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The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

Published 17 January 2017

Young Adult

Told in alternating first person points of view, The Radius of Us is a story of love, sacrifice, and the journey from victim to survivor. It offers an intimate glimpse into the causes and devastating impact of Latino gang violence, both in the U.S. and in Central America, and explores the risks that victims take when they try to start over. Most importantly, The Radius of Us shows how people struggling to overcome trauma can find healing in love.

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Before We Were Free (Rc) by Julia Alvarez

Published 15 March 2004

Young Adult

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The author describes his experiences growing up as a Mexican American in Fresno, California.

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Amigas And School Scandals by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Published 1 January 2008

Young Adult

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Game Seven by Rosemary Wells

Published 15 January 2017

Young Adult

"A sixteen-year-old shortstop in Cuba who dreams of playing with the pros must choose between his country and his father who defected to the U.S."-- Julio, a sixteen-year-old shortstop in Cuba, dreams of playing with the pros but must choose between his country and his father who defected to the United States.

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Flirting with Fate by J C Cervantes

Published 19 April 2022

Young Adult

Jane the Virgin meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in New York Times bestselling author J. C. Cervantes's charming, romantic YA debut. Ava Granados will never forgive herself for being late to her beloved Nana’s deathbed. For generations, blessings have been passed to the women in her family upon death, but due to a freaky flash flood that left Ava in a fender bender with a mysterious boy, she arrived seconds too late to for Nana’s blessing—instead, all she gets is the wash of regret o...

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Ghost Girl in the Corner by Daniel Jose Older

Published 10 October 2019

Young Adult

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Cuba 15

Published 8 March 2005

Young Adult

For fans of Matt de la Peña and Sandra Cisneros comes a novel about family and identity, where Violet Paz prepares for her quinceañero and learns about her Cuban heritage.    Violet Paz has just turned fifteen, a pivotal birthday in the eyes of her Cuban grandmother. Fifteen is the age when a girl enters womanhood, traditionally celebrating the occasion with a quinceañero.    But while Violet is half Cuban, she’s also half Polish, and more importantly, she feels 100% American. Except for her...

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Published 7 May 2019

Young Adult

'A delicious, evocative story' THE GUARDIAN From the author of THE POET X comes a sumptuous prose novel, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas' On the Come Up, Justin Reynolds' Opposite of Always and Nicola Yoon Ever since she got pregnant, seventeen-year-old Emoni's life has been about making the tough decisions - doing what has to be done for her young daughter and her grandmother. Keeping her head down at school, trying not to get caught up with new boy Malachi. The one place she can let every...

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The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg

Published 1 February 2019

Young Adult

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DJ Rising by Love Maia

Published 1 January 2012


The first thing I hear is music. The first thing I've always heard is music. Meet Marley, an unassuming high school junior who breathes in music like oxygen. In between caring for his heroin-addicted mother, and keeping his scholarship at a fancy prep school, he dreams of becoming a professional DJ. When chance lands Marley his first real DJ job, his career as 'DJ Ice' suddenly skyrockets. But when heart-rending disaster at home brings Marley crashing back down to earth, he is torn between oblig...

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Sizzle by Lee McClain

Published 6 November 2012

Young Adult

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Reservations Required by Estela Bernal

Published 31 May 2021

Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Lucy Sanchez dreams of becoming a chef, but numerous obstacles stand in her way and achieving her goal will require courage, resiliency and creativity!

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Joyride by Anna Banks

Published 2 June 2015

Young Adult

It's been years since Carly Vega's parents were deported. She lives with her brother, studies hard, and works at a convenience store to contribute to getting her parents back from Mexico. Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He dated popular blondes and had fun with his older sister, Amber. But now Amber's dead, and Arden blames his father, the town sheriff who wouldn't acknowledge Amber's mental illness. Arden refuses to fulfil whatever his conservative father expects. All Carl...

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Skatefate by Juan Felipe Herrera

Published 22 February 2011


From U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera comes the powerful journey of Chicano teen Lucky Z. A former skateboarder who's anything but lucky, he finds triumph and power through his voice. Raw, cool, real-this novel in verse is a shout-out to teens to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, to raise their voice and find strength in the sheer and simple power of expression. Lucky Z has always lived on the edge-he loved to skateboard, to drag race, to feel alive. But things have taken a turn-he'...

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Category Five by Ann Davila Cardinal

Published 16 August 2020

Young Adult

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Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Published 2 February 2021

Young Adult

Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard. Harder when your whole life is on fire, though. Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but it's hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight loss shakes on her dresser doesn't help. The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like: thinner, lighte...

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Crazy Loco

Published 14 July 2003

Young Adult

A powerful collection of short stories telling the tales of a Mexican-American childhood ideal for fans of Gary Soto Welcome to Southern Texas. Meet Loco, a dog with a passion for firecrackers. And Pedro, an altar boy forced to lean a hard lesson from two of the toughest, oldest men ever to serve the Lord. Jordan and Todd are two boys from California who don't know what they're in for when they push their Texas cousins a little too far.  Loosely based on the author's own childhood as a Mexica...