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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 Woodmere

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

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: The second Christmas after their mother has died, Josefina and her three sisters find that participating in the traditions of Las Posadas helps keep memories of Mamá alive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. 1997

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TRI

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: A sleepover inspires Sarah, who likes to do things differently, to chose Mexico for her "Countries of the World" presentation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish 2008

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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

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: Meet Josefina Montoya, a nine-year-old girl growing up in New Mexico in 1824. Josefina and her sisters have been struggling ever since Mamá died a year ago. When Mamá's sister, Tía Dolores, comes to live on their rancho, the girls are overjoyed. But Tía Dolores has lots of new ideas! She starts a family weaving business. And she teaches the girls to read, something Mamá never learned to do....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2006

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

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

Cuyler, Margery.

Summary: Maria introduces herself as a member of a specific family and as having a definite address and place in the universe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holt 1999

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CUY

Stewart, Sarah

Summary: A little girl moves to the United States from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Stewart 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE STE

Alexander, William (William Joseph)

Summary: Appointed Earth's ambassador to the universe, twelve-year-old Gabe Fuentes faces two sets of "alien" problems when he discovers his parents are illegal aliens and face deportation and the Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force causing multiple mass extinctions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ALE

Soto, Gary.

Summary: Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PaperStar 1996

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: JE SOT

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

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

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

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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Tripp, Valerie

Summary: In 1825 when Josefina trusts a trader in Santa Fe with an important deal, she makes a surprising discovery about this young American who leaves town without paying her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TRI

Sánchez, Erika L.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

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

Sanchez, Alex

Summary: Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, fifteen-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover, in exchange for Carlos's help in forming a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2006

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

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

Banks, Anna.

Summary: Who says opposites don't attract? It's been several years since Carly Vega's parents were deported. Carly lives with her older brother, studies hard, and works the graveyard shift at a convenience store to earn enough to bring her parents back from Mexico. Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He used to date popular blondes and have fun pranking with his older sister. But now...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel & Friends 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Banks 2015

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TRI