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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The film follows Felipe, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, who has reached a crossroads: after 16 years in Brooklyn, working three low-paying jobs and sending the bulk of his earnings to his wife and children in Mexico, he's decided to return home to the family he hasn't seen in almost two decades. But when he informs them of his plans, he discovers that they've squandered the money, are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC I'M

Bobrow-Strain, Aaron

Summary: What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system? When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida's mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America. Undocumented, Aida...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972 Bobrow-Strain 2019

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

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 863.0108 MEX

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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Morales, Yuyi

1 hold on 2 copies

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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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

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

Brown, Monica

Summary: "The story of political powerhouse twins Juliaan and Joaquain Castro began in the small room that they shared with their grandmother Victoriana in San Antonio, Texas. Victoriana crossed the border from Mexico into Texas as a six-year-old orphan, marking the start of the family's American journey. Her daughter Rosie, Juliaan and Joaquain's mom, was an activist who helped the barrio through local...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 BRO

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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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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Hart

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 HAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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