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782019
Border by Schafer, Steve 

Paperback(Sourcebooks Fire, 2017)

BTSB #: 782019 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-17   


Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Survival skills - Fiction Homicide - Fiction Gangs - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Voyages and travels - Fiction Sonoran Desert - Fiction


Summary: After the slaughter of their families in Northern Mexico, teens Pato, Arbo, Marcos, and Gladys narrowly escape into the Sonoran Desert, pursued by the La Frontera gang.


9.01 *

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276578
Crossroads by Diaz, Alexandra 

Paperback(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2019)

BTSB #: 276578 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 820

Subjects: Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Homesickness - Fiction School stories Brothers - Fiction Cousins - Fiction Refugees - Fiction Guatemalan Americans - Fiction


Summary: Jaime, twelve, and Angela, fifteen, discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States, while news from home gets increasingly worse.


7.37 *

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276581
Crossroads by Diaz, Alexandra 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 276581 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 820

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Homesickness - Fiction School stories Brothers - Fiction Cousins - Fiction Refugees - Fiction Guatemalan Americans - Fiction


Summary: Jaime, twelve, and Angela, fifteen, discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States, while news from home gets increasingly worse.


22.08 *

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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

Genres: Adventure Fiction Multicultural


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 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.


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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530542
I wish you knew by Azua Kramer, Jackie 

BTSB Prebound(Roaring Brook Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 530542 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-7   
Lexile: 610 AD

Genres: Family Life Multicultural


Subjects: Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Children of unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction Family life - Fiction School stories


Summary: When Estrella's father has to leave because he wasn't born here, like her, she wishes people knew the way it affects her. A story about depression, divided families, and the importance of community in the midst of uncertainty.


22.08 *

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310750
Infinite country by Engel, Patricia 

Paperback(Avid Reader Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 310750 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-18   


Subjects: Colombians - United States - Fiction Juvenile delinquency - Fiction Voyages and travels - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Deportation - Fiction Bogota (Colombia) - Fiction


Summary: Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogota, where her father and a plane ticket to the United States are waiting for her. If she misses her flight, she might also miss her chance to finally be reunited with her family in the north after they were splintered by deportation.


13.94 *

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527587
Leavers : a novel by Ko, Lisa 

Paperback(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018)

BTSB #: 527587 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
RC: 5.6 9-12 Lexile: 870

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Children of unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Mother-son relationship - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Deportation - Fiction Self-realization - Fiction


Summary: One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away.


13.90 *

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264790
Luna mango by De Anda, Diane 

BTSB PreboundSPANISH(Whitman, 2019)

BTSB #: 264790 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.1 LG

Genres: Spanish Bilingual Family Life


Subjects: Family life - Fiction Father-daughter relationship - Fiction Separation (Psychology) - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Deportation - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction Spanish language - Reading materials


Summary: Ten-year-old Maricela, her brother Manuel, and mother face many challenges when her father is taken away to face deportation, but love binds them close. In Spanish.


21.38 *

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264810
Mango moon by De Anda, Diane 

BTSB Prebound(Whitman, 2019)

BTSB #: 264810 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.3 LG Lexile: 800 AD

Genres: General Fiction


Subjects: Family life - Fiction Father-daughter relationship - Fiction Separation (Psychology) - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Deportation - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction


Summary: Ten-year-old Maricela, her brother Manuel, and mother face many challenges when her father is taken away to face deportation, but love binds them close.


21.38 *

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050631
Nomad by Alexander, William 

BTSB Prebound(Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2015)

BTSB #: 050631 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 640 F&P: X

Genres: Science Fiction


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


Summary: Gabe Fuentes, Earth's current ambassador, along with alien ambassador Kaen, and previous ambassador Nadia, set out on a journey to stop the Outlast from destroying every known species and civilization.


6.50 *

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637203
Sanctuary by Mendoza, Paola 

Paperback(Putnam, 2021)

BTSB #: 637203 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.2 UG Lexile: 750 HL

Genres: Multicultural Science Fiction


Subjects: Voyages and travels - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction Science fiction


Summary: In 2032, when sixteen-year-old Vali's mother is detained by the Deportation Forces, Vali must flee Vermont with her little brother, Ernie, hoping to reach their Tia Luna in the sanctuary state of California.


8.19 *

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440509
Shelter : notes from a detained migrant children's facility by Sametier, Arturo Hernandez 

Paperback(Luna Triste Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 440509 Available

Dewey: 808.839/SAges: 12-18   


Subjects: Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction


Summary: Fourteen evocative stories follow children from the day they are detained by U.S. Border Patrol to the day they exit facilities for unaccompanied minors.


6.55 *

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424270
Sky at our feet by Hashimi, Nadia 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2018)

BTSB #: 424270 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.8 MG RC: 5.4 3-5 Lexile: 710 HL

Genres: Multicultural Adventure Fiction


Subjects: Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Adventure fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: A young boy fears that his mother, an illegal immigrant from Afghanistan, has been deported and he runs away to New York City to get help from his aunt only to end up in the hospital where he meets a new friend, Max, a daring girl who helps him escape the hospital to continue his city adventures.


21.38 *

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424275
Sky at our feet by Hashimi, Nadia 

Paperback(Harper, 2019)

BTSB #: 424275 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.8 MG RC: 5.4 3-5 Lexile: 710 HL

Genres: Multicultural Adventure Fiction


Subjects: Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Adventure fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: A young boy fears that his mother, an illegal immigrant from Afghanistan, has been deported and he runs away to New York City to get help from his aunt only to end up in the hospital where he meets a new friend, Max, a daring girl who helps him escape the hospital to continue his city adventures.


5.73 *

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P04086
Sky at our feet by Hashimi, Nadia 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2018)

BTSB #: P04086 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Multicultural Adventure Fiction


Subjects: Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Children of unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Afghan Americans - Fiction


Summary: A young boy fears that his mother, an illegal immigrant from Afghanistan, has been deported and he runs away to New York City to get help from his aunt only to end up in the hospital where he meets a new friend, Max, a daring girl who helps him escape the hospital to continue his city adventures.


66.49 *

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265874
Something in between by De la Cruz, Melissa 

Paperback(Seventeen Fiction, 2016)

BTSB #: 265874 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   


Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Filipinos - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction High schools - Fiction


Summary: Jasmine de los Santos has studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship to the school of her dreams. Then her parents reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.


9.01 *

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512962
Somewhere between bitter and sweet by Kemp, Laekan Zea 

Paperback(Little, Brown, 2022)

BTSB #: 512962 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.5 UG

Genres: Family Life Multicultural


Subjects: Restaurants - Fiction Mexican cooking - Fiction Fathers - Fiction Family life - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Told in two voices, Pen, whose dream of taking over her family's restaurant has been destroyed, and Xander, a new, undocumented, employee seeking his father, form a bond.


9.01 *

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973606
Sun is also a star by Yoon, Nicola 

Paperback(Ember, 2019)

BTSB #: 973606 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.7 UG RC: 4.7 9-12 Lexile: 650 HL

Subjects: Fate and fatalism - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction


Summary: Two teens--Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, whose family is here illegally from Jamaica--cross paths in New York City on an eventful day in their lives--Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale alum, Natasha is meeting with a lawyer to try and prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica--and fall in love.


10.65 *

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