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050079
Ambassador by Alexander, William 

BTSB Prebound(Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014)

BTSB #: 050079 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG RC: 4.3 6-8 Lexile: 690

Genres: Science Fiction


Subjects: Science fiction Human-alien encounters - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Ambassadors - Fiction


Summary: Appointed Earth's ambassador to the universe, twelve-year-old Gabe Fuentes faces two sets of "alien" problems when he discovers his parents are illegal aliens and face deportation and the Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force causing multiple mass extinctions.


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.


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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 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.


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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.


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215591
Efren divided by Cisneros, Ernesto 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 215591 In Bindery

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.


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215594
Efren divided (with TX Bluebonnet Logo) by Cisneros, Ernesto 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 215594 Available

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

Genres: Multicultural


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.


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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.


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709456
First rule of punk by Perez, Celia C. 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2017)

BTSB #: 709456 Available

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.


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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.


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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

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.


303726
Hat for Mrs. Goldman : a story about knitting and love by Edwards, Michelle 

BTSB Prebound(Schwartz & Wade Books, 2016)

BTSB #: 303726 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.7 LG RC: 2.1 K-2 Lexile: 520 AD

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Knitting - Fiction Neighbors - Fiction Old age - Fiction Jews - United States - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Sophia knits a special hat for her elderly neighbor and knitting teacher, Mrs. Goldman.


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774519
Inexplicable logic of my life by Saenz, Benjamin Alire 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2017)

BTSB #: 774519 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 3.4 UG RC: 3.5 9-12 Lexile: 450 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Adoption - Fiction Families - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Death - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is.


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311429
Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Engle, Margarita 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 311429 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 6.8 MG+ Lexile: 1300

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: Novels in verse Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943 - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Dancing - Fiction Sailors - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: In early 1940s Los Angeles, Mexican Americans Marisela and Lorena work in canneries all day then jitterbug with sailors all night with their zoot suit wearing younger brother, Ray, as escort until the night racial violence leads to murder. Includes historical note.


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858293
Last summer of the Death Warriors by Stork, Francisco X. 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic, 2010)

BTSB #: 858293 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 4.3 UG RC: 4.7 9-12 Lexile: 640 HL

Subjects: Revenge - Fiction Cancer - Fiction Orphans - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction New Mexico - Fiction


Summary: Seventeen-year-old Pancho wants to avenge the death of his sister, but after he meets D.Q., who is dying of cancer, and Marisol, one of D.Q.'s caregivers, both boys find their lives changed.


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265924
Living by de la Pena, Matt 

Paperback(Delacorte Press, 2013)

BTSB #: 265924 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5 UG Lexile: 700 HL

Subjects: Survival skills - Fiction Natural disasters - Fiction Diseases - Fiction Cruise ships - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.


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P02290
Living by de la Pena, Matt 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2013)

BTSB #: P02290 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   


Genres: Adventure Fiction


Subjects: Survival skills - Fiction Natural disasters - Fiction Diseases - Fiction Cruise ships - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.


590890
Long shot [Comeback Kids Volume: #3]by Lupica, Mike 

Paperback(Puffin/Walden Media, 2010)

BTSB #: 590890 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 9-11   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 6.3 3-5 Lexile: 910

Genres: Sports


Subjects: Competition (Psychology) - Fiction Basketball - Fiction Self-confidence - Fiction School stories Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Pedro, an avid basketball player, decides to run for class president, challenging a teammate who is also one of the most popular boys in school.


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276541
Lou Lou & Pea and the mural mystery [Lou Lou & Pea Volume: 1]by Diamond, Jill 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2016)

BTSB #: 276541 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 800

Genres: Humorous Fiction Mystery Fiction


Subjects: Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction All Souls' Day - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Mystery fiction


Summary: [1st in series] Two best friends with a flair for adventure use their gardening and art skills to catch a criminal during Dia de los Muertos.


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185204
Lowriders blast from the past [Lowriders Volume: bk. 3]by Camper, Cathy 

BTSB Prebound(Chronicle Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 185204 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 2.7 MG RC: 3.2 6-8 Lexile: 360 GN F&P: V

Subjects: Graphic novels Lowriders - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Bullying - Fiction Friendship - Fiction


Summary: In this graphic novel prequel to the Lowriders books, Elirio is painting murals based on indigenous words, and a gang of bullies are harassing him--until he meets Lupe and Flapjack, and together they form their club.


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