Hispanic Heritage Month

 

  • Benito runs
    Benito runs
    Justine Fontes.
    Benito's father, Xavier, returns from Iraq after more than a year suffering from PTSD--post-traumatic stress disorder--and yells constantly. He causes such a scene at a school function that Benny is embarrased to go back to Southside High. Benny can't handle seeing his dad so crazy, so he decides to run away. Will Benny find a new life, or will he learn how to deal with his dad--through good times and bad?
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  • Under the mesquite
    Under the mesquite
    Guadalupe Garcia McCall.
    Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.
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  • Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe
    Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe
    Benjamin Alire Saenz.
    Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
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  • The revolution of Evelyn Serrano
    The revolution of Evelyn Serrano
    Sonia Manzano.
    It is 1969 in Spanish Harlem, and fourteen-year-old Evelyn Serrano is trying hard to break free from her conservative Puerto Rican surroundings, but when her activist grandmother comes to stay and the neighborhood protests start, things get a lot more complicated--and dangerous.
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  • Return to sender
    Return to sender
    Julia Alvarez.
    After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
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  • Mexican whiteboy
    Mexican whiteboy
    Matt de la Pena.
    Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.
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  • The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom
    The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom
    Margarita Engle.
    Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. This history in verse creates a lyrical portrait of Cuba.
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