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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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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION AMERICAN GIRL

Higuera, Donna Barba

Summary: Petra Peña, wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children, among them Petra and her family, have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet, and the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in CD, Call number: CD J 105

Anaya, Rudolfo A.

Summary: With her father away fighting in World War II and her grandfather too sick to create the traditional luminaria, Luz helps create farolitos, little lanterns, for their Christmas celebration instead.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 1995

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1 available in Holiday Collection, Call number: JE HOLIDAY ANAYA

Soto, Gary.

Summary: Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 1992

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1 available in Holiday Collection, Call number: JE HOLIDAY SOTO

Pérez, Ashley Hope.

Summary: Loosely based on a school explosion that took place in New London, Texas in 1937, this is the story of two teenagers: Naomi, who is Mexican, and Wash, who is black, and their dealings with race, segregation, love, and the forces that destroy people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Lab 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION PEREZ

Castro, V

Summary: "2018 - Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend, La Reina de Las Chicharras - The Queen of The Cicadas. In 1950s south Texas a farmworker- Milagros from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is murdered. Her death is ignored by the town, but not the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacíhuatl. The goddess hears the dying cries...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flame Tree Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION CASTRO

C©Łsares, Oscar

Summary: "From a distance, the towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have dangerous reputations--on one side, drug cartels; on the other, zealous border patrol agents--and Brownsville is no different. But to twelve-year-old Orly, it's simply where his godmother Nina lives--and where he is being forced to stay the summer after his mother's sudden death. For Nina, Brownsville is where she grew up, where she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LARGE PRINT FICTION CASARES

Cervantes, Jennifer.

Summary: While spending a magical summer in New Mexico with her grandmother, twelve-year-old Izzy makes new friends, learns to cook, and for the first time hears stories about her father, who died before she was born.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION CERVANTES

Cisneros, Ernesto

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION CISNEROS

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: In 1825 when Josefina trusts a trader in Santa Fe with an important deal, she makes a surprising discovery about this young American who leaves town without paying her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION AMERICAN GIRL

Soto, Gary.

Summary: Chato and Novio win a cruise but are disappointed to find that everyone else on board is a dog, and things go from bad to worse when the dogs party themselves sick and it is up to the cats to find help.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE SOTO

Keil, Michelle Ruiz

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Xochi's life changed when she became governess to precocious twelve-year-old Pallas, but the duo unintentionally summons a pair of ancient creatures determined to right the wrongs of Xochi's adolescence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Teen 2019

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Mejia, Tehlor Kay

Summary: In Silver Springs, Arizona, her mother's stories of the monstrous La Llorona are thrilling but unbelievable to science-loving Paola until she and her best friends Dante and Emma take a walk through a cactus field near the Gila River.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION MEJIA

Sánchez, Erika L.

Summary: Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION SANCHEZ

Pendleton Jiménez, Karleen

Summary: "A sweet middle-grade chapter book about two best friends who transform their torn-up street into a world where imaginations can run wild. In 1984 Los Angeles, Alex is a tomboy who would rather wear her hair short and her older brother's hand-me-downs, and Wolf is a troubled kid who's been wearing the same soldier's uniform ever since his mom died. They set their worries aside when their street...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION PENDLETON

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION AMERICAN GIRL

Cisneros, Ernesto

Summary: Best friends Isaac and Marco face various challenges in sixth grade, such as Isaac getting better grades, Marco winning a spot on the basketball team, and both seeing their efforts make a change in their respective family lives. They hope their friendship and support for one another will be enough to help them from falling short.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION CISNEROS

Crook, Elizabeth

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION CROOK

Ryan, Pam Munoz

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 Press 2000

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION RYAN

Morales, Areli

Summary: "In the first picture book written by a DACA dreamer Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story of moving from a quiet town in Mexico to the bustling and noisy metropolis of New York City"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 305.23086 MORALES

Cummins, Jeanine

Summary: Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while cracks are beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, reasonably comfortable. Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2020

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1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 648

Cummins, Jeanine

Summary: "También de este lado hay sueños. Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION CUMMINS

Grande, Reyna

Summary: Presents a young reader's adaptation of the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 305.8968 GRANDE

Mitchell, James C. (James Craig)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Worldwide 2006

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY MITCHELL

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