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Anthology of a Childhood Dream

by Urbano Salvati

Synopsis:

I wanted to write and speak with the voice of a child, dream like a child dreams, and fantasize like only a child can. I wanted to search the world over and look for differences in the children's...


First Person Fiction: Flight to Freedom

by Ana Veciana-Suarez

First Person Fiction is dedicated to the immigrant experience in modern America. "Flight to Freedom" is closely based on Suarez's own story of leaving Cuba during the Freedom Flights of the 1960s. Yara Garcia...


The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

A humorous and heartwarming debut about split cultural identities, and all the ways life fails to go according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu. Lucy Wu, aspiring basketball star and interior designer, is on...


Border Town #4: No Second Chances

by Malín| Alegría

In Dos Rios, Texas, things aren't always as they seem. Santiago might be in over his head this time. . . Santiago's grades are slipping again, but he's determined to prove to his family that he can be successful...


The Cruisers Book 1: The Cruisers

by Walter Dean Myers

Eighth grade is hard enough, but when you're a Cruiser, you're really put to the test. The launch of a new middle-grade series from bestselling award-winner Walter Dean Myers. Zander and his friends, Kambui,...


Candy Apple #28: Winner Takes All

by Jenny Santana

With over 2.5 million copies sold, Candy Apple is sweeter than ever. Readers will fall in love with this brand-new school election title--perfect for back to school! Cast your vote for Coral Grove student rep!...


Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid

by Walter Dean Myers

An ALA Notable Children's Book.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Cruisers Book 3: A Star Is Born

by Walter Dean Myers

Bestselling award-winning author Walter Dean Myers is back with a new book in his acclaimed Cruisers series. The Cruiser, an alternative newspaper published by Zander and his crew of middle school misfits, is...


Border Town #2: Quince Clash

by Malín| Alegría

In Dos Rios, Texas, life is all about borders -- and what happens when you cross the line. A fresh new series in the tradition of Bluford High explores what it's like to grow up on the edge. A quinceanera for...


Border Town #1: Crossing the Line

by Malín| Alegría

In Dos Rios, Texas, life is all about borders -- and what happens when you cross the line. Nothing is simple in a border town like Dos Rios, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Even for high school students Fabiola...


Border Town #3: Falling Too Fast

by Malín| Alegría

In Dos Rios, Texas, things aren't always as they seem. Alexis Garza has music in her blood. She's certain that one day, she'll be leaving the border town of Dos Rios, Texas behind for a glamorous life of singing...


Cuba 15

by Nancy Osa

Violet Paz has just turned 15, 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...


The Tequila Worm

by Viola Canales

Sofia comes from a family of storytellers. Here are her tales of growing up in the barrio in McAllen, Texas, full of the magic and mystery of family traditions: making Easter cascarones, celebrating el Dia de...


Maniac Monkeys on Magnolia Street & When Mules Flew on Magnolia Street

by Angela Johnson

Welcome to Magnolia Street, where Charlie has just moved into her new home. It isn't long before Charlie's exploring, meeting all of her new neighbors, and getting herself into trouble. Her adventures with her...


The Opossum's Tale

by Deborah L. Duvall & Murv Jacob

"The elaborately patterned, intricate, black-and-white ink drawings, best viewed at close range, bring this entertaining, instructive story to life."--Booklist


How Medicine Came to the People: A Tale of the Ancient Cherokees

by Deborah L. Duvall & Murv Jacob

Simply told and magnificently illustrated, this fable is the story of revenge taken by animals against the people that hunt them for hides and food. It details the origins of the Cherokee herbal medicine. With...


Seth and Samona

by Joanne Hyppolite

Seth and Samona are an unlikely pair--he's a quiet boy from a proper Haitian-American family, and Samona's the wildest girl in the fifth grade. But he's her accomplice in every adventure. When Samona decides...


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

by Lenore Look & Leuyen Pham

Here's the second book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American...


The Young Healer

by Frank N. McMillan

In THE YOUNG HEALER tradition meets contemporary when what starts out as just another day becomes anything but that for young Feather Anderson. Her beloved grandfather, a traditional Lakota healer, pulls her...


Flying the Dragon

by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

American-born Skye is a good student and a star soccer player who never really gives any thought to the fact that her father is Japanese. Her cousin, Hiroshi, lives in Japan, and never really gives a thought...