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Higuera, Donna Barba

Summary: "A girl named Petra Pena, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children - among them Petra and her family - have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2021

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

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

Summary: "A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library/Random House 2017

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Pohl, Laura

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Summary: After an alien attack devastates the Earth, pilot and future astronaut Clover Martinez bands with seven other teens in a struggle to survive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2019

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

Tonatiuh, Duncan

Summary: Two cousins, one in Mexico and one in New York City, write to each other and learn that even though their daily lives differ, at heart the boys are very similar.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2010

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Ernst, Kathleen

Summary: In 1826, strange occurrences on eleven-year-old Josefina's New Mexican "rancho" lead the young healer to wonder if old legends of lost treasure and the wandering ghost called La Llorona may be true. Includes a Spanish glossary and historical background information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant 2006

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC ERN

Jimenez, Francisco

Summary: When his family has to move again a few days before Christmas in order to find work, Panchito worries that he will not get the ball he has been wanting.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays - Christmas, Call number: JE JIM

Camper, Cathy

Summary: In this graphic novel prequel to the Lowriders books, Elirio is painting murals based on indigenous words, and a gang of bullies are harassing him--until he meets Lupe and Flapjack, and together they form their club.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 CAM

Mejia, Tehlor Kay

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Months after confronting the legendary La Llorona, Paola starts dreaming again, this time about fantasmas that are stalking her and someone who might be even more dangerous--her estranged father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2021

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

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

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Summary: "Aristotle and Dante continue their journey to manhood in this achingly romantic, tender tale set against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic in 1980s America. In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys fell in love. Now they must learn what it means to stay in love-and to build their relationship in a world that doesn't seem to want them to exist. In their senior year...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2021

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

Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel

Summary: Arizona. It's been three years since the ICE raids, since Artemisia (Sia) Martinez's mother disappeared. Sia knows her mom must be dead, but she drives into the desert to light candles to guide her mom home. One night a blue-lit spacecraft crashes in front of Sia's car-- and it's carrying her mom, who is very much alive. Now she needs to save her mom from the armed, quite-possibly-ailen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2020

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

Elkeles, Simone.

Summary: When he returns to Illinois and the gang culture on the south side of Fairfield after six years in Colorado, high school senior Luis Fuentes, who dreams of becoming an astronaut, falls for a girl and enters a dark world after learning some disturbing news about his family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2011

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Stork, Francisco X.

Summary: "Hector has always worked hard and minded his own business. He wants to be captain of his school's chess team, go to college, and help his family make their way to a better life someday. Until Joey singles him out. Joey, whose older brother, Chavo, is head of the Discípulos gang, tells Hector that he's going to kill him: maybe not today, or tomorrow, but someday. And Hector, frozen with fear,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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

Pérez, Celia C.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Maria Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malu) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC PER

Camper, Cathy

Summary: Lupe Impala, Elirio Malaria, and El Chavo Octopus are now the proud owners of their own garage--but when a series of earthquakes hit their town and Genie, their beloved cat, disappears they find themselves traveling to the realm of Mictlantecuhtli, Aztecgod of the Underworld, who is keeping Genie prisoner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 CAM

Edwards, Michelle

Summary: When Sophia was a baby, Mrs. Goldman knit a tiny baby hat to keep her warm. Last year, she taught Sophia how to knit. Now Sophia wants to knit a special hat for Mrs. Goldman. And she wants to do it all by herself!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE EDW

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE EDW

Pérez, Celia C.

Summary: Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PER

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PER

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: JFIC PER

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

Summary: "A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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

Alegría, Malín.

Summary: Hoping to celebrate her quinceañera abroad instead of having a traditional party, Fabi clashes with a mean-spirited rival and resolves to put the girl and her squad of friends to shame with the biggest quince the town has ever seen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA FOREIGN SPANISH ALE

Stork, Francisco X

Summary: When Victoria Cruz wakes up in the psychiatric ward of a Texas hospital after her failed suicide attempt, she still has no desire to live, but as the weeks pass, and she meets Dr. Desai and three of the other patients, she begins to reflect on the reasonswhy she feels like a loser compared with the rest of her family, and to see a path ahead where she can make a life of her own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION STO

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Stiefvater, Maggie

Summary: Three cousins who are members of an unusual family that possesses the ability to perform miracles are repeatedly sought out for their gifts while they struggle to establish free lives for themselves and navigate the fallout from miracles that happen in ways other than anticipated.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Audiobooks 2017

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

Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: The story of a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1991

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CIS

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: Josefina hopes to become a "curandera" or healer like Tia Magdalena, and she is tested just before her tenth birthday when a friend receives a potentially fatal snakebite.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TRI

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. 1997

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TRI

Alexander, William (William Joseph)

Summary: Gabe Fuentes, Earth's current ambassador, along with alien ambassador Kaen, and previous ambassador Nadia, set out on a journey to stop the Outlast from destroying every known species and civilization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2015

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

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