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La Vida Latina - Fiction & Non-Fiction for Teens

Posted by Anna Watkins on April 21, 2014

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    The complete idiot's guide to Latino history and culture

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    Just like us

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    Just like us : the true story of four Mexican girls coming of age in America

    Thorpe, Helen, 1965-

    "Just Like Us" offers a powerful account of four young Mexican women coming of age in Denver--two of whom have legal documentation, two of whom who don't--and the challenges they face as they attempt to pursue the American dream.

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    Las Christmas

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    Las Christmas : favorite Latino authors share their holiday memories

    Christmas and Hannukah stories, poems and recipes from well-known Latino authors, including Francisco Goldman, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Ray Suarez, Sandra Cisneros, Gary Soto, and Julia Alvarez.

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    Quinceanera!

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    Quinceanera! : the essential guide to planning the perfect sweet fifteen celebration

    Salcedo, Michele.

    A guide to planning the traditional Mexican and Mexican- American coming-of-age celebration for fifteen-year-old girls.

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    Rick Bayless's Mexican kitchen

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    Rick Bayless's Mexican kitchen : capturing the vibrant flavors of a world-class cuisine

    Bayless, Rick (Richard Lane).

    A cookbook with over 150 recipes for traditional Mexican dishes, with cultural backround and cooking tips.

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    Latin American cooking across the U.S.A

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    Locas

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    Cool salsa

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    Cool salsa : bilingual poems on growing up Latino in the United States

    Celebrates the tones, rhythms, sounds, and experiences of growing up Latino in America. Includes works by poets such as Sandra Cisneros, Mart’n Espada, Gary Soto, Ed Vega, and others.

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    The house on Mango Street

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    The house on Mango Street

    Cisneros, Sandra.

    A young girl living in a Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago ponders the advantages and disadvantages of her environment and evaluates her relationships with family and friends.

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    The tall Mexican

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    The tall Mexican : the life of Hank Aguirre, all-star pitcher, businessman, humanitarian

    Copley, Robert E.

    A biography of the All-Star major-league pitcher whose commitment to his Hispanic heritage led him to found Mexican Industries to help provide economic opportunities to the inner-city Detroit community.

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    Cesar Chavez

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    Silent dancing

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    Silent dancing : a partial remembrance of a Puerto Rican childhood

    Ortiz Cofer, Judith, 1952-

    A collection of writings by the poet, novelist, and essayist recalling her childhood spent shuttling between the land of her birth and the family home in New Jersey.

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    Next year in Cuba

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    Next year in Cuba : a Cubano's coming-of-age in America

    PŽrez Firmat, Gustavo, 1949-

    Firmat discusses his life as a boy born in Cuba but raised in America, in an exiled family living in the constant expectation of Castro's fall--a situation that caused conflicting emotions that he had to deal with in his later years.

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    Always running

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    My beloved world

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    My beloved world

    Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-

    "An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir."--Provided by publisher.

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    Mi mundo adorado

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    Mi mundo adorado

    Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-

    La primera latina y tan sólo la tercera mujer designada a la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, Sonia Sotomayor se ha convertido en un icono americano contemporáneo. Ahora, con un candor e intimidad nunca antes asumidos por un juez en activo, Sonia nos narra el viaje de su vida -- esde los proyectos del Bronx hasta la corte federal -- en una inspiradora celebración de su extraordinaria determinación y del poder de creer en uno mismo.

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    The house on Mango Street

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    The house on Mango Street

    Cisneros, Sandra

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    The living

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    The living

    de la Peña, Matt.

    After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.

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    Romiette & Julio

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    Romiette & Julio

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same high school after falling in love on the Internet, but are harrassed by a gang whose members object to their interracial dating.

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    Adios to my old life

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    CrashBoomLove

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    CrashBoomLove : a novel in verse

    Herrera, Juan Felipe.

    After his father leaves home, sixteen-year-old Cesar Garcia lives with his mother and struggles through the painful experiences of growing up as a Mexican American high school student.

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    Crossing the wire

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    Crossing the wire

    Hobbs, Will.

    Fifteen-year-old Victor Flores journeys north in a desperate attempt to cross the Arizona border and find work in the United States to support his family in central Mexico.

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    Blue coyote

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    Blue coyote

    Ketchum, Liza, 1946-

    While searching for his lost friend, Alex not only learns the reasons behind Tito's disappearance but also comes to accept some hidden truths about himself.

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    Parrot in the oven

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    Parrot in the oven : mi vida : a novel

    Martinez, Victor, 1954-

    Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle.

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    Cuba 15

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    Cuba 15 : a novel

    Osa, Nancy.

    Violet Paz, a Chicago high school student, reluctantly prepares for her upcoming "quince," a Spanish nickname for the celebration of an Hispanic girl's fifteenth birthday.

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    Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

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    Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

    Sáenz, Benjamin Alire.

    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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    Getting it

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    Getting it

    Sanchez, Alex, 1957-

    Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, fifteen-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover, in exchange for Carlos's help in forming a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school.

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    So hard to say

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    So hard to say

    Sanchez, Alex, 1957-

    Thirteen-year-old Xio, a Mexican American girl, and Frederick, who has just moved to California from Wisconsin, quickly become close friends, but when Xio starts thinking of Frederick as her boyfriend, he must confront his feelings of confusion and face the fear that he might be gay.

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    The afterlife

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    The afterlife

    Soto, Gary.

    A senior at East Fresno High School lives on as a ghost after his brutal murder in the restroom of a club where he had gone to dance.

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    Buried onions

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    Buried onions

    Soto, Gary.

    When nineteen-year-old Eddie drops out of college, he struggles to find a place for himself as a Mexican American living in a violence-infested neighborhood of Fresno, California.

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    The last summer of the Death Warriors

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    The last summer of the Death Warriors

    Stork, Francisco X.

    Seventeen-year-old Pancho is bent on avenging the senseless death of his sister, but after he meets D.Q, who is dying of cancer, and Marisol, one of D.Q.'s caregivers, both boys find their lives changed by their interactions.

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    Marcelo in the real world

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    Marcelo in the real world

    Stork, Francisco X.

    Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm.

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    The flight to freedom

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    The flight to freedom

    Veciana-Suarez, Ana.

    Writing in the diary which her father gave her, thirteen-year-old Yara describes life with her family in Havana, Cuba, in 1967 as well as her experiences in Miami, Florida, after immigrating there to be reunited with some relatives while leaving others behind.

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