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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

Ingram, Scott.

Summary: Describes why many Mexicans immigrated to the United States and how they adapted to their new environment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Almanac Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.046872 ING

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

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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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

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

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

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

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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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: FIC CIS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CIS

Berne, Emma Carlson

Summary: In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Mexican-Americans took to the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jump! 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 BER

Morales, Yuyi

Summary: "An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Neal Porter Books, Holiday House 2018

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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

Schaper, Anna Garcia

Summary: Told in alternating timelines, fifteen-year-old overweight Pilar ignores her persistent bullies and pursues her dream of acting in the school production of "Our Town," while in 1976 her grandmother finally finds the strength to leave her abusive husband.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Público Press 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC SCH

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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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

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

Alvarado, Rudolph.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4 DTP

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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Contents: Como un amanecer (Los Cuatitos Cantú) (2:11) -- La dama de España (Steve Jordan (Esteban Jordan)) (2:23) -- Soy de San Luis (Flaco Jimenez) (3:08) -- De flor en flor (Los Cachorros) (2:10) -- Ven (Los Cachorros) (2:59) -- Señorita cantinera (Roberto Pulido y los Clásicos) (3:23) -- Vencido (Rubén Vela y su conjunto) (2:58) -- De esta sierra a la otra sierra (Los Tremendos Gavilanes) (2:34) --...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder 1990

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN CON

Anaya, Rudolfo A.

Summary: Six-year-old Antonio embarks upon a spiritual journey under the watchful guidance of Ultima, a healing woman, that leads him to question his faith and beliefs in family, religion, and other aspects of his Chicano culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 1999

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

Hart, Elva Treviño.

Summary: "A vividly told autobiographical account of the life of a child growing up in a family of migrant farm workers. Elva Trevino Hart was born in south Texas to Mexican immigrants and spent her childhood moving back and forth between Texas and Minnesota, eventually leaving that world to earn a master's degree in computer science/engineering.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Hart

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 HAR

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

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

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

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

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

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Summary: Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 468.4 RYA

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