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757232
Barely floating by Rivera, Lilliam 

BTSB Prebound(Kokila, 2023)

BTSB #: 757232 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
Lexile: 590 F&P: Y

Genres: Sports


Subjects: Family life - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Secrets - Fiction Self-esteem - Fiction Synchronized swimming - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Twelve-year-old Natalia's dream of becoming a synchronized swimmer is in jeopardy when her parents decide they are against a sport that emphasizes looks, but Nat is determined to change their minds.


22.58 *

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637098
Barely missing everything by Mendez, Matt 

Paperback(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 637098 Temp OS

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.


7.37 *

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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.


23.28 *

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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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916738
Bump by Wallace, Matt 

Paperback(HarperCollins, 2022)

BTSB #: 916738 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.


6.55 *

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916740
Bump by Wallace, Matt 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2021)

BTSB #: 916740 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.4 MG

Genres: Sports Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Wrestling - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction Bullies - 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.


15.89 *

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P09105
Bump by Wallace, Matt 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2022)

BTSB #: P09105 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Sports Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Wrestling - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction Bullies - 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.


52.24 *

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836127
Buried onions by Soto, Gary 

Paperback(Clarion, 2006)

BTSB #: 836127 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.3 MG Lexile: 850

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Violence - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: When nineteen-year-old Eddie drops out of college, he struggles to find a place for himself as a Mexican American living in a violence-infested neighborhood of Fresno, California.


9.01 *

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385690
Carlos Gomez freestyles ... : heavy on the style by Gonzales, Chuck 

Paperback(Reycraft Books, 2022)

BTSB #: 385690 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 2.7 MG Lexile: 370 HL

Subjects: Mexican Americans - Fiction Talent shows - Fiction Bicycle motocross - Fiction Graphic novels


Summary: Loosely based on the artist's childhood in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this graphic novel centers on Carlos Gomez and his family--the only Mexican family in their Midwestern town. When invited to participate in a talent competition at an upcoming RV show, Carlos decides to join the BMX stunt team and show his special flair. What could possibly go wrong? In graphic novel format.


7.34 *

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246159
Carmen learns English by Cox, Judy 

Paperback(Holiday House, 2021)

BTSB #: 246159 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 3 LG Lexile: 620 AD

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: English language - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Schools - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction


Summary: Newly-arrived in the United States from Mexico, Carmen is apprehensive about going to school and learning English.


7.37 *

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677742
Chances in disguise by Noble, Diana J. 

Paperback(Pinata Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 677742 Available

Dewey: FAges: 11-16   
Lexile: 790

Subjects: Mexican Americans - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Trials (Homicide) - Fiction Texas - Fiction


Summary: In this sequel to Evangelina Takes Flight, the young girl who left her home during the Mexican Revolution to start over in a small Texas border town is now seventeen. She has had several years of medical training with her mentor, Doc Taylor, but when a doctor from a neighboring town finds her helping an Anglo woman in labor, he is enraged. The next day, Evangelina is arrested for murder. The racist sheriff and many of the townspeople believe Mexicans are inferior.


12.26 *

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638234
Chunky [Chunky (HarperAlley)]by Mercado, Yehudi 

BTSB Prebound(HarperAlley, 2021)

BTSB #: 638234 Available

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.


21.18 *

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638237
Chunky [Chunky (HarperAlley)]by Mercado, Yehudi 

Paperback(HarperAlley, 2021)

BTSB #: 638237 Available

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.


13.11 *

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638232
Chunky goes to camp [Chunky (HarperAlley)]by Mercado, Yehudi 

Paperback(HarperAlley, 2022)

BTSB #: 638232 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   


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


Summary: Hudi and his imaginary friend, Chunky, head to Jewish summer camp where the dynamic duo meet a new friend who can see Chunky, too, and get mixed up in a prank war. In graphic novel format.


10.65 *

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586585
ChupaCarter [ChupaCarter Volume: Book 1]by Lopez, George 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2022)

BTSB #: 586585 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 730 F&P: V

Genres: Folk Tales, Fables, Mythology Humorous Fiction


Subjects: Mexican Americans - Fiction Grandparent-grandchild relationship - Fiction Chupacabras - Fiction Friendship - Fiction


Summary: Uprooted from his home in Los Angeles and sent to live with his cantankerous grandparents in New Mexico, twelve-year-old Jorge struggles with loneliness until he meets a new friend who happens to be a chupacabra.


21.88 *

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P09405
ChupaCarter by Lopez, George 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2022)

BTSB #: P09405 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Folk Tales, Fables, Mythology Humorous Fiction


Subjects: Mexican Americans - Fiction Grandparent-grandchild relationship - Fiction Chupacabras - Fiction Friendship - Fiction


Summary: Uprooted from his home in Los Angeles and sent to live with his cantankerous grandparents in New Mexico, twelve-year-old Jorge struggles with loneliness until he meets a new friend who happens to be a chupacabra.


61.74 *

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586584
ChupaCarter and the haunted pinata [ChupaCarter Volume: Book 2]by Lopez, George 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2023)

BTSB #: 586584 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
F&P: V

Genres: Folk Tales, Fables, Mythology Humorous Fiction


Subjects: Chupacabras - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Mystery fiction


Summary: Jorge teams up with his friends Liza, Ernie, and Carter, the fearsome but friendly chupacabra, to solve the mystery behind an old legend about an evil pinata possessed by a ghost.


22.58 *

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491806
Circuit : graphic novel by Rostan, Andrew 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2024)

BTSB #: 491806 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   


Subjects: Graphic novels Mexican Americans - Fiction California - Fiction


Summary: An honest and evocative account of a family's journey from Mexico to the fields of California--and to a life of back-breaking work and constant household moves--as seen through the eyes of a boy who longs for education and the right to call one place home. In graphic novel format.


21.18 *

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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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