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Names On A Map: A Novel
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|February 5, 2008

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The Espejo family of El Paso, Texas, is like so many others in America in 1967, trying to make sense of a rapidly escalating war they feel does not concern them. But when the eldest son, Gustavo, a complex and errant rebel, receives a certified letter ordering…
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
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|November 9, 2012

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Winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! Benjamin Alire Saenz's stories reveal how all borders-real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight-entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instance, the Kentucky…
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood
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|May 20, 2011

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It is 1969, America is at war, Hollywood" is a dirt-poor Chicano barrio in small-town America, and Sammy and Juliana face a world of racism, war in Vietnam, and barrio violence. Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood is a Young Adult Library Services Association Top 10…
Last Night I Sang to the Monster

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Last Night I Sang to the Monster was chosen as one of the Top Ten YA Books of Fiction in 2010. Zach is eighteen, bright, and articulate. He's also an alcoholic, in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn't remember how he got there. What's up with that?
En El Tiempo De La Luz: Una Novela
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|October 11, 2005

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Tras la muerte de sus padres en un accidente automovilístico, el joven Andrés Segovia y sus hermanos se ven obligados a mudarse a México con el resto de la familia. Esta decisión, a pesar de haber sido tomada con la mejor de las intenciones, es un error que…
In Perfect Light: A Novel
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|November 25, 2008

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From award-winning poet Benjamin Alire Sáenz comes In Perfect Light , a haunting novel depicting the cruelties of cultural displacement and the resilience of those who are left in its aftermath. In Perfect Light is the story of two strong-willed people who…
A Gift from Papa Diego: Un regalo de Papa Diego

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Sensitively told and true to the experience of many Mexican Americans, this bilingual picture book bridges the borders that separate all families who must live far apart from their loved ones.- Booklist ... accompanied by innovative illustrations, originally…
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
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|March 7, 2017

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A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe . ( New York Times Book Review ) Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving…
A Perfect Season for Dreaming / Un tiempo perfecto para soñar
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|January 1, 2014

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"The story's rhythmic, repetitive structure makes it an excellent read-aloud. . . . Meanwhile, [Esau Andrade] Valencia's bright oil paintings evoke the joy of dreams and imagination. . . . Children of all backgrounds will enjoy it."— School Library Journal…
The Dog Who Loved Tortillas / La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas

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This is a bilingual book for kids and dogs and even their parents. Like all kids, Little Diego and his big sister Gabriela argue over their new dog Sofie. She belongs to me, says Diego. No, she’s mine, says Gabriela. It’s only when Sofie gets really sick that…
Festival of the Bones / El Festival de las Calaveras: The Book for the Day of the Dead

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Mexico’s Day of the Dead fascinates U.S readers, whether for its joyful celebration of an unusual tradition or because it simply feels like home. San Vicente lets children join the celebration as they watch the skeletons rock, rattle, and roll those long old…
He Forgot to Say Goodbye
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|June 17, 2008

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"I mean, it's not as if I want a father. I have a father. It's just that I don't know who he is or where he is. But I have one." Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don't appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class barrio of El…