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637098
Barely missing everything by Mendez, Matt 

Paperback(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 637098 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.3 UG RC: 6.3 9-12 Lexile: 800 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Conduct of life - Fiction Family life - Texas - El Paso - Fiction El Paso (Tex.) - Fiction


Summary: Three Mexican-Americans--Juan, JD, and Fabi--each try to overcome their individual struggles as they all grapple with how to make a better life for themselves when it seems like brown lives don't matter.


9.83 *

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773674
Becoming Naomi Leon by Ryan, Pam Munoz 

Paperback(Scholastic Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 773674 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.4 MG RC: 5 6-8 Lexile: 830 F&P: V

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Great-grandmothers - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Mexico - Fiction


Summary: When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.


6.55 *

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709670
Between us and Abuela : a family story from the border by Perkins, Mitali 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019)

BTSB #: 709670 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.9 LG

Genres: Holidays Family Life


Subjects: Gifts - Fiction Grandmothers - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Christmas - Fiction


Summary: When Maria, Juan, and their mother go to the border between California and Mexico to visit their grandmother at Christmas, Maria must devise a way to get Juan's gift over the fence.


22.78 *

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693870
Bouncing back by Ostler, Scott 

Paperback(Little, Brown, 2020)

BTSB #: 693870 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.9 MG RC: 4.4 6-8 Lexile: 720 F&P: U

Subjects: Basketball - Fiction People with disabilities - Fiction Wheelchairs - Fiction Orphans - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Orphaned thirteen year-old Carlos learns what it truly means to be a teammate when he must help save his new wheelchair basketball team's gym from destruction.


6.55 *

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693900
Bouncing back by Ostler, Scott 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2019)

BTSB #: 693900 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.9 MG RC: 4.4 6-8 Lexile: 720 F&P: U

Genres: Sports


Subjects: Basketball - Fiction People with disabilities - Fiction Wheelchairs - Fiction Orphans - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Orphaned thirteen year-old Carlos learns what it truly means to be a teammate when he must help save his new wheelchair basketball team's gym from destruction.


15.15 *

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916740
Bump by Wallace, Matt 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2021)

BTSB #: 916740 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.4 MG

Genres: Sports Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Wrestling - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction Bullying - Fiction Family life - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: There is only one thing MJ loves: the world of professional wrestling. She especially idolizes the luchadores and the stories they tell in the ring. When MJ learns that her neighbor, Mr. Arellano, runs a wrestling school, she has a new mission in life: join the school, train hard, and become a wrestler. But trouble lies ahead. After wrestling in a showcase event, MJ attracts the attention of Mr. Arellano's enemy. There are threats to shut the school down, putting everything at risk.


21.38 *

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638234
Chunky by Mercado, Yehudi 

BTSB Prebound(HarperAlley, 2021)

BTSB #: 638234 Temp OS

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 2.8 MG

Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Jews - Fiction Imaginary playmates - Fiction Sports - Fiction Graphic novels


Summary: Hudi needs to lose weight, according to his doctors. Concerned about the serious medical issue Hudi had when he was younger, his parents push him to try out for sports. Hudi would rather not, but then he meets Chunky, his imaginary friend and mascot. Together, they decide to find the right sport. As the only Mexican and Jewish kid in his neighborhood, Hudi has found the cheerleader he never had. Chunky eventually encourages Hudi to pursue his true love--comedy. In graphic novel format.


18.58 *

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491808
Circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child by Jimenez, Francisco 

Paperback(University of New Mexico Press, 1997)

BTSB #: 491808 Available

Dewey: 813/SAges: 10-16   
AR: 5.3 MG RC: 5.5 6-8 Lexile: 880

Subjects: Mexican Americans - Fiction California - Fiction


Summary: A collection of stories about life in a migrant farm family.


13.90 *

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040842
Dancing home by Ada, Alma Flor 

Paperback(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011)

BTSB #: 040842 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.9 MG RC: 7.5 3-5 Lexile: 960 F&P: S

Subjects: Mexican Americans - Fiction Family life - Fiction Cousins - Fiction Father-daughter relationship - Fiction


Summary: Margie is excited her cousin Lupe moves from Mexico to live with them in California, but Margie becomes embarrassed by her in school and jealous of her at home.


6.55 *

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638259
Dash of trouble [Love sugar magic Volume: Book 1]by Meriano, Anna 

Paperback(Walden Pond Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 638259 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.3 MG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 850

Genres: Fantasy Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Bakeries - Fiction Bakers - Fiction Family life - Fiction Witches - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Book 1--Leonora Logrono's family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. Leo hopes this might be the year she gets to help prepare for Dia de los Muertos but is still told she's too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they're brujas-witches of Mexican ancestry.


6.55 *

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638265
Dash of trouble [Love sugar magic Volume: Book 1]by Meriano, Anna 

BTSB Prebound(Walden Pond Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 638265 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.3 MG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 850

Genres: Fantasy Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Bakeries - Fiction Bakers - Fiction Family life - Fiction Witches - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Book 1--Leonora Logrono's family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. Leo hopes this might be the year she gets to help prepare for Dia de los Muertos but is still told she's too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they're brujas-witches of Mexican ancestry.


21.38 *

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731712
Desert Angel by Price, Charlie 

Paperback(Square Fish/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014)

BTSB #: 731712 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-18   
AR: 4.3 UG RC: 5.2 9-12 Lexile: 670 HL

Subjects: Survival skills - Fiction Violence - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Illegal immigration - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction California - Fiction


Summary: In the California desert, fourteen-year-old Angel is on the run from the man who abused her, killed her mother, and intends to kill her too.


13.11 *

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215588
Efren divided by Cisneros, Ernesto 

Paperback(Harper, 2021)

BTSB #: 215588 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.5 MG Lexile: 710

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Deportation - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction School stories Siblings - Fiction Twins - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: While his father works two jobs, seventh-grader Efren Nava must take care of his twin siblings, kindergartners Max and Mia, after their mother is deported to Mexico.


6.55 *

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215591
Efren divided by Cisneros, Ernesto 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 215591 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.5 MG Lexile: 710

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Deportation - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction School stories Siblings - Fiction Twins - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: While his father works two jobs, seventh-grader Efren Nava must take care of his twin siblings, kindergartners Max and Mia, after their mother is deported to Mexico.


21.38 *

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677929
Evangelina takes flight by Noble, Diana J. 

BTSB Prebound(Pinata Books, 2017)

BTSB #: 677929 Available

Dewey: FAges: 11-14   
AR: 4.7 MG RC: 4.5 6-8 Lexile: 730

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Mexican Americans - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Family life - Texas - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Mexico - History|y1910-1920, Revolution - Fiction Texas - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: Having fled the rampaging revolutionaries in Mexico in 1911, thirteen-year-old Evangelina and her family face unexpected prejudice and violence in Texas.


17.16 *

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709456
First rule of punk by Perez, Celia C. 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2017)

BTSB #: 709456 In Bindery

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 4.5 MG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 670 F&P: T

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Individuality - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Punk rock music - Fiction Bands (Music) - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction


Summary: Twelve-year-old Maria Luisa moves from Florida to Chicago with her mom and assembles a group of misfits at school into a band.


709459
First rule of punk by Perez, Celia C. 

Paperback(Puffin Books, 2017)

BTSB #: 709459 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 4.5 MG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 670 F&P: T

Subjects: Individuality - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Punk rock music - Fiction Bands (Music) - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction


Summary: Twelve-year-old Maria Luisa moves from Florida to Chicago with her mom and assembles a group of misfits at school into a band.


P04153
First rule of punk by Perez, Celia C. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC ;, 2018)

BTSB #: P04153 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   


Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Individuality - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Punk rock music - Fiction Bands (Music) - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction


Summary: Twelve-year-old Maria Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malu) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.


56.99 *

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736598
Gabi, a girl in pieces by Quintero, Isabel 

BTSB Prebound(Cinco Puntos Press, 2014)

BTSB #: 736598 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.3 UG RC: 6.4 9-12 Lexile: 820 HL F&P: Z+

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: High schools - Fiction School stories Pregnancy - Fiction Gays - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.


215597
House on Mango Street by Cisneros, Sandra 

Paperback(Vintage Contemporaries, 2009)

BTSB #: 215597 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
Lexile: 870

Genres: Multicultural Family Life Humorous Fiction


Subjects: Mexican Americans - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction Girls - Fiction Interpersonal relations - Fiction City and town life - Fiction Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction


Summary: Esperanza Cordero, a girl coming of age in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, uses poems and stories to explain her life experiences and the experiences of those around her in her corner of the big city.


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