Fiction

Maximilian & the mystery of the Guardian Angel : a bilingual lucha libre thriller book cover

Maximilian & the mystery of the Guardian Angel : a bilingual lucha libre thriller

Xavier Garza

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Fiction, Mystery

Eleven-year-old Maximilian, a big fan of the form of wrestling known as lucha libre, begins to suspect that he has a close connection with his favorite luchador, El Angel de La Guardia, the Guardian Angel.

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Merci Suárez changes gears book cover

Merci Suárez changes gears

Meg Medina

jFICTION Medina Meg
Fiction

Merci Suárez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don't have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna's jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci's grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately -- forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. No one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so she's left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school.

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The storm runner

Jennifer Cervantes

jFICTION Cervantes, Jennifer
Fiction, Fantasy

To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.

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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 book cover

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 book cover

The total eclipse of Nestor Lopez

Adrianna Cuevas

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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 book cover

The wind called my name

Mary Louise Sanchez

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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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