Ortiz Cofer, Judith
An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio
Twelve stories about young people caught between their Puerto Rican heritage and their American surroundings.
165 p. 1995
Teen Fiction Book ORTIZ COF
To get the ratoncitos, little mice who have moved into the barrio, to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more. But he is not prepared for the unexpected guest who accompanies the mice.
1 v. 1995
Easy Picture Book SOTO
Fruits: A Caribbean Counting Poem
This poem counts up to ten different kinds of Caribbean fruit, including guavas, jackfruit, and Otaheiti apples.
1 v. 1997
Easy Nonfiction Book 511 B
Mayeros: A Yucatec Maya Family
Text and photographs present the life and customs of the descendents of the Maya now living in the Yucatan Peninsula area of Mexico. Includes Glossary of Spanish and Yucatec words..
1 v. 1997
Children's Nonfiction Book 970.3 MAY
San Souci, Robert D.
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella
A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.
1 v. 1998
Children's Nonfiction Book 398.20972 S
Garza, Carmen Lomas
Magic Windows = Ventanas Magicas
RESUMEN: La autora describe las costumbres mexicanas de su familia por picado papel.
30 p. 1999
Spanish Children's Nonfiction Book 305.868 G
Ryan, Pam Munoz
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.
262 p. 2000
Children's Fiction Book RYAN
Perez, Amada Irma
My Very Own Room = Mi Propio Cuartito
RESUMEN: Con la ayuda de su familia, una nina ingeniosa mexicoamericana se realiza su sueno de tener su propio espacio en lo cual puede leer y pensar.
30 p. 2000
Spanish Children's Fiction Book PEREZ
In the Days of the Vaqueros: America's First True Cowboys
70 p. 2001
Children's Nonfiction Book 979 F
Behind the Mountains
Writing in the notebook which her teacher gave her, thirteen-year-old Celiane describes life with her mother and brother in Haiti as well as her experiences in Brooklyn after the family finally immigrates there to be reunited with her father.
166 p. 2002
Teen Fiction Book DANTICAT
Discusses the childhood of Frida Kahlo and how it influenced her art.
1 v. 2002
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 K1118
Violet Paz, a Chicago high school student, reluctantly prepares for her upcoming quince, a Spanish nickname for the celebration of an Hispanic girl's fifteenth birthday.
277 p. 2003
Teen Fiction Book OSA
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.
1 v. 2003
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 C398
Ortiz Cofer, Judith
Call Me Maria
Fifteen-year-old Maria leaves her mother and their Puerto Rican home to live in the barrio of New York with her father, feeling torn between the two cultures in which she has been raised.
127 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book ORTIZ C
A Season for Mangoes
In Jamaica, Sareen is concerned about participating in her first sit-up, a celebration of the life of her recently deceased grandmother, but discovers that sharing her stories of Nana's passion for mangoes helps lift the sadness.
32 p. 2005
Easy Picture Book HANSON
The Tequila Worm
Sofia grows up in the close-knit community of the barrio in McAllen, Texas, then finds that her experiences as a scholarship student at an Episcopal boarding school in Austin only strengthen her ties to family and her comadres.
199 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book CANALES
What the Moon Saw
Fourteen-year-old Clara Luna spends the summer with her grandparents in the tiny, remote village of Yucuyoo, Mexico, learning about her grandmother's life as a healer, her father's decision to leave home for the United States, and her own place in the world.
258 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book RESAU
Al final del largo dia, Madre Cielo ayuda a Nochecita, su hija jugetona, a anochecer.
Spanish Easy Picture Book MORALES
The artistic Ernestina and the analytical Enriquito use their ingenuity to save a herd of wild horses and stop an evil landowner from spoiling their Cuban village.
160 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book FLORES
In the 1960s, Rico Fuentes, a pale-skinned Cuban American teenager, abandons drug-infested New York City for the picket fence and apple pie world of Wisconsin, only to discover that he still feels like an outsider and that violent and judgmental people can be found even in the wholesome Midwest.
439 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book HIJUELO