Estrella doesn’t want a gaudy quinceañera but her mom still gets carried away.
SOFI MENDOZA’S GUIDE TO GETTING LOST IN MEXICO
Sofi goes to a weekend party in Tijuana and now the border patrol won’t let her return to San Diego.
Cofer, Judith Ortiz
CALL ME MARIA
Fifteen-year-old Maria leaves Puerto Rico to live with her father in the barrio of New York City.
ADIOS TO MY OLD LIFE
Ali might become the next “Latin superstar.”
Hart, Elva Treviño
BAREFOOT HEART: STORIES OF A MIGRANT CHILD (Biography)
Chronicles the life of a child growing up in a family of Mexican-American migrant farm workers.
Herrera, Juan Felipe
Sixteen-year-old Cesar struggles through high school after his father leaves town.
Miguel is set to leave his Mexican village to join his parents in California but his little sister is determined to join him.
López, Lorraine M.
CALL ME HENRI
Henri has big dreams for his future but first he’s got to get his school to let him take French instead of ESL.
PARROT IN THE OVEN: MI VIDA
Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a lower-income Mexican-American family.
CUBA 15: A NOVEL
Violet Paz prepares for her upcoming “quince.”
Artistic Angel expresses herself through street art.
ALWAYS RUNNING: LA VIDA LOCA, GANG DAYS IN L.A. (Non-Fiction)
A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences.
THE REPUBLIC OF EAST L.A.: STORIES
A collection of short stories about life in East L.A.
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
SAMMY AND JULIANA IN HOLLYWOOD
Sammy faces the challenges of “gringo” racism, in 1969.
FINDING OUR WAY
A collection of short stories depicting life growing up Hispanic in America.
A senior at East Fresno High School lives on as a ghost after his brutal murder.
Eddie leaves college to return to his violence-infested home in Fresno.
HELP WANTED: STORIES
Short stories about young Mexican Americans.
Isabel escapes her overprotective mother for a job at a summer camp.