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Temblador, Alex

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Martha's life is transformed when her mother leaves her in Laredo, Texas, in 1990 with a grandmother she never knew, who is a revered curandera.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pinata Books, Arte Publico Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia

Summary: When resentment surges during the Great Depression in a Texas border town, Estrella, fifteen, organizes a protest against the treatment of tejanos and soon finds herself with her mother and baby brother in Mexico.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: JE JIM

Peña, Matt de la

Summary: After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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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Whitney, Phyllis A.

Summary: Vacationing in a small midwestern town, eighteen-year-old Christie is drawn into the conflict between the townspeople and Mexican American migrant workers employed by her father's company.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Acosta, Daniel

Summary: When twelve-year-old Manny Maldonado and his friends find a hobo's body near the train tracks that run through their tight-knit San Gabriel valley community, a police officer tries to pin the murder on them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinco Puntos Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PER

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 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 (Closed until September 7th)

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 Collection, 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

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, 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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: Josefina and her sisters distrust learning to read and write, as well as other changes their Tía Dolores is bringing to the household, because they fear they will lose their memories of their mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. 1997

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, 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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire.

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

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