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Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo.

Contents: Starry Nights -- Faraway -- The Kaliman Maneuver -- Lessons from the fields -- Where the road doesn't lead -- Green eyes -- From harvest to Harvard -- In the land of giants -- Question the rules, when possible make your own -- Brainstorm -- Hopkins -- Gray matter -- Seeing the light -- Finding the steel in your soul.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 QUIANONES-HINOJOSA, ALFREDO QUI

Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where "my ancestors...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CISNEROS, SANDRA CIS

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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Sánchez, Erika L.

Summary: "Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar a medio tiempo. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un solo error, que ocurre mientras enviaba un mensaje de texto al mismo tiempo que cruzaba la calle más concurrida de...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2018

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1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: 468 SPANISH SAN

Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH GER

Grande, Reyna

Summary: From bestselling author Reyna Grandewhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, REYNA GRA

Corchado, Alfredo

Summary: When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 COR

Summary: The Ciudad Juarez hitman known as El Sicario tells of his experiences working for the Mexican drug cartels.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Icarus Films Home Video 2011

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SIC

Nicholson, Dorinda Makananalani Stagner.

Summary: "In May 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed two unarmed Mexican oil tankers off the Gulf Coast, forcing Mexico to enter World War II. With the help of United States President Roosevelt, Mexican President Camacho arranged to send one Air Force squadron to fight in the war. Thirty-eight of Mexico's top pilots, and about two hundred sixty additional military crew, were carefully selected to form the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 NIC

Harrison, Carlos.

Summary: Tells the unforgettable story of patriotism about twenty-two Mexican American families who lived on one street in a small Illinois railroad town that sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea--more than any other place that size in the country. Eight of those children died. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers it is the compelling account of a...

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 305.868 HAR

Binford, Warren (Wendi Warren H.)

Summary: "A moving picture book for older children and families that introduces a difficult topic, amplifying the voices and experiences of immigrant children detained at the border between Mexico and the US. The children's actual words (from publicly available court documents) are assembled to tell one heartbreaking story, in both English and Spanish (back to back). Each spread is illustrated in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 362.87 BIN

Grande, Reyna.

Summary: When Reyna Grande's father leaves his wife and three children behind in a village in Mexico to make the dangerous trek across the border to the United States, he promises he will soon return from "El Otro Lado" (The Other Side) with enough money to build them a dream house where they can all live together. His promises become harder to believe as months turn into years. When he summons his wife...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, REYNA GRA

Arce, Julissa

Summary: "Julissa Arce explores her days in Mexico separated from her parents and her daily fears while growing up undocumented in Texas"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 ARC

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

Summary: Rodrigo Reyes₂ provocative essay film re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante₂s purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. By capturing a stunning mosaic of compelling characters and broken landscapes on the border, Reyes reflects on the flaws of human nature and the powerful...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PUR

Summary: Discover the stories, ideas, and methods behind today's most compelling artists; features sixteen artists from North America (Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ART

Tonatiuh, Duncan

Summary: Describes the life and accomplishments of José de la Luz Sáenz, who helped create the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino civil rights organization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SAE

Higuera, Donna Barba

Summary: Petra Peña, 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 planet, and the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Fernández, Bernardo

Summary: ¿Y si los dragones fueran reales? ¿Y si todos esos avistamientos en lagos africanos y en los océanos de Indonesia fueran ciertos? ¿Y si los hemos confundido con dinosaurios? ¿Y si fueran capaces de volar, de respirar bajo el agua, de reproducirse...? En la que considera la más querida de sus novelas, Bef nos cuenta que la respuesta a todas esas preguntas pudo haberse hallado en el barrio chino...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gran Travesía 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH FER

Summary: "An anthology of writing by Mexican journalists, historians, novelists, and artists on the immigration crisis in the United States"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972 LET

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

Berne, Emma Carlson

Summary: Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, honors an important battle fought by the Mexican army in 1862. On this day, people celebrate with Mexican food, music, and dancing. Sing along as you explore Holidays in Rhythm and Rhyme! Includes online music access.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Cantata Learning 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J CIN

Summary: Set in the future, a young man looks for a better life outside his small rural village in Mexico-- but finds himself facing a technological dystopia when he attempts to cross the border.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Maya Entertainment 2009

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SLE

Summary: "This collection offers a rich sampling of significant Mexican short stories published from 1843 to 1918. Nine different tales range from the realism of López Portillo's 'Reloj sin dueño' and the modernismo saturating Gutiérrez Nájera's 'La mañana de San Juan' to the historical accuracy of Riva Palacio's 'Las mulas de Su Excelencia' and the vivid romanticism of 'Amor secreto' by Manual Payno,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dover Publications 2008

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 FIC MEX
Call number: 863.0108 MEX

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