Fiction

Charlie Hernández & the league of shadows book cover

Charlie Hernández & the league of shadows

Ryan Calejo

jFICTION Calejo Ryan
Fiction, Fantasy

"Steeped in Hispanic folklore since childhood, middle schooler Charlie Hernández learns the stories are true when, shortly after his parents disappearance, he grows horns and feathers and finds himself at the heart of a battle to save the world."--Colophon.

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Ghost squad

Claribel A. Ortega

jFICTION Ortega Claribel
Fiction, Mystery

"For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business. Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely's firefly spirits before it's too late."--Jacket flap.

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Dactyl Hill Squad

Daniel José Older

jFICTION Older Daniel
Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction

It is the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive; but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez was wounded, Magdalys knows that somehow she must reach him--and just possibly her ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs may come in handy.

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The total eclipse of Nestor Lopez

Adrianna Cuevas

ON ORDER BOOK
Fiction, Fantasy

A Cuban-American boy must use his ability to communicate with animals to save the inhabitants of his town when they are threatened by a witch that transforms into animals.

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The wind called my name

Mary Louise Sanchez

jFICTION Sanchez Mary
Fiction, Historical Fiction

When ten-year-old Margaríta Sandoval's family moves to Wyoming during the Great Depression, she faces racism, homesickness, and the possibility that her grandmother's land in New Mexico may be lost.--

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Lucky broken girl

Ruth Behar

jFICTION Behar Ruth
Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.

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Sal & Gabi break the universe book cover

Sal & Gabi break the universe

Carlos Alberto Pablo Hernandez

jFICTION Hernandez, Carlos
Fiction, Fantasy

In order to heal after his mother's death, Sal learned how to meditate. But no one expected him to be able to take it further and 'relax' things into existence. Turns out he can reach into time and space to retrieve things from other universes,

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Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring book cover

Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring

Angela Cervantes

jFICTION Cervantes, Angela
Fiction, Mystery

When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.

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The fresh new face of Griselda

Jennifer Torres

jFICTION Torres Jennifer
Fiction

After her father's landscaping business fails and the family loses their house, sixth-grader Griselda Zaragoza follows her sister's example and begins selling Alma cosmetics while hiding her changed circumstances from friends.

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The other half of happy

Rebecca Balcárcel

jFICTION Balcarcel Rebecca
Fiction

Twelve-year-old Quijana is a biracial girl, desperately trying to understand the changes that are going on in her life; her mother rarely gets home before bedtime, her father suddenly seems to be trying to get in touch with his Guatemalan roots (even though he never bothered to teach Quijana Spanish), she is about to start seventh grade in the Texas town where they live and she is worried about fitting in--and Quijana suspects that her parents are keeping secrets, because she is sure there is something wrong with her little brother, Memito, who is becoming increasingly hard to reach.--

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