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Haters

by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 04, 2006)

From the first day at her new Southern California high school, Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta ("Paski") learns that the popular students may be diverse in ethnicity but are alike in their cruelty. While...


I Lived on Butterfly Hill

by Marjorie Agosin & Lee White Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 04, 2014)

An eleven-year-old's world is upended by political turmoil in this "lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification" (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste Marconi...


Roberto Clemente

by Montrew Dunham & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (September 05, 2008)

Roberto Clemente Walker was a Puerto Rican professional baseball player. He played 18 seasons at right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a National League, Most Valuable Player once, All-Star twelve times...


So Hard to Say

by Alex Sanchez Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2009)

When Frederick shows up at school, Xio is thrilled. The new boy is shy, cute, and definitely good boyfriend material. Before long, she pulls him into her lively circle of friends.

Frederick knows he should...


The Heart Is Not a Size

by Beth Kephart HarperTeen (March 30, 2010)

Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. She knows that some things are better left unsaid. . . . Or are they?

When Georgia and her best friend, Riley, travel along with nine...


Flor and Miranda Steal the Show

by Jennifer Torres Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 11, 2018)

Enjoy carnival rides and deep fried pickles in this warm, funny middle-grade novel about family and friendship.

Miranda is the lead singer in her family's musical band, Miranda y Los Reyes. Her family has worked...


Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream

by Monica Brown Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 24, 2017)

The Levines are jetting off on a family vacation to Peru in the fifth book in this heartwarming chapter book series by acclaimed author Monica Brown.

Lola is named after her tía Lola, who lives in Lima, Peru....


Nothing Up My Sleeve

by Diana Lopez Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 18, 2016)

From beloved author Diana López comes an exciting middle grade story about three friends, a magic competition, and how far they'll go to succeed.

Sixth graders Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon a new magic...


Stef Soto, Taco Queen

by Jennifer Torres Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 16, 2017)

A heartwarming and charming debut novel about family, friends, and finding your voice all wrapped up in a warm tortilla.

Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla,...


Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean

by Monica Brown Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (February 06, 2017)

The Levines are finally getting a pet--a furry one that is. They are excited about adopting a kitty they name Jelly, but they don't get very far in the process when Ben starts sneezing. Oh no, he's allergic!...


Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme

by Monica Brown Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (July 04, 2016)

When new classmate Bella, a ballet dancer, walks into Lola's class at Northland Elementary, all Lola can see is pink everywhere--pink ribbons, a pink sweatshirt, and pink tennis shoes. Yuck! Pink is Lola's least...


Stella Díaz Never Gives Up

by Angela Dominguez Roaring Brook Press (January 13, 2020)

From award-winning author Angela Dominguez comes the novel Stella Diaz Never Gives Up, a story about a shy Mexican-American girl who becomes an environmental activist and makes a difference in her community....


Just In Case

by Yuyi Morales Roaring Brook Press (September 24, 2018)

THREE-TIME PURA BELPRÉ WINNER

Yuyi Morales takes us on a new journey with Señor Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations. Señor Calvera is worried. He can't figure out what to give Grandma Beetle...


Little Night/Nochecita

by Yuyi Morales Square Fish (June 27, 2016)

A stunning bilingual story by award winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales.

"A treasure for bedtime, or anytime." --School Library Journal

As the long day comes to an end, Mother Sky fills a tub with falling...


Marta! Big & Small

by Jen Arena & Angela Dominguez Roaring Brook Press (August 22, 2016)

Marta is una niña, an ordinary girl . . . with some extraordinary animal friends!

As Marta explores the jungle, she knows she's bigger than a bug, smaller than an elephant, and faster than a turtle. But then...


Niño Wrestles the World

by Yuyi Morales Roaring Brook Press (June 03, 2013)

Señoras y Señores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Niño!

Fwap! Slish! Bloop! Krunch! He takes down his competition in a single move!

No opponent is too big a challenge...


Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas

by Yuyi Morales Roaring Brook Press (October 17, 2016)

Señoras y señores, niños y niñas, the time has come to welcome the spectacular, two-of-a-kind . . . LAS HERMANITAS!

No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Las Hermanitas, Lucha Queens!...


Los Gatos Black on Halloween

by Marisa Montes & Yuyi Morales Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 21, 2006)

Follow los monstruos and los esqueletos to the Halloween party

Under October's luna, full and bright, the monsters are throwing a ball in the Haunted Hall. Las brujas come on their broomsticks. Los muertos rise...


Charlie Hernández & the Castle of Bones

by Ryan Calejo Aladdin (November 12, 2019)

“Well worth it for ravenous fans of quest stories.” --Kirkus Reviews

“A highly recommended adventure series” --School Library Journal

Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian...


Love Sugar Magic: A Mixture of Mischief

by Anna Meriano & Kyla Garcia Walden Pond Press (February 04, 2020)

Anna Meriano's unforgettable family of brujas returns for one more serving of amor, azúcar, and magia, in this breakout series that's been called "charming and delectably sweet." (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning...


Efren Divided

by Ernesto Cisneros & Anthony Rey Perez Quill Tree Books (April 07, 2020)

"We need books to break open our hearts, so that we might feel more deeply, so that we might be more human in these unkind times. This is a book doing work of the spirit in a time of darkness." --Sandra Cisneros,...


90 Miles to Havana

by Enrique Flores-Galbis Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2013)

Winner of a Pura Belpré Award, this middle grade Cuban American coming-of-age novel is inspired by the author's own experience.

When Julian's parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two...


Summer on Wheels

by Gary Soto & Anthony Perez Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2012)

Hectorand his amigo Mando are looking for adventure as they hit the road on aleisurely bike trip from their East LA neighborhood to the beach in SantaMonica during summer vacation.

They havejust set out when...


The Circuit

by Francisco Jimenez & Adrian Vargas Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

Francisco Jiménez writes of his childhood growing up in an immigrant Mexican family. His narrative is simple, as from a child's point of view, but that same simplicity packs the power of a highly skilled storyteller....


Crazy Weekend

by Gary Soto & Anthony Perez Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2012)

When Hector's mother suggests that he and his amigo, Mando, get out of East LA for the weekend and see some of the world, he's thinking Paris. So he's a little disappointed when they end up in Fresno, sleeping...


So Hard to Say

by Alex Sanchez, Barrie Kreinik & August Ross Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2012)

Frederick is the shy new boy in school, and Xio is the bubbly chica who lends him a pen on the first day of class. They become fast friends--but when Xio decides she wants to be more than friends, Frederick...


Off and Running

by Gary Soto & Barrie Kreinik Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2013)

Fifth-grader Miata Ramirez is running for class president. Her best friend, Ana, is her running mate. The girls are stunned when they learn they are running against class clown Rudy Herrera and his friend Alex....


Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War

by Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier & Jim Manchester AudioBookShelf (July 01, 2013)

Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War examines the history of the southwestern area of the United States. Topics covered include the settlement of the area that became the southwestern portion of the...


Dark Dude

by Oscar Hijuelos & Armando Durán Blackstone Publishing (September 16, 2008)

From Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos comes an unforgettable journey about identity, choices, and the way in which we all struggle to accept our true selves. In gritty, clear prose, Dark Dude...


Lights, Camera, Carmen!

by Anika Denise & Lorena Alvarez Gomez Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 10, 2018)

In the vein of Eloise, Olivia, and Fancy Nancy, Carmen is a little girl with a BIG personality. She loves the spotlight and fame that comes with being an actress, and she only grudgingly shares attention with...


Starring Carmen!

by Anika Denise & Lorena Alvarez Gomez Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 11, 2017)

Meet Carmen! She LOVES the spotlight and applause. She's an actress, a singer, a dancer—a one-girl sensación! She exhausts her parents with her nightly performances and completely overshadows Eduardo, her...


The Princess and the Warrior

by Duncan Tonatiuh Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 19, 2016)

Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico’s cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and...


Dear Primo

by Duncan Tonatiuh Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 24, 2015)

From first-time Mexican author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes the story of two cousins, one in America and one in Mexico, and how their daily lives are different yet similar. Charlie takes the subway...


Love Sugar Magic: A Mixture of Mischief

Love Sugar Magic #3

by Anna Meriano & Mirelle Ortega Walden Pond Press (February 04, 2020)

Anna Meriano’s unforgettable family of brujas returns for one more serving of amor, azúcar, and magia, in this breakout series that's been called "charming and delectably sweet." (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning...


Days of the Dead

by Kersten Hamilton Sky Pony (September 04, 2018)

By the critically acclaimed author of Tyger Tyger, a warm, magical story of a girl’s struggle to keep a promise to her dead mother.

Glorieta Magdalena Davis Espinosa is happy that Papi married Alice. She’s...


Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits

Love Sugar Magic #2

by Anna Meriano & Mirelle Ortega Walden Pond Press (February 05, 2019)

The second book in this breakout series that's been called "charming and delectably sweet." (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series)

This middle grade novel is an excellent choice...


The Smell of Old Lady Perfume

by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez Cinco Puntos Press (August 25, 2017)

Claudia Guadalupe Martínez's debut novel for tweens garnered lots of praise. Recommended by the Chicago Public Library as the Best of the Best in 2008, it's a bittersweet story about death, family, and the...


Pig Park

by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez Cinco Puntos Press (September 22, 2014)

It's crazy! Fifteen-year-old Masi Burciaga's neighborhood is becoming more and more of a ghost town since the lard company moved away. Her school closed down. Her family's bakery and the other surviving businesses...


Stella Diaz Has Something to Say

by Angela Dominguez Roaring Brook Press (January 15, 2018)

In her first middle-grade novel, award-winning picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez tells a heartwarming story based on her own experiences growing up Mexican-American.

Stella Díaz loves marine...


Song of the Mockingbird: My Journey with Josefina

by Emma Carlson Berne & Juliana Kolesova American Girl (August 27, 2015)

What if you suddenly found yourself in Josefina's world in New Mexico in 1824? What activities might you do on the rancho, what dreams might you have, and what would you do for fun? In this story, you can join...


Orange in the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

by Krista Dowell & Robbi Almanzar Goldminds Publishing, LLC (April 09, 2017)

When Orange decides he needs to improve his Spanish skills, he and Jes head for Central America. A nervous little chihuahua begs them to help her find the Tacos Dorados, and the search takes them across Nicaragua....


Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble

Love Sugar Magic #1

by Anna Meriano & Mirelle Ortega Walden Pond Press (January 02, 2018)

"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heartLove Sugar Magic has it all." Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series. This middle...


Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean

by Monica Brown Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (February 07, 2017)

The Levines are finally getting a pet--a furry one that is. They are excited about adopting a kitty they name Jelly, but they don't get very far in the process when Ben starts sneezing. Oh no, he's allergic!...


Dancing Home

by Alma Flor Ada & Gabriel M. Zubizarreta Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011)

In this timely tale of immigration, two cousins learn the importance of family and friendship.

A year of discoveries culminates in a performance full of surprises, as two girls find their own way to belong.

Mexico...


Stef Soto, Taco Queen

by Jennifer Torres Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 17, 2017)

A heartwarming and charming debut novel about family, friends, and finding your voice all wrapped up in a warm tortilla.

Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla,...


The Music Thief

by Peni R. Griffin Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 03, 2015)

In a harsh and noisy time, a young girl's key to her dreams -- music -- may be closer than she thinks.

There was a new song playing in the back of Alma's head. An angry song, for Jovita and her killer, and Eddie,...


Under the Same Sky

by Cynthia DeFelice Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (April 07, 2005)

A teenager discovers racism and romance on his father's farm

For his fourteenth birthday, Joe Pedersen wants a motorbike that costs nearly a thousand dollars. But his mom says the usual birthday gift is fifty...


Sergio and the Hurricane

by Alexandra Wallner Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 26, 2016)

In Puerto Rico, a little boy and his village experience the drama and destruction of a hurricane

Sergio lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is usually sunny and peaceful, but one day the sky grows dark and...


Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery

by Jill Diamond & Lesley Vamos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 17, 2016)

Perfect for readers outgrowing Ivy & Bean and the Nancy Clancy books!

BFFs Lou Lou Bombay and Peacock Pearl love their PSPP (Post-School Pre-Parents) tea parties on Friday afternoons, where they recap the school...


Cassie and Jasper: Kidnapped Cattle

by Bryn Fleming WestWinds Press (October 11, 2016)

Book Three in theRange Riders Series is the most exciting yet, as Cassie and Jasper conquer the elements, outwit rustlers, and rope, ride, and rescue like never before.