Fiction

Lucky broken girl book cover

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

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

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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Ana María Reyes does not live in a castle book cover

Ana María Reyes does not live in a castle

Hilda Eunice Burgos

jFICTION Burgos Hilda
Fiction

"With a new sibling (her fourth) on the way and a big piano recital on the horizon, Dominican-American Ana María Reyes tries to win a scholarship to a New York City private school"--

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The land of the cranes

Aida Salazar

ON ORDER BOOK
Fiction

Nine-year-old Betita and her parents fled Mexico after her uncle was killed by the cartels, and settled in Los Angeles seeking political asylum and safety in what her father calls Aztlan, the land of the cranes; but now they have been swept up by by the government's Immigration Customs Enforcement, her father deported back to Mexico, and Betita and her mother confined in a family detention camp--Betita finds heart in her imagination and the picture poems her father taught her, but each day threatens to further tear her family apart.

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Stella Diaz has something to say

Angela Dominguez

jFICTION Dominguez Angela
Fiction

Stella Diaz wants to be friends with the new boy in class, but sometimes she accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. In addition, she has to get over her fear of speaking in front of the class.

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Efrén divided : a novel book cover

Efrén divided : a novel

Ernesto Cisneros

jFICTION Cisneros Ernesto
Fiction

While his father works two jobs, seventh-grader Efrén Nava must take care of his twin siblings, kindergartners Max and Mia, after their mother is deported to Mexico. Includes glossary of Spanish words.

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Esperanza rising

Pam Muñoz Ryan

jFICTION Ryan, Pam Muñoz
Fiction

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.

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