrees to take Tariq in as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FAU

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAU

Kheiriyeh, Rashin

Summary: It's Rashin's first day of school in America. Everything is a different shape than what she's used to: from the foods on her breakfast plate to the letters in the books. And the kids' families are from all over. The new teacher asks each child to imagine the shape of home on a map. Rashin knows right away what she'll say: Iran looks like a cat. What will the other kids say?

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD KHE

Solis, Nicholas

Summary: "When a boy notices the new girl collecting litter on their walks home, he wants to know why. She shows him the mural she's created that reminds her of the home she left behind. They both find how wonderful it is to make a new friend."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SOL

Dobbs, Alda P.

Summary: Based on a true story, the tale of one girl's dangerous journey to cross the U.S. border.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD DOB

Zhang, Kat

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Amy Wu would love to welcome the new student in her class, but Lin has just come from China and does not speak much English, so with the help of her family Amy tries to work out a way to bridge the language gap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2022

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Castellani, Christopher

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Torres Sanchez, Jenny

Summary: "La travesía llena de peligros, resiliencia, dolor y esperanza de tres adolescentes guatemaltecos que cruzan la frontera entre México y Estado Unidos. En este impresionante retrato de tres vidas injustamente destrozadas, basado en hechos reales, Jenny Torres Sanchez resalta el sacrificio de los migrantes en la frontera sur a través de una narración vívida y conmovedora."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 SPANISH SAN

Makatini, Bella

Summary: Danny spends a week with his Grandpa, who tells Danny about one animal from his homeland each day that he is there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clavis Publishing Inc. 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MAK

Nguyen, Eric

Summary: "When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young sons, she is jobless, homeless, and worried about her husband, Cong, who remains in Vietnam. As she and her boys begin to settle into life in America, she continues to send letters and tapes back to Cong, hopeful that they will be reunited and her children will grow up with a father. Over time, Huong realizes she will never see Cong again....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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Lasky, Kathryn

Summary: Forced to abandon Princess Elizabeth when Mary ascends the English throne, Rose sews elaborate gowns for Mary's upcoming coronation before violently escalating attacks on Protestants compel her to escape into her own time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Mickelson, Marcia Argueta

Summary: "Guatemalan-American high school senior Millie Vargas struggles to balance her family's needs with her own ambitions, especially after her mother's employer, a Senate candidate, uses Millie as a poster child for 'deserving' immigrants"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Lab 2021

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Mickelson 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MIC

Behar, Ruth

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BEH

Yang, Kelly

Summary: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was anengineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Inc. 2018

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Avi

Summary: In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in JT Audio Books, Call number: JT CD Fiction Avi 2011

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