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Fiction 10
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Piñata Books for Young Adults 24
Piñata Books for Middle Readers 32
Piñata Books for Children 34
Anthologies 47
Autobiographies 48
Poetry 49
Drama 52
Spanish Titles 53
Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Series 57
Non Fiction / Reference 61
Hispanic Civil Rights Series 63
Literary Criticism 65
Index of Titles 66
Index of Authors, Editors and Illustrators 68
Order Form 70
Order Instructions 73

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Cover artwork by Jorge Argueta from the cover of En carne propia: Memoria poética / Flesh Wounds: A Poetic Memoir by Jorge Argueta.
NEW TITLES NEW TITLES
From Klail City to Korea with Love: Two Master Works En carne propia: Poesía y prosa / Flesh Wounds: Poetry and Prose
Rolando Hinojosa Jorge Argueta
English translation by Elizabeth Bell
National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement honoree Rolando Hinojosa continues
his exploration of life along the Texas / Mexico border and the men who go to war. This extraordinary bilingual poetry collection evokes the horrors of war and the loneliness of exile, while confirming
the resiliency of the human spirit.
Containing two volumes from Rolando Hinojosa’s acclaimed Klail City Death Trip Series—Rites and Witnesses
and Korean Love Songs—From Klail City to Korea with Love returns to familiar territory as Hinojosa continues his In this moving, bilingual collection, renowned poet Jorge Argueta reminisces about growing up in El Salvador,
examination of life along the border, including the discrimination faced by Texas Mexicans and locals’ involve- the impact of war on his family and neighbors, life as an exile in the United States and ultimately his rebirth as
ment in war. a poet.

In brief, brilliant chapters composed of conversational fragments, Rites and Witnesses captures the complex He became involved in the revolution as a teen, not realizing what was to come, “a bloody massacre … An
relationships and unsettling power struggles in both civilian and military life. Alternating chapters reveal the entire generation disappearing / As if it were a trifle / To lose the entire future of a country.” Mothers lose sons,
unfolding plans and schemes of the local elite—bankers, ranchers and real-estate moguls—while on the other their bodies beat beyond recognition. Friends’ bodies are thrown into common graves. Husbands lose wives and
side of the globe, Klail City native Corporal Rafe Buenrostro engages in skirmishes with the North Koreans, the wives lose husbands. “Death saunters / Dressed in olive green / A rabid dog / Snapping at anyone in its path.”
Communist Chinese and the power brokers of the US Army. Argueta’s words recall the horrific violence and atrocities committed, frequently against the poor and powerless.

Korean Love Songs, Hinojosa’s only poetry book, captures the horror of war through Rafe Buenrostro’s recollec- The 48 poems in this collection—in Spanish and English—smolder with loss and longing. Argueta’s indigenous
tions. “I’m sick. They didn’t stop coming, / And we wouldn’t stop firing. / But we stopped them. / Brutally.” Pass- roots ultimately contribute to his salvation after he flees his homeland. His braids, he writes, “are rivers / Of my
FICTION ing on his beer ration, he says: “Drink? I don’t even want to eat …” In verse that depicts the slaughter of enemy village / Running / Down my back.” In San Francisco, he becomes part of the city’s exile community, yearning
POETRY
soliders, friendships made and lost and a military bureaucracy more interested in discipline than keeping its men for home but knowing his friends and relatives are dead or gone. Eventually, he becomes a successful children’s
Trade Paperback, $17.95 safe, Hinojosa chillingly revives the terror and atrocity of human conflict. book author. In spite of the pain and sorrow expressed in many of these poems, Argueta’s work is a powerful Trade Paperback, $14.95
testament to love, hope and the strength of the human spirit.
ISBN: 978-1-55885-841-1 ROLANDO HINOJOSA, the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas ISBN: 978-1-55885-838-1
at Austin, is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof “From his trying upbringing in rural El Salvador to his arrival on the literary scene in San Francisco in the
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Lifetime Achievement Award; the most prestigious prize in Latin American fiction, Casa de las Américas, for 1980s, Argueta alternates between prose and poetry to create this genre-blending, bilingual memoir of his long
215 pages the best Spanish American novel in 1976; and the Premio Quinto Sol in 1974. His novels include Fair Gentle- journey north.” —Booklist 181 pages
men of Belken County / Claros varones de Belken, Klail City / Klail City y sus alrededores, The Valley / Estampas del
Valle, Ask a Policeman, The Useless Servants and Dear Rafe / Mi querido Rafa, all published by Arte Público Press. JORGE ARGUETA is a prize-winning poet and author of more than twenty children’s picture books, including
A Movie in My Pillow / Una pelicula en mi almohada (Children’s Book Press, 2001) and Somos como los nubes / We
Are Like the Clouds (Groundwood Books, 2016). He lives and works in San Francisco, California.

¡Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets Latino Leaders Speak: Personal Stories of Struggle and Triumph
Edited by Melissa Castillo-Garsow Edited by Mickey Ibarra and María Pérez-Brown
A first-ever anthology of poetry by Afro-Latinos A collection of inspiring personal stories by Latino leaders

“We defy translation,” Sandra María Esteves writes. “Nameless/we are a whole culture/once removed.” She is “People do not define you,” Soledad O’Brien’s Cuban mother repeatedly told her children. “You define yourself.”
half Dominican, half Puerto Rican, with indigenous and African blood, born in the Bronx. Like so many of the And so this mixed-race, first-generation Latina American would go on to succeed in her field, ultimately becom-
contributors, she is a blend of cultures, histories and languages. ing an anchor for CNN. O’Brien’s remarks, like the others included in this volume, reflect on what it means to
be Latino in the United States.
Containing the work of more than 40 poets—equally divided between men and women—who self-identify as
Afro-Latino, ¡Manteca! is the first poetry anthology to highlight writings by Latinos of African descent. The The importance of education is a common refrain in the lives of the leaders represented here. Many reference
themes covered are as diverse as the authors themselves. Many pieces rail against a system that institutional- one particular teacher or mentor who made a difference. Others remember the sacrifices made by parents so
izes poverty and racism. Others remember parents and grandparents who immigrated to the United States in that their children could have more opportunities for a better life. In all, these writings are both a testament to
search of a better life, only to learn that the American Dream is a nightmare for someone with dark skin and perseverance and a guide to life, for readers of all backgrounds.
nappy hair. But in spite of the darkness, faith remains. Anthony Morales’ grandmother, like so many others, was
Originally presented at the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series in Washington, DC, and other major cities, the per-
“hardwired to hold on to hope.” There are love poems to family and lovers. And music—salsa, merengue, jazz—
sonal stories included in this book are all by successful Latinos involved in a variety of occupations, from politics
permeates this collection.
and sports to education and activism. Contributors include former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa;
Editor and scholar Melissa Castillo-Garsow writes in her introduction that “the experiences and poetic expres- former general manager of the New York Mets, Omar Minaya; and Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, the Chancellor of
sion of Afro-Latinidad were so diverse” that she could not begin to categorize it. Some write in English, others the University of Texas System.
POETRY in Spanish. They are Puerto Rican, Dominican and almost every combination conceivable, including Afro-
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“This uniquely nonpartisan anthology brings together more than two dozen personal essays by political figures
Trade Paperback, $21.95 Mexican. Containing the work of well-known writers such as Miguel Piñero and E. Ethelbert Miller, less well-
and business leaders from Latino communities. The resonant message adheres to the quintessentially American Trade Paperback, $21.95
known ones are ready to be discovered in these pages.
ISBN 978-1-55885-842-8 formula of hard work and persistence in the land of opportunity.” —Booklist ISBN: 978-1-55885-843-5
April 30, 2017 “A welcome addition to the cornucopia of books sharing the poetic voices of the Americas. ¡Manteca!, like its May 31, 2017
MICKEY IBARRA, a graduate of the University of Utah, is president of the Ibarra Strategy Group, a govern-
English translation, ‘butter,’ will melt delectably in the mind, creating flavors and nuances to ponder again and
416 pages ment relations and public affairs firm in Washington, DC. He is the founder and chairman of the Latino Leaders 272 pages
again.” —Booklist
Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together.
MELISSA CASTILLO-GARSOW, a Mexican-American writer, journalist and scholar, is the author of a novel,
MARÍA PÉREZ-BROWN is the author of Mama: Latina Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers (Harper Collins,
Pure Bronx (Augustus Publishing, 2013), a poetry collection, Coatlicue Eats the Apple (VerseSeven, 2016), and
2002), which was published simultaneously in English and Spanish. A graduate of Yale University and New York
the co-editor of La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades (Ohio State University Press, 2016).
University Law School, she lives with her family in New York City.
She is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

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NEW TITLES NEW TITLES
Deep in the Shadows The Cholo Tree
Undercover in the Ruthless World of Human Smuggling Daniel Chacón
An engrossing coming-of-age novel that examines the intersection of art and ethnicity
Hipólito Acosta
A Junior Library Guild selection
A riveting, non-fictional account of an agent’s efforts to stop the flow of
undocumented immigrants—and the accompanying violence— into the United States “Do you know what a stereotype you are?” Jessica asks her son. “You’re the existential Chicano.” Fourteen-
year-old Victor has just been released from the hospital; his chest is wrapped in bandages and his arm is in a
“You have a lot of enemies, Hipólito. I heard rumors in jail that some of the people you busted are going to try sling. He has barely survived being shot, and his mother accuses him of being a cholo, something he denies.
to kill you, so you better watch yourself.” US Special Agent Hipólito Acosta had put lots of thugs in jail, but the
death threat from an imprisoned convict was still a shock. She’s not the only adult that thinks he’s a gangbanger. His sociology teacher once sent him to a teach-in
on gang violence. Victor’s philosophy is that everyone is racist. “They see a brown kid, they see a banger.”
Acosta recounts his often-dangerous exploits as a law enforcement agent over more than 30 years, which frequent-
Even other kids think he’s in a gang, maybe because of the clothes he wears. The truth is, he loves death
ly included going undercover as a human smuggler or an undocumented immigrant. He targeted those who took
(metal, that is), reading books, drawing, the cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz and the Showtime series Weeds. He
advantage of immigrants, stuffing them into car trunks for hours-long drives from the border to the north; counter-
likes school and cooking. He knows what a double negative is!
feiters who, for the right price, provided false social security cards and other papers; and even corrupt agents who
earned significant financial rewards on the backs of desperate migrants. But he can’t convince his mom that he’s not in a gang. And in spite of a genius girlfriend and an art teacher
Though catching drug dealers wasn’t in his job description, when the opportunity to take them down presented who mentors and encourages him to apply to art schools, Victor can’t seem to overcome society’s expecta-
itself, Acosta enthusiastically complied—even if he had to do it without the support of governmental agencies. tions for him.
NON-FICTION And later in his career, diplomatic postings in the Philippines and Mexico expanded his experience with immigra- In this compelling novel, renowned Chicano writer Daniel Chacón once again explores art, death, ethnic- YOUNG ADULT TITLE
tion issues. ity and racism. Are Chicanos meant for meth houses instead of art schools? Are talented Chicanos never
Trade Paperback, $17.95 destined to study in Paris? Trade Paperback, $14.95
This exciting memoir of a life spent in pursuit of human traffickers is an eye-opening look at smugglers and other
ISBN 978-1-55885-844-2 criminals involved in the sale of counterfeit documents, narcotics and weapons. ISBN: 978-1-55885-840-4
“Told in chunks spanning four years, this is a Bildungsroman with a voice reminiscent of Sherman Alexie
May 31, 2017 or Walter Dean Myers, gritty but with a sense of humor. The plot will appeal to reluctant readers, but Vic-
“Informative and entertaining. The complex web of international politics and intrigue may be of interest to those May 31, 2017
276 pages with a penchant for stories about the shadowy underworld of human trafficking.” tor’s struggle to be taken seriously and define himself without adult input is a teen experience with which a
wide range of readers will identify.” —The Horn Book 272 pages
—Kirkus Reviews on The Hunt for Maan Singh Ages 14 & up
DANIEL CHACON is the author of Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops (Arte Público Press, 2013); Un-
HIPÓLITO ACOSTA, the son of Mexican-American migrant workers, rose to be one of the most highly decorat- ending Rooms (Black Lawrence Press, 2008), winner of the Hudson Prize; and the shadows took him (Wash- Lexile: HL700L
ed officers in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. He is the author, with Lisa Pulitzer, of The Shadow ington Square Press, 2005) and Chicano Chicanery (Arte Público Press, 2000). A professor at the University
Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime Cartels (Atria Books, 2012) and with A. J. Irwin, The Hunt of Texas at El Paso, he is co-editor of The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: The Selected Works of José Antonio
for Maan Singh (Arte Público Press, 2016). He lives in Houston, Texas. Burciaga (University of Arizona Press, 2008).

Contemporary Casta Portraiture: Nuestra Calidad Evangelina Takes Flight
Delilah Montoya Diana J. Noble
This photography art catalog reconstructs a colonial-era, Latin-American art tradition This engaging historical novel for teens traces a family’s flight from the
to portray the lineage of contemporary American families. violence of the Mexican Revolution to a new life in the United States

It’s the summer of 1911 in northern Mexico, and thirteen-year-old Evangelina de León and her family have
Photographer and artist Delilah Montoya investigates the ethnic roots of contemporary families living in New learned that the rumors of soldiers in the region are true. Her father decides they must leave their home
Mexico and Texas in this thought-provoking collection. Featuring sixteen present-day photographic group to avoid the violence. The trip north to a small town on the U.S. side of the border is filled with fear and
portraits along with a DNA study for each clan, Montoya mimics and explores the Latin American art tradition anxiety as they worry about loved ones left behind and the uncertain future ahead.
of casta paintings that traced the complex racial mixing of the people of New Spain in the eighteenth and early
nineteenth centuries. Typically presented as a group of sixteen portraits, the casta paintings illustrated the social Life in Texas is confusing, though the signs in shop windows that say “No Mexicans” and some people’s
hierarchy of the times, with the “pure blood” Spaniards at the top and mixed-race mestizos and mulattos at the reactions to them are all-too clear. At school, she encounters the same puzzling resentment. The teacher
bottom. wants to give the Mexican children lessons on basic hygiene! And one girl in particular delights in taunt-
ing the foreign-born students. Why can’t people understand that—even though she’s only starting to learn
NON-FICTION Like the colonial-era casta paintings, Montoya’s photographs capture her subjects at home and include material English—she’s just like them?
objects, furnishings and even pets. But instead of using eighteenth-century terminology, the ethno-racial compo-
Trade Paperback, $17.95 sition is represented with a DNA study of the matrilineal and patrilineal global ancestral migration to provide ad- With the help and encouragement of the town’s doctor and the attentions of a handsome boy, Evangelina
ditional information about the family’s origins. The artist investigates the cultural and biological forms of hybridity begins to imagine a new future for herself. This moving historical novel introduces teens to the tumultuous
ISBN 978-1-55885-845-9 times of the Mexican Revolution and the experiences of immigrants, especially Mexican Americans, as
and seeks to understand the impact of class structures on social, economic and aesthetic choices in America.
April 30, 2017 they adjust to a new way of life.
Contemporary Casta Portraiture includes an artist statement and essays about Montoya’s work. In her introduction, YOUNG ADULT TITLE
72 pages Surpik Angelini says Montoya’s work surpasses “nationalist, ethnic categories to suggest instead the making of a “Using the first person with Spanish sprinkled throughout, Noble propels the novel with vivid imagery and
cosmic race.” Ultimately, this intriguing volume confirms that none of us are very different from each other. lovely prose, successfully guiding readers behind an immigrant family’s lens. Loosely based on Noble’s own Trade Paperback, $10.95
grandmother’s story, this debut hits awfully close to home in the current anti-immigrant political climate.”
DELILAH MONTOYA received a Bachelor of Arts in studio art in 1984, an MA with honors in print-making in —Kirkus Reviews ISBN 978-1-55885-848-0
1990, and an MFA with distinction in studio art in 1994, all from the University of New Mexico. She was one of “Honest in its exploration of xenophobia, and timely in its empathetic portrayal of a refugee family, Evange- May 31, 2017
the five graduating students in the nation to receive a College Arts Association Professional Development Fellow- lina Takes Flight is a vibrant and appealing historical novel.” —Foreword Reviews
ship in 1993 to support her MFA thesis project, Sagrado Corazón/Sacred Heart, which was exhibited extensively.
152 pages
A professor of photography and digital media at the University of Houston, her work appears in Voices in Concert: A native of Laredo, Texas, DIANA J. NOBLE is a human resources specialist for the Boeing Company in Ages 11-14
In the Spirit of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Arte Público Press, 2015) and Women Boxers: The New Warriors (Arte Seattle, Washington. Evangelina Takes Flight is her first published book.
Lexile: 730L
Público Press, 2013).

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The Little Doctor / El doctorcito Bilingu
Bang: A Novel
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Juan J. Guerra Title l Daniel Peña
Illustrations by Victoria Castillo A compelling novel that depicts the impact of Mexican drug cartels on innocent people
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Rafa’s first flight, a late-night joy ride with his brother, changes their lives forever when the engine stops and the
In this bilingual picture book, a young Salvadoran boy dreams of helping his family and community by
becoming a doctor. boys crash land, with “Texas to the right; Mexico to the left.” Before the accident, Rafa was a high school track
star in Harlingen, Texas, even though he was undocumented like the rest of his family. His mother Araceli spent
Salvador raced home from school to share exciting news with his abuela: he made an A+ on his science test! But at her time waiting for her husband to return after being deported. His older brother Uli, a former high-school track
home, he learns that his grandmother needs his help. She is going to the doctor and wants her grandson to interpret star turned drop-out, learned to fly a crop duster, spraying pesticide over their home in the citrus grove.
for her. Abuela is nervous because she has never been to a doctor in the United States. In El Salvador, she either saw a
curandera or drank té de manzanilla when she felt sick. After the crash, Uli wakes up bound and gagged, wondering where he is. Rafa comes to in a hospital, praying that
it’s on the American side of the border. And their mother finds herself waiting for her sons as well as her missing
CHILDREN’S BILINGUAL TITLE When he learns that none of the physicians speak Spanish, the boy realizes that he is completely responsible for making husband. Araceli knows that she has to go back to the country she left behind in order to find her family.
sure the doctor understands his grandmother—and that she understands his instructions! But in spite of his help, the
In Mexico, each is forced to navigate the complexities of their past and an unknown world of deprivation and
Hardcover, $17.95 visit does not go well. The doctor rushes in and out. He doesn’t listen to Abuela. And he tells Salvador that she should
not eat so much Mexican food! Abuela is so upset that she threatens not to take the medication the doctor prescribes! violence. Ruthless drug cartels force Uli to fly drugs. “If a brick goes missing, Uli dies. If a plane goes missing, Uli
ISBN 978-1-55885-846-6 What can Salvador do to help her? dies. If Uli goes missing, they find Uli (wherever he’s at) and Uli dies.” If they can’t find him, they will kill his
May 31, 2017 mother. They have photos of her in Matamoros to prove they can enforce the threat. Meanwhile, Rafa returns
In this engaging bilingual picture book for children ages 4-8, a young Salvadoran boy dreams of becoming a doctor who to his family’s home in San Miguel and finds a city virtually abandoned, devastated by battles between soldiers
32 pages speaks both English and Spanish so that patients like his beloved grandmother aren’t afraid to visit the doctor. Paired and narcotraficantes.
Ages 4-8 with lively, colorful illustrations by Victoria Castillo, this book will encourage children to think about their own futures FICTION
as well as the role their culture can play in helping the community. Vividly portraying the impact of international drug smuggling on the average person, Peña’s debut novel also
probes the loss of talented individuals and the black market machines fed with the people removed and shut Trade Paperback, $17.95
“Inspired by his own experiences as a young boy helping his El Salvadorian grandmother navigate the US health-care out of America. Ultimately, Bang is a riveting tale about ordinary people forced to do dangerous, unimaginable ISBN 978-1-55885-856-5
system, Juan J. Guerra’s insightful, bilingual account highlights the need for culturally sensitive medical practitioners. things.
Notes of despair and hope shine through in the strikingly animated artwork from Victoria Castillo.” November 30, 2017
—Foreword Reviews DANIEL PEÑA, a Pushcart Prize-winning writer, is an assistant professor at the University of Houston-Down-
town, where he teaches in the Department of English. Previously he was at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma 244 pages
JUAN J. GUERRA, a doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, is a graduate of Pomona College and the Univer- de México in Mexico City, where he worked as a writer, blogger, book reviewer and journalist. A Cornell
sity of Illinois School of Medicine. This is his first picture book. University graduate and Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholar, his fiction has been widely published, appearing in such
journals as Ploughshares, The Rumpus, Callaloo and the Kenyon Review Online. Bang is his debut novel.
VICTORIA CASTILLO is an illustrator and comic artist. She lives in Texas with her family and numerous dogs. This
is her first published picture book.

Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! When Love Was Reels: Poetry
José B. González
Esteban de Luna, ¡rescatador de bebés! Bilingu
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This touching poetry collection reflects on Salvadoran immigration to the United States while remembering
Larissa M. Mercado-López Title l those left behind.
Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura “My parents crossed when I started losing / teeth. My memory of them is broken, chipped / away.” Expressing his long-
ing not to be forgotten like so many abandoned children in his native country, José B. González writes about a young
In this bilingual picture book, a young boy discovers that he doesn’t need magical powers to be a hero. boy’s life—first in El Salvador under the care of his grandmother and later living with his uncle in New York City—in
Esteban wears his green cape every day. He wears it to breakfast. He wears it to the park. He even wears it to this moving collection of narrative poems that uses classic films from Latin America and Hollywood to make sense of
the grocery store. The only problem is that it doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t help him fly or become invis- his fractured existence.
ible. He decides to sell it. In each poem, famous movie and TV scenes featuring icons likes Pedro Infante and Cantinflas and modern stars such as
Just then his mother tells him that they’re going to the park, so Esteban puts his cape back on. At the park, Elizabeth Peña, Edward James Olmos and Esai Morales are juxtaposed with important moments in the boy’s life. In the
he sees a baby doll on the swings. Suddenly a storm blows in, and Esteban’s mom calls him to run home. If first section, “Scenes from the Golden Age,” the boy watches Latin American films from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s at the
Esteban leaves the doll, it will get wet and dirty. So he wraps the doll in his cape and ties it back on. “Don’t cinema with his grandmother in El Salvador.
CHILDREN’S BILINGUAL TITLE worry, baby! I’ll save you!” On the way home he jumps over puddles and walks under awnings to keep the
baby dry. At home, he wears the doll in his cape as he plays and does his chores. That night—with the baby In the second section, “Scenes from El Norte,” he moves to New York, “where the screens / will not be black and
Hardcover, $17.95 white.” There his uncle leaves him in the apartment to watch TV and learn English. The boy writes to his grandmother,
clean and dry—the boy feels like a superhero. He will not sell the cape after all. “From now on, I am Esteban
ISBN 978-1-55885-847-3 de Luna, Baby Rescuer!” but doesn’t tell her “how / I swallow my screams / how I watch alone.” Later, he and his friends use spray cans to tag
Brooklyn buildings, and that paint saves them, keeping them “from / believing / in blades, / guns and / knives.”
May 31, 2017 This charming picture book for children ages 4 – 8 will generate dialogue about what it means to be a boy Providing a tribute as well as a criticism of the way that film and television portray Latino lives, the collection is also
32 pages while broadening the definition of masculinity to include tenderness and caring. notable for shedding light on the lives of so many youth raised by grandmothers in Latin America as the generation POETRY
“Mercado-López’s debut children’s book challenges gender expectations through its compassionate story of a in-between went in search of the American Dream. These poems hauntingly illuminate Salvadoran immigration to the Trade Paperback, $14.95
Ages 4-8
young boy who learns that being a hero is not always about having superpowers.” —Booklist United States.
ISBN 978-1-55885-850-3
LARISSA M. MERCADO LÓPEZ, a Texas native and the mother of four children, is a professor of Wom- JOSÉ B. GONZÁLEZ was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, and immigrated to New London, Connecticut, at the age September 30, 2017
en’s Studies at California State University, Fresno. This is her first book for children. of eight. He is the author of the poetry collection, Toys Made of Rock (2015), based on his journey from a non-English
speaker to a professor of English. His work has been anthologized in The Norton Introduction to Literature, Theatre Under 144 pages
ALEX PARDO DELANGE, a graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Miami, has illustrated numerous My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. He is
Piñata Books for children, including the Pepita series, The Empandas That Abuela Made / Las empanadas que the coeditor (with John S. Christie) of Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature (2006). A Fulbright scholar,
hacia la abuela and Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup / Caldo, caldo, caldo. She lives with her family in Florida. González teaches Latino literature and creative writing at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London,
Connecticut.

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The Shameless Shenanigans of Mister Malo / Las terribles travesuras de Mister Malo Agua, Agüita / Water, Little Water
The Mister Malo Series / Serie Mister Malo Bil
Jorge Argueta
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Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel This trilingual picture book written in lyrical verse traces the life cycle of water
This entertaining bilingual book for intermediate readers features a fourth-grade bully avenger. from the point of view of one droplet.

During the school day, Lance García looks like a typical fourth-grader at Oakland Elementary School. But after A Junior Library Guild selection
school, dressed in disguise—he transforms into the infamous Mister Malo, righter of wrongs, punisher of bullies. “My name / is Water / but everyone / calls me Little Water.” In this beautiful, poetic ode to the life-giving force
One afternoon he receives a compelling plea for help. Isabella Santos spread a rumor that Madeline Wilson far- of water, award-winning children’s book author Jorge Argueta describes—in English, Spanish and Nahuat—the
ted on the playground, and now everyone makes farting noises when she walks by. No one will talk to her, and life cycle of water from the perspective of one drop.
a group of boys in particular are making her life miserable. Madeline offers Mister Malo a large box of tropical-
flavored fruit snacks if he’ll teach Isabella a lesson. Soon Lance is busy plotting the perfect revenge. He wants From its birth deep in Mother Earth, Little Water climbs to the surface, passing through roots and rocks, light
to rehabilitate the bullies and help them realize how hurtful their actions are. What will be the best tactic to and darkness. Finally, the tiny bead of water makes it to the top and rests, “a sigh of morning dew,” hanging on
convince Isabella that being laughed at and picked on is no fun? “the tips of leaves / on spider webs / or on the petals / of flowers.” The droplet becomes a river, a lake, an ocean,
ultimately climbing to the sky and turning into a cloud. Then, “drop by drop / I return singing / to our Mother
But Mister Malo’s scheme doesn’t go exactly as planned, forcing him to think outside of the box. Meanwhile, Earth. I am Little Water. / I am life.”
Lance has to deal with his own problem in the form of his difficult cousin, Manuel. This entertaining bilingual
“flip” book will resonate with kids ages 8-12 in its examination of popularity on the school grounds and dealing With stunningly beautiful illustrations by Felipe Ugalde Alcántara that depict the natural world, this poem
INTERMEDIATE BILINGUAL with troublemakers. about the importance of water reflects Argueta’s indigenous roots and his appreciation for nature. Containing the CHILDREN’S BILINGUAL TITLE
TITLE English and Spanish text on each page, the entire poem appears at the end in Nahuat, the language of Argueta’s
“Short and sweet, this book is a good choice…chuckle-inducing fun.” Pipil-Nahua ancestors. Hardcover, $17.95
Trade Paperback, $9.95 —Kirkus Reviews on The Case of the Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases / La chancleta perdida ISBN 978-1-55885-845-1
“Hopefully this poem will spark conversations not only about water, its cycle, and life-giving importance, but also
ISBN 978-1-55885-853-4 y otros casos secretos
about the different cultures in our hemisphere.” — Kirkus Reviews October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017 ALIDIS VICENTE is the author of two bilingual books for intermediate readers in The Flaca Files / Los expedi- 32 pages
JORGE ARGUETA is the author of more than twenty children’s picture books, including A Movie in My Pillow /
entes de Flaca series, The Case of the Three Kings / El caso de los Reyes Magos and The Missing Chancleta and Other
112 pages Una película en mi almohada (Children’s Book Press, 2001), Guacamole: Un poema para concinar / A Cooking Poem Ages 5-10
Top Secret Cases / La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos, and two picture books, The Coquí and the Iguana
(Groundwood, 2016) and Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds (Groundwood Books, 2016), which won
(Operation Outreach-USA Press, 2011) and Violet (Operation Outreach-USA Press, 2014). She received her Lexile: 470L; Spanish Lexile: 500L
the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and was named to USBBY’s Outstanding International Book List, the
bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and worked for New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services.
ALA Notable Children’s Books and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices.
She lives with her family in New Jersey.
FELIPE UGALDE ALCÁNTARA, a Mexico City native, studied Graphic Communication at the National
University of Mexico’s School of Art.
Dennis Chávez Mayanito’s New Friends / Los nuevos amigos de Mayanito
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The First Hispanic US Senator Bilingu
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El primer senador hispano de los Estados Unidos Illustrations by Gabhor Utomo
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Cissie Coy Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura A young Mayan prince goes on an exciting journey through the rainforest in this bilingual picture book.
This informative, bilingual non-fiction book for intermediate readers tells the fascinating story of the first From his perch high up on a mountaintop, a young Mayan prince watched as raindrops formed in the clouds be-
Hispanic US Senator. low him. Suddenly, within each drop, there was a child! The raindrop children landed gently on the ground and
Mayanito raced down the mountainside to play with them. They were from Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica and other
Dennis Chávez was born in the small farming community of Los Chávez in 1888 in what was then the Territory countries in the Americas, but as the sun warmed the land, they evaporated and turned into flowers!
of New Mexico. His childhood home had dirt floors and no indoor plumbing. As a boy, he tended his father’s
crops and sheep. He spoke only Spanish and never went to high school or college. Mayanito was sad to lose his friends, so he decided to go find them. Thankfully, the animals of the jungle—in-
cluding Pablito the snake, Teresa the crocodile and Rafael the jaguar—helped him. In this adventurous romp
This bilingual “flip” book for intermediate readers recounts the inspiring story of Dennis Chávez, who in spite through the rainforest, monkeys pulled him from quicksand and carried him over a waterfall in a hammock
of having to drop out of school in the seventh grade to get a job to help his family, went on to graduate from made of vines! Riding on a flamingo’s back, he landed in the village far below his mountaintop home and finally
Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC, and represent New Mexico in the US Senate for twenty-seven years. found his new friends. Together, they rode an inchworm train back up the mountain. And when Mayanito was
Dennis Chávez saw and experienced injustice from an early age. When he refused to deliver groceries to named king, he declared all the children of the hemisphere members of his tribe!
railroad strike breakers, he lost his first job. This first-hand involvement with labor conflicts fanned his interest Gabhor Utomo’s gorgeous illustrations of the lush rainforest, its flora and fauna complement the boy’s fantastical
in both law and government, and throughout his long career he consistently supported workers, minorities and journey in this bilingual picture book for children ages 5-10. Parents and teachers will find this beautiful book
INTERMEDIATE BILINGUAL regular people. He fought against the “whites only” practices that were rampant in the South, introducing legis- provides a good introduction to basic concepts of jungle creatures, geography and even musical instruments
lation to ban discrimination in hiring, saying “Either we are all free, or we fail; democracy must belong to all of from different regions. CHILDREN’S BILINGUAL TITLE
TITLE
us.” Holding strong to his beliefs of fairness and justice, he spoke out against McCarthyism on the Senate floor.
TATO LAVIERA (1952-2013) was a poet, playwright, novelist and community advocate. Born in Puerto Rico,
Senate seniority gave Chávez powerful responsibility over the US budget for military defense and public works Hardcover, $17.95
Trade Paperback, $9.95 projects such as the remaking of the nation’s highways.
he was raised in the Manhattan’s Lower East Side. His books include Mixturao and Other Poems; Mainstream
Ethics; AmeRícan; Enclave, winner of the American Book Award; and La Carreta Made a U-Turn. His plays have ISBN: 978-1-55885-855-8
ISBN: 978-1-55885-852-7 Spanning American history from 1888-1962—from the frontier where Indian raids were still common to the been produced in numerous theatres in Chicago and New York City. This is his only children’s book.
October 31, 2017 country’s power-filled corridors in Washington, DC—this book written by his granddaughter will give young October 31, 2017
readers an eye-opening look at the difficulties faced by non-whites and the intolerance that was common as GABHOR UTOMO has illustrated a number of children’s books, including Kai’s Journey to Gold Mountain (East
156 pages West Discovery Press, 2004) and Lupita’s First Dance / El primer baile de Lupita (Piñata Books, 2013). Gabhor’s 32 pages
recently as the latter half of the twentieth century and is still an issue today.
work has won numerous awards from local and national art organizations. His painting of Senator Milton Marks Ages 5-10
CISSIE COY was a staff writer for WETA, Washington’s public TV station, and AARP. She is the author of is part of a permanent collection at the California State Building in downtown San Francisco. He lives with his
several novels for adults, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post family in Portland, Oregon
and the Washington Daily News. She lives and works in Washington, DC.

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The Funhouse Paraíso portátil / Portable Paradise Bilingu
Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops Black Widow’s Wardrobe: A Gloria Damasco Mystery
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Fernando Alegría Mario Bencastro Title l Daniel Chacón Lucha Corpi
English translation by Stephen Kessler English translation by John Pluecker 2013, 197 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-768-1, $17.95 1999, 194 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-288-4, $12.95
1986, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-52-1, $9.00 2010, 219 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-516-8, $15.95
Recipient, 2014 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature; Recipient, Was it a spectre from the past that inspired the “Black Widow” to kill her husband? Or
“The amusement park, with its chamber of horrors and hall of mirrors, is an apt vehicle Acclaimed Salvadoran writer Mario Bencastro examines themes of war, dislocation and Tejas Foco 2014 Fiction Award; Finalist, 2013 Balcones Fiction Prize did these chilling murders have to do with greed? Who better than Gloria Damasco, the
for Alegría’s vision of a post-industrialist world that has slipped its Hebraic-Christian longing in this bilingual collection of stories, poetry and one novella. detective with a flair for clairvoyance, to unravel this intricate and pulsing plot?
moorings and gone berserk . . . excellently translated.” —San Francisco Chronicle In this collection of short and flash fiction, Daniel Chacón examines peoples’ interac-
“By turns strange, moving, shocking and illuminating . . . an unflinching look at life for tions with each other, the impact of identity and the importance of literature, art and “A nicely curlicued plot . . . that keeps the pages flying. Strongly recommended.”
The Eighth Continent and Other Stories immigrants and their struggle to find better lives in America.” —Foreword Reviews music. —Library Journal
Alba Ambert “Linked but never repetitive, these beautiful stories are fresh, with just enough Borges- “Part mystery, part history, part travelogue, part spiritual speculation—a busy, many-
1997, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-217-4, $12.95
A Shot in the Cathedral layered invention stuffed within an inch of its many lives.” —Kirkus Reviews
Mario Bencastro ian magic to make them feel extraordinary.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
This powerful collection explores the impact of broad political and historical events on individual English translation by Susan Giersbach Rascón Chicano Chicanery
lives, success in the face of low expectations and the humor that redeems everyday struggles. 1996, 215 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-164-1, $18.95
Cactus Blood: A Gloria Damasco Mystery
Daniel Chacón Lucha Corpi
Accelerated Reader Quiz #34147
2000, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-280-8, $11.95 2009, 254 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-589-2, $15.95
A Perfect Silence Neither a propagandistic nor a partisan view of civil war in El Salvador, this novel is
Alba Ambert Through bittersweet comic fables and tales of frightening realism, Daniel Chacón cap- Set against the backdrop of Northern California, Hispanic cultural history and Chicano
remarkable for its sensitivity and poetic vision of the tragic and inhuman events that tures the shrewd and sometimes tortuous ways by which Mexican Americans manage to
1995, 240 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-125-2, WAS $19.95, NOW $9.95 political issues texture this suspenseful search for a ritualistic assassin.
polarized that nation and the international community. survive in intimidating territory—often only to trip themselves up.
Recipient, 1996 Carey McWilliams Award “A shattering conclusion . . . leaves the reader eager for the next episode of this excellent
“A vivid newsreel of a country disintegrating.” —Publishers Weekly “Although a collection of stories, this book is ‘A Portrait of the Chicano Artist as a homage to detective fiction.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“A Perfect Silence is the triumph of a voice that misery could not silence.” Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, Disparo Young Man.’” —The New York Times Book Review
—New York Newsday en la catedral. “Corpi writes convincingly about Gloria’s attempts to interpret her visions and does a
“This book should be bought by all libraries interested in contemporary fiction and in fine job depicting decent people handling dangerous situations.” —Publishers Weekly
“Through Ambert’s words, we feel the pain of Blanca’s rejection, the pangs of her hun- contemporary Chicano literature.” —COUNTERPOISE
ger, the meanness and stench of poverty. This devastating portrayal of the hopelessness
The Tree of Life: Stories of Civil War
Mario Bencastro Crimson Moon: A Brown Angel Mystery
of barrio life enrages the reader. We marvel at the courage required to arise from such an
English translation by Susan Giersbach Rascón
The Case Runner Lucha Corpi
environment.” —The Denver Post 1997, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-186-3, Carlos Cisneros 2004, 196 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-421-5, $12.95
$11.95 2008, 368 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-510-6, $24.95
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-­language edition, Porque Winner, 2005 Latino Literary Awards—Best Mystery Novel
hay silencio. Winner, 2009 International Latino Book Award—Best Mystery Novel–English
Political strife and social injustice color this richly textured Private Investigators Justin Escobar and Dora Saldaña struggle to solve two cases.
Cut & Run: The Misadventures of Alex Perez short story collection about civil war in El Salvador. The In this legal thriller set on the Texas-Mexico border, a young lawyer is caught up in a Corpi pens another intriguing thriller that revisits a disturbing chapter of the American
Alberto Arcia turmoil, intrigue and suffering have been captured in these wrongful death case involving insurance fraud, theft and maybe even murder. psyche: the civil rights struggles and student revolts during the 1960s and 1970s.
2009, 238 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-438-3, $15.95 beautifully wrought tales. “There is a slightly subversive element here that gives the novel zip; it has all the same “Corpi writes compelling detective fiction with social issues integral to the plot . . . she
Alex Perez is an aspiring writer living off of his girlfriend Ramona. Her mother thinks Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish­- elements as a traditional legal thriller, but it’s less predictable, more ethically ambiguous gives readers a detailed introduction to the Chicano civil rights movement as well as a
language edition, Árbol de la vida: Historias de la guerra civil. . . . keep your eyes on Cisneros.” —Booklist
Alex is a freeloader, and she gives him an ultimatum: “You marry her or I won’t put good story.” —MultiCultural Review
out another dime.” Soon Alex finds himself on the road to Panama with his fiancé and
future mother-in-law. And before they know it, Alex’s tactics in delaying his impending
Havana Split The Land Grant Death at Solstice: A Gloria Damasco Mystery
Teresa Bevin Carlos Cisneros Lucha Corpi
nuptials lead them into a series of dodgy and often perilous situations.
1998, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-229-7, $12.95 2012, 320 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-706-3,
2009, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-547-2,
$16.95
The Wetback and Other Stories “A spirited first novel . . . Highly recommended for all libraries.” —Library Journal $15.95
Winner, International Latino Book Award, Best Mystery; Finalist, Corpi weaves the rich history of California’s Gold Country
Ron Arias
2016, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-834-3, Only the Good Times 2012 Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards with a suspenseful mystery.
$17.95 Bruce-Novoa “Set in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, Cisneros’ legal
1995, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-078-1, $9.95 “Corpi has constructed a twisting story line that confounds
Life in Elysian Valley and the Mexican-American community thriller paints a vivid picture of border justice with a cast of her intelligent detective and the reader at every turn. This will
there is stirringly depicted in 14 stories about everything from This highly lyrical and experimental novel, set against the backdrop of baby boomer characters ranging from the Pope to Mexican narcotraffickers. please readers looking for a fast-paced tale with a Hispanic
curanderos to jailbirds-turned-freedom-fighting commandos. history and culture, explores the point at which love becomes obsession. A lawyer himself, the author has written a fast-paced, complex cultural background.” —Library Journal
novel.” —REFORMA Newsletter
“I felt reading these wonderful stories that I was admitted “With characters you can relate to, it’s a recipe for success.” “This multilayered plot full of California history and Latin American lore will interest a
to an adjacent neighborhood, a rich culture that is another —The New York Times Book Review “In the troubled, dusty border region of South Texas, corruption and violence aren’t iso- wide variety of mystery readers.” —Booklist
world—call it Amexica—both mysterious and magical, that is lated forces to be wrestled with and conquered by our hero but a pervasive condition.
persuasive through its tenderness. My hope is that Ron Arias continues to write short
Shifting Loyalties Alex is no white knight, but he’s sympathetic enough that the harsh denouement will Eulogy for a Brown Angel: A Gloria Damasco Mystery
Daniel Cano leave readers shaken.” —Publishers Weekly Lucha Corpi
stories that tell us who we are.” —Paul Theroux
1995, 312 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-144-3, $9.95
2002, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-356-0, $12.95
Odyssey to the North In a sweeping exploration of the lives of five young Chicano men before, during and The Name Partner
Carlos Cisneros A Chicano Civil Rights march has been disrupted by the Los Angeles police, result-
Mario Bencastro after the Vietnam War, this book travels time and space, piecing together a portrait of an
2010, 352 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-594-6, $24.95 ing in the gruesome death of a prominent reporter. A feisty political activist finds a
English translation by Susan Giersbach Rascón ethnic American community touched by the atrocities of war.
1998, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-256-3, $12.95 murdered child and begins an investigation that will lead her on a trail of international
Named to the Texas Library Association’s 2011 Lariat Reading List: Best 2010 Adult Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz #35000 “Cano writes with an unpretentious and honest flair.” —Charley Trujillo, editor of conspiracy and bloody vengeance.
Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam, Winner of the 1991 American Book Award In this hard-hitting and timely novel about a drug company that puts its shareholders’
Showing the heartbreak as well as the humor of misunderstandings in a foreign culture, profits over safety, South Texas attorney Guillermo “Billy” Bravo struggles with his “Dazzlingly evocative prose . . . some original and highly charged moments . . . Corpi
award-winning author Bencastro creates a sensitive and caring portrait of a Hispanic expands the genre with this work.” —Publishers Weekly
Naranjo the Muse responsibilities to his client, his family and his own personal ethics.
immigrant, Calixto, as he struggles to survive. Omar Castañeda “Worthwhile mystery reading.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This thriller lands firmly in John Grisham territory. But Cisneros makes the material
“Unpretentious and reportorial, Bencastro’s tone is welcomely understated . . . and his 1997, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-192-4, $11.95
his own.” —Booklist Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, Loa a un
message is all the more powerful for it.” —Publishers Weekly This collection shows how each of us envisions our life as a storyteller. Naranjo the Muse ángel de piel morena.
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, Odisea del norte. deals with resisting the oppression of everyday existence.
“Magical-realist, metafictional tricks effortlessly enliven this collection of cleverly inter-
connected stories . . . An unusually imaginative and charming book.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery Muerte en una estrella / Shooting Star Raining Backwards Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders
Edited by Sarah Cortez and Liz Martínez Sergio D. Elizondo Roberto G. Fernández Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Introduction by Sarah Cortez, Foreword by Ralph E. Rodríguez, English translation by Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita 1988 (Second Edition), 208 pages, Trade Paperback Trade Paperback, 2007, 288 pages, ISBN: 978-1-55885-508-3, $16.95
Ph.D. 2014, 320 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-786-5, $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-55885-223-5, $11.95
2009, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-543-4, Winner, 2005 Lambda Literary Award—Best Lesbian Mystery; Winner, 2006 Latino Book
$19.95 In this haunting novel, Elizondo eulogizes two young vatos who are shot and killed by This entertaining satire of the Cuban community in Miami is Award—Best Mystery Novel-English
the police in Austin, Texas. Originally published in Spanish and now available for the filled with hilarious scenes and characters, including a lovesick
Named to The Denver Post’s Bestseller List girl determined to be a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, a El Paso native Ivon Villa has gone home to adopt the baby of Cecilia, a pregnant ma-
first time in English, this classic of Mexican-American literature illuminates the struggle quiladora worker in Juárez. When Cecilia turns up disemboweled in the desert, Ivon is
The stories included in this gripping collection of short fiction for civil rights in the 1960s and 1970s and is a profoundly disturbing yet moving denun- poor Cuban American who becomes Pope and another Cuban
American who begins a guerrilla war to separate Florida from thrown into the abuse and murder plaguing the US- Mexico border.
by Latino authors feature an intriguing and unpredictable cast ciation of bigotry and discrimination.
of sleuths, murderers and crime victims. the Union. “Offering a powerful depiction of social justice and serial murder, this is essential for
Delia’s Way both mystery and Hispanic fiction collections.” —Library Journal (Starred Review)
The authors lead us through their barrios where executions, Olga Berrocal Essex “Fernández’s spirited, appealing book, with its hyperbolic vi-
vengeance and mayhem are carried out with a bang. Contributors include award- 1998, 320 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-232-7, $12.95 sions, is like an Under Milkwood written by a Cuban William Burroughs.” “An in-your-face, no-holds-barred story full of brutality, graphic violence and ultimately,
winning writers such as Lucha Corpi, Carolina García-Aguilera, Rolando Hinojosa and Accelerated Reader Quiz #35015 —Publishers Weekly redemption.” —Booklist
Sergio Troncoso. Growing up in Panama City during the 1950s, young Delia is aware of a strained “[This is] an affectionate autobiographical memoir cast in a rather fantastic shape by a Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, Sangre
relationship because of her mother’s past. Delia’s growth is marked by a blossoming talented, developing writer.” —The New York Times Book Review en el desierto: Las muertas de Juárez.
“[These] stories will engross, entertain and fully satisfy any lover of mystery fiction.”
—El Paso Times compassion for her tormented family and a firm conviction to lead a different life, free
from unspeakable bonds of deception that keep the family together. Hardscrub Only Sons
“Genre-busting stories, some of them tender, some of them brutal, all of them offering Lionel G. García Genaro González
an intriguing Latino slant.” —Mystery Scene “A quintessential coming-of-age novel . . . a haunting tale of sibling rivalry.” —Booklist 1989, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-005-7, $10.00 1991, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-031-6, $9.50

Winner, Texas Institute of Letters’ Jesse Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction; Winner, Texas Only Sons is a collection dealing with familial relationships in the Mexican-American
Shangó community. More specifically, the stories deal with families victimized by divorce, death
James Roberto Curtis
Down Garrapata Road Literary Award for Best Book of Fiction
Anne Estevis and machismo.
1996, 200 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-096-5, $11.95 “From his intelligent eleven-year-old’s perspective, Jim Jones relates—wrenchingly and
2003, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-397-3, $12.95
unforgettably—several months of his Texan family’s transient existence during the early “González features strong protagonists and a realistic, moving story of cultural and fam-
Miguel is Cuban American, but beneath the surface of his Miami lifestyle lurks an evil
Finalist, Texas Institute of Letters’ Fiction Award and Winner, ‘50s.” —Publishers Weekly ily conflict.” —The Bookwatch
that threatens to destroy him. The chance reading of a newspaper article reporting
Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year—Juvenile Fiction
a theft and the ritualistic murder of a drug dealer throws Miguel into battle with an “[Hardscrub is] enlivened by Mr. García’s sense of humor and irony.” The Quixote Cult
underworld dominated by santería in this spell-binding novel. Young voices bring to life a small Mexican-American commu- —The New York Times Book Review Genaro González
nity in South Texas during the 1940s and 50s. Their lives reflect 1998, 172 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-254-9, $12.95
“Intriguing . . . Neatly told, nice love interest, fairly mild melodrama and rich back- the awakening of a generation raised between two cultures.
grounds on occult and voodoo practices.” —Kirkus Reviews To a Widow with Children
Lionel G. García The Quixote Cult confirms Genaro González’s reputation as a rambunctious, quirky
“Sly, gentle and written in lively, simple language, these are sto-
1994, 266 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-069-9, $19.95 writer whose characters, as The Nation wrote, “combust into their own living, full-
The Jackets ries that will draw readers into the particulars of a culture while
colored reality.”
Liz DeJesus capturing universal family dramas.” —Booklist When a burnt-out hero of the Mexican Revolution arrives in
2011, 138 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-603-5, $16.95 San Diego, Texas, seeking refuge, he is soon entangled with a “Visceral, angry and edgy, González’s novel . . . comes to us like a time capsule from the
Sleep of the Innocents widow, her children and the town in a comedy of injured pride, 1960s.” —Publishers Weekly
In this intriguing blend of fiction and fantasy, women hope for relationships, break out of them Carole Fernández unrequited love, misplaced revenge and overblown gossip.
or find themselves involved with mythical gods and creatures. These fantastical stories make for 1990, 238 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-025-5, $9.50 Rainbow’s End
entertaining reading and give insight into young women’s eternal search for romance. “A shimmery magic-realism informs lives that would otherwise Genaro González
A moving story about the disruption of the traditional pastoral life and its values.
seem discouragingly impoverished and devoid of hope in this 1988, 182 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-81-1, $9.50
“Sleep of the Innocents has a power that imprints upon the memory, like a picture of whimsical, mid-20th century love story.” —Publishers Weekly
The Red Camp strong lines and bright, simple colors.” —San Francisco Chronicle Tracing three generations of a Mexican-American family in the Rio Grande Valley of
Debra Diaz “This is a delicious novel, funny and poignant at the same time.” —Rosellen Brown Texas, the novel begins with the illegal entry of the patriarch and continues as his family
1996, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-169-6, $11.95
“A compelling fictional account of generational and social change, class conflict and is forced into the migrant labor stream and later into smuggling drugs.
revolution. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries. A Shroud in the Family
In this deeply humane and moving tapestry set against the backdrop of a labor camp, —Women Library Workers Journal “Rainbow’s End captures the ambiance of a borderland household: a grandfather who
Lionel G. García
the life of one family bursts out from under its shanty, ripped by marital strife, genera- 1994 (Second edition), 320 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-113-9, $10.00 swam across the Rio Grande in the 1930s, Vietnam vets and smugglers.”
tional conflict and frustrated familial love and responsibility. Intaglio: A Novel in Six Stories —Critics’ Choice, Los Angeles Times
Roberta Fernández Lionel García’s second novel demythologizes the Texas past while creating an accurate,
“A slender first novel . . . expertly fashioned and filled with lovely, emotionally charged although satirized, portrayal of Mexican-American life in the modern metropolis. Gar- American Dreams
1990, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-016-3, $9.50
moments. An admirable debut performance.” —Kirkus Reviews cía is a master of humor, the incongruous tale and dialogue. Eduardo González Viaña
Winner, Multicultural Publishers Exchange Best Book of Fiction English translation by Heather Moore Cantarero
Outside the Bones This novel, made up of six portraits of extraordinary women, examines the culture of
“There are many hilarious moments in this rich and earthy novel, and García poignantly 2005, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-447-5, $14.95
Lyn Di Iorio illustrates the struggle of Hispanic immigrants to adapt to American culture. This book “Through captivating prose that is reminiscent of the rhythm and lyrical style of ancient
2011, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-703-2, $16.95
women born at the turn of the century on the US-Mexico border.
is worth reading.” —Publishers Weekly Incan literature, the author places his characters in an underground world and colors
“A beautiful story of beautiful women.” —The Houston Post
Silver Award, Foreword Reviews’ 2011 Book of the Year; Finalist, his tales with legends, oral traditions, accounts of miracles, stories of saints and fantastic
John Gardner Fiction Book Award “Steeped in a rich Mexican heritage transplanted to the soil of Texas, these stories Calligraphy of the Witch traditional creatures . . . Recommended for all bookstores, especially those serving new
celebrate remarkable women.” —San Francisco Chronicle Alicia Gaspar de Alba
2012, 464 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-753-7, $16.95
immigrants, and for academic and public libraries.” —Publishers Weekly
“A story of witchcraft, voodoo, race, greed and power, this
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, Fronteri-
blends them all into a unique and highly entertaining brew that zas: Una novela en seis cuentos. This historical novel combines the horror of the Salem witch trials with the philosophy
will be hard to put down.” —Midwest Book Review of the nun and writer known as the first feminist of the Americas, Sor Juana Inés de la
Holy Radishes! Cruz. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, this novel takes a look at women
Roberto G. Fernández in the New World in the 17th century and the stubborn men who accuse them for no
Women Who Live in Coffee Shops and Other Stories 1995, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-076-7, $14.95 reason.
Stella Pope Duarte “Fernández puts his characters through hell but his compassion for these exiles is “Gaspar de Alba has a firm grasp of her historical material and portrays the pirate life as
2010, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, 978-1-55885-600-4, $15.95 convincingly as the witch trials.” —Publishers Weekly
mirrored in the struggle to endure and recapture what was once a rarified existence in
Winner, University of California, Irvine’s Chicano / Latino Literary Prize their Garden of Eden. They are ingenious, inventive and sometimes insane. Yet there is
“[This work] taps into the most pressing issues of contemporary urban living, a war beauty in their hope.” —Booklist
zone with many wounds. And Duarte refuses to simply romanticize or indict the work-
ing class. Instead, she challenges the negative stereotypes.” —El Paso Times

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Dante’s Ballad
Eduardo González Viaña
English translation by Susan Giersbach Rascón
South Wind Come
Tina Juárez
1998, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-231-0, $14.95
The Klail City Death Trip Series
2007, 307 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-487-1, $23.95 Accelerated Reader Quiz #35018
Rolando Hinojosa
“González Viaña explores themes of immigration, cultural assimilation and ‘the fleeting In Tina Juárez’s sequel to Call No Man Master, Juárez chronicles a volatile time in Texan
nature of life and the long evenings of death’ throughout Dante’s magical, mystical odys- and Mexican history, recreating both the American Civil War and Mexico’s continuing
sey.” —Booklist struggle for democracy.
“Superbly crafted prose, delicate sense of humor, and sharp eye for the way culture and “Tina Juárez once again weaves history and fiction into an intriguing tale of conspiracy,
memorabilia blow and wade and limp lamely from backyard to backyard make this heroism and romance.” —Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the United States
novel particularly sweet and sabrosa for those with familia por allá.” —Foreword Reviews
“Juárez deftly weaves fact and fiction to create memorable characters.” —Booklist
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, El cor-
rido de Dante. Forbidden Fruit and Other Stories
Pablo La Rosa
Migrations and Other Stories 1996, 141 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-097-2, $11.95
Lisa Hernandez
2007, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-499-4, In masterful tales of coming-of-age during the Cuban Revolution, this nostalgic collec-
$14.95 tion looks back at a childhood spent by the seaside and creates a mosaic of poignant
experiences seen through the lenses of race and exile.
Winner, University of California, Irvine’s Chicano/Latino Literary Ask a Policeman: A Rafe Buenrostro Mystery Partners in Crime: A Rafe Buenrostro Mystery
Prize; Finalist, Foreword Reviews’ Best Book of the Year 2007 “The best of these studies of various forms of alienation and exile display a bracing vitality.” Rolando Hinojosa Rolando Hinojosa
—Kirkus Reviews 1998, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-226-6, $12.95 2011, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-741-4, $16.95
The characters in this award-winning collection of stories
struggle with abusive boyfriends, separation from loved ones The Lady from Buenos Aires: A Willie Cuesta Rafe Buenrostro returns to lead a corps of bicultural sleuths investigating a crime family Rolando Hinojosa’s first mystery novel is a procedural whodunit that will satisfy the
and unfaithful spouses. Mystery apparently at war with itself. most hardened mystery aficionado.
“Short and affecting, Hernandez’s tales are as ardent as they are John Lantigua “A page-turner, a quick and easy read.” —Dallas Morning News “Hinojosa has learned well from the masters of detection, as he masterfully arranges
prosaic and unflinching.” —Publishers Weekly 2007, 224 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-496-3, $24.95 numerous details in a convincing manner.” —World Literature Today
Honorable Mention, Foreword Reviews’ 2007 Book of the Year Becky and Her Friends
“Each story has the potential of becoming a novel—the narration . . . keep[s] the reader
Award; Winner, International Latino Book Award—Best Mystery Rolando Hinojosa
riveted and wanting to know more.” —MultiCultural Review
1989, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-006-4, $9.50
Rites and Witnesses
Novel-English Rolando Hinojosa
American Copia: An Immigrant Epic From “dirty war” prison cells to a suburban tango studio, this “The Klail City Death Trip Series continues to evolve both as a criticism and a celebra- 1982, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-19-4, $8.50
Javier O. Huerta gripping mystery novel features Miami detective Willie Cuesta tion; altogether the novels constitute a lovingly accurate recreation of Valley people, Hinojosa’s novel focuses on wealthy ranchers and their domination of the economic and
2012, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-748-3, $14.95 politics, speech, social attitudes—even the weather.” —Austin American-Statesman
as he takes on a host of shady characters with ties to the former political life of a small city on the Texas-Mexico border.
“A fine assortment of essays, poetry and much more, offering a clear view of a world few Argentinean military dictatorship responsible for the death and Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, Los
disappearance of thousands of citizens. amigos de Becky. “The stories are universal in the sense that they are about fools and heroes, about borders
truly understand.” —Midwest Book Review (Reviewer’s Choice)
between cultures, between languages, between generations. But they are also unique docu-
Arturo Islas: The Uncollected Works “Nonstop action and an exciting ending make this a good crime novel.” —Library Journal Dear Rafe / Mi querido Rafa ments of the languages spoken in one place, at one time.” —The Texas Observer
Arturo Islas Rolando Hinojosa Bilingu
“A thrilling novel of betrayal, layered plots and horrific secrets.” —Midwest Book Review a
Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama Introduction by Manuel Martín-Rodríguez Title l The Useless Servants
2003, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-368-3, $16.95
On Hallowed Ground: A Willie Cuesta Mystery 2005, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-456-7, $14.95 Rolando Hinojosa
1993, 194 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-068-2, WAS $17.95, NOW $8.95
A prolific poet and short story writer, Arturo Islas’ untimely death from AIDS truncated John Lantigua Part epistolary, part mystery, this volume combines the English- and Spanish-language
a productive and influential career that has left an unbridgeable gap in Latino letters. 2011, 164 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-695-0, $16.95 versions of the novel that follows a fictitious community The New York Times compared “The timeless truths of war—the slaughter of civilians, atrocities condoned, legions of
to William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County and Gabriel García Márquez’s Macondo. refugees—are related with near-documentary realism in this powerful novel of the Ko-
“Aldama’s considerable and important scholarly work will certainly reinforce Islas’ already secure Winner, International Latino Book Award-Best Mystery Novel
rean War. Hinojosa gives us a graphic picture of the unchanging face of war—raw, gritty
position in the canon of Chicano and Latino literary production.” —Lambda Book Report “Although his sharp eye and accurate ear capture a place, its people and a time in a mas-
“The fast-paced action is well matched by concise prose, making and inhumane.” —Publishers Weekly
this a treat for Elmore Leonard devotees.” —Publishers Weekly terly way, his work goes far beyond regionalism. He is a writer for all readers, and Dear
Call No Man Master Rafe . . . is a delight in any league.” —The New York Times Book Review “American literature abounds with war novels, but few are so tersely horrific as
Tina Juárez “This thoroughly entertaining crime novel flirts with a number The Useless Servants.” —Chicago Tribune
1995, 334 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-588-5, $16.95 of the genre’s central themes—kidnapping for ransom, drug Fair Gentlemen of Belken County / Claros varones de Belken
Accelerated Reader Quiz #34993 dealing, betrayal, revenge, the silky seductiveness of a whole lot Rolando Hinojosa Bilingu
The Valley / Estampas del Valle Bilingu
a a
Winner, Violet Crown Book Award and Second Place Winner, The Presidio La Bahia Award of money . . . a real find for crime-fiction fans.” 2015, 320 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN 978-1-55885-817-6, $17.95 Title l Rolando Hinojosa Title l
—Booklist (Starred Review) 2014, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-787-2, $16.95
This intricate historical novel traces the exploits of Carmen Rangel and her participa- National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement honoree Rolando Hinojosa
tion in the events that led to Mexico’s independence from Spain. After the ideals of the returns to Klail City—in Belken County along the Texas-Mexico border—to chronicle the In these vignettes set along the Texas-Mexico border, Rolando Hinojosa sketches
Revolution are betrayed, Carmen takes up arms for Texas independence from Mexico. lives of its residents. a landscape of Mexican Texans and Anglo Texans living side by side, in good times and
bad.
“Juárez’s characterizations are beautifully rendered, with Carmen growing from spoiled child “Like Faulkner, [Hinojosa] has created a fictional county, invested it with centuries
to admirable adult in a natural progression . . . Suitable for any fiction collection.” —Booklist of complex history, and populated it with generations of families and a host of unique “Hinojosa’s style in English is reminiscent of Mark Twain’s, bemused and satirical while
characters.” —World Literature Today remaining empathetic and respectful.” —The Monitor

Klail City / Klail City y sus alrededores We Happy Few
Bilingu Rolando Hinojosa
Rolando Hinojosa a
Title l
2014, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-799-5, $17.95 2006, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-358-4, $14.95

The second book in the acclaimed Klail City Death Trip series, this is the first bilingual A small border town community deals with the politics of higher education and race in
edition ever available of this important novel. Originally published in Cuba in the 70s, this slyly humorous novel.
the Spanish edition won the esteemed Casa de las Américas Prize in 1976. The English- “A welcome addition to the chronicles of Belken County.” —Houston Chronicle
language version was published by Arte Público in 1987.

Refer to the Forthcoming Titles section for information on Hinojosa’s new book, From Klail City to Korea with Love.

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The Day of the Moon The Memories of Ana Calderón Schoolland The Rag Doll Plagues
Graciela Limón Graciela Limón Max Martínez Alejandro Morales
1999, 232 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-274-7, $12.95 2001, 199 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-355-3, $12.95 1988, 252 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-87-3, $9.50 1992, 200 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-104-7, $9.95
“Murder, dismemberment, casting out, imprisonment, love, loyalty and the lives of the A woman describes her journey from Mexico to the United Struggles with nature and society form the backdrop for the tale of a child coming-of- A doctor and his descendants are condemned to an ever-consuming battle with a mys-
spirits sweep through the pages of this novel and make it hard to put down.” States, only to find that there, too, society, family and religion age as his grandfather is waning during a great drought in rural Texas in the 1930s. terious plague in three separate moments in history: colonial Mexico, contemporary
—San Antonio Express-News seem to conspire to hold her back. California and the next century in a newly emerged country.
“The heart of this novel beats in the relationships between the members of the family,
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, El Día de “Limón does an excellent job of describing the hardships of the members of the community, and above all, in the interaction between the narrator “Inventive writing and interesting premises spark the work.” —Publishers Weekly
la Luna. migrant life and the driving emotions of the family patriarch.” and the grandfather.” —Houston Chronicle
—Publishers Weekly River of Angels
Erased Faces White Leg Alejandro Morales
Graciela Limón “[This novel] should awaken the conscience and compassion 2014, 200 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-775-9, $18.95
Max Martínez
2001, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-342-3, $14.95 that drive and haunt every reader . . . a novel of absolute stylistic and social integrity.” 1996, 258 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-098-9, $19.95
—Booklist A stirring novel of love, loss, and redemption that explores the allure of Southern California
Winner, 2002 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, Los White Leg, Texas, is becoming a dangerous place for Gil Blue, a small-time criminal
recuerdos de Ana Calderón.
and the development of Los Angeles.
Adriana Mora, a Latina photojournalist, journeys to Chiapas, with a price on his head. The local police, the FBI and the Texas Rangers want him
Mexico, where she becomes involved in the indigenous insur- behind bars. The town boss wants him dead, and so does a swarm of out-of-town killers. “Morales has achieved the formidable task of weaving the cultural, social and political
The River Flows North Set up to take a hard fall, Gil must survive in a town where no one wants him alive. strands of a fabled city into a tapestry that presents Los Angeles in an unprecedented man-
rection. Graciela Limón
2009, 160 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-585-4, $24.95 “Martínez generates enough suspense in his second novel . . . to make it a thoroughly ner. A brilliant achievement.” —Ishmael Reed
“Limón restores dignity and identity to the inhabitants of a
violent land.” enjoyable walk on the wild side . . . This tough tale marks Martínez as a crime writer to
In Sonora, a group of immigrants circles around a coyote who will lead them across the
watch.” —Publishers Weekly
Brand New Memory
—Publishers Weekly desert to the US. As the hard journey progresses, the fight to survive the grueling trip Elías Miguel Muñoz
“She is as sure-footed in the terrain of compelling storytelling as her indigenous Mexi- ensures that their lives—and deaths—are linked forever. Centaur of the North 1998, 232 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-227-3, $12.95
can Indian characters are in their huaraches.” —The Washington Post “A sort of Canterbury Tales . . . as [immigrant travelers] come together in sorrow, tragedy Wendell Mayo “A powerful and deeply spiritual coming-of-age novel . . . In this remarkable fourth
and impending death. Thoughtful reading for anyone who wants socially engaged fiction.” 1996, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-165-8, $11.95 novel, the talented Muñoz presents refreshing multi-dimensional characters. Recom-
In Search of Bernabé —Library Journal mended for all libraries.” —Library Journal
Graciela Limón Winner, 1996 Premio Aztlán
1993, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-073-6, $10.95 “This short, fast-paced novel is rooted in real experiences and will be of interest to This haunting collection marks the debut of a gifted storyteller with a lyrical voice. The Crazy Love
readers, high school and up.” —MultiCultural Review stories reverberate with a soul-aching need to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. Wen- Elías Miguel Muñoz
Winner, 1994 American Book Award
dell Mayo reveals the power of family storytelling, both real and imagined. 1988, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-83-5, $9.50
Luz Delcano is determined to find her son Bernabé, from whom she gets separated in Song of the Hummingbird
the chaos that follows the assassination of Archbishop Romero. Graciela Limón “Mayo has a distinct talent for catching in terse, precise tales the way in which loss “The novel belongs to the now-venerable coming-of-age-in-America tradition, yet
1996, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-091-0, $12.95 shapes our lives and imagination. An impressive debut.” —Kirkus Reviews has an urgent newness to it as the narration of a Cuban voice speaking in the majority
“In this well-constructed novel about El Salvador during the civil strife of the 1980s, language of an adopted land.” —Hispania
Limón tells a tragic family saga.” —Publishers Weekly From Aztec princess to slave and concubine, Hummingbird re- “A powerful first collection.” —The New York Times Book Review
counts her life during the Spanish conquest of Mexico to Father The Greatest Performance
“Limón’s prose is self-assured and engrossing. [This book] deserves a large audience.” Benito, the priest who seeks to confess and convert her in order A Matter of Pride and Other Stories
—The New York Times Book Review Elías Miguel Muñoz
to offer an absolution she doesn’t want. Instead, she forces him Nicholasa Mohr
1991, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-038-5, $9.50
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, En busca to see the conquest through the eyes of the conquered. 1997, 164 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-177-1, $11.95
de Bernabé. “[Mohr’s] plain, straightforward narrative style makes the stories easy to read.” —Booklist This gripping novel about the psychological and emotional energy spent when one
“Downright hypnotic.” —The Washington Post Book World must confront taboos is the painful and poetic rendering of two lives—Rosita and
Left Alive “This work explores the endurance of the human spirit in a Rituals of Survival: A Woman’s Portfolio Marito—that become lost to country, family and lovers.
Graciela Limón world of political, social and emotional violence.” —Library Journal Nicholasa Mohr
2005, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-460-4, $14.95 1985, 158 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-39-2, $11.95 “[This is] a sensitive, lyrical novel about how it feels to be an exile, even in one’s own
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, La country.” —Publishers Weekly
Rafael lives knowing that his mother was convicted of murdering his siblings. When canción del colibrí. From the winner of The New York Times’ Best Book of the Year, the Jane Addams Book
reporter Elena Santos gives him a chance to tell his story, Rafael jumps at the opportunity. Award, and the Library Journal Award, this collection of stories and a novella offers valuable Mangos, Bananas and Coconuts: A Cuban Love Story
But Elena is soon led into the tangled mind of the sole survivor as he tries to use her to Layover portraits of New York City women and the rituals of survival that shape their lives. Himilce Novas
prove his mother’s innocence. Max Martínez 1996, 170 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-092-7, WAS $19.95, NOW $9.95
1997, 298 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-199-3, $22.95 “Mohr’s book is a cause for celebration.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Very few will guess the resolution of this gripping and heartbreaking novel.” “A disarming blend of magical realism and pungent social satire, this extraordinary debut
—MultiCultural Review In this riveting page-turner, nothing is as it seems, no one is who they say they are and The Brick People novel is an incandescent tale of love, double incest, mistaken identity and immigrant
the danger is only beginning. Alejandro Morales
dreams . . . Her lyrical, fiercely intelligent novel . . . adroitly probes the pressures facing
1992 (Second Edition), 320 pages, Trade Paperback
The Madness of Mamá Carlota “Martínez keeps readers engaged and amused by his quirky portraits of the insular immigrants adjusting to Yanqui realities.” —Publishers Weekly
ISBN: 978-0-934770-91-0, $16.95
Graciela Limón world of crime and justice in small-town Texas.” —Publishers Weekly
2012, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-742-1, $19.95 “Morales eloquently fuses the fantastic and the factual as he traces the growth of early Princess Papaya
Weaving the story of Mexico’s indigenous peoples with that of the tragic Belgian A Red Bikini Dream California from 1892 to the late 1940s.” —Publishers Weekly Himilce Novas
Max Martínez 2004, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-436-9, $14.95
princess, Graciela Limón re-imagines the story behind Empress Carlota’s descent into Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition,
madness and eventual imprisonment. She skillfully crafts a gripping novel about a smart 1989, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-001-9, $9.50 Hombres de ladrillo. Novas weaves together santería, gender, transgender, sexuality politics and the
woman who is not afraid to challenge powerful men. This collection brings together five stories that capture the rhythm, texture and spirit of Little Nation and Other Stories resistance movement in contemporary Cuba.
“Limón has provided this sad history with a backstory of cultural understanding—and modern life. Alejandro Morales “I love Himilce’s characters and her understanding of the Latino soul in all its guises,
genuine devotion—in her page-turning The Madness of Mamá Carlota.” —NewPages “The contemporary characters suffer a perpetual half-life, an existence that is alarmingly English translation by Adam Spires traditions and classes. Her writing is universal and timeless . . . beautifully rendered,
2014, 158 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-801-5, chilling, touching and haunting.” —Isabel Allende
aimless and shallow, though his focus isn’t exclusively ethnic or regional.”
$17.95
—Dallas Morning News
Originally written in Spanish, this volume contains Adam Hard Language
Spires’ English translation of these thought-provoking stories Mike Padilla
2000, 166 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-298-3, $12.95
of the Southern Californian Chicano community’s marginal-
ization and search for a space to call its own. Winner, University of California, Irvine’s Chicano/Latino Literary Prize; Winner, San
Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award
“Fresh and free of cliché, his stories shed a warm light on Latino lives in the U.S.”
—Publishers Weekly

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George Washington Gómez The Big Banana African Passions and Other Stories The Harvest: Short Stories / La cosecha: Cuentos
Américo Paredes Roberto Quesada Beatriz Rivera Tomás Rivera Bilingu
a
1990, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-012-5, $12.95 English translation by Walter Krochmal Title l
1995, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-135-1, Edited by Julián Olivares
1999, 257 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-255-6, $12.95 $9.95 1988, 136 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-94-1, $9.50
This first novel written by the dean of Mexican-American folklore charts the coming-
of-age of a young Mexican American on the border against a background of guerrilla Eduardo Lin loves New York. Where else could an aspiring Honduran actor and his Strong-minded women pursue love and material success as Framed within the Odyssean cycle of migratory farmworkers, Rivera’s stories are myths
warfare and the overpowering pressures to disappear into the American melting pot. friends possibly want to be? Even if in winter the cold “reaches deep beyond his bones,” they move in and out of the reality of the New Jersey Hispanic and parables that relate the universal themes of alienation, love and betrayal, man and
and the icy, snow-covered city is “like a bride awaiting her fiancé,” he is still determined barrio that bonds them. Passion, obsession, raucous humor and nature, death and resurrection and the search for community. Represented in a laconic,
“This book deserves a wide readership not only for its artistry but also for its subject to court her.
matter.” —Beaumont Enterprise satire fill this tour-de-force examination of Hispanic woman- poetic prose, the characters become indelibly inscribed on the multicultural fabric of
“A lively and gifted writer full of amusing and thought-provoking ideas.” hood. American literature.
“Paredes evokes boyhood with more sympathy than anyone since Dickens . . . an excellent book.” —Kurt Vonnegut
—Austin American-Statesman “Recurring characters, family relationships, and the Jersey City “Rivera possesses that rare ability in writers to convert everyday episodes in the lives of
“Quesada is at his inventive peak when re-creating the bohemian Latino colony with Hispanic barrio connect the stories, as does Rivera’s delicious ordinary people into small masterpieces of sparse yet often lyrical prose.”
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition,
illuminating clarity.” —Library Journal sense of humor.” —Library Journal —Western American Literature
George Washington Gómez.
“An often hilarious novel . . . There is a breezy literary self-consciousness here that dares Do Not Pass Go “Rivera’s writing is so powerful it causes physical sensations: chills, sweat, tremors.”
The Hammon and the Beans and Other Stories one to find fault.” —The New York Times Book Review —Before Columbus Review
Beatriz Rivera
Américo Paredes
2006, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-464-2, $14.95
1994, 236 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-071-2, $11.95 Never through Miami Tomás Rivera: The Complete Works
Roberto Quesada Winner, 2007 International Latino Book Award—Best Romance Novel-English; Finalist, 2007 Tomás Rivera
These stories boil with the culture conflict that dominated the border region during Edited by Julián Olivares
English translation by Patricia Duncan Paterson Fiction Prize
Texas’ transition from Mexican political status and culture to that of the United States. 1995 (Second Ed.), 450 pages, Clothbound
2002, 154 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-366-9, $12.95 Mateo Irigaray, former child prodigy and pride of Hudson County, has come home to
“These stories vividly convey the struggle by Mexican Americans to hold on to their ISBN: 978-1-55885-153-5, $38.95
“Quesada’s energetic prose makes this a swift, pleasing read—and a nice reinforcement for end his miserable life. “All I want to do is die!” he tells Melody Moore, a reporter who 2008, 366 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-509-0, $19.95
culture and dignity.” —Publishers Weekly
anyone doubting the hopes and dreams powering America and its can’t help but be attracted to Mateo’s surly demeanor. As a relationship between them
Tomás Rivera quite possibly has been the most influential voice in Chicano literature. In
The Shadow melting pot population.” —Publishers Weekly develops, they realize they share a complicated history of family secrets and betrayals.
addition to his masterpiece, . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra / . . . And the Earth Did Not Devour
Américo Paredes “Romance blooms amid family rivalries, office politics and scandalous rumors in Him, included here is the sum total of his published works, in English and Spanish, as
1998, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-230-3, Desperado: A Mile High Noir Rivera’s third novel.” —Publishers Weekly well as many that weren’t printed during his life.
$9.95 Manuel Ramos
2013, 180 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-770-4,
Midnight Sandwiches at the Mariposa Express “A book that students need to read right alongside O. Henry and Steinbeck in English
Antonio Cuitla has a date with destiny. But it is not the show- $17.95 and history classes.” —The Dallas Morning News
down the once-fierce revolutionary expects. Is Antonio’s battle Beatriz Rivera
with a would-be assassin or with Death itself? This novel of 2014 Colorado Book Award-Mystery; Finalist, 2014 International 1997, 184 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-216-7,
$11.95 …y no se lo tragó la tierra
unyielding suspense and psychological conflict is a page-turner Latino Book Award for Best Novel-Mystery And the Earth Did Not Devour Him
that defies the reader to put it down. Meet Trish Izquierdo, devourer of travelogues and quirky Bilingu
Manuel Ramos returns to novel-length crime fiction with this Tomás Rivera a
Title l
gripping story that twists and turns like a roller coaster, where councilwoman in the unlively town of West Echevarria. Trish
“A taut little novel . . . a compelling sketch of a warrior trying to
the outlook is grim and there’s no honor among thieves. knows she can put drab little West Echevarria on the map, even 2015, 145 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-815-2,
adjust to peacetime.” —Booklist
if it means she invents, steals and recreates the town’s history! $18.95
“Ramos succeeds brilliantly in marrying style and substance.”
Anything but Love —Publishers Weekly “A large cast of endearingly self-absorbed characters struggle along Adapted into the award-winning film…And the Earth Did Not
Gustavo Pérez Firmat in Rivera’s sure-handed comedy as private fantasy, public aspira- Swallow Him and recipient of the first award for Chicano lit-
2000, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-295-2, $12.95 “A dark mix of North Denver gangsters and Catholicism, but it’s [the] setting that really tion and hard reality collide.” erature, the Premium Quinto Sol in 1970, Rivera’s masterpiece
grips readers. Nostalgia is combined with reality...Ramos gets it right.” —Denver Post —Publishers Weekly recounts the experiences of a Mexican-American community
Frank Guerra believes in romantic love. He believes in love so strongly that he’s
willing to divorce his faithful wife Marta, lose his old friends and even leave behind My Bad: A Mile High Noir through the eyes of a young boy. Forced to leave their home
his daughter Emily—all for the sake of his new americana, Catherine O’Neal. Manuel Ramos Playing with Light in search of work, the migrants are exploited by farmers,
So why, when he looks deep into Cat’s eyes, can Frank never penetrate into her 2016, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-833-6, $17.95 Beatriz Rivera shopkeepers, even other Mexican Americans, and the boy must forge his identity in
2000, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-310-2, $12.95 the face of exploitation, death and disease, constant moving and conflicts with high
depths? Is she hiding something from him—anything?
This is a gripping crime novel that brings together an ex-con and his attorney in a school officials. In this new edition of a powerful novel, Rivera writes hauntingly about
case that questions who’s really the bad guy. The follow-up to Desperado, the first “What seems at first a straightforward story of Cuban-American women in contempo-
“A darkly humorous look at love and divorce.” —COUNTERPOISE alienation, love and betrayal, man and nature, death and resurrection and the search for
novel featuring Gus Corral, My Bad races to a walloping conclusion in a Rocky rary Miami becomes a fanciful blurring of life, art and time.” —Booklist
community.
The Wedding Mountain blizzard, leaving fans of crime novels—and Chicano literature—eagerly
Mary Helen Ponce awaiting the next installment in Ramos’ mile-high noir.
When a Tree Falls “One of the first major novels of the {Chicano literature} revival.”—The New York Times
2008, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-523-6, Beatriz Rivera
$16.95 “Ramos vividly and affectionately portrays the Mile High City’s Mexican-American 2010, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-596-0, $15.95 Oddsplayer
heritage and culture.” —Publishers Weekly Joe Rodríguez
Long out-of-print, this new edition takes the reader on a ride Cuban-American writer Beatriz Rivera serves up another offbeat love story full of oddball
1988, 136 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-88-0, $9.50
through pachuco subculture in a post-World War II California The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories characters in absurd situations. Loosely based on the machinations of New Jersey politicians,
barrio. Manuel Ramos the off-the-wall antics of Rivera’s eccentric characters are sure to entertain and amuse. In this engrossing novel about the Vietnam war, Anglo, Black and Hispanic soldiers join
2015, 181 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-808-4, $17.95
forces against a second common enemy, their top sergeant, whose acts of brutality and
“Ponce has a rare combination of honesty, love and lighthearted- A Fabricated Mexican racism polarize his troops into a deadly conspiracy.
ness that gives us delicious pleasure while enlightening us.” “Ramos explores issues of the border, identity, violence and Rick P. Rivera
—Belle Lettres slights from outside the community, as well as within. They are 1995, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-130-6, $9.95 “Rodríguez’s narrative . . . reveals terror mingled with the blatant bigotry of the era.”
thought-provoking and unpredictable. Many linger long after —Publishers Weekly
“Mary Helen Ponce offers readers a vigorous yet light satire of life in the Chicano In a series of poignant vignettes, Ricky Coronado takes a journey of self-discovery that
underclass, much of which still holds true today.” —American Book Review they end; and often they contain depth charges that explode in
harkens to the pioneering work of Oscar Zeta Acosta’s Brown Buffalo adventures. Ricky Eldorado in East Harlem
the reader’s mind after the story has ended. Start with this col- Victor Rodriguez
comes to recognize the painful but rewarding creation of a new self that combines ele-
lection, and you will find Ramos’ novels belong on your book 1992, 156 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-054-5, $9.50
ments of two ethnic realities.
shelves.” —Los Angeles Review of Books
“This book is at times humorous but generally has an underlying sadness, one that René, all of seventeen and streetwise, is about to give up on the “American Dream.”
seems both personal and ethnic based. This is a fine story of the struggle for identity.” Petty crimes, drug running and ghetto adventures bring him and his gang closer to an
—Booklist illusory Eldorado. But soon, his daydreams of limousines, fine clothes and finer women
turn into a living nightmare that threatens to end his life and the lives of those he loves.
“A lively, credible evocation of one family’s life in the barrio, caught between nostalgia
for Puerto Rico and dreams of making it big on the mainland.” —Los Angeles Times

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The Big Bear Verdict in the Desert Welcome to the Oasis and Other Stories Return to Arroyo Grande
Virgil Suárez Jesús Salvador Treviño
Ronald L. Ruiz Patricia Santos Marcantonio 1992, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-043-9, $9.50 2015, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-819-0, $17.95
2003, 314 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-393-5, $14.95 2016, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-823-7, $17.95
Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 1992 Winner, 2016 American Book Award
Gabby Garcia has all the cases he can handle, but a new case is about to grab his atten- “A detail-rich novel about an Arizona murder trial, prejudice, and American culture in
tion. In physician Dr. Alan Newsome, a man accused of killing his wife, Garcia sees the the late 1950s. The courtroom scenes feel realistic, and many descriptions are beauti- The novella and five stories center on life in the United States as seen through the eyes Odd things continue to happen to the characters that renowned author and filmmaker
ultimate challenge in his long struggle for recognition and worth. fully done. A fine read that lays bare a less-than-glorious side of America’s recent past. of a recent arrival from the Mariel boat lift. Jesús Salvador Treviño introduced in his captivating debut, The Fabulous Sinkhole and
Fans of courtroom dramas will enjoy it as will anyone who enjoys a meaningful story.” “A tightly controlled but affecting exploration of fundamental tensions in a community Other Stories. Weaving magical realism with issues of loss, memory and identity, Jesús
“Ruiz, a practicing California DA, creates a warts-and-all protagonist for his third outing Salvador Treviño once again confirms his place as a powerful storyteller in Chicano—
—Kirkus Reviews for whom Suárez is becoming an eloquent and promising voice.” —Kirkus Reviews
. . . you may not always like Gabby, but you’ll probably find yourself rooting for him.” and American—literature.
—Kirkus Reviews Four Brothers Fallen Angels Sing
Giuseppe Rocco Emilio Alberto Sarabia Omar Torres The Skyscraper that Flew and Other Stories
Ronald L. Ruiz 2015, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-820-6, $17.95 1991, 140 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-024-8, $9.50 Jesús Salvador Treviño
1998, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-228-0, $12.95 2005, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-444-4, $14.95
Set in war-torn Mexico and segregated Texas in the early twentieth century, Sarabia’s When a young Cuban exile becomes involved in a plot to assassinate Fidel Castro, it
Winner, 1998 Premio Aztlán Award debut novel depicts the experiences of many Mexican Americans whose forebears left soon becomes evident that he has become a commodity for the propaganda war, which From a crystal skyscraper that mysteriously appears in the middle of a baseball field to a
the chaos and violence of the Mexican Revolution in search of a better life in the US. only leads him on a quest not for political beliefs, but for his own identity. repair shop in town that advertises “We Fix Anything”—including broken hearts—this
Ruiz tells the gripping story of the rise, unification and decline of two American families collection of stories is the sequel to The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories.
named Rocco and Martínez. The result is a subtle recasting of America’s Horatio Alger “The narrator tells his chaotic, turning story with a blend of picaresque humor and
myth by an author The Houston Post called “a talented, painstaking and intelligent writer.” Meet Me under the Ceiba detective-novel suspense and intrigue.” —The Small Press Book Review “The characters, without exception, are compassionately drawn and memorable . . .
Silvio Sirias this is a book for anyone who enjoys imaginative tales with a positive and humorous
“Ruiz’s sparse narrative is highly effective. Recommended.” —Library Journal outlook on the human condition.” —The Tennessean
2009, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-592-2, $15.95 The Accidental Native
Happy Birthday Jesús Winner, the University of California, Irvine’s Chicano / Latino J. L. Torres “Writing magic realism, like writing science fiction, requires a mind for extrapolation,
Literary Prize 2013, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-777-3, $17.95 and Treviño has that gift in spades.” —The Bloomsbury Review
Ronald L. Ruiz
2003, 318 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-398-0, $11.95 Through gossip that exposes scandals and misfortunes, Sirias When Rennie’s parents die in a freak accident, he does what they would have wanted
and buries them in Puerto Rico, their homeland. There, he’s shocked to discover that The Nature of Truth
Happy Birthday Jesús chronicles the creation of a monster: Jesús lovingly portrays the community of La Curva, Nicaragua, in all
the woman who raised him was not his biological mother. A high-powered attorney, his Sergio Troncoso
Olivas. At eighteen, he marks his coming-of-age with the savage its evil and goodness. 2014, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-791-9, $16.95
rape of a prostitute and an attack that maims the parish priest birth mother is determined to reclaim the son she gave up many years before.
“Sirias brings to life a small Nicaraguan town as it reacts to [the]
he both hated and feared. brutal murder of a lesbian . . . provocative novel that opens up a “Torres captures the conflicts and challenges Puerto Ricans experience when returning to their Sergio Troncoso has penned a suspenseful novel that explores
little-known world to its readers.” —Booklist homeland, but he reaches beyond the specific to the universal, illuminating the lives and feel- right and wrong, good and evil, and the murky borders in
“Few readers will be able to forget the chilling experiences of between. Ultimately, we are left to ask: what is the nature of
a forlorn hero who’s destined to take his place . . . in the honor ings of any second-generation American in a similar situation.” —Booklist (Starred Review)
The Cutter truth?
roll of seminal characters in American literature.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Virgil Suárez The Family Terrorist and Other Stories
1998, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-249-5, $12.95 J. L. Torres “Impressively lucid first thriller.” —The Chicago Tribune
2008, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-527-4, $14.95
State of Emergency Julián Campos attempted to leave Cuba, but the Castro regime kept him back at the last
Floyd Salas moment. Now it seems he may have found a way out—but is it impossibly dangerous? These thought-provoking stories explore machismo, love and even santería.
1996, 399 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-155-9, $11.95
“[A] powerful novel . . . in direct and uncluttered prose.” —Publishers Weekly “A deeply satisfying collection. Sexy, provocative, brave even, Torres gives plenty of
Set in the 1960s, this riveting novel follows Roger, a radical professor attempting to
“No lush tropicality, magic realism or pastel prettiness here; Suárez’s novel stands out
space . . . for an exploration of how men construct their identities in relation to the men El Cóndor and Other Stories / El Cóndor y otros cuentos
write an exposé of government and military endeavors to annihilate dissidents like him. with whom they interact.” —MultiCultural Review Sabine Ulibarrí
for its unaccustomed tone.” —Kirkus Reviews 1988, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-92-7, $9.50
Everywhere he turns, shadows threaten to destroy him both emotionally and physically. “The stories are easy reading, and certainly enthrall the reader with an interesting as-
“Mr. Suárez writes in a cold, unornamental, Hemingwayesque style, always straightfor- sortment of characters.” —El Boricua This bilingual collection of stories set in the Southwestern United States and in South
“This book is filled with the conflict of passions that rip our world apart every day, but
ward and cinematic.” —The New York Times Book Review America deals with love and culture conflict in an evolving political and economic
which most of the world is fiercely trying to hide.” —Gerald Nicosia, author of
Memory Babe and Home To War Narco environment in modern-day New Mexico.
Going Under Everardo Torrez
Virgil Suárez “Ulibarrí’s narratives have a freshness to them, a playfulness, reading like bedtime sto-
What Now My Love 2003, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-416-1, $12.95
1996, 158 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-159-7, $18.95 ries a parent might tell a child. The insouciant manner in which they are delivered gives
Floyd Salas Winner, 2004 Latino Literary Award—Best Adventure Novel
1994, 162 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-112-2, $9.95 Xavier Cuevas is on the treadmill in blind pursuit of the American Dream. Going them a personable warmth and charm.” —The Short Story Review
nowhere, going under, Xavier is having trouble keeping step with the frenetic, bicultural Nando Flores agrees to lead Xiomara safely to Ciudad Juárez for $100,000. As they
This engrossing page-turner captures the hippy era in California as it charts the flight of
mambo he’s caught up in. brave rape, mental illness, drug addiction, starvation and the icy cut of the bullets flying Casualty Report
three people—a writer, his girlfriend and a big-time drug dealer—from a San Francisco at them, Torrez’ characters show every will to survive. Ed Vega
drug factory where a plain-clothes policeman has been shot during a narcotics bust. “This smooth, fluid narrative is full of cinematic details. Recommended.”—Library Journal 1991, 136 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-034-7, $9.50
“It would be a mistake to dismiss Narco . . . the book serves up a no-holds-barred
“Required reading in this genre.” —The New York Times Book Review “An incisive portrait of an immigrant at odds with himself.” —Chicago Tribune account of the lives of desperate people trapped in the nightmare of the multi-billion- This collection of stories slices through Hispanic life in the city to reveal a richness and
dollar narcotics trade.” —Houston Chronicle diversity of experience.
“A brilliant second novel by an indomitable writer.” —Los Angeles Times Havana Thursdays
Virgil Suárez “Vega’s narrators are rarely sentimental, but their stories betray a deep concern and
Under the Bridge: Stories from the Border The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories love for people living precariously between two worlds. A fine, provocative addition for
1995, 256 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-143-6, $19.95
Jesús Salvador Treviño Latino and large general fiction collections.” —Library Journal
Bajo el puente: Relatos desde la frontera Bilingu
a The death of the family patriarch shatters the peace of the entire 1995, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-129-0, $9.95
Rosario Sanmiguel Title l
Torres clan and initiates waves of emotions that reveal unsavory Accelerated Reader Quiz #34992
English translation by John Pluecker A Fire in the Earth
2008, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-514-4, $14.95 realities the family prefers to ignore. In this collection of short stories by a noted film director and Marcos McPeek Villatoro
“A quiet but cumulatively affecting story. An insightful portrait writer, Treviño gives us an off-beat and, at times, raucous vision 1996, 506 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-094-1, $12.50
Set on the Texas-Mexico border, the seven stories in this collection interweave the op- of life in the barrio.
of families, in the shadow of death and exile, behaving with com- This moving novel captures the trials of El Salvador from the late 1800s through the
posing themes of solitude and connectedness, longing and privilege, fear and audacity,
mendable grace and compassion.” —Kirkus Reviews “Fabulous Sinkhole is a collection of stories set primarily in 1930s. Fast-paced yet poetic, this page-turner is a monument to the people of El Salvador.
all of which are juxtaposed on the boundary of self-awareness.
“[This] rich, mesmerizing novel celebrates the ties that bind Arroyo Grande, Texas, and each one is connected with the title
“This concise but potent collection . . . artfully explores what it means to be a woman of “El Salvador from 1870 through the 1930s is the setting for this sprawling populist mural
families together.” —Booklist story by a theme of accident versus coincidence. All of them
any nationality who finds herself caught in the maelstrom of society’s most contentious of a novel. An imaginative testimony on behalf of an entire people.” —Publishers Weekly
contain lively, accessible language and demonstrate the author’s
and compelling issues.” —Booklist very gifted sense for storytelling.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

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FICTION FICTION
The Holy Spirit of My Uncle’s Cojones Home Again A Wake in Ybor City To the Last Man I Slept with
Marcos McPeek Villatoro Jose Yglesias Jose Yglesias and All the Jerks Just Like Him
1999, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-283-9, $12.95 2002, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-354-6, $12.95 1998, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-248-8, $14.95 Gwendolyn Zepeda
It’s the summer of 1978 and sixteen-year-old Antonio “Tony” McCaugh has tried to commit When he moves back to Tampa, Pinpin, a retired novelist, soon finds himself snared in Originally published in 1963, this is the thirty-fifth anniversary 2004, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-406-2, $12.95
suicide. Rather than hire an expensive psychologist, Tony’s mother flies him to San Francisco the mire of family politics as he is dragged along on a bizarre and hilarious back-street edition of the classic that brought the author’s name to national Gwendolyn Zepeda’s first book is chock-full of sharp observa-
so Tony can spend the summer with his womanizing, pot-smoking, peyote-eating Uncle quest on a mission to rescue his misguided young grand-niece. prominence. With an introduction by the author’s son, Rafael tions in a narrative that jumps from personal essay to a parody
Jack. Hanging out with Jack, she believes, is guaranteed to shake Tony out of his depression. Yglesias, this highly autobiographical novel recounts three days of romance novels to inventive fiction. Weaving her exploration
The Kill Price in the life of a Cuban-American family in 1958 as they are con- of family life, love, the struggle for economic stability and the
“An excellent choice for public and academic libraries.” —COUNTERPOISE Jose Yglesias fronted by a series of crises. search for a personal creative space, Zepeda’s brash voice cuts at
2005, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-384-3, $14.95
The Moths and Other Stories “An adroit and gifted writer.” —The New York Times Book Review society’s stereotypes.
Helena María Viramontes Chock full of references to international politics, the arts scene and intimate relation- “Like its title, this book is often outrageous . . . and will very likely make you laugh out
1995 (Second Edition), 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1- ships, Yglesias dissects the end of a powerful friendship—between Jack Moreno and his Women Don’t Need to Write loud as Zepeda expounds.” —Bust
55885-138-2, $11.95 dying friend Wolf—and the remaking of a man. Raquel Puig Zaldívar
1998, 336 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-257-0, $13.95 “[A] brutally candid, laugh-out-loud, feminist barrio manifesto.” —San Antonio Current
Prejudice and the social and economic status of Chicanos form
the backdrop for these stories, but the central theme is the social The Old Gents This multi-generational family saga weaves the story of Rosa
and cultural values that shape women’s lives. Jose Yglesias Gerach, now looking back on her ninety-fifth birthday. This novel
1996, 176 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-161-0, $15.95 is a powerful panorama of a woman’s troubled, but ultimately
“A rich, challenging narrative that rewards the reader with
insight to the passions and torments that drive the characters.” It’s the last go-round for Germán Moran, an elderly writer with the courage to stare successful, voyage beyond mere survival to empowerment.
—Belles Lettres death in the eye, but who nevertheless bemoans the frailties and indignities of old age. “A sweetly affecting debut novel . . . an unpretentious feminine
His rival in the pursuit of a lovely young actress is a handsome, dashing, but insensi- tale of love and determination, refreshingly unsentimental.”
Brotherhood of Dolphins tive—and also very married—movie producer who happens to be his son. Populated
Ricardo Means Ybarra with lively and unforgettable characters from the New York art and literary scene, this —Kirkus Reviews
1997, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-215-0, $12.95 novel entertains and diverts us from the larger underlying, eternal questions about “Puig Zaldívar gives Rosa a voice and pen, and Rosa writes.” —The Miami Herald
Pete Escobedo is on the hunt for the arsonist of the Los Angeles Public Library, who death and dying.
may also be responsible for several grisly murders in Southern California. The trail takes “A gently droll valedictory . . . this is a shrewdly written, bittersweet work.”
him to the barrio of his youth, moving dangerously close to his old friend Sylvia, an —Kirkus Reviews
unorthodox Latina firefighter, and to Carmen, the woman he loves. An Orderly Life
“Graphic and vivid descriptions of barrio culture.” —Library Journal Jose Yglesias
2004, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-383-
“A humdinger of a mystery.” —Booklist 6, $12.95

Break-In
Jose Yglesias
With sharp dialogue and cutting wit, Yglesias offers a scathing
view of a group of friends and their descent from the idealism of
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1996, 232 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-095-8, $19.95 their youth into the cynicism of middle age. Astucias por heredar un sobrino a un tío The Vaquero in Black and Other Mysterious Folktales
Ex-Fire Chief Rudy Pardo comes home to find a young black man rifling through Fermin de Reygadas El vaquero de negro y otras leyendas misteriosas
his possessions, bringing out Rudy’s blatant racial prejudices. But as he grapples to Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Pedro García-Caro Alonso M. Perales
maneuver the scales of justice, he reluctantly allows himself to be drawn into a polarized 2015, ISBN: 978-1-61192-699-6, $9.99 2015, ISBN: 978-1-61192-700-9, $9.99
relationship with the bright, young burglar, risking the integrity of his fast-held biases. A comedy of family intrigue, Astucias por heredar un sobrino a un tío was the first scripted Witches, phantoms and other spooky creatures inhabit these stories drawn from
“A hard-won lesson in race relations and an appealing character study are the distin- Tristan and the Hispanics play to be performed in the West. This eBook edition makes the play available for the Mexican-American folklore. Star-crossed lovers mysteriously disappear; old women
guishing features of the absorbing and entertaining latest from the author.” Jose Yglesias first time in two centuries and contains an in-depth study of the play’s history, its author metamorphose into wicked owls; phantoms roam the countryside. This eBook edition
—Kirkus Reviews (Pointer Book) 2003, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-362-1, $12.95 and the political and social environment in Alta California when it was written in 1789. contains the original Spanish versions along with the author’s English translation.
Double Double In the sequel to Yglesias’ comic novel Home Again, Yale freshman Tristan Granados
Jose Yglesias is sent by his bourgeois Boston family to Tampa, Florida, to resolve his grandfather’s The “Calaveras” of Don Moisés Espino del Castillo
2000, 207 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-272-3, $12.95 estate as quickly as possible. Don Moisés Espino del Castillo
“A frequently funny and refreshingly down-to-earth novel that continues the story Edited by Ellen Riojas Clark and Sandra Galindo
In his fourth novel, Jose Yglesias takes on the iconic images and clichés of the 1960s:
begun in Yglesias’s last book, Home Again.” —Library Journal 2015, ISBN: 978-1-61192-698-9, $9.99
Black Panthers, third-world guerrilla movements, student riots, “consciousness-raising”
through drugs and sex, hippie communes and Flower Power. “Mr. Yglesias is a writer of considerable subtlety and perceptiveness, with a strong sense This collection of “calaveras,” folk poetry in the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead
of narrative form.” —The New York Review of Books celebrations, satirizes public figures, reminding them that their time on earth is limited
“Double Double presents a puzzle for which there are multiple interpretations at the
despite their fame. This volume also includes background information about this
same time as it evokes the atmosphere, passions and personages of the historical era.”
particular poetic genre, biographical information and interviews with Don Moisés and
—MultiCultural Review The Truth about Them analysis of the poetry. No one escaped Espino’s eye, including Richard Nixon, Fidel
“A highly original re-creation of an era.” Jose Yglesias Castro and Muhammad Ali! Compiled and edited by University of Texas at San Antonio
1999, 314 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-273-0, $12.95
—Richard Keenan, Critical Survey of Long Fiction professor Ellen Clark, this eBook contains Espino’s complete collection.
Yglesias focuses on a large Cuban-American clan that plants its roots in Florida in 1890.
The Guns in the Closet
Jose Yglesias
As the narrator, Pini, looks back over their history, he turns for an accounting of “the
truth” to a network of uncles, aunts and cousins who kept the family going through tri-
These eBooks are available from:
1996, 182 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-162-7, $11.95 als of social upheaval, the Great Depression and revolution.
Urbane, ironic, witty and original, these stories are classic Yglesias “The beautiful cast of vivid characters, episodic moments and bittersweet comic
narratives published in The New Yorker and other leading maga- warmth make the whole irresistibly appealing. This is Yglesias’ best novel and it’s good
zines over the course of the last twenty years of his life. to have it back.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Yglesias was an accomplished novelist who . . . used the story
form mainly to explore in miniature the themes that supported
the core graceful architecture of his novels.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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Teaching through Culture Jumping Off to Freedom There’s a Name for This Feeling: Stories Emilio
Strategies for Reading and Responding to Young Adult Literature Anilú Bernardo Hay un nombre para lo que siento: Cuentos Julia Mercedes Castilla
Joan Parker Webster Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 1997 Diane Gonzales Bertrand Named Editor’s Choice, Review of Texas Books, and included in the US Depart-
In an increasingly multicultural global community, teachers strive to bring Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura ment of Education’s Recommended Reading List
“Survival story fans and readers looking for breathtaking action will not be Winner, Writers’ League of Texas’ Middle Grade/Young Adult Discovery Prize
more culturally responsive materials to their classrooms. With this trailblaz- disappointed.” —Booklist Emilio and his family have just come from Central America to Houston, and
ing text, Joan Parker Webster provides instructors with the basic tools to Emilio feels out of place. Only when his teacher introduces him to the world
1996, 200 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-088-0, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
Teens deal with everything from grandparents suffering dementia to difficult
teach young adults Hispanic literature using tailored methods for implemen- of numbers does he begin to find himself. But there is danger even in that.
AR Quiz #35023 | ATOS 5.1 | ATOS IL: MG customers at a first job in this collection of short and accessible stories that are
tation. She has chosen exemplary narrative works by Anilú Bernardo, Diane
Gonzales Bertrand, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Floyd Martínez and Tomás Rivera. alternately amusing and poignant. “This book contains characterizations, story elements and themes that will
Loves Me, Loves Me Not “Teens across cultures will relate to the experiences shared in these stories [that]
resonate with immigrant youngsters.” —MultiCultural Review
2002, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-376-8, $16.95
Anilú Bernardo 1999, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-271-6, $9.95, Ages 8-12
should appeal to reluctant tween and teen readers.” —School Library Journal
Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 2000 and the AR Quiz #34994 | ATOS: 4.1 | ATOS IL: MG
Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest 2014, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-784-1, $10.95, Ages 11 & up
Alfred Avila; Edited by Kat Avila ALA’s 2000 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
“A story sure to please many romance readers.” —Booklist Strange Parents
“These 21 Mexican folk tales of the ‘new Southwest’ have one thing in com- Trino’s Choice Julia Mercedes Castilla
mon—they are uncommonly creepy. Short and punchy, these tales will be 1998, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-259-4, $9.95, Ages 11 & up Diane Gonzales Bertrand
easy to book talk, and the relaxed, conversational tone of the text lends itself AR Quiz #34995 | ATOS: 4.7 | ATOS IL: UG | LEXILE: 690L
Twelve-year-old Marisol is on a journey from Mexico to reunite with her par-
Named to the 2001-2002 Texas Lone Star Reading List and Recipient, Austin ents in Texas. But she finds herself living with strangers: a mother and father
to reading and telling aloud.” —Booklist
Writer’s League Teddy Award for Best Children’s Book she barely remembers and a brother who resents her intrusion in their lives.
Alicia’s Treasure Study G
Availabuide
1994, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-107-8, $9.95, Ages 11 & up Diane Gonzales Bertrand le Trino Olivares must decide which choices will impress his friends, and which This intriguing novel for young adults explores an all-too-common contem-
are best for him. porary issue—children separated from their parents, who are searching for
“Alicia’s account of her experience brims with the bracing flavors of the beach and the
Firefly Summer immediacy of each moment as it rolls in like a wave and breaks upon her.” —Booklist “This is a dramatic and realistic contemporary novel, in the tradition of Frank better lives and more opportunities.
Pura Belpré Bonham’s Durango Street and Walter Dean Myers’ Scorpions.” —Booklist
1996, 128 pages, Trade Paperback , ISBN: 978-1-55885-086-6, $7.95, Ages 8-12 2009, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-590-8, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series section for a Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edi-
complete description. AR Quiz #34990 | ATOS: 3.9 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 620L
tion, El dilema de Trino.
Quesadilla Moon
1997, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-180-1, $9.95, Ages 11 & up Close to the Heart 1999, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-268-6, $9.95, Ages 11 & up Gary Castillo
AR Quiz #35001 | ATOS 5.4 | ATOS IL: MG Diane Gonzales Bertrand AR Quiz #35007 | ATOS: 4.9 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 780L
As a young migrant worker, David daydreams of becoming a singer. When he
This fast-paced romance raises interesting issues about one woman’s struggle to learns about a competition at a local church, he finds the courage to go. Will
A Promise to Keep have it all and the complex role of cultural traditions in an ever-changing world. Trino’s Time
Mario Bencastro the people who believe in him help David overcome the obstacles he faces?
Diane Gonzales Bertrand
English translation by Susan Giersbach-Rascón 2002, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-319-5, $9.95, Ages 11 & up “Readers will appreciate David’s struggles and see racism with new eyes. Da-
Named to The New York Public Library’s Books For The Teen Age 2002 and the vid’s triumphs will warm hearts as he reconciles with both family and talent.”
Teenage Sergio has lived in Los Angeles since the age of six when he im- Latino Literary Hall of Fame for Best Young Adult Fiction
migrated from Central America with his family. But when his grandfather’s The F Factor —MultiCultural Review
last wish is to be buried in his native soil, Sergio goes back to El Salvador on a Diane Gonzales Bertrand In the sequel to Trino’s Choice, Trino finds himself even more alone and must
learn that there are times in a man’s life when he has to help himself. 2007, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-433-8, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
dangerous mission fraught with unexpected disasters. Javier Avila has been chosen as his school’s first anchorman for televised
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edi- announcements. A busy honor student, he is afraid to fail publicly. So when “This story has high interest and a quick pace with realistic dialogue, includ-
Riding Low on the Streets of Gold
tion, Viaje a la tierra del abuelo. everyone watches him on screen, will they see the face of a fraud? ing suitably placed Spanish words and phrases. Characters are likeable and
Latino Literature for Young Adults
carefully drawn . . . [a] well-written sequel.” —School Library Journal
2005, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-457-4, $9.95, Ages 11 & up “The fears about success and failure ring true . . . [A] realistically positive Edited by Judith Ortiz Cofer
portrayal of a Hispanic community.” —School Library Journal Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edi-
tion, El momento de Trino. This beautiful collection gathers a wealth of stories and poems that are stud-
Can You See Me Now? 2010, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-598-4, $12.95, Ages 11 & up ded with the challenges of negotiating identity and learning to love the bodies
Estela Bernal AR Quiz #138454 | ATOS: 5.1 | ATOS IL: MG+ | LEXILE: 780L 2001, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-317-1, $9.95, Ages 11 & up and worlds in which young adults find themselves.
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On Amanda’s thirteenth birthday, her father is killed by a drunk driver and “[A] vibrant collection . . . Teens of all cultural backgrounds will find much to
her mother retreats into work, leaving Amanda with her grandmother and Lessons of the Game connect with and contemplate in these rich offerings.” —Booklist
Diane Gonzales Bertrand Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales
making her feel as if she has lost both parents. Viola Canales
Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 2000 2003, 207 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-380-5, $14.95, Ages 11 & up
“The quick pace and distinctive characters make for a smooth, well-crafted read. In these coming-of-age stories, Canales introduces the reader to the cultural
Middle grade readers should respond to this tender story of learning to connect Student teacher Kaylene Morales has a surprise reunion with Alex Garrison, a traditions of a border community: homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the
fellow instructor. While becoming immersed in enjoyable scenes, readers find
Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance
with others through open eyes and an open heart.” —Kirkus Reviews celebration of the day of the three Magi and a carousel of unique saints. of a Puerto Rican Childhood
themselves pondering dilemmas: the conflicts between athletic and academic
“Cultural traditions come alive in the stories.” —Hispanic Judith Ortiz Cofer
2014, 200 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-783-4, $10.95, Ages 11 & up demands and between professional duties and personal aspirations.
“The Hispanic setting and characters help fill a void in YA romance.” —Booklist 2001, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-332-4, $9.95, Ages 11 & up Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 1991; Recipi-
Fitting In Study G AR Quiz #60440 | ATOS: 6.1 | ATOS IL: MG ent, PEN-Martha Albrand Special Citation in Nonfiction; and Recipient, 1990
Availabuide 1998, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-245-7, $9.95, Ages 11 & up Pushcart Prize
Anilú Bernardo le
AR Quiz #35013 | ATOS: 5.4 | ATOS IL: UG
Desert Passage Cofer’s award-winning collection of prose recalls her childhood spent shut-
Winner, 1997 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, and Recipient, 1997 P.S. Carrillo
Skipping Stones Honor Award Sweet Fifteen tling between the island of her birth and New Jersey.
Diane Gonzales Bertrand On a journey across the desert to join their family in New Mexico, cousins “For young readers, this is a delightful, thoughtful assessment of bicultural,
This award-winning collection of stories depicts spunky Cuban-American Miguel and Ramón confront danger on remote highways, but also find them-
protagonists navigating the uncertain waters of adolescence in Miami. Named to the Chicago Public Schools 2001 Recommended Reading List bilingual life.” —Booklist
selves on a voyage of self-discovery. They encounter people and places that
“The stories do speak with a lively authentic accent about the angst of bicul- A compelling coming-of-age novel unfolds against the backdrop of a tradi- help them understand the endless possibilities their futures hold. Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edi-
tion, Bailando en silencio: Escenas de una niñez puertorriqueña.
tural, female adolescence.” —Booklist tional quinceañera celebration. “Definitely a ‘guy book’ with a strong male-bonding subtext that should ap-
peal to boys, who will enjoy Ramón and Miguel’s desert adventures.” 1991, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-015-6, $12.95, Ages 11 & up
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edi- “Ethnic values are honestly portrayed in this sincere novel. Many admirable
tion, Quedando bien. AR Quiz #20913 | ATOS: 7.2 | ATOS Spanish: 7.2 | ATOS IL: UG
virtues are woven throughout the chapters.” —School Library Journal —Kirkus Reviews
2005, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-437-6, $9.95, Ages 11 & up 1995, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-133-7, $9.95, Ages 11 & up 2008, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-517-5, $10.95, Ages 11 & up
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The Year of Our Revolution Border Crossing Chicken Foot Farm Lorenzo’s Revolutionary Quest
Judith Ortiz Cofer Maria Colleen Cruz Anne Estevis Lila Guzmán and Rick Guzmán
Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 1999 and An extraordinary find in her grandmother’s room propels Ceci on an odyssey Finalist, Texas Institute of Letters 2008 Literary Awards “[An] exciting sequel to Lorenzo’s Secret Mission . . . Espionage, romance and
Recipient, 1999 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People that leads her on the trail of discovery. mystery enhance the account of possible events in the Revolutionary War.”
In these poignant images of a time and place long gone, Estevis sketches a
“The story of her journey is well-told and rich with fine descriptive detail.” —School Library Journal
This landmark collection of poetry, fiction, fable and essay presents a kaleido- tight-knit, Mexican-American community on the cusp of a new way of life as
scopic vision of growing up as seen through the eyes of young women. —Houston Chronicle tractors replace mules and science competes with superstitious beliefs. 2003, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-392-8, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
“[Ceci’s] first-person contemporary narrative is also fast, funny and touching, LEXILE: 680L
“Sophisticated and lyrical . . . it will also be a wonderful reading experience “Estevis’s delightful book isn’t only for young people; it’s a gift for families to
for literate teens able to savor the author’s use of language.” —Booklist and her search for family roots and her discovery of what her dad wants to share.” —School Library Journal
forget . . . will spark discussion.” —Booklist Lorenzo’s Secret Mission
“For mature teenagers there is wisdom aplenty in this radiant collection.” 2008, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-505-2, $10.95, Ages 11 & up Lila Guzmán and Rick Guzmán
—Publishers Weekly 2003, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-405-5, $9.95, Ages 11 & up AR Quiz #123847 | ATOS: 5.1 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 810L
AR Quiz #78941 | ATOS: 4.3 | ATOS IL: MG Second Place Winner, 2003 Arizona Literary Contest and Book Awards
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edi-
tion, El año de nuestra revolución: Cuentos y poemas. From Amigos to Friends Fifteen-year-old Lorenzo Bannister joins a flatboat operation delivering sup-
The Ice Dove and Other Stories Pelayo “Pete” Garcia plies to George Washington’s army, leading from the docks of New Orleans to
1998, 116 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-224-2, $16.95, Ages 11 & up Diane de Anda the battlefields of the American Revolution.
This poignant tale charts the rude awakening from innocence and leisure
This poignant collection of stories celebrates the importance of each person’s experienced by a group of boys at the outset of the Cuban Revolution. “Highly recommended for its sweeping narrative, its realistic and energetic
The Tall Mexican: The Life of Hank Aguirre, unique talents. The young protagonists gain the respect of others by sharing style and its unexpected and somewhat startling conclusion.”
All-Star Pitcher, Businessman, Humanitarian the fruits of their individuality. 1997, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-207-5, $7.95, Ages 11 & up —School Library Journal
Bob Copley “In four strongly upbeat stories, Hispanic American children find strength in 2001, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-341-6, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
With 16 pages of photos, glossary, and index their loving extended families . . . children will enjoy the warm celebration of Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys AR Quiz #60436 | ATOS: 4.8 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 690L
cultures.” —Booklist Xavier Garza
Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 1999
Hank Aguirre had a vibrant major-league career that ran from 1955 to 1971. 1997, 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-189-4, $7.95, Ages 8-12 The stories in this collection curdle with the creepy and crawling characters of Across the Great River
AR Quiz #35011 | ATOS: 5.3 | ATOS IL: MG traditional folklore. Irene Beltrán Hernández
Upon retiring from the game, he founded a multimillion-dollar auto-accesso-
ries company, employing more than a thousand people and bringing renewed “Adults should seize this opportunity for families to come together in the “The story is an affecting coming-of-age tale.” —Booklist
hope to inner-city Detroit. The Immortal Rooster and Other Stories spirit of good old-fashioned storytelling.” —El Paso Times
1989, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-96-5, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
Diane de Anda AR Quiz #34991 | ATOS: 4.3 | ATOS IL: MG
“Descriptions of the subject’s childhood are rich in detail and the baseball 2004, 80 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-410-9, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
highlights . . . give a vivid sense of the game during the 1960s.” —Booklist The title story of this delightful new collection is a tale of nature in conflict
2000, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-294-5, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
with modern surroundings. Must we give up the magic of wilderness to live A So-Called Vacation Heartbeat Drumbeat
in the cities and suburbs? All of de Anda’s tales, in fact, are parables of pain Genaro González Irene Beltrán Hernández
AR Quiz #31172 | ATOS: 8.2 | ATOS IL: UG
and joy, disappointment and celebration.
Two brothers are horrified when their father suggests that they spend the Finalist, 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award
Windows into My World: Latino Youth Write Their Lives “Young characters bask in the warmth of family and community; they grow in
summer in California doing field work for extra money. It’s only when a trip This story set in the multicultural American Southwest is rich in descriptions
Edited by Sarah Cortez beauty and confidence with love and careful nurturing that they receive.”
to Disneyland is offered that they ultimately agree to the “vacation.” of Native-American and Mexican coming-of-age rituals.
Introduction by Virgil Suárez —MultiCultural Review
“This breakthrough novel offers a realistic view of the contemporary migrant 1992, 134 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-052-1, $9.50, Ages 11 & up
Recipient, 2008 Skipping Stones Honor Award “A delightful anthology of five ‘slice-of-life’ stories with a lyrical prose style.”
scene, along with complex truths about race and class.” —Booklist
—Children’s Bookwatch
“Cortez’s collection of essays evokes powerful images of a segment of society The Secret of Two Brothers
1999, 72 pages, Trade Paperback , ISBN: 978-1-55885-278-5, $9.95, Ages 8-12 2009, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-545-8, $10.95, Ages 14 & up
struggling to find its place despite language barriers, cultural differences and Irene Beltrán Hernández
historical challenges. It should be a must-read book in every high school AR Quiz #35016 | ATOS: 5.5 | ATOS IL: MG
senior-level English class due to its thought provoking subject matter.” The Making of a Civil Rights Leader Nominated to the ALA’s Annual List of Recommended Reading for Reluctant
—San Antonio Express-News Pillars of Gold and Silver José Angel Gutiérrez Young Adult Readers, Quick Picks 1997
Beatriz de la Garza Foreword by Henry A. J. Ramos In a poor Hispanic neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, two brothers fight to survive.
“This collection illuminates both the familiar coming-of-age experiences that Refer to the Hispanic Civil Rights Series section for a complete description.
transcend cultural differences and the moments that are unique to Latinos in Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 1999 “This book should find a wide audience, including reluctant readers.”—Booklist
the States.” —School Library Journal 2005, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-451-2, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
After the death of her father, Blanca Estela and her mother spend the summer 1995, 184 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-142-9, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
2007, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-482-6, $14.95, Ages 16 & up in Revilla, an old town in northern Mexico where Blanca’s grandmother lives. AR Quiz #35014 | ATOS: 5.1 | ATOS IL: UG
We Won’t Back Down: Severita Lara’s
“A quiet novel of place . . . [it] offers readers the opportunity to experience Rise from Student Leader to Mayor
Hispanic culture and family love.” —Houston Chronicle José Angel Gutiérrez
The Throwaway Piece
You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens Foreword by Henry A. J. Ramos Jo Ann Yolanda Hernández
Edited by Sarah Cortez 1997, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-206-8, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
Refer to the Hispanic Civil Rights Series section for a complete description. Winner, 2007 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Named to The New
Introduction by James Blasingame AR Quiz #34998 | ATOS: 6.3 | ATOS IL: MG
York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 2007; and Winner, University of
Finalist, 2012 International Latino Book Award 2005, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-459-8, $9.95, Ages 11 & up California, Irvine’s Chicano / Latino Literary Prize
Don’t Spit On My Corner
The teens featured in these stories deal with situations typical to all young Mike Durán Jewel wasn’t always a “state kid,” but her mother sends her away to please her
adults, including first sexual encounters, problems with family and friends,
Lorenzo and the Turncoat latest boyfriend. When Jewel’s life takes a turn for the better, she must choose
This is a fresh new version of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks— Lila Guzmán and Rick Guzmán between taking care of her mother and doing what’s best for herself.
academic and personal aspirations. But they also deal with every kind of
thrilling situation imaginable. Authors include Mario Acevedo, Alicia Gaspar East L.A. in Durán’s case. Durán has been able to preserve and communicate Lorenzo’s latest adventure finds him living and working in New Orleans and
the particular language, motivation and pride of youth headed in the direc- “This [novel] will become one that passes from hand to hand among teen
de Alba, Diana López, and Manuel Ramos. planning a future with his fiancée. But when she is kidnapped, Lorenzo joins girls.” —KLIATT
tion of social and psychological harm. the Spanish Army to attack the Red Coats in Baton Rouge.
“This excellent collection gives faces to Latino teens in a most original way.” “Characters are candidly depicted in intimate and private moments . . . The
—Booklist (Starred Review) 1992, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-042-2, $9.50, Ages 11 & up
“Historical characters and settings are mixed in for an exciting, as well as author builds suspense . . . [it] is satisfying in its conclusion.”
AR Quiz #35019 | ATOS: 5.3 | ATOS IL: UG
educational read.” —Today’s Catholic —School Library Journal
“Cortez complements her adult level Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery
(2009) with 18 new tales featuring teen characters and concerns. Overall, a 2006, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-471-0, $9.95, Ages 11 & up 2006, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-353-9, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
consistent, well-crafted collection.” —Kirkus Reviews LEXILE: 630L | ATOS IL: LG AR Quiz #108531 | ATOS: 4 | ATOS IL: UG
2011, 320 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-692-9, $16.95, Ages 11 and up
AR Quiz #144734 | ATOS: 5.1 | ATOS IL: UG

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White Bread Competition A Good Place for Maggie The Orlando Cepeda Story My Own True Name
Jo Ann Yolanda Hernández Ofelia Dumas Lachtman Bruce Markusen New and Selected Poems for Young Adults, 1984-1999
Commended Title, 1997 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Litera- Pat Mora
When Maggie hopes to reconnect with the memories of her late father during Tracing Cepeda’s rise to fame, his plummet to prison, and his election to Line drawings by Anthony Accardo
ture, and Second Place, University of California, Irvine’s Chicano/Latino Literary a visit with her grandfather, she is drawn into a battle over the progress that the Hall of Fame, Markusen offers a compelling portrait of an outstanding
Prize—Best Collection of Short Stories she detests and the pitfalls of life in an isolated town. Soon, Maggie begins to player. Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 2001 and the
The picturesque city of San Antonio, Texas, with its rich Mexican-American question her own need to escape the problems she has left in Los Angeles. Texas Library Association’s 2000-2001 Tayshas High School Reading List
“[This is] the bittersweet tale of the slugging Giants and Cardinals first base-
culture, provides the ideal backdrop for the linked stories in this collection “This novel portrays a group of teens who work to change the world around man, whose brilliant career became tainted by a series of legal problems that Using the cactus plant as her metaphor for existence, Pat Mora has selected
about a young girl—the first Latina—to win her school’s spelling bee. them . . . this is an enjoyable read.” —School Library Journal kept him out of the Hall of Fame for years.” —USA Today poems for young adults grouped into “Blooms,” “Thorns” and “Roots.”
1997, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-210-5, $9.95, Ages 11 & up 2002, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-372-0, $9.95, Ages 11 & up “It should appeal to sports fans and might provide food for thought for young “The rich, symbolic imagery, raw emotion and honesty will appeal to mature
AR Quiz #35005 | ATOS: 4.4 | ATOS IL: MG AR Quiz #65347 | ATOS: 4.1 | ATOS IL: UG readers.” —VOYA teens.” —Booklist

Fat No More: A Teenager’s Victory over Obesity 2001, 146 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-333-1, $16.95, Ages 11 & up “She has chosen poems with themes that are accessible to, yet challenging for
Leticia’s Secret AR Quiz #58069 | ATOS 7 | ATOS IL: UG teens.” —School Library Journal
Alberto Hidalgo-Robert Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Included in Bank Street College of Education’s 2013 Best Children’s Books 2000, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-292-1, $11.95, Ages 11 & up
This intriguing, fast-paced novel traces the blossoming relationship between Versos sencillos / Simple Verses AR Quiz #47265 | ATOS: 5.9 | ATOS IL: UG
of the Year Bilingu
young Rosario Silva and her enigmatic cousin Leticia. As Rosario and Leticia José Martí a
Title l
begin to share more and more, Rosario learns her cousin’s shocking secret. English translation by Manuel A. Tellechea
“A timely account of a teen’s success in losing weight and improving his health. The Ghostly Rider and Other Chilling Stories
Hidalgo-Robert describes in a conversational style how he became so heavy. 1997, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-209-9, $7.95, Ages 8-12 Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series section for a Hernán Moreno-Hinojosa
An honest, emotional and realistic personal narrative. A good choice for self- AR Quiz #34989 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS IL: MG complete description.
help reading or as a discussion book, this is a worthy motivational resource.” Moreno-Hinojosa threads together timeless cuentos viejos, stories told by
1997, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-204-4, $12.95, Ages 11 & up
—School Library Journal the fire before the television captured imaginations in visual images. These
Looking for La Única chilling tales transport the reader to another place and time, when shadows
2012, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-745-2, $16.95, Ages 11 & up Ofelia Dumas Lachtman Spirits of the High Mesa drifted across an unlit countryside.
ATOS Quiz #155077 | ATOS 5.9 | ATOS IL: UG | LEXILE: 790L
While visiting a local guitar shop, Monica overhears a heated argument between Floyd Martínez
“The Ghostly Rider has something to scare everyone. It’s sure to be a favorite
a father and son. They have lost La Única, a precious family heirloom, and Honor Book, 1998 Pura Belpré Award, and Commended Title, 1997 Américas
Bloodline among middle-graders, who love to scare themselves and each other at
Monica is the chief suspect. In this, the sequel to The Summer of El Pintor, Lacht- Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Joe Jiménez sleepovers and camp outs.” —Heartland Reviews
man once again serves up an engaging mystery with a slice of teenage life.
High school student Abraham struggles with a deep-seated rage, his
“The story is one that could be told about almost any part of rural America— 2003, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-400-0, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
family’s refusal to talk about the violence that has plagued it and what it
2004, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-412-3, $9.95, Ages 11 & up the blessing and the curse of being opened to the world with the coming of
means to be a man. Does a boy need a father to become a good man? Is electrification, roads and industry.” —Houston Chronicle
The Summer of El Pintor Julian Nava: My Mexican-American Journey
it in his DNA to be bad? 1997, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-198-6, $9.95, Ages 11 & up Julian Nava
Ofelia Dumas Lachtman AR Quiz #35010 | ATOS: 5.1 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 740L
“Jiménez explores shades of manhood and all it entails with a deft, Foreword by Henry A. J. Ramos
poetic hand.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review When Monica discovers a mysterious letter, she is drawn into a web of ques-
Nava’s autobiography traces his experiences on the front-lines of urban
tions surrounding the disappearance of her neighbor, El Pintor. Monica soon In Nueva York education and politics while simultaneously building a successful career as a
“Joe Jiménez’s writing has astonished me and made me sit up and pay believes the man holds the secret to her mother’s past. Nicholasa Mohr
attention since the first time I heard him read his work out loud. He university professor celebrated throughout the United States, Mexico, Puerto
continues to make me yearn to hear what he has to say in a voice that is “Fast-paced, poignant and vivid, with an appealing romantic side plot, this up- Winner, School Library Journal’s 1977 Best Book for Young Adults, and Winner, Rico, Colombia and Spain.
at once masculine, tender, brave and beautiful. I am his longtime fan.” lifting novel is sure to captivate readers looking for a swift, satisfying pleasure 1977 Notable Trade Book Award
read.” —Booklist 2002, 234 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-351-5, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
—Sandra Cisneros, poet, essayist, novelist “A collection of short, interlocking stories that depicts, vividly, sympatheti-
2001, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-327-0, $9.95, Ages 11 & up cally and with wry good humor, life in one of New York City’s Puerto Rican . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra Spanish
2016, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-828-2, $11.95, Ages 13 & up AR Quiz #54651 | ATOS: 4.7 | ATOS IL: UG communities.” —The New York Times Book Review
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“These moving, interconnected stories . . . mix humor and pathos in depicting
The Trouble with Tessa the lives of Puerto Rican-Americans on New York’s poverty stricken Lower
This classic novel in the original Spanish is about a Mexican-American family’s life
Call Me Consuelo Ofelia Dumas Lachtman as migrant workers during the 1950s, as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
Ofelia Dumas Lachtman East Side. Mohr’s characters are warm and believable.”—School Library Journal
Convinced that she has a magic touch, Tessa sets off to resolve the problems Refer to Fiction section for information on the new bilingual
1993, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-78-1, $10.95, Ages 11 & up edition, . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra / . . . And the Earth Did Not Devour Him.
Named to the 1999 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Master List and The in her life. But when she casts a spell that she wishes she could take back, LEXILE: 580L
New York Public Library’s Books For The Teen Age 1999 Tessa fears that her “secret powers” are spinning out of control. 1996, 120 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-151-1, $7.95, Ages 11 & up
AR Quiz #20912 | ATOS Spanish: 4.8 | ATOS IL: UG
Intrigue and danger weave a web around young Consuelo as she is thrust into “This is an enjoyable story.” —KLIATT Nilda
a new life in unfamiliar surroundings and a mystery that begs to be resolved. Nicholasa Mohr
“This book features a likable, spunky heroine of Mexican descent who is sur- ¡Aplauso! Hispanic Children’s Theater
“A satisfying adventure story for all young people.” —School Library Journal rounded by a well-drawn cast of family and friends.” —Kirkus Reviews Named Outstanding Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Edited by Joe Rosenberg
1997, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-187-0, $9.95, Ages 8-12
and Best Book of 1973 by the American Library Association
2005, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-448-2, $9.95, Ages 8-12 This noted director of the award-winning Bilingual Theater has collected a
AR Quiz #35009 | ATOS English 3.7 | ATOS IL: MG AR Quiz #88862 | ATOS: 4.1 | ATOS IL: LG Nicholasa Mohr’s classic novel about life as an immigrant in New York City selection of successfully staged and critically acclaimed Hispanic plays for
offers a poignant look at one young girl’s experiences. Issues of race, religion children in English, Spanish and bilingual formats.
The Girl from Playa Blanca The Truth about Las Mariposas and machismo are realistically and movingly depicted in this groundbreaking
Ofelia Dumas Lachtman Ofelia Dumas Lachtman coming-of-age novel that was one of the first by a Latina author to be hailed 1995 (2nd ed), 276 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-127-6, $12.95, 11 & up

Elena and her little brother leave their Mexican seaside village to find their “With a spirited teen heroine girls can readily identify with and a suspense- by the mainstream media.
father, who has suddenly disappeared in the masses of immigrants attempting filled story line that holds attention throughout, young adult readers will find
Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from Beyond
“What makes the book remarkable is the richness of detail and the aching Bailando con el diablo y otros cuentos del más allá
to make a living in Los Angeles. another great read in this latest book by Lachtman.” —Today’s Catholic sense of a child’s feelings. Sad, funny, fascinating and honest, it will appeal to René Saldaña, Jr. Bilingu
adults as well as children.” —The New York Times Book Review a
“It’s hard to imagine a teen who wouldn’t enjoy this and that’s significant be- “Staying true to the young Latina’s viewpoint, the story offers a lively mix of work, friend- Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Title l
cause all the major players are Hispanic . . . Enough aspects of Elena’s Mexican ship, family and romance that add texture to the gripping, surprising mystery.” —Booklist 2011, 259 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-696-7, $12.95, 11 & up
“Saldaña faithfully gives new life to the spooky folklore of the South and
culture are interwoven with the action to provide enlightenment.” —Booklist AR Quiz #35021 | ATOS: 4.5 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 660L
2007, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-494-9, $9.95, Ages 11 & up makes the tales fresh for today’s adolescent readers.
1995, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-149-8, $9.95, Ages 11 & up AR Quiz #143658 | ATOS: 4.6 | ATOS IL: MG| LEXILE: 700L —Booklist
AR Quiz #35020 | ATOS: 4.4 | ATOS IL: MG
2012, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-744-5, $9.95, Ages 11 & up
LEXILE: 810L | LEXILE Spanish: 750L

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PIÑATA BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS Roosevelt High School Series
A Good Long Way Alamo Wars by Gloria L. Velásquez
René Saldaña, Jr. Ray Villareal
Finalist, 2011 PEN Center Award; Honorable Mention, Foreword Reviews’ “Villareal takes on several important themes including illegal immigration, Ages 11 and up
2010 Book of the Year Award; Finalist, Texas Institute of Letters Award, Young bullying, parent / teacher relationships and bilingualism. Ultimately, many
Adult Book; Honor Book, 2011 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People of the characters—and readers—learn that there can be more than one truth,
“A beautiful novel about a day in the lives of working class families. This is an im- more than one point of view.” —School Library Journal
portant and honest work of art.” —Matt de la Peña, author of We Were Here 2008, 194 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-513-7, $10.95, Ages 11 & up Ankiza Teen Angel
AR Quiz #123846 | ATOS: 4.4 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 650L
2010, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-607-3, $10.95, Ages 11 & up When two popular students begin to date, they’re When Celia meets Nicky, a boy who could pass for a TV
AR Quiz #142332 | ATOS: 5 | ATOS IL: UG | LEXILE: 780L surprised by the unexpected reactions of some of their star, she is infatuated. But when Nicky discards her and
Body Slammed!
Ray Villareal
friends to their interracial relationship. Celia discovers she is pregnant, problems spiral around
The Almost Murder and Other Stories her. With the help of her older sister Juanita, Celia tries
Theresa Saldaña “Villareal tells a taut and believeable story about a young man’s coming-of-age “[Her] books are among the few in literature for young
adults where the characters are multiracial; she shows to deal with the results of her infatuation.
“This collection of introspective stories offers a glimpse into the lives of and the choices he must make. The material about professional wrestling will
young, urban Latinas. Tackling topics such as alcoholism, domestic violence be of special interest to boy readers.” —Booklist African Americans, Puerto Ricans, Chicanos and Chica- “The characters and situations are true to life . . . This
and obesity, each story manages to be realistic and hopeful.” —Kirkus Reviews nas developing strong friendships and supporting each book would be an excellent choice for classroom discus-
2012, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-749-0, $11.95, Ages 11 & up
ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 730L other.” —Frances Ann Day, author of sions and for reading groups.” —VOYA
2008, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-507-6, $10.95, Ages 11 & up
Latina and Latino Voices in Literature “[This is] one of the best young adult novels on the
A Fighting Chance Don’t Call Me Hero
 2000, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-309-6, $9.95 market today. It is difficult, hopeful, and loving.”
Ray Villareal AR Quiz #47660 | ATOS: 6.2 | ATOS IL: UG —New Pages
Claudia Meléndez Salinas
“Rawly learns who his real friends are and the difference between comic-book
“In this contemporary story, two California teens from different social classes 2003, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-391-1, $9.95
and ethnicities fall in love and struggle with the complications that arise. Mexican
and real-world heroes. A good story with some unexpected twists.” Juanita Fights the School Board AR Quiz #85593 | ATOS: 5.7 | ATOS IL: UG
—Kirkus Reviews
American Miguel, 18, lives in a poor Latino barrio and he is dating Britney, 16, a rich When Juanita’s dreams of being the first in her family to
girl from Pebble Beach. The ghostly presence of Miguel’s dead great-grandmother 2011, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-711-7, $10.95, Ages 11 & up graduate from high school are thwarted by an expulsion, Tommy Stands Alone
adds a bit of magical realism to this Rocky-meets-Romeo and Juliet tale, and the AR Quiz #148164 | ATOS: 4.6 | ATOS IL: MG+
she enlists the help of a lawyer and the school counselor Tommy struggles with his sexual orientation—a conflict
Spanish phrases used throughout lend authenticity. This is a story filled with diverse
characters and a realistic but hopeful ending.” —Booklist My Father, the Angel of Death to fight discrimination. made more difficult by his Hispanic family’s traditional
Ray Villareal 1994, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-115-3, $9.95 expectations.
2015, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-818-3, $10.95, Ages 11 & up
AR Quiz #35017 | ATOS: 4.4 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 740L
LEXILE: 810L Named to The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 2007 “Velásquez has written an engaging story that will help
“Its appeal to its intended audience should be a smack-down.” teens, gay and straight, to better understand the conse-
Feminist and Abolitionist: The Story of Emilia Casanova —School Library Journal Maya’s Divided World quences of homophobia.” —Booklist
Virginia Sánchez-Korrol Maya’s life receives an unwelcome jolt and begins to
2006, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-466-6, $9.95, Ages 11 & up 1995, 136 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-147-4, $9.95
Raised in an elite, slave-holding Cuban family, Emilia Casanova spent most of her life AR Quiz #110738 | ATOS: 5 | ATOS IL: MG+ | LEXILE: 750L unravel when her parents announce their impending AR Quiz #47862 | ATOS: 5.1 | ATOS IL: UG
fighting for Cuba’s freedom from Spain and the black man’s freedom from servitude. divorce.
Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series section for a On the Other Side of the Bridge Tommy Stands Tall
Ray Villareal “The author does a nice job of giving readers a window
complete description.
into the culture and providing some positive role models.” In this sequel to Tommy Stands Alone, Tommy, a senior
2013, 239 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-765-0, $12.95, Ages 11 & up “Villareal paints a believable picture of what can happen to a family when a crisis hits —Booklist at Roosevelt High School, starts a Gay Straight Alli-
and how such events can ripple throughout every aspect of an adolescent’s life.”
1995, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-131-3, $9.95 ance Club to raise awareness and seek equality for gay
The Witches of Ruidoso —Kirkus Reviews
AR Quiz #35006 | ATOS: 4.6 | ATOS IL: MG students.
John Sandoval 2014, 227 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-802-2, $11.95, Ages 11 & up
LEXILE: 810L 2013, 118 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-778-0, $9.95
A mystical coming-of-age novel for young adults that’s set in a time and place long gone. Rina’s Family Secret
“Elegiac, elegant and understated, Sandoval’s short novel about a boy’s first love,
set in the 1890s in Ruidoso, New Mexico, is a beauty to behold.” —Mamiverse
Who’s Buried in the Garden? When an abusive situation at home reaches a crisis Tyrone’s Betrayal
Ray Villareal point, young Rina takes matters into her own hands.
2013, 108 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-766-7, $12.95, Ages 14 & up
Tyrone must deal with his feelings of anger and betrayal
Winner, Los Angeles USD’s Westchester Fiction Award; Finalist, Foreword Re- “Informative and believable enough to aid readers in as the son of an alcoholic, absentee father while strug-
LEXILE: 1010L
views’ 2010 Book of the Year Award similar situations and well-written enough to entertain gling to fulfill his dream of attending college.
Roll Over, Big Toben “This story of three Latino boys with Stephen King-ish imaginations ought to and enlist the compassion of those who aren’t.” “This book will hold teens’ attention, especially reluc-
Victor Sandoval find a wide audience.” —Kirkus Reviews —Kirkus Reviews tant readers.” —School Library Journal
After the death of his father, David’s life in Little Arroyo becomes a struggle as 2009, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-546-5, $10.95, Ages 11 & up
1998, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-233-4, $9.95
he is forced to decide between his loyalty to his gang and his own future. AR Quiz # 131605 | ATOS: 4.1 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 630L “The credible characters along with the well-developed
AR Quiz #35008 | ATOS: 5.1 | ATOS IL: MG
plot also make for entertaining and inspiring reading.
“One hopes Sandoval’s overriding message resonates far and wide.”
—Washington Post Book World
Walking Stars [This series] provides not only positive role models but
Victor Villaseñor Rudy’s Memory Walk also constructive ideas for resolving social and cultural
2003, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-401-7, $9.95, Ages 11 & up These stories brim with a cast of extraordinary characters who are able to Rudy juggles everything going on in his senior year at issues often facing multiracial teens.” —VOYA
affect change in their lives and the world around them by relying on their Roosevelt High School, including a relationship with his 2006, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-465-9, $9.95
Hispanic, Female and Young: An Anthology bravery, strength and faith in themselves. girlfriend, decisions about college and his grandmoth- AR Quiz #110766 | ATOS: 5.5 | ATOS IL: UG
Edited by Phyllis Tashlik er’s recent Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
“Legend and fact coexist happily in this spiritually rich collection of stories . . .
Named to the American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association’s 1995 this literary collage is both original and moving.” —Publishers Weekly “Educational and compelling, the novel raises teenagers’
Quick Picks for Young Adults and The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 1995 Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edi- awareness on [Alzheimer’s].” —Kirkus Reviews
“While their work speaks directly to those who share this culture, this collec- tion, Estrellas peregrinas: Cuentos de magia y poder.
tion showcases works that both encompass and transcend ethnicity.” —Booklist 2003, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-394-2, $10.95, Ages 11 & up 2009, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-593-9, $9.95
AR Quiz #35002 | ATOS: 5.6 | ATOS IL: UG | LEXILE: 980L
1994, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-080-4, $14.95, Ages 11 & up

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BILINGUAL “FLIP” BOOKS FOR MIDDLE READERS BILINGUAL “FLIP” BOOKS FOR MIDDLE READERS
The Ruiz Street Kids A School Named for Someone Like Me The Donkey Lady Fights La Llorona and Other Stories The Case of the Pen Gone Missing: A Mickey Rangel Mystery
Los muchachos de la calle Ruiz Una escuela con un nombre como el mío La señora Asno se enfrenta a la Llorona y otros cuentos El caso de la pluma perdida: Colección Mickey Rangel,
Diane Gonzales Bertrand Diana Dávila-Martínez Xavier Garza detective privado
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Named to the 2016-17 Tejas Star Reading List, included in 2016 Southwest Books of the Year René Saldaña, Jr.
Recipient, 2007 Skipping Stones Honor Award; Named to the 2007-2008 Tejas This is the story of how the Jaime Dávila Elementary School received its Lorito Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel
“Older middle-grade readers will find these Latin-American horror stories Audiobooks
Star Reading List; and Winner, 2007 Int’l Latino Book Award—Best YA Fiction name, weaving Jaime’s accomplishments with anecdotes that demonstrate deliciously short but spooky.”—Kirkus Reviews Named to the 2010-2011 Tejas Star Reading List
Filled with humor and mystery, the Ruiz Street kids’ adventures unfold as rich family traditions and his desire to help the Hispanic community.
2015, 166 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-816-9, $9.95, Ages 11 & up “[The] well-crafted translation into Spanish maintains the suspense and
they try to understand the peculiar new kid on the block named David. “This inspiring biography is clearly and succinctly told.” —School Library Journal AR Quiz #| ATOS: | ATOS Spanish: | ATOS IL: |LEXILE: 610L | LEXILE Spanish: 570L humor of the original English, narrated by Mickey in fine, hard-boiled style.”
“This book . . . offers humor and entertainment while subtly teaching valuable 2001, 72 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-334-8, $7.95, Ages 8-12
—Kirkus Reviews
lessons about gossiping, bullying, getting along and not judging others too AR Quiz #1207101 | ATOS: 6.1 | ATOS IL: MG Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories 2009, 80 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-555-7, $9.95, Ages 8-12
quickly.” —Review of Texas Books Kid Ciclón se enfrenta a El Diablo y otras historias AR Quiz #134033 | ATOS: 4.7 | ATOS Spanish: 4.9 | ATOS IL: MG
The Monster in the Mattress and Other Stories Xavier Garza LEXILE: 770L | LEXILE Spanish: 710L
2006, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-321-8, $9.95, Ages 8-12
El monstruo en el colchón y otros cuentos Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
AR Quiz #113860 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.8 | ATOS IL: MG The Lemon Tree Caper / La intriga del limonero
Diane de Anda Named to the 2011-2012 Tejas Star Reading List A Mickey Rangel Mystery / Colección Mickey Rangel,
Upside Down and Backwards / De cabeza y al revés Spanish translation by Josué Gutiérrez-González “Sure to give readers the chills.” —School Library Journal detective privado
Diane Gonzales Bertrand Named to the 2012-2013 Tejas Star Reading List; Finalist, 2012 Latino Book Award René Saldaña, Jr.
Spanish translation by Karina Hernández 2010, 184 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-599-1, $10.95, Ages 8-12 Spanish translation by Natalia Rosales-Yeomans
Children take the lead in these amusing and entertaining stories as they try AR Quiz #157532 | ATOS: 4.9 | ATOS Spanish: 4.2 | LEXILE: 780L | LEXILE Spanish: 700L
Special Recognition, 2005 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People to solve mystifying puzzles that occur in daily activities. Accompanied by line Mickey Rangel, kid detective extraordinaire, has another mystery to solve. His
These spunky stories bubble with fresh and feisty young characters, and their drawings, the conundrums are sure to grab the interest of early readers.
Rooster Joe and the Bully neighbor, Señorita Andrade, has been robbed of her prize-winning lemons!
adventures carry all the struggles of childhood. El Gallo Joe y el abusón “This brisk novella in English and Spanish offers two nifty whodunits for
“[This is] for reluctant readers in need of clear, basic narrative structure . . . as well as Xavier Garza
“Young readers will identify with the humorous tales of family life that cel- language learners who would embrace the option of flipping back and forth between the young mystery lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews
Named to the 2016-17 Tejas Star Reading List, included in 2016 Southwest Books of the Year
ebrate strong relationships . . . a book worth picking up.” —Today’s Catholic English and Spanish versions.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2011, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-709-4, $9.95, Ages 8-12
“Standing up to bullies is never easy, but Joe and his best friend Gary will AR Quiz #150745 | ATOS: 5.5 | ATOS Spanish: 5.8 | ATOS IL: MG
2004, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-408-6, $9.95, Ages 8-12 2011, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-693-6, $9.95, Ages 6-9 need to confront Martin if they hope to survive seventh grade.” —Booklist LEXILE: 950L | LEXILE Spanish: 910L
AR Quiz #144862 | ATOS: 4.7 | ATOS Spanish: 4.9 | ATOS IL: MG
2016, 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-835-0, $9.95, Ages 8-12 A Mystery Bigger than Big: A Mickey Rangel Mystery
Animal Jamboree: Latino Folktales LEXILE: 630L | LEXILE Spanish: 570L Un misterio más grande que grandísimo
La fiesta de los animales: leyendas latinas Mi sueño de América / My American Dream
Yuliana Gallegos Colección Mickey Rangel, detective privado
Judith Ortiz Cofer Letters from Heaven / Cartas del cielo
English translation by Georgina Baeza René Saldaña, Jr.
Spanish translation by Natalia Rosales-Yeomans
Lydia Gil Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel
Named to the 2012-2013 Tejas Star Reading List Winner, 2008 Int’l Latino Book Award—Best Young Adult Nonfiction-Bilingual
2015 Américas Award Commended Title; Named to the 2015-2016 Tejas Star Reading List; Named to the 2017-2018 Tejas Star Reading List
An assortment of animals parade through these entertaining tales. In “A “Teachers and children who may have immigrants in their classrooms will Winner, 2015 Colorado Authors’ League Awards; Recipient, 2015 Skipping Stones Honor Award
learn what a difference one caring person can make to any newcomer . . . The fourth installment in the Mickey Rangel Mystery series explores the
Funeral for Nangato,” a village of naïve, proverb-quoting mice decide to bury
Recommended for all schools and libraries.” —Críticas “A quick read that balances the pain of loss with mystery and humor. A tender contemporary issue of immigration from a young person’s perspective.
their enemy, the cat Nangato, who deserves a proper funeral because one
should “be good to those who treat you badly.” But just because all the mice depiction of a child’s acceptance of the death of a beloved grandmother and the “VERDICT: Kids will enjoy this solid addition. Recommended, especially for
2007, 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-534-2, $9.95, Ages 8-12
say Nangato is dead doesn’t mean he is! AR Quiz #120117 | ATOS: 4 | ATOS IL: MG cultural importance of traditional foods.” —Kirkus Reviews public libraries with bilingual collections.” —School Library Journal
2014, 116 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-798-8, $9.95, Ages 8-12
Adapted by celebrated author Judith Ortiz Cofer, these Puerto Rican folktales 2016, 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-824-4, $9.95, Ages 8-12
will delight young readers. Available in both English and Spanish, these sto- My Migrant Family Story / La historia de mi familia migrante ATOS: 4.5 | ATOS Spanish: 3.8
LEXILE: 610L | LEXILE Spanish: 570L
ries share lessons that will appeal to kids who enjoy animals and storytelling. Lilia García Brujas, lechuzas y espantos The Case of the Three Kings: The Flaca Files
Witches, Owls and Spooks El caso de los Reyes Magos: Los expedientes de Flaca
2012, 80 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-743-8, $9.95, Ages 8-12 In this bilingual collection of short vignettes, García remembers her family’s life Alonso M. Perales Alidis Vicente
AR Quiz #156454 | ATOS: 5.2 | ATOS Spanish: 5.7 | ATOS IL: LG as migrant workers in the 1970s. Every year, they packed their red, Ford pick-up English translation by John Pluecker Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
and left McAllen, Texas. And every spring, Lilia García had to leave school
A Mummy in Her Backpack / Una momia en su mochila early to go north with her family. She was too young to work in the fields, so her Based on oral tradition, these stories featuring witches, owls and other Finalist, 2017 International Latino Book Awards
James Luna mother and teenage brother enrolled her in the local school where she was the spooky creatures have been told in Spanish-speaking barrios for genera-
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura tions. The skinny second grade sleuth is back on the case in this second installment of
only Spanish-speaking child. This bilingual memoir for intermediate readers The Flaca Files.
about a family’s migrant worker experience highlights strong family bonds. 2008, 72 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-512-0, $9.95, Ages 8-12
Named to the 2013-2014 Tejas Star Reading List
“A mystery serving as a gateway into Puerto Rican culture, traditions and pan-
When Flor returns from her family vacation in Mexico, she’s shocked to find “Together, these vignettes paint a realistic picture of this migrant family’s life, and the The Mystery of the Mischievous Marker / orama, narrated by a one-of-a-kind Latina gumshoe.” —Kirkus Reviews
a mummy in her backpack! Rafa, a mummy from the famous museum in strength they drew from their love for one another to overcome life’s obstacles.” El misterio del malvado marcador 2008, 72 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-512-0, $9.95, Ages 8-12
Guanajuato, hitched a ride to the United States. —Mamiverse A Mickey Rangel Mystery / Colección Mickey Rangel, LEXILE: 720L | LEXILE Spanish: 670L
But when Rafa realizes it’s almost the Day of the Dead, he longs to return 2013, 44 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-780-3, $9.95, Ages 8-12
detective privado
home. Can she get him there in time for the annual celebration honoring
René Saldaña, Jr. The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases
Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos
deceased loved ones? Rattling Chains and Other Stories for Children The Flaca Files / Los expedientes de Flaca
Ruido de cadenas y otros cuentos para niños “Mickey is a great kid private eye in the tradition of Encyclopedia Brown and
“A young girl finds a surprise upon returning from a trip to Mexico. Luna Alidis Vicente
Nasario García the Three Investigators. Saldaña cleverly inserts some lessons about spelling and
moves the story at a nice clip. An innocuous Halloween and Day of the Dead Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
grammar into the fast-moving plot, which revolves around the fact that the graffiti-
book for readers who prefer to skip scarier fare.” —Kirkus Reviews
Based on the oral tradition and superstitions of a previous generation, these stories will writer can’t spell. This is ideal for reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal Chosen for the 2014 New York City Spanish Summer Reading List; Named to the
“Even the dead seek a little adventure. [This is] a choice pick for any youth send shivers up kids’ spines while capturing the essence of New Mexican folklore. 2013, 76 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-776-6, $9.95, Ages 8-12 2014-2015 Tejas Star Reading List
seeking a novella in two languages, much recommended.” AR Quiz #163966 | ATOS: 4.9 | ATOS Spanish: 4.5 | ATOS IL: MG | LEXILE: 760L
“[An] endearing bilingual collection of tales that will be sure to interest young LEXILE Spanish: 730L
These interrelated short stories about a young sleuth are sure to inspire a host
—Midwest Book Review
readers.” —Albuquerque Journal of amateur private investigators!
2012, 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-756-8, $9.95, Ages 8-12
AR Quiz #163965 | ATOS: 3.5 | ATOS Spanish: 3.1 | ATOS IL: MG 2009, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-544-1, $9.95, Ages 8-12
“Short and sweet, this book is a good choice…chuckle-inducing fun.”
AR Quiz #152610 | ATOS: 4.9 | ATOS Spanish: 4.3 | ATOS IL: MG —Kirkus Reviews
2013, 68 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-779-7, $9.95, Ages 7-10
AR Quiz #166961 | ATOS: 4.2 | ATOS Spanish: 3.7 | ATOS IL: LG

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English- and Spanish-Language Picture Books, Ages 4-8 Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8

The Golden Flower La flor de oro
Nina Jaffe Nina Jaffe
Illustrations by Enrique O. Sánchez Illustrations by Enrique O. Sánchez
2005, 32 pages, Hardcover Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
ISBN: 978-1-55885-452-9, $16.95 2006, 32 pages, Hardcover
AR Quiz #70338 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS IL: LG ISBN: 978-1-55885-463-5, $16.95
LEXILE: 660L AR Quiz #70338 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS IL: LG
LEXILE Spanish: 650L

Named a 1998 Pura Belpré Honor Book by the American Library Association
Jaffe’s syncopated prose draws the reader to the island of Puerto Rico, back before the Spaniards arrived, and the native Taínos called the island Boriquén. A joyful creation myth about the evolu-
tion of a beautiful habitat, this is the story of one young boy’s quest to respect the gifts of the winds and the cycle of nature that bears fruit for the whole community.
A Bean and Cheese Taco Birthday The Last Doll / La última muñeca
“Glowing colors, stylized figures and overlays are the hallmarks of the eye-catching art, while the spare, clipped prose makes this a folktale beginning readers can tackle.” —Booklist Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Un cumpleaños con tacos de frijoles con queso
Diane Gonzales Bertrand Illustrations by Anthony Accardo
The Poet Upstairs La poeta del piso de arriba Illustrations by Robert Trujillo Spanish translation by Alejandra Balestra
Judith Ortiz Cofer Judith Ortiz Cofer Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura A man decides that Sarita must be the last doll for his godchild on her quinceañera.
Illustrations by Oscar Ortiz Illustrations by Oscar Ortiz
2012, 32 pages, Hardcover Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Seven-year-old Dario is excited about his brother Ariel’s upcoming fifth birthday. He “This is a high-interest bilingual presentation of an important Hispanic rite of passage.”
ISBN: 978-1-55885-704-9, $16.95 2014, 32 pages, Hardcover can’t wait for the party, and imagines one similar to his own with lots of friends and —School Library Journal
AR Quiz #153979 | ATOS: 4.4 | ATOS IL: LG ISBN: 978-1-55885-788-9, $17.95 presents. But, Ariel wants a simple celebration at the park eating bean and cheese tacos
LEXILE: 840L AR Quiz #153979| ATOS Spanish: 4.4 | ATOS IL: LG “Even children who aren’t familiar with a quinceañera party will love this story and pain-
and blowing bubbles with his family. “A sweet tale of savoring the simple things in
LEXILE Spanish: 810L lessly learn a little Latin tradition.” —MultiCultural Review
life…the illustrations convey the joyful bond of the family.” —Kirkus Review
2009, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-291-4, $7.95
Honor Book, 2013 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Recipient, Skipping Stones Honor Award; Finalist, 2012 Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Awards 2015, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-812-1, $17.95
AR Quiz #45974 | ATOS: 4.2 | ATOS Spanish 4.2 | ATOS IL: LG
AR Quiz #177324 | ATOS: 2.9 | ATOS Spanish 2.8 ATOS | IL: LG
Invoking Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos’ famous poem about the Loiza River, Ortiz Cofer’s lyrical text is combined with Oscar Ortiz’s breathtaking illustrations of the natural world and the
animals that inhabit it. This inspiring picture book for children ages 5-9 demonstrates the power of the written word as Juliana learns that poetry can change the world. The Party for Papá Luis / La fiesta para Papá Luis
Cecilia and Miguel Are Best Friends Diane Gonzales Bertrand
“This tale models poetry…This is a story that encourages readers to use words to describe what they see around them. Ortiz’s illustrations are lush and bring the poet’s imaginative world to vivid life.”
–School Library Journal Cecilia y Miguel son mejores amigos Illustrations by Alejandro Galindo
Diane Gonzales Bertrand Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8 Illustrations by Thelma Muraida
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Winner, Texas Institute of Letters’ Best Children’s Book; Named to the 2010-2011 Tejas Star
Reading List
Mayte and the Bogeyman / Mayte y el Cuco Isabel Allende: Recipient, 2015 Skipping Stones Honor Award
Ada Acosta González Recuerdos para un cuento / Memories for a Story Told in lively verse, this cumulative tale is a charming look at a big family gathering that
Illustrations by Christina Rodriguez Raquel Benatar Young children are sure to giggle at the adventures of Cecilia and Miguel, and they’ll be celebrates the patriarch’s birthday.
Mayte thinks the grumpy ice cream man is really the bogeyman who steals children, so Illustrations by Fernando Molinari prompted to ask about their parents’ relationship as well as explore their own.
English translation by Patricia Petersen “A large cartoon family celebrates Papá Luis’s birthday in this lively bilingual book.
she and her friend Pepito decide to save his latest victim.
“Despite mishaps, flaws, and good-natured teasing, Cecilia and Miguel maintain strong Readers will be glad to join in.” —Publishers Weekly
“Parents and educators can use this story to motivate discussion among young readers This intriguing bilingual picture book not only introduces young readers to the life of an
important writer of our time, but also demonstrates how they too can use their experi- ties…an infectiously warm celebration of friendship.” —Kirkus Reviews 2010, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-532-8, $16.95
about not judging a book by its cover.” —Críticas AR Quiz #136540 | ATOS: 4 | ATOS Spanish: 4.5 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: 400L | LEXILE Spanish: 540L
ences to write their own family stories. 2014, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-794-0, $17.95
“The suggestion of terror is sure to set younger hearts racing.” —Kirkus Reviews
AR Quiz #174202 | ATOS: 2.4 | ATOS Spanish 2.3 | ATOS IL: LG
“An excellent introduction to Allende and a look at the roots of the creative process.” Ricardo’s Race / La carrera de Ricardo
2006, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-442-0, $16.95
—School Library Journal www.artepublicopress.com | 2016 Complete Catalog | 35 Diane Gonzales Bertrand
AR Quiz #106971 | ATOS: 3.6 | ATOS Spanish: 4 | ATOS IL: LG
2003, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-379-9, $16.95, Ages 6-9 The Empanadas that Abuela Made Illustrations by Anthony Accardo
Remembering Grandma / Recordando a Abuela Spanish translation by Rocío Viegas-Barros
AR Quiz #112188 | ATOS: 5.2 | ATOS Spanish: 5.3 | ATOS IL: LG Las empanadas que hacía la abuela
Teresa Armas Diane Gonzales Bertrand Special Recognition, 2008 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
Illustrations by Pauline Rodriguez Howard Un día con mis tías / A Day with My Aunts Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Anilú Bernardo Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Ricardo Romo never dreamed that running to catch the school bus would lead to a col-
Illustrations by Christina Rodriguez lege education, and, ultimately, to a long career as a teacher, administrator and univer-
Finalist, Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Winner, 2004 Latino Literary Award for Best Children’s Picture Book-Bilingual
Young Isabel relishes her role as niece to three lively aunts who shower her with love and special atten- sity president. This is an inspirational biography of an All-American achieving his goals.
Since Grandma’s death, everything has changed for Lorena. Her mother often cries, and tion on a fun-filled Saturday. A recipe for meat empanadas is included in both English and Spanish.
Grandpa just stares out the window. One day, Lorena finds a beautiful carved chest in This whimsical look at the making of empanadas serves up the festive fun of a family’s “Recommended for elementary and public libraries.” —Críticas (Starred Review)
Grandpa’s house. Will the memories inside bring the life back into Grandpa’s eyes? “This story spills over with life, laughter, food and music.” —School Library Journal effort to concoct the delicious pastries. An easy empanada recipe is included. “[This is] a bilingual picture book that is sure to inspire people of all ages to strive for
“[This story] could be a helpful tool for dealing with the passing of loved ones.” “[This book] will be useful in collections with an emphasis on family traditions and “This is a delightful story, complete with festive full-page illustrations.” —Booklist success.” —San Antonio Express-News
—Foreword Reviews togetherness.” —Kirkus Reviews 2007, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-481-9, $16.95, Ages 6-9
2003, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-388-1, $16.95
2006, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-374-4, $16.95 AR Quiz #115076 | ATOS: 4.9 | ATOS Spanish: 4.8 | ATOS IL: LG
2003, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-344-7, $16.95
AR Quiz #111505 | ATOS: 2.9 | ATOS Spanish: 3.2 | ATOS IL: LG
AR Quiz #75729 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.7 | ATOS IL: LG Family, Familia
Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Pap
Now Aerback
Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup / Caldo, caldo, caldo
Adelita and the Veggie Cousins / Adelita y las primas verduritas vailable
! Diane Gonzales Bertrand Pap
Diane Gonzales Bertrand Illustrations by Pauline Rodriguez Howard Now Aerback
A Charmed Life / Una vida con suerte Spanish translation by Julia Mercedes Castilla
Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange vailable
!
Gladys E. Barbieri Illustrations by Christina Rodriguez Lorito Spanish translation by Julia Mercedes Castilla
Illustrations by Lisa Fields Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Young Daniel doesn’t share his dad’s excitement over going to a family reunion. Once Audiobooks

Spanish translation by Carolina E. Alonso there, though, Daniel is happy to discover the meaning of family, familia. With a poetic narrative and colorful illustrations, this delightful bilingual picture book
“On the first day of her new school, Adelita learns that vegetables can have similarities celebrates the joys of simple family rituals. An easy recipe for caldo is included.
“With a deft and subtle touch, Barbieri captures a small but resonant moment. With il- and differences, as can new friends. . . . The dual message of nutrition and diversity will “Since the gentle narrative lends itself to reading aloud, and the attractive, soft-focused
lustrations that suggest a sunny memory, Felicia’s story shows the ways that she’s part of probably find its place in today’s curriculum and can certainly augment units on food, illustrations are large enough for group viewing, this is a solid choice for storytime and “A bilingual song of praise to that humble but delicious dish, caldo.”
a continuing cycle, rather than an outsider, and does it without belaboring the point.” language and culture.” —Kirkus Reviews classroom sharing.” —School Library Journal —San Antonio Express-News
“The bold, colorful illustrations capture the action well.” —School Library Journal 2008, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-241-9, $7.95
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review 2008, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-270-9, $7.95
1997, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-183-2, $16.95
2016, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-827-5, $17.95 1999, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-269-3, $16.95
2011, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-699-8, $16.95 AR Quiz #18301 | ATOS: 3.1 | ATOS Spanish: 3.3 | ATOS IL: LG
AR Quiz # 182024 | ATOS: 3.6 | ATOS Spanish: 3.3 | ATOS IL: LG AR Quiz #150743 | ATOS: 2.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.4 | ATOS IL: LG AR Quiz #23995 | ATOS: 5 | ATOS Spanish: 5 | ATOS IL: LG

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Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8 Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8

Sofía and the Purple Dress / Sofía y el vestido morado My Tata’s Guitar / La guitarra de mi tata The Land of Lost Things / El país de las cosas perdidas Mis abuelos y yo / My Grandparents and I
Diane Gonzales Bertrand Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales Text and Illustrations by Dina Bursztyn Samuel Caraballo Study G
Illustrations by Lisa Fields Illustrations by Daniel Lechón Illustrations by D. Nina Cruz Availabuide
le
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura A Junior Library Guild selection English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales
When a young boy explores his grandfather’s garage, he makes a discovery more fasci-
Named to the 2013-2014 Tejas Star Reading List nating than treasure: a guitar with a neck rising like a “black swan.” With his grandfa- “I was going to draw, but my blue pencil was missing. It was lost! Where do all the lost
This ode to family depicts the special times shared between a young boy and his grand-
ther’s help, the boy learns to create his own musical memories for generations to come. things go?” a young boy wonders. Soon he finds himself in the Land of Lost Things!
parents: weekends spent throwing parties in the kitchen with delectable desserts, strolls
2003, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-369-0, $16.95 “This beautiful bilingual book stands out for its artistic design and the balance between
“A quinceañera and a special purple dress serve as an inspiration for a little girl to change to the museums and sprinting through the spray of a water hose in the backyard.
AR Quiz #76299 | ATOS: 3.3 | ATOS Spanish: 3.3 | ATOS IL: LG the author’s verbal and visual message.” —Library Journal
her lifestyle with exercise and healthier foods. A combination of collage, acrylic and
crayon delineate a richly bronze-toned and darked-haired Latino family in daily life, all 2011, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-690-5, $16.95
“Caraballo’s rhyming text . . . conveys the warmth of the grandchild/grandparent rela-
shopping, playing and working together to reach a goal.” —Kirkus Reviews The Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch / Allá en El Rancho Grande AR Quiz #143498 | ATOS: 2.1 | ATOS Spanish 1.9 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: AD430L tionship while also introducing young readers to life in Puerto Rico.” —Kirkus Reviews
Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales 2004, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-407-9, $16.95
2012, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-701-8, $17.95 Muffler Man / El hombre mofle
Illustrations by D. Nina Cruz AR Quiz #84328 | ATOS: 4.0 | ATOS Spanish: 4.5 | ATOS IL: LG
AR Quiz #152602 | ATOS: 2.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.1 | ATOS IL: LG
On El Rancho Grande, the grandchildren hear about how Grandpa won the ranch, Tito Campos
The Story Circle / El círculo de cuentos chickens that abandoned their coops to live in a tree and a boy who cried chocolate tears. Illustrations by Lamberto Alvarez and Beto Alvarez Mis papitos: Héroes de la cosecha
Spanish translation by Evangelina Vigil-Piñón
Diane Gonzales Bertrand “Children of all cultures will identify with its warm family values and be captivated by Pap My Parents: Heroes of the Harvest
Now Aerback
Illustrations by Wendy Martin the adventure-filled day.” —Today’s Catholic Finalist, Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award vailable
! Samuel Caraballo
Spanish translation by Carolina E. Alonso Illustrations by Obed Gómez
2004, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-409-3, $16.95 Inspired by his father’s art—made of discarded, used muffler parts—young Chuy Gar-
After a storm destroys a classroom’s library books, an ingenious teacher encourages her AR Quiz #115726 | ATOS: 4.4 | ATOS Spanish: 4.6 | ATOS IL: LG The rhythmic verse follows a young boy’s parents, whom he calls heroes of the harvest,
students to use their imaginations to create their own stories. The short text combined cia helps find a way for his family to prosper in their new homeland. from the early morning chirping birds to when the whistle blows in the fields where
with fanciful illustrations will spur kids’ creativity. Butterflies on Carmen Street / Mariposas en la calle Carmen “The folksy prose with its gently delivered message is extended by eye-catching art- they work, to when they come home and wrap their adoring son in their arms.
“A beautiful example of a story for children ages 4-7 that celebrates diversity and teaches Monica Brown work.” —School Library Journal
“[This is] a special children’s book that honors the labors of migrant farmworkers and
kids how to make lemonade out of lemons.” —Midwest Book Review Illustrations by April Ward 2009, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-557-1, $7.95 their families.” —MultiCultural Review
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura AR Quiz #53984 | ATOS: 4.2 | ATOS Spanish: 4.2 | ATOS IL: LG
2016, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-826-8, $17.95 2005, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-450-5, $16.95
Finalist, Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year 2007; Named to the 2008-2009 Tejas Star
AR Quiz #182184 | ATOS: 2.5 | ATOS Spanish: 2.7 | ATOS IL: LG Estas manos: Manitas de mi familia / These Hands: My Family’s Hands AR Quiz #102345 | ATOS: 1.7 | ATOS Spanish: 1.4 | ATOS IL: LG
Reading List
Samuel Caraballo
Uncle Chente’s Picnic / El picnic de Tío Chente Illustrations by Shawn Costello My Big Sister / Mi hermana mayor
Diane Gonzales Bertrand
“In vibrant illustrations . . . [ Julianita] learns about the life cycle of monarch butterflies Samuel Caraballo
and watches as her caterpillar makes its miraculous transformation . . . The generations Named to the 2015-2016 Tejas Star Reading List Illustrations by Thelma Muraida
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Spanish translation by Julia Mercedes Castilla are linked by the beauty of nature, which knows no borders.” —MultiCultural Review
“From grandparents to siblings, the nurturing hands in the young protagonist’s life are Named to the 2013-2014 Tejas Star Reading List
Winner, 2001 “Reading With Energy” Hispanic Children’s Literature Award; Finalist, Tomás “This seamlessly weaves two stories in one . . . the science behind the project is well ex-
plained and the bonding between [ Julianita] and her grandfather rings true.” —Críticas praised for their contributions to her well-being. The illustrations capture the joyful intimacy
Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award; Named to the Latino Literary Hall of “This bilingual tale captures the loving relationship of two latchkey siblings. A charm-
of family relationships, from benevolent smiles to cherishing embraces.” —Kirkus Reviews ing, if idealized tale highlighting a situation familiar to many children.” —Kirkus Reviews
Fame for Best Children’s Picture Book 2007, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-484-0, $16.95
AR Quiz #118999 | ATOS: 4.1 | ATOS Spanish 4.1 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: 890L | LEXILE Spanish: 730L 2014, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-795-7, $17.95
“An enjoyable tale that does not trivialize the reality of working parents and children as
AR Quiz #174190 | ATOS: 3.2 | ATOS Spanish: 3.1
The Cárdenas family happily awaits the arrival of Uncle Chente. And even though rain caretakers but chooses instead to focus on the love and spirit of cooperation that makes
threatens their fun, they discover it can’t ruin a beautiful day of time spent together. Clara and the Curandera / Clara y la curandera such situations possible. A wonderful read to model responsibility, family bonding and
Monica Brown Estrellita se despide de su isla
“This quiet book shows a real delight in family.” —School Library Journal having fun with those you love.” —Mamiverse
Illustrations by Thelma Muraida Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island
2001, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-337-9, $16.95 Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Samuel Caraballo Study G 2012, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-750-6, $16.95, Ages 3-7
Availabuide AR Quiz #156457 | ATOS: 1.9 | ATOS Spanish: 1.9
AR Quiz #53985 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.7 | ATOS IL: LG Illustrations by Pablo Torrecilla le
Named to the 2012-2013 Tejas Star Reading List
We Are Cousins / Somos primos Winner, 2002 “Reading with Energy” Hispanic Children’s Literature Award Magda’s Piñata Magic / Magda y la piñata mágica
Diane Gonzales Bertrand “A grumpy little girl gets a subtle lesson in caring, sharing and the pleasures of reading. A Becky Chavarría-Cháirez
Illustrations by Christina Rodriguez charming tale almost any child (and parent) can relate to.” —Kirkus Reviews “The spirit comes through, making this ode to an island home a selection with wide Illustrations by Anne Vega
appeal.” —School Library Journal Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
“Six young cousins use their collective voice to describe and celebrate their unique “A joyous book with powerful lessons in human kindness shining from every page . . . no
bond.” —MultiCultural Review childish meanness can outlast the sunshine of shared kindness for long! Generosity of 2002, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-338-6, $16.95 Upon learning its fate, Magda’s little brother insists no one break the piñata at his birth-
the heart is the best medicine, as the curandera knows well.” —Midwest Book Review AR Quiz #59185 | ATOS: 4.4 | ATOS Spanish: 4.4 | ATOS IL: LG day party. With the help of her abuela’s cat, Magda works some midnight magic and
“[A] joyous bilingual, multicultural celebration of the pleasures of the extended family.” engineers an ingenious solution to save the party and the piñata.
—Kirkus Reviews 2011, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-700-1, $16.95 Estrellita en la ciudad grande / Estrellita in the Big City
AR Quiz #150744 | ATOS: 3.6 | ATOS Spanish: 3.6| ATOS IL: LG Samuel Caraballo “Magda makes an attractive role model for little girls in her compassion and her intel-
2007, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-486-4, $16.95, Ages 2-5 Illustrations by Pablo Torrecilla ligent approach to problem solving.” —Críticas
AR Quiz #119000 | ATOS: 1.2 | ATOS Spanish: 2 | ATOS IL: LG
“An upbeat introduction to the overwhelming change a move to a large metropolis will “A very appealing bilingual book for young children.” —Southwest Book Views
bring for the immigrant child.” —Kirkus Reviews 2001, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-320-1, $16.95
“The scenes of New York are stunning.” —Booklist AR Quiz #49690 | ATOS: 4.1 | ATOS Spanish: 4.1 | ATOS IL: LG

2008, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-498-7, $16.95, Ages 4-9
AR Quiz #123864 | ATOS: 3 | ATOS Spanish: 4.2 | ATOS IL: LG | ATOS Spanish IL: MG

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Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8 Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8

Magda’s Tortillas / Las tortillas de Magda René Has Two Last Names Abuelo vivía solo A Day without Sugar / Un día sin azúcar
Becky Chavarría-Cháirez René tiene dos apellidos Grandpa Used to Live Alone Diane de Anda
Illustrations by Anne Vega René Colato Laínez Amy Costales Illustrations by Janet Montecalvo
Spanish translation by Julia Mercedes Castilla Illustrations by Fabiola Graullera Ramírez Illustrations by Esperanza Gama Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Finalist, Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year—Children’s Picture Book Named to the 2013-2014 Tejas Star Reading List; Bank Street College of Education’s 2013
Recipient, 2010 Skipping Stones Honor Award; Commended Title, Américas Award for Named to the 2010-2011 Tejas Star Reading List
Best Children’s Books of the Year
“The warmth and affection between Magda and her grandmother will resonate with Children’s and Young Adult Literature
children who have similar relationships.” —Booklist Grandpa used to live alone in a quiet pink house. But when his granddaughter was born,
Young René is from El Salvador, and he doesn’t understand why his name has to be everything changed. Amy Costales’ heart-warming text lovingly depicts the relationship “An underlining theme of balancing nutrition with exercise rounds out the purpose-
“The book has a celebratory tone blended with gentle themes of individuality and ac- different in the United States. So when the students are given a project to create a family between a child and a central figure in her life—her grandfather. filled story told with a fluent dual English and Spanish text.” —Kirkus Reviews
ceptance.” —School Library Journal tree, René is determined to explain the importance of using both of his last names. 2010, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-531-1, $16.95 2012, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-702-5, $17.95, Ages 7-10
2000, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-286-0, $16.95 AR Quiz #136559 | ATOS: 3.9 | ATOS Spanish: 3.9 | ATOS IL: LG AR Quiz #152600 | ATOS: 3.8 | ATOS Spanish: 3.5 | ATOS IL: LG
AR Quiz #41989 | ATOS: 3.8 | ATOS Spanish: 3.8 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: AD510L
“The significance of a Hispanic tradition respecting both sides of a child’s parentage is
well explained in this example of cultural difference.” —Kirkus Reviews
Sundays on Fourth Street Kikirikí / Quiquiriquí
¡A bailar! Let’s Dance! 2009, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-530-4, $16.95 Diane de Anda
Judith Ortiz Cofer AR Quiz #133833 | ATOS: 3.1 | ATOS Spanish: 4 | ATOS IL: LG
Los domingos en la calle Cuatro
Amy Costales Illustrations by Daniel Lechón
Illustrations by Christina Ann Rodriguez Spanish translation by Karina Hernández
Waiting for Papá Illustrations by Elaine Jerome
“Cofer has crafted a delightful story, capturing the heart of the Latino community as it In this raucous tale about a resourceful little rooster and the girls who love him, popular
interweaves dance and life.” —School Library Journal Esperando a Papá Sundays spent on Fourth Street are magical family outings that three young cousins
René Colato Laínez eagerly anticipate as they encounter a wonderland filled with music, food and fun. children’s author Diane de Anda ponders the conflict of urban and rural traditions in
“You can’t help but tap your feet as you read this book . . . The illustrations are as lively as Illustrations by Anthony Accardo the modern family.
“Costales’ text reflects the [character’s] excitement, with a subtle nostalgic tone that is
the rhythm that urges you to move and the Spanish is so well woven into the story that “This is a beautifully-written story, well-developed, using rich descriptive language.”
When Beto gets the chance to read a letter on RADIO Voz del Inmigrante to his father, reinforced by melancholic watercolors.” —Kirkus Reviews
bilingual readers don’t even notice the shift from one language to the other.” —MultiCultural Review
—Children’s Literature who had to stay behind when Beto and his mother escaped civil war in El Salvador, he “Children will enjoy the pattern of text and the frequent refrain, ‘It could be any Sunday
spurs a surprising chain of events that allows him to accomplish a feat that once seemed on Fourth Street.’” —School Library Journal 2004, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-382-9, $16.95
2011, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-698-1, $16.95 impossible—bringing his father to the United States. AR Quiz #115720 | ATOS: 4 | ATOS Spanish: 4 | ATOS IL: LG
AR Quiz #147135 | ATOS: 3.3 | ATOS IL: LG 2009, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-520-5, $16.95
2004, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-403-1, $16.95 AR Quiz #133834 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.7 | ATOS IL: LG Canta, Rana, canta / Sing, Froggie, Sing
I Am René, the Boy / Soy René, el niño AR Quiz #84332 | ATOS: 3.5 | ATOS Spanish: 3.8 | ATOS IL: LG
Illustrations by Carolyn Dee Flores
René Colato Laínez The Patchwork Garden English translation by Natalia Rosales-Yeomans
Illustrations by Fabiola Graullera Ramírez Salsa
Lilian Colón-Vilá Pap
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Winner, 2006 International Latino Book Award—Best Children’s Picture Book-Bilingual; Illustrations by Roberta Collier-Morales !
Illustrations by Oksana Kemarskaya
Special Recognition, 2006 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Named to the 2008 With vibrant illustrations that capture the very essence, spirit and rhythm of salsa, this This bilingual picture book features a popular Latin-American folksong translated into
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Tejas Star Reading List captivating picture book dances in the reader’s hands. English for the very first time.
Recipient, 2014 Skipping Stones Honor Award; Honor Book, 2014 Paterson Prize for Books for Young
Young René is dismayed to hear someone else answer to his name during classroom roll “This delightful, vibrant bilingual picture book is marvelous for reading aloud and People; included in Reading Is Fundamental’s 2013-2014 STEAM Multicultural Book Collection 2013, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-764-3, $16.95
call. It’s not only that he thought he was the only person with that name, but the new AR Quiz # 166959 | ATOS: 3.2 | ATOS Spanish: 2.8 | ATOS IL: LG
acting out . . . .also a good vehicle for teacher, librarians and parents to discuss cultural
student who answers is Renee, the girl. symbols.” —MultiCultural Review A young girl inspires her neighbors to create community gardens full of delicious vegetables. Chave’s Memories / Los recuerdos de Chave
“A marvelous look not simply at names shared by boys and girls, but also the transfor- 2009, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-238-9, $7.95 “A worthwhile, eco-friendly bilingual edition.” —Kirkus Reviews María Isabel Delgado Pap
mation required of Spanish-speaking children as they remake themselves into English Now Aerback
1998, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-220-4, $16.95 Illustrations by Yvonne Symank vailable
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speakers. A winner all-around.” —Kirkus Reviews AR Quiz #19994 | ATOS: 2.7 | ATOS Spanish: 2.5 | ATOS IL: LG “Gouache paintings twinkling with warmth depict Toña’s hard work, enthusiasm, and
affection for her grandmother as well as the city setting. This warmhearted inter-gener- This bilingual picture book revisits an enchanting childhood and depicts the beauty of
2005, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-378-2, $16.95
AR Quiz #86822 | ATOS: 3.1 | ATOS Spanish: 3.4 | ATOS IL: LG
The Triple Banana Split Boy ational tale makes an accessible introduction to the concept of urban-based community life on the US-Mexico border as a gateway between two cultures.
El niño goloso gardens.” —School Library Journal
“[This is] an affectionate picture of rural Mexican life.” —School Library Journal
Lucha Corpi 2013, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-763-6, $16.95
Illustrations by Lisa Fields AR Quiz #166962 | ATOS: 4.6 | ATOS Spanish: 5.1 | ATOS IL: LG 2008, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-244-0, $7.95
LEXILE: 980L | LEXILE Spanish: 860L 1996, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-084-2, $16.95
Enrique’s sugar cravings are out of control, and his father has forbidden him to eat
sweets. He hatches a plan to outwit his father, but his mother catches on and comes up
Check out www.liveoakmedia.com and with a plan of her own. This engaging story will resonate with kids and their parents as Dancing Miranda / Baila, Miranda, baila The EGGbees
Diane de Anda Olivia Echeverria-Bis
www.loritobooks.com they struggle to balance healthy eating habits with the natural desire for sweets.
Illustrations by Lamberto Alvarez Illustrations by Charmaine Echeverria Gyorkos
English
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for information on audio versions of “Children will enjoy this warm story full of vibrant colors.” —School Library Journal Spanish translation by Julia Mercedes Castilla
The EGGerson family lives on a planet where everything is either round or oval shaped.
Piñata Books! 2009, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-504-5, $16.95
AR Quiz #131067 | ATOS: 3.5 | ATOS Spanish: 4.2 | ATOS IL: LG
Complemented by kinetic images, this story encourages young readers to appreciate One day, the family’s cousins from MEGGxico come to visit, and the EGGerson kids
their talents and look past the physical limitations that threaten a soaring spirit. are surprised by their different shell color. As the cousins spend time together, they real-
2001, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-323-2, $16.95 ize that in spite of the difference in color, they have a lot in common.
Lorito AR Quiz #53982 | ATOS: 4.8 | ATOS Spanish: 4.8 | ATOS IL: LG
Audiobooks Readalongs 2009, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-529-8, $16.95

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Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8 Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8

Do You Know the Cucuy? / ¿Conoces al cucuy? Mimí’s Parranda / La parranda de Mimí Dalia’s Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia Pepita Packs Up / Pepita empaca
Claudia Galindo Lydia Gil Laura Lacámara Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Illustrations by Jonathan Coombs Lorito Illustrations by Hernán Sosa Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange
Audiobooks
Spanish translation by John Pluecker Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
“Gil adroitly weaves together a well-paced, bilingual story of cultural identity, personal Commended Title , 2015 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature; Named to the
Author Claudia Galindo and illustrator Jonathan Coombs bring to life the Cucuy—“a disappointment, and friendship.” —School Library Journal 2015-2016 Tejas Star Reading List The fifth installment in the popular series begins with a moving truck parked in front of
tall, furry, three-eyed, four-armed monster with a mouth full of huge teeth!” But this Pepita’s house, but Pepita isn’t ready to say goodbye because “goodbye is an ugly word.”
2007, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-477-2, $16.95
time, the Cucuy isn’t scary; he’s a fun playmate, who likes to blow bubbles and eat candy. AR Quiz #114814 | ATOS: 4 | ATOS Spanish: 3.6 | ATOS IL: LG In this whimsical bilingual picture book, Dalia’s hair becomes a magical force of nature, a life-giving “Families on the move may want to pack this book along.” —School Library Journal
cocoon. Author and illustrator Laura Lacámara delights children ages 4-9 with her vibrant illustra-
2008, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-492-5, $16.95 2005, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-431-4, $16.95
AR Quiz #122547 | ATOS: 1.9 | ATOS Spanish: 2.8 | ATOS IL: LG César Chávez: The Struggle for Justice tions and an imaginative story about a girl’s fanciful encounters with nature. AR Quiz #102346 | ATOS: 2.9 | ATOS Spanish: 3.3 | ATOS IL: LG
César Chávez: La lucha por la justicia Pap “A rich, warm palette and paintings bursting with vegetation—both drawn from
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! Lacámara’s native Cuba—add to the anything-is-possible atmosphere of this charming Pepita Takes Time / Pepita, siempre tarde
Pap
Claudia Galindo Illustrations by Anthony Accardo bilingual story.” —Publishers Weekly Ofelia Dumas Lachtman Now Aerback
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Illustrations by Jonathan Coombs
2014, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-789-6, $17.95 Spanish translation by Alejandra Balestra
Spanish translation by John Pluecker Winner, Carter G. Woodson Book Award-Best Elementary Level Book AR Quiz #166957 | ATOS: 3.2 | ATOS Spanish: 2.8 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: 680L | LEXILE Spanish: 670L
“When bedtime becomes a hideous affair, the outrageously grotesque behavior of one Recently, Pepita can’t stop taking time. So what if she’s a little late? But soon she learns
“History professor Griswold del Castillo brings home the story of the struggle led by a
may spark a bit of realistic appreciation for many.” —Kirkus Reviews brave American worker who made a difference.” —Booklist Big Enough / Bastante grande that “taking time” can also mean taking time away from others and cheating herself.
Pap
Ofelia Dumas Lachtman Now Aerback
vailable “It will be snatched up by beginning readers who are fans of Pepita’s three previous
2008, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-491-8, $16.95 2008, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-424-6, $7.95, Ages 6-9 Illustrations by Enrique O. Sánchez !
AR Quiz #123861 | ATOS: 2.3 | ATOS Spanish: 2.8 | ATOS IL: LG adventures.” —School Library Journal
2002, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-324-9, $16.95, Ages 6-9
AR Quiz #61712 | ATOS: 5.1 | ATOS Spanish: 5.1 | ATOS IL: LG | ATOS Spanish IL: MG Mamá always sighs when Lupita tries to help out at her restaurant. But when push 2000, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-305-8, $7.95
Icy Watermelon / Sandía fría comes to shove—or when Grabb comes to swipe—everyone in this tale discovers that, AR Quiz #42458 | ATOS: 3.3 | ATOS Spanish: 3.3 | ATOS IL: LG
Mary Sue Galindo Pap
Now Aerback El torneo de trabalenguas / The Tongue Twister Tournament although Lupita may be too little for some tasks, for others she is just big enough.
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Illustrations by Pauline Rodriguez Howard ! Nicolás Kanellos 2008, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-239-6, $7.95
Pepita Talks Twice / Pepita habla dos veces
Audiobooks Illustrations by Anne Vega 1998, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-221-1, $16.95 Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Commended Title, 2000 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature; Named a 2001 Finalist, Texas Institute of Letters Denton Record Chronicle Award for Best Children’s Picture Book AR Quiz #19989 | ATOS: 3.1 | ATOS Spanish: 3.2 | ATOS IL: LG Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange
Parents’ Choice Approved Winner; Finalist, Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
“Words and phrases are bent, massaged, twisted, and thrown together in tricky se- Recipient, 1996 Skipping Stones Honor Award
Pepita Finds Out / Lo que Pepita descubre
“This simple, nostalgic story evokes a picture of cross-generational family love.” quences in this bilingual book about a competition for performers of tongue twisters. Ofelia Dumas Lachtman This colorful book explores the joys and benefits of bilingualism through the experi-
—School Library Journal The twisters are well-translated; whether in English or Spanish, they read smoothly, and Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange ences of a little girl at the crossroads of the English and Spanish-speaking worlds.
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2008, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-307-2, $7.95 Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel “Clearly the best side-by-side children’s book.” —Los Angeles Times
keeps the fun going. A great read for anyone learning to grapple with the musicality of
2000, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-306-5, $16.95 Pepita’s been given an assignment to “find out things” about her family members. But
AR Quiz #42457 | ATOS: 2.9 | ATOS Spanish: 2.9 | ATOS IL: LG
two languages at once.” —Kirkus Reviews 1995, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-077-4, $16.95
how can she make her report “very important” if no one has anything interesting to say? AR Quiz #18339 | ATOS: 3 | ATOS Spanish: 4.3 | ATOS IL: LG
2016, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-832-9, $17.95
Juan and the Chupacabras / Juan y el Chupacabras “Recommended for all collections.” —Críticas
Pepita Thinks Pink / Pepita y el color rosado
Xavier Garza Francisco’s Kites / Las cometas de Francisco 2002, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-375-1, $16.95 Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Illustrations by April Ward Alicia Z. Klepeis AR Quiz #60560 | ATOS: 3.8 | ATOS Spanish: 3.8 | ATOS IL: LG Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange
Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel Illustrations by Gary Undercuffler Spanish translation by Yanitzia Canetti
Winner, 2007-2008 Tejas Star Book Award
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Pepita on Pepper Street / Pepita en la calle Pepper
Ofelia Dumas Lachtman Pepita’s back! And she loves colors, but she can’t stand pink. And despite the urgings of
Named to the 2015-2016 Tejas Star Reading List Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange friends and family, Pepita just can’t bring herself to make friends with her new neighbor,
Juan and his cousin savor Abuelo’s hair-raising stories, but they are skeptical when he Sonya, a little girl with a pink dress, pink balloons, pink everything—Yuck!
“A resourceful boy in a new town discovers a talent for giving old scraps flight in this im- Spanish translation by María Estela Monsivais
tells them about a creature called the Chupacabras. Armed with a bag of marbles dipped
in holy water and a sling shot, the children set off in search of the truth. migrant’s story. Francisco’s transformation from pensive newcomer to entrepreneurial This colorful bilingual picture book focuses on the tough transition that many kids 1998, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-222-8, $16.95
kite master is inspiring and well-detailed in this successful slice of life.” —Kirkus Review make: adjusting to a new neighborhood and making new friends. AR Quiz #19993 | ATOS: 3 | ATOS Spanish: 3.2 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: AD300L | GRL: M
“An excellent choice for story time and classroom sharing.” —School Library Journal
2015, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-804-6, $17.95 “This book would do well in any library or classroom, and would make a special gift for
2006, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-454-3, $16.95
AR Quiz #60560 | ATOS: 3.8 | ATOS Spanish: 3.8 | ATOS IL: LG
The Place Where You Live / El lugar donde vives
AR Quiz #115729 | ATOS: 4 | ATOS Spanish: 4.1 | ATOS IL: LG a child who is about to move to a new home.” —Críticas James Luna
2008, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-443-7, $16.95 Illustrations by Thelma Muraida
Zulema and the Witch Owl / Zulema y la Bruja Lechuza AR Quiz #123868 | ATOS: 2.9 | ATOS Spanish: 3.2 | ATOS IL: LG Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Xavier Garza Check out www.liveoakmedia.com and
Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel “Children see themselves as members of their community and come to the realization

“[Garza’s] whimsical illustrations create a feeling of being inside the scenes. . . . This title
www.loritobooks.com that the whole community shares the place where they live. A lighthearted celebration
of a child’s sense of place and belonging.” —Kirkus Reviews
offers suspense, fun and surprise.” —School Library Journal for information on audio versions of
2009, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-515-1, $16.95 Piñata Books! 2015, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-813-8, $17.95

AR Quiz #131068 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.8 | ATOS IL: LG

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Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8 Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8

The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo The Gift of the Poinsettia / El regalo de la flor de Nochebuena No Time for Monsters / No hay tiempo para monstruos Lupita’s Papalote / El papalote de Lupita
James Luna Pat Mora and Charles Ramírez Berg Spelile Rivas Lupe Ruiz-Flores
Study G Illustrations by Valeria Cervantes Illustrations by Pauline Rodriguez Howard
Illustrations by Laura Lacámara Availabuide
Illustrations by Daniel Lechón
Lorito le
Audiobooks Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel Spanish translation by Amira Plascencia Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
“Mora and Berg’s Christmas story takes you into the heart of a Latin American Christ-
Winner, 2011-2012 Tejas Star Book Award With the help of her father, Lupita hatches a plan to make her very own kite.
mas with its sensitive telling of the abject plight of Carlos, poor like the drummer boy. Winner, 2010-2011 Tejas Star Book Award
In the classic tradition of The Gingerbread Man, James Luna’s piggy cookie leaps off a What happens to Carlos . . . is the magic of this story.” —Catholic Library World “Children from all backgrounds can relate to this book, and the pleasantly realistic il-
baking tray at Martha’s Panadería and takes the reader on a mad dash through the bar- In this entertaining book about a boy who creatively tries to avoid chores by blaming
1995, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-137-5, $16.95 School Library Journal
lustrations and bilingual format will support struggling readers.”—
rio. Children will delight in the clever piggy’s escape. A recipe is included. monsters, Rivas creates an amusing scenario to illustrate how working together can be
AR Quiz #18344 | ATOS: 3.5 | ATOS Spanish: 3.3 | ATOS IL: LG
productive and fun. 2002, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-359-1, $16.95
“The story of The Gingerbread Man gets a lively Mexican makeover in this bilingual tale.” 2010, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-445-1, $16.95 AR Quiz #59183 | ATOS: 3.4 | ATOS Spanish: 3.4 | ATOS IL: LG
—Publishers Weekly Benjamin and the Word / Benjamín y la palabra AR Quiz #136542 | ATOS: 2.8 | ATOS Spanish: 2.6 | ATOS IL: LG
2010, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-586-1, $16.95 Daniel A. Olivas Pap The Woodcutter’s Gift / El regalo del leñador
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AR Quiz #138367 | ATOS: 2.9 | ATOS Spanish: 3.1 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: 630L | LEXILE Spanish: 610L Illustrations by Don Dyen vailable
! Baseball on Mars / Béisbol en Marte Lupe Ruiz-Flores
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Rafael Rivera, Jr. and Tim Hoppey Illustrations by Elaine Jerome
The Bakery Lady / La señora de la panadería Illustrations by Christina Rodriguez Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Pat Mora “In the pressure-cooker of elementary school, Olivas helps us understand the effect
Illustrations by Pablo Torrecilla name-calling has on young people and how parents can effectively talk to their children Named to the 2010-2011 Tejas Star Reading List Named to the 2008-2009 Tejas Star Reading List
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura and Pat Mora about hate.” —Abraham Foxman, National Director, Anti-Defamation League
“A perfect discussion starter for name-calling and bullying.” —Teaching Tolerance “Readers learn how a simple game of catch between father and son can become an event Tomás the woodcutter uses a fallen tree to create a life-sized zoo for the community.
Mónica yearns to be a baker like her grandparents. But when it’s up to her to plan Three of cosmic proportions . . . a satisfying read.” —School Library Journal
Kings’ Day, or El Día de los Reyes Magos, she wonders if she should hang up her apron. 2011, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-687-5, $7.95
“An uncomplicated and heartwarming story.” —Críticas
AR Quiz #87913 | ATOS: 3 | ATOS Spanish: 3 | ATOS IL: LG 2009, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-521-2, $16.95 2007, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-489-5, $16.95
2001, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-343-0, $16.95 AR Quiz #133831 | ATOS: 3.1 | ATOS Spanish: 3.5 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: 570L | LEXILE Spanish: 570L AR Quiz #118996 | ATOS: 3.8 | ATOS Spanish: 4.1 | ATOS IL: LG
AR Quiz #52718 | ATOS: 3 | ATOS Spanish: 3 | ATOS IL: LG Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural
Delicious Hullabaloo / Pachanga deliciosa Sofi y el mágico mural musical Alicia’s Fruity Drinks / Las aguas frescas de Alicia Let’s Salsa / Bailemos salsa
Pat Mora Raquel M. Ortiz Lupe Ruiz-Flores Lupe Ruiz-Flores
Illustrations by Francisco X. Mora Study G Illustrations by Maria Dominguez Illustrations by Laura Lacámara Illustrations by Robert Casilla
Availabuide
Spanish translation by Alba Nora Martínez and Pat Mora le Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Spanish translation by Natalia Rosales-Yeomans
Readalongs
“Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural is an immediate immersion in the arts, a vivid cul- “The fruit-blended juice drinks known as aguas frescas offered at a fair inspire a little girl A young girl learns to dance salsa and make change in her community.
“Lime lizards and purple armadillos sashay to the music of the rhyming text in this sim- and her mother to serve their own version after a soccer practice. The dual English /
ple story of a desert dinner party . . . serve this one up with salsa and mariachi music.” tural experience for young readers age 6 and up, filled with exotic flashes of joy.” “The text appears in both English and Spanish, and soft watercolors capture Estela’s
—Midwest Book Review Spanish text is augmented by summery scenes in opaque, rich colors. The simplicity of
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and delicious excitement about doing new things…Estela’s enthusiasm carries the day.” —Booklist
1998, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-246-4, $16.95 2015, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN 978-1-55885-803-9, $17.95
AR Quiz #30025 | ATOS: 2.9 | ATOS Spanish: 3.1 | ATOS IL: LG
to drink is appealing.” —Kirkus Reviews 2013, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-762-9, $17.95
AR Quiz #182186 | ATOS: 4.4 | ATOS IL: LG
AR Quiz #163967 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.5 | ATOS IL: LG
2012, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-705-6, $17.95, Ages 5-8
The Desert Is My Mother Study G
Availabuide Grandma’s Chocolate / El chocolate de Abuelita AR Quiz #84327 | ATOS: 4.1| ATOS Spanish: 4.1 | ATOS IL: LG
El desierto es mi madre le
Mara Price Lupita’s First Dance / El primer baile de Lupita
Pat Mora
Pap
Now Aerback Illustrations by Lisa Fields The Battle of the Snow Cones / La guerra de las raspas Lupe Ruiz-Flores
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Honor Book, 2011 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Winner, 2011 San Diego Illustrations by Alisha Gambino Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Recipient, 1995 Skipping Stones Honor Award; Included in the Houston Area Independent
School Library Network Recommended Reading List for 2000 Book Award, Best Picture Book Spanish translation by Amira Plascencia Named to the 2014-2015 Tejas Star Reading List
“With a playful poetic text, this book celebrates a child’s connection with her desert Named to the 2012-2013 Tejas Star Reading List
“There’s no shortage of princess books on the shelves, but few, if any, like this . . . [with] A bilingual picture book about learning to dance from the heart—even in the spotlight!
home.” —Booklist the influence of cultural roots and the strength of intergenerational bonds.”
2008, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-158-0, $7.95 Two girls hatch clever schemes to attract customers to their snow cone stands. “Charming illustrations bring to life the dancing Lupita and her story.”—Today’s Catholic
1994, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-121-4, $16.95
—Publishers Weekly
“Learning that true friendship can be more important than success is an elemental 2013, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-772-8, $17.95
AR Quiz #18305 | ATOS: 1.5 | ATOS Spanish: 1.8 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: AD360L
2010, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-587-8, $16.95 concept for young children to understand.” —School Library Journal AR Quiz #163968 | ATOS: 3.6 | ATOS Spanish: 3.5 | ATOS IL: LG
The Remembering Day AR Quiz #138366 | ATOS: 3.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.5 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: 690L | LEXILE Spanish: 640L
2010, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-575-5, $16.95
El día de los muertos AR Quiz #138368 | ATOS 3.9 | ATOS Spanish: 3.7 | ATOS IL: LG Dale, dale, dale: Una fiesta de números
The Cucuy Stole My Cascarones / El Coco me robó los cascarones
Pat Mora Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers
Spelile Rivas
Illustrations by Robert Casilla René Saldaña, Jr.
Illustrations by Valeria Cervantes
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Illustrations by Carolyn Dee Flores
Spanish Translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Named to the 2016-17 Tejas Star Reading List Finalist, 2014 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards - Children’s Picture Books Named to the 2015-2016 Tejas Star Reading List
Acclaimed author Pat Mora creates an origin myth in which she imagines how the
“Cervante’s digital illustrations are done in bold vibrant colors and complement Rivas’s amusing story “What kid doesn’t love a piñata? In this birthday party counting book, simple text and
Mexican custom of remembering deceased loved ones—El día de los muertos or the Day
line. Works well both as a read-aloud and for sharing one-on-one.” —School Library Journal colorful art carry the day. The illustrations are an interesting mix of drawings with col-
of the Dead—came to be.
“The realistic style and warm colors of the illustrations bring to life the loving relation- ored-added photography.” —School Library Journal
2013, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-771-1, $17.95
ship between Bella and her grandmother. A warm family story.” —Kirkus Reviews AR Quiz #163969 | ATOS: 3.2 | ATOS Spanish: 3.4 | ATOS IL: LG 2014, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-782-7, $17.95
2015, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-805-3, $17.95 AR Quiz #166958 | ATOS: 2.6 | ATOS Spanish: 1.8 | LEXILE: 480L | LEXILE Spanish: 400L
AR Quiz #177323 | ATOS: 4.0 | ATOS Spanish: 3.8 | ATOS IL: LG

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PIÑATA BOOKS FOR CHILDREN THEMATIC SETS FOR BILINGUAL KIDS BOOKS
Bilingual Picture Books, Ages 4-8
Bilingual Chapter Books Biographies and History Set Creative / Imaginative Thinking Set
for Middle Readers ISBN: 978-1-55885-729-2, $67.80 $40.00 ISBN: 978-1-55885-736-0, $103.70 $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-55885-738-4, $148.25 $90.00 •César Chávez: The Struggle for Justice / •Baseball on Mars / Béisbol en Marte
•Animal Jamboree / La fiesta de los animales César Chávez: La lucha por la justicia •Dalia’s Wondrous Hair /
•Brujas, lechuzas y espantos / Witches, Owls and •Grandma’s Chocolate / El chocolate de Abuelita El cabello maravilloso de Dalia
Spooks • René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos •Francisco’s Kites / Las cometas de Francisco
•The Case of the Pen Gone Missing / •Ricardo’s Race / La carrera de Ricardo •The Land of Lost Things /
El caso de la pluma perdida El país de las cosas perdidas
•Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories / Building / Sequencing Books Set •Lupita’s Papalote / El papalote de Lupita
Kid Ciclón se enfrenta a El Diablo y otros cuentos ISBN: 978-1-55885-732-2, $102.70 $60.00 •Magda’s Piñata Magic / Magda y la piñata mágica
A Surprise for Teresita / Una sorpresa para Teresita The Stranger and the Red Rooster/ El forastero y el gallo rojo •The Lemon Tree Caper / La intriga del limonero •Canta, Rana, canta / Sing, Froggie, Sing
Virginia Sánchez-Korrol Victor Villaseñor •Letters from Heaven / Cartas del cielo •Dale, dale, dale: Una fiesta de números / Environmental / Flora & Fauna Set
Illustrations by Carolyn Dee Flores Illustrations by José Jara Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers
•Mi sueño de América / My American Dream ISBN: 978-1-55885-725-4, $170.50 $100.00
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
This bilingual picture book captures both the daily life of an urban community and a •The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases / •The Empanadas that Abuela Made / •Butterflies on Carmen Street /
child’s excitement about her birthday surprise. Children will be inspired to look at— “This tale will captivate both young readers and their parents who may recollect La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos Las empanadas que hacía la abuela Mariposas en la calle Carmen
misjudging people because of their appearance. Highly recommended for school and •The Monster in the Mattress and Other Stories / •Growing Up with Tamales / Los tamales de Ana •Dalia’s Wondrous Hair /
and maybe even write about—their own neighborhoods with new eyes.
public libraries serving bilingual students.” —Críticas •The Party for Papá Luis / La fiesta para Papá Luis
2016, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-831-2, $17.95 El monstruo en el colchón y otros cuentos El cabello maravilloso de Dalia
2006, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-420-8, $16.95 •A Mummy in Her Backpack / Una momia en su mochila •The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo •Delicious Hullabaloo / Pachanga deliciosa
The Frog and His Friends Save Humanity AR Quiz #106973 | ATOS: 4 | ATOS Spanish: 4.3 | ATOS IL: LG •The Mystery of the Mischievous Marker / •The Desert Is My Mother / El desierto es mi madre
La rana y sus amigos salvan a la humanidad El misterio del malvado marcador The Caribbean Set •Estrellita se despide de su isla /
Growing Up with Tamales / Los tamales de Ana ISBN: 978-1-55885-723-0, $120.65 $70.00
Victor Villaseñor Pap Gwendolyn Zepeda •Rattling Chains and Other Stories for Children / Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island
Illustrations by José Ramírez Now Aerback
vailable
! Illustrations by April Ward Ruido de cadenas y otros cuentos para niños •Dalia’s Wondrous Hair / •Little Crow to the Rescue / El Cuervito al rescate
Spanish translation by Edna Ochoa •The Ruiz Street Kids / Los muchachos de la calle El cabello maravilloso de Dalia •Mis papitos: Héroes de la cosecha /
Lorito Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Audiobooks
Recipient, 2006 Skipping Stones Honor Award Ruiz •Estrellita en la ciudad grande / My Parents: Heroes of the Harvest
Named to the 2008-2009 Tejas Star Reading List; Highly Commended Title, 2009 Char- •A School Named for Someone Like Me / Estrellita in the Big City •Mother Fox and Mr. Coyote /
“With vibrant, stylized illustrations and swirling backgrounds of brilliant colors . . . The lotte Zolotow Award; Finalist, Foreword Reviews’ 2008 Book of the Year Award •Estrellita se despide de su isla /
Una escuela con un nombre como el mío Mamá Zorra y Don Coyote
text offer[s] great opportunities for reading alone or dramatizing as a play.” —Booklist “[This] charming story celebrates the satisfaction found in accomplishing a goal and the Estrellita Says Good-bye to her Island
•Upside Down and Backwards / De cabeza y al revés •The Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch /
2009, 32 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-556-4, $7.95 trust new responsibility engenders.” —Kirkus Reviews •Mimí’s Parranda / La parranda de Mimí Allá en El Rancho Grande
AR Quiz #106972 | ATOS: 4.3 | ATOS Spanish: 4.1 | ATOS IL: LG
2008, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-493-2, $16.95 Bilingual Paperback Picture Book Set •Mis abuelos y yo / My Grandparents and I •Sunflowers / Girasoles
AR Quiz #122548 | ATOS: 3.3 | ATOS Spanish: 3.6 | ATOS IL: LG | LEXILE: 650L | LEXILE Spanish: 610L ISBN: 978-1-55885-740-7, $95.40 $60.00 •Salsa
Goodnight, Papito Dios / Buenas noches, Papito Dios
Victor Villaseñor •Benjamin and the Word / Benjamín y la palabra •Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural / Sofi y el mágico Family Set 1
I Kick the Ball / Pateo el balón mural musical
Illustrations by José Ramírez •Big Enough / Bastante grande ISBN: 978-1-55885-719-3, $118.65 $60.00
Gwendolyn Zepeda
Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel Illustrations by Pablo Torrecilla •César Chávez: The Struggle for Justice / •Growing Up with Tamales / Los tamales de Ana
“The author’s love letter to his mother, a gentle, repetition of the words of a Latino Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura César Chávez: La lucha por la justicia Celebrations Set •Mis papitos: Héroes de la cosecha /
lullaby [is] accompanied by strong illustrations of family bonds [with] eye-catching •Chave’s Memories / Las memorias de Chave ISBN: 978-1-55885-739-1, $121.65 $70.00 My Parents: Heroes of the Harvest
folkloric quality.” —Kirkus Reviews Named to the 2010-2011 Tejas Star Reading List •The Desert Is My Mother / El desierto es mi madre •The Bakery Lady / La señora de la panadería •My Big Sister / Mi hermana mayor
2007, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-467-3, $16.95 “This story will inspire children and remind them that, with determination and perse- www.artepublicopress.com
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AR Quiz #118995 | ATOS: 4 | ATOS Spanish: 3.8 | ATOS IL: LG verance, dreams can and do come true.” —Library Journal •The Frog and His Friends Save Humanity / con tacos de frijoles con queso •Un día con mis tías / A Day with My Aunts
2011, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-688-2, $16.95 La rana y sus amigos salvan a la humanidad •The Cucuy Stole My Cascarones / •We Are Cousins / Somos primos
Little Crow to the Rescue / El Cuervito al rescate •Icy Watermelon / Sandía fría El Coco me robó los cascarones
Victor Villaseñor Level Up / Paso de nivel •Muffler Man / El hombre mofle •Dale, dale, dale: Una fiesta de números / Family Set 2
Illustrations by Felipe Ugalde Alcántara Gwendolyn Zepeda •Pepita Takes Time / Pepita, siempre tarde Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers ISBN: 978-1-55885-757-5, $121.65 $60.00
Spanish translation by Elizabeth Cummins Muñoz Illustrations by Pablo Torrecilla
•Salsa •Magda’s Piñata Magic / Magda y la piñata mágica •A Day without Sugar / Un día sin azúcar
Special Recognition, 2006 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Inaugural Winner, Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
•Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup / Caldo, caldo, caldo •Mimí’s Parranda / La parranda de Mimí •Clara and the Curandera / Clara y la curandera
2007 Lacapa Spirit Prize; Named to the 2007-2008 Tejas Star Reading List Named to the 2013-2014 Tejas Star Reading List •The Party for Papá Luis / La fiesta para Papá Luis •Estas manos: Manitas de mi familia /
“Its strength lies in its traditional origins, its striking illustrations, and the overall mes- “A boy reluctantly joins his friends outside for some competitive sports when his fasci- Animal Stories These Hands: My Family’s Hands
nation with video games is unexpectedly interrupted after his device stop functioning.” ISBN: 978-1-55885-726-1, $84.75 $50.00 Community Set •Family, Familia
sage that, occasionally, children can teach their parents a thing or two.” —Booklist
—Kirkus Reviews •Canta, Rana, canta / Sing, Froggie, Sing ISBN: 978-1-55885-735-3, $154.55 $90.00 •Sofía and the Purple Dress / Sofía y el vestido
2005, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-430-7, $16.95 •Estrellita en la ciudad grande /
AR Quiz #102342 | ATOS: 4.1 | ATOS Spanish: 4.2 | ATOS IL: LG 2012, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-747-6, Ages 5-9, $16.95 •Delicious Hullabaloo / Pachanga deliciosa morado
AR Quiz #156456 | ATOS: 2.5 | ATOS Spanish: 2.2 | ATOS IL: LG •Kikirikí / Quiquiriquí Estrellita in the Big City •Sundays on Fourth Street / Los domingos en la calle
Mother Fox and Mr. Coyote / Mamá Zorra y Don Coyote •Little Crow to the Rescue / El Cuervito al rescate •Let’s Salsa / Bailemos salsa Cuatro
Victor Villaseñor Sunflowers / Girasoles •Mother Fox and Mr. Coyote / •Mayte and the Bogeyman / Mayte y el Cuco
Illustrations by Felipe Ugalde Alcántara Gwendolyn Zepeda •The Patchwork Garden / Pedacitos de huerto
Illustrations by Alisha Gambino
Mamá Zorra y Don Coyote
Spanish translation by Guadalupe Vanessa Turcios •The Place Where You Live / El lugar donde vives Folktales Set
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
“[This] is not only a worthy addition to earlier coyote stories, but also a pointed re- •The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo ISBN: 978-1-55885-727-8, $50.85 $30.00
minder of the cycle in the wild.” —Kirkus Reviews Winner, 2010 Texas Institute of Letters Award •The Stranger and the Red Rooster / •Little Crow to the Rescue / El Cuervito al rescate
2004, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-428-4, $16.95 Seven-year-old Marisol helps her Grandad make a garden. Children will sow and reap El forastero y el gallo rojo •Mother Fox and Mr. Coyote /
AR Quiz #84327 | ATOS: 4.1 | ATOS Spanish: 4.1 | ATOS IL: LG ideas of their own about ways to share a little joy, just as Marisol does with sunflowers. •Sundays on Fourth Street / Mamá Zorra y Don Coyote
Los domingos en la calle Cuatro •The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo
“A pleasing and and effective multicultural offering.” —Kirkus Reviews
•The Woodcutter’s Gift / El regalo del leñador
2009, 32 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-55885-267-9, $16.95
AR Quiz #131066 | ATOS: 2.7 | ATOS Spanish: 3.1 | ATOS IL: LG

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THEMATIC SETS FOR BILINGUAL KIDS BOOKS ANTHOLOGIES
Paradise Lost or Gained? Looking Out, Looking In: Anthology of Latino
Food & Hispanic Culinary Traditions Children’s Health Set Pepita Series Set Poetry
Set 1 The Literature of Hispanic Exile
ISBN: 978-1-55885-759-9, $103.70 $60.00 ISBN: 978-1-55885-722-3, $92.70 $50.00 Edited by William Luis
Edited by Fernando Alegría and Jorge Ruffinelli
ISBN: 978-1-55885-720-9, $85.75 $40.00 •Adelita and the Veggie Cousins / •Pepita Finds Out / Lo que descubre Pepita 1991, 240 pages, Trade Paperback 2013, 329 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-761-2,
•Alicia’s Fruity Drinks / Las aguas frescas de Alicia Adelita y las primas verduritas •Pepita Packs Up / Pepita empaca ISBN: 978-1-55885-037-8, $11.00 $27.95
•The Empanadas that Abuela Made / •A Day without Sugar / Un día sin azúcar •Pepita on Pepper Street / Pepita en la calle Pepper Refer to the Poetry section for a complete description.
This chronicle of exile is filled with voices of nostalgic reflection, of evocations and
Las empanadas que hacía la abuela •I Kick the Ball / Pateo el balón •Pepita Talks Twice / Pepita habla dos veces secret wishes, visions of return and the anticipation of a fate discerned in the noise of
•Growing Up with Tamales / Los tamales de Ana •Level Up / Paso de nivel •Pepita Thinks Pink / Pepita y el color rosado battle as well as in the joy of solidarity.
•The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo •The Patchwork Garden / Pedacitos de huerto
•Sofía and the Purple Dress / Sofía y el vestido Poetry Set Riding Low on the Streets of Gold
Food & Hispanic Culinary Traditions morado ISBN: 978-1-55885-728-5, $84.75 $50.00 Latino Literature for Young Adults
Set 2 •Delicious Hullabaloo / Pachanga deliciosa Edited by Judith Ortiz Cofer
ISBN: 978-1-55885-758-2, $50.88 $30.00 2003, 208 pages, Trade Paperback
Cuentos hispanos de los Estados Unidos
Hispanic Cultural Traditions Set •The Desert Is My Mother / El desierto es mi madre Edited by Julián Olivares
•The Battle of the Snow Cones / ISBN: 978-1-55885-380-5, $14.95, Ages 11 and up
ISBN: 978-1-55885-721-6, $154.55 $80.00 •Estrellita se despide de su isla / 1998, 240 pages, Trade Paperback
La guerra de las raspas •The Bakery Lady / La señora de la panadería Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for a complete ISBN: 978-1-55885-260-0, $16.95
•Grandma’s Chocolate / El chocolate de Abuelita description.
•Grandma’s Chocolate / El chocolate de Abuelita •Mis abuelos y yo / My Grandparents and I Refer to the Spanish Titles section for a complete description.
•Magda’s Tortillas / Las tortillas de Magda •Growing Up with Tamales / Los tamales de Ana •My Big Sister / Mi hermana mayor
•Lupita’s First Dance / El primer baile de Lupita Decade II: An Anniversary Anthology
Friendship & Conflict Resolution Set •Magda’s Piñata Magic / Magda y la piñata mágica Spooky Creatures & Stories Set Edited by Julián Olivares
ISBN: 978-1-55885-734-6, $136.60 $80.00 1993, 256 pages, Trade Paperback
•The Remembering Day / El día de los muertos ISBN: 978-1-55885-730-8, $119.65 $70.00 ISBN: 978-1-55885-062-0, $12.00
•Adelita and the Veggie Cousins / •René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos ape- •The Cucuy Stole My Cascarones / In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States
Adelita y las primas verduritas llidos El Coco me robó los cascarones Edited by Roberta Fernández Revista Chicano-Riqueña / The Americas Review launched and promoted the works of
•The Battle of the Snow Cones / 1994, 592 pages, Trade Paperback wise and witty creators of Hispanic literature. This remarkable collection offers a hand-
•Salsa •Do You Know the Cucuy? / ¿Conoces al Cucuy? ISBN: 978-1-55885-110-8, $20.95
La guerra de las raspas picked selection of the best works published between 1983 and 1992. An introduction
•It’s Bedtime, Cucuy / ¡A la cama, Cucuy!
•Cecilia and Miguel Are Best Friends / “This comprehensive anthology explodes with the verbal creations of Latinas. Rich in by Olivares provides historical and cultural context for these works.
Immigration Set •Juan and the Chupacabras / Juan y el Chupacabras
Cecilia y Miguel son mejores amigos •Mayte and the Bogeyman / Mayte y el Cuco meaning, the book is an endless delight. Fernández has assembled some of the most
ISBN: 978-1-55885-724-7, $84.75 $40.00
creative voices who share themselves through poetry, plays, fiction and essays.” Outlaw: The Collected Works of Miguel Piñero
•Clara and the Curandera / Clara y la curandera •Butterflies on Carmen Street / •No Time for Monsters / Miguel Piñero
•Family, Familia —Copley News Service
Mariposas en la calle Carmen No hay tiempo para monstruos Introduction by Nicolás Kanellos and Jorge Iglesias
•I Am René, the Boy / Soy René, el niño •Estrellita en la ciudad grande / •Zulema and the Witch Owl / The Chicano / Latino Literary Prize 2010, 408 pages, Trade Paperback
•Mimí’s Parranda / La parranda de Mimí ISBN: 978-1-55885-606-6, $19.95
Estrellita in the Big City Zulema y la Bruja Lechuza An Anthology of Prize-Winning Fiction,
•The Triple Banana Split Boy / El niño goloso •Estrellita se despide de su isla / Poetry and Drama This long-awaited collection includes previously published and
Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island Sports / Physical Activity / Dance Set Edited, with an Introduction, by Stephanie Fetta never-before-published poems and ten plays, including Short
Grandparents Set 1 •Waiting for Papá / Esperando a Papá ISBN: 978-1-55885-731-5, $138.60 $70.00 2008, 336 pages, Trade Paperback Eyes, which was later made into a film and won the 1973-1974
ISBN: 978-1-55885-717-9, $119.65 $70.00 •Baseball on Mars / Béisbol en Marte ISBN: 978-1-55885-511-3, $21.95 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play.
•The Bakery Lady / La señora de la panadería Kids’ Books by Judith Ortiz Cofer •I Kick the Ball / Pateo el balón This historic collection presents a panoramic view of the “Outlaw is a strident call to arms for all the dispossessed. It is
•The Empanadas that Abuela Made / ISBN: 978-1-55885-773-5, $61.80 $35.00 •Let’s Salsa / Bailemos salsa concerns, styles and artistry of twenty-five years of Chicano/ a wake-up call to the powerful and the greedy. It is a glance
Las empanadas que hacía la abuela •¡A bailar! Let’s Dance! •Level Up / Paso de nivel Latino writing. behind the shiny facade. It shows a world where Piñero felt at home. It is a celebration
•Grandma’s Chocolate / El chocolate de Abuelita •Animal Jamboree: Latino Folktales / •Lupita’s First Dance / El primer baile de Lupita of the honesty, integrity and bravery of the cosmopolitan denizens of the Lower East
“A highly recommended addition to personal, academic and Side and beyond.” —New York Journal of Books
•The Little Doctor / El doctorcito La fiesta de los animales: leyendas latinas •Ricardo’s Race / La carrera de Ricardo community bilingual collections, [this anthology] is a testament to the America’s His-
•My Tata’s Guitar / La guitarra de mi tata •La poeta del piso de arriba •Sofía and the Purple Dress / Sofía y el vestido panic literary accomplishments.” —Midwest Book Review
•The Remembering Day / El día de los muertos Little Havana Blues
•The Poet Upstairs morado A Cuban-American Literature Anthology
•Remembering Grandma / Recordando a Abuela En otra voz: Antología de la literatura Edited by Virgil Suárez and Delia Poey
Music & Art Set Travel Set hispana de los Estados Unidos 1996, 448 pages, Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-55885-733-9, $118.65 $60.00 ISBN: 978-1-55885-737-7, $50.88 $30.00 Nicolás Kanellos, General Editor ISBN: 978-1-55885-160-3, $19.95
Grandparents Set 2 •Canta, Rana, canta / Sing, Froggie, Sing •Estrellita en la ciudad grande /
2002, 608 pages, Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-55885-346-1, $27.95 This landmark first anthology of Cuban-American literature is a medley of voices—narrators,
ISBN: 978-1-55885-718-6, $101.70 $60.00 •The Gift of the Poinsettia / Estrellita in the Big City essayists and poets—staking their claim in part of the American literary mosaic with Pulitzer
•Abuelo vivía solo / Grandpa Used to Live Alone El regalo de la flor de Nochebuena •Estrellita se despida de su isla / Refer to the Spanish Titles section for a complete description.
Prizes and other awards in hand. An introduction and bibliography by the editors accompany
•Butterflies on Carmen Street / •Mimí’s Parranda / La parranda de Mimí Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island the selections.
Mariposas en la calle Carmen •My Tata’s Guitar / La guitarra de mi Tata •Mimí’s Parranda / La parranda de Mimí
•Estrellita en la ciudad grande / “A superbly encompassing gathering of poetry, fiction, essay and drama representing the
•Salsa current dynamism of Cuban American writing.” —Booklist
Estrellita in the Big City •The Woodcutter’s Gift / El regalo del leñador
•Magda’s Tortillas / Las tortillas de Magda Hispanic, Female and Young
•Mis abuelos y yo / My Grandparents and I An Anthology
•The Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch / Short Fiction by Hispanic Writers of the United States Edited by Phyllis Tashlik
Allá en El Rancho Grande Edited by Nicolás Kanellos 1994, 224 pages, Trade Paperback
1993, 288 pages, Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-55885-080-4, $14.95, Ages 11 and up
ISBN: 978-1-55885-044-6, $15.95
Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for a complete
The selections in this collection are as diverse as the personalities of the authors, and description.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHIES POETRY
Stowaway Next Year in Cuba: A Cubano’s Coming of Age Body Bee Calling from the 21st Century Terms of Survival
Carol Córdoba Gustavo Pérez Firmat Miguel Algarin Judith Ortiz Cofer
1996, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-200-6, $11.95 2005, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-461-1, $14.95 1982, 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-17-0, $7.00 1995 (Second Edition), 72 pages, Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-55885-079-8, $7.00
Nicolás Córdoba stowed away in an airpocket above the rudder of an oil tanker to reach In a searing memoir of a family torn apart by exile, Pérez Firmat Algarin’s book is a psychic-poetic odyssey into the bionic twenty-first century.
the United States. This is the extraordinary account of an ordinary man, his journey, and chronicles the painful search for roots that has come to domi- “Terms of Survival takes readers on an imagistic safari through the lush jungle of life . . . a
“Body Bee Calling from the 21st Century turned me on after exhibiting beauty and gentil-
how his dream turned into a nightmare of incarceration for drug smuggling. nate his adult life. slim volume that is sure to grab the reader’s interest from the first page to the last.”
ity, miraculous writings from the Lower East Side of New York.” —Allen Ginsberg
—The Athens Observer
I Can Hear the Cowbells Ring “Next Year in Cuba is a valuable and heartfelt addition to the
Lionel G. García canon of Cuban-American writing. A fine portrait of a family Survival Supervivencia Palabras de mediodía / Noon Words
1994, 206 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-114-6, $9.95 and culture in transition.” Miguel Algarin Lucha Corpi Bilingu
a
—Oscar Hijuelos, author of Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love Introduction by Ernesto Quiñonez, Edited by T. Marc Newell English translation by Catherine Rodríguez-Nieto Title l
“[A] raucously funny portrait of an extended family.” —Publishers Weekly 2009, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-541-0, $16.95 2001, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-322-5, $12.95
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, El año
“The characters in the sketches are real, from the breast-beating grandmother to the que viene estamos en Cuba. “The poems are sharply executed, finely honed neighborhood This pioneering collection of poems established Corpi as a major figure in Mexican-
brother who could not be cured of swearing. Hardship, cruelty and tragedy are present portraits, snapshots and vignettes, personal reminiscences, so- American literature. She explores potentially explosive political topics: transculturation,
but warmed by an unsentimental, rollicking sense of humor and life.” —Library Journal Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz cial observations and political commentaries. They are suffused the role of women, social change and the grand themes of love and death.
Mona Ruiz with Geoff Boucher with the music, rhythms and flavors of Nuyorican experience
2005, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-455-0, $14.95 “[T]his collection . . . represents her dawn.” —Críticas
Black Cuban, Black American: A Memoir and history; they are stories of family, love, friendship, violence,
Evelio Grillo, Introduction by Kenya Dworkin y Méndez “This well-written book is the engrossing autobiographical account of how one woman struggle and resistance that give voice to the poor and disen- How to Undress a Cop
2000, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-293-8, found her way out of the world of gangs to achieve her dream of being a police officer.” franchised.” —MultiCultural Review Sarah Cortez
$13.95 2000, 80 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-301-0, $9.95
—MultiCultural Review
Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series Time’s Now / Ya es tiempo Winner, 1999 PEN Texas Literary Award
section for a complete description. “Fascinating—alternately gruesome, tragic and funny.” —The Women’s Review of Books Miguel Algarin Bilingu
a
1985, 88 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-33-0, $7.00 Title l These poems display Sarah Cortez’s many facets: the street smarts of a law-enforcement
Buffalo Nickel officer; the coolly analytic eye of a corporate accountant; the linguistic dexterity of a
Floyd Salas Winner, 1985 Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award
Latin teacher; and the frank sensuality of a strong and spirited woman.
1992, 352 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-049-1, WAS $19.95, NOW $9.95 Openly political, blatantly blunt, religiously irreverent, Time’s Now / Ya es tiempo takes us “There will always be room on the shelf for ‘How To’ guides of this nature.”
“Salas’ fiercely eloquent account of growing up in a family roiled by drug addiction, from the most recondite corners of the soul through the streets of New York and to other —Kirkus Reviews
crime and suicide is a scorching read.” —Publishers Weekly battlefields—this time in Central America—and finally to union with the Godhead.
“Full of hard-edged description and fast-flowing narratives, Sarah Cortez’s debut . . . is
They Called Me “King Tiger”: My Struggle for the Land and Our Rights “Piercing and eloquent coming-of-age story . . . Beautifully written, gritty and deeply Todos somos Whitman / We Are All Whitman by turns erotic, tender and gritty.” —Publishers Weekly
Reies López Tijerina; Translated from Spanish and edited by José Angel Gutiérrez human.” —Kirkus Reviews (Pointer Book) Luis Alberto Ambroggio Bilingu
a
2000, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-302-7, $14.95 Title l “Entrancing literary quickie that leaves you panting for more.” —Latina
English translation by Brett Alan Sanders
Oscar “Zeta” Acosta: The Uncollected Works 2016, 232 pages, Trade Paperback
Refer to the Hispanic Civil Rights Series section for a complete description.
Edited by Ilan Stavans
Here Lies Lalo
ISBN: 978-1-55885-825-1, $17.95
1996, 336 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-099-6, $14.95 The Collected Works of Abelardo Delgado
Julian Nava: My Mexican-American Journey This poetic homage to Walt Whitman contains 53 poems in English and Spanish, Abelardo “Lalo” Delgado
Julian Nava, Foreword by Henry A. J. Ramos This collection gathers unpublished stories, letters, poems and a teleplay written by focusing on themes of identity, love and life. Originally published in Spanish by Vaso Edited by Jarica Linn Watts
2002, 243 pages, Ages 11 and up Acosta (1935-1974), the Chicano attorney, political activist and writer, between the 2011, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-694-3, $19.95
Roto Ediciones, this edition includes the original Spanish text and a luminous English
ISBN: 978-1-55885-351-5, Trade Paperback, $9.95 early 1960s and shortly before his mysterious disappearance in Mexico in 1974. translation by Brett Alan Sanders. Available for the first time to a general audience, Delgado’s
Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for a complete description. poems are in Spanish, English and a combination of both
“Stavans does service to Acosta’s memory and to Chicano literature with this collec-
tion.” —Booklist The Other Man Was Me: A Voyage to the New World languages. While many of his poems protest mistreatment and
Memoir of a Visionary Rafael Campo discrimination, others focus on love of family and for the land
Antonia Pantoja, Foreword by Henry A. J. Ramos Infinite Refuge 1994, 120 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-111-5, $8.00 and traditions of his people.
2002, 217 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-385-0, $14.95 Virgil Suárez Winner, 1993 National Poetry Series Open Competition “A vibrant, engaging consideration of life, the universe and everything . . . a great collec-
Refer to the Hispanic Civil Rights Series section for a complete description. 2002, 139 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-348-5, $14.95
“Latino ethnicity, gay identity, the responsibilities of doctors in the age of AIDS and the tion and tribute.” —New Poetry Review
In this memoir, Virgil Suárez draws from his memories of family and friends leaving
Diary of a Guerrilla Cuba and ties them through verse and prose to his experience of exile.
meaning of family are all under question as the writer, a San Francisco doctor, writes
Selected Poems of Angela de Hoyos
Ramón “Tianguis” Pérez, English translation by Dick J. Reavis with a sturdily imaginative vigor in compact, accessible poems . . . The poet’s assertive
Angela de Hoyos
1999, 164 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-282-2, $19.95 “Suárez is a vivid, evocative writer.” —Washington Post exploration . . . is always engaging.” —Publishers Weekly 2015, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-807-7, $17.95
As a young man, Pérez enlisted in a guerrilla movement to reclaim ancestral communal
lands in Oaxaca, Mexico. From the grassroots organization to the power of politicians,
Spared Angola: Memories from a Cuban-American Childhood The Little Devil and the Rose: Lotería Poems This collection showcases the work of a beloved literary activist who gave voice to
Virgil Suárez El diablito y la rosa: Poemas de la lotería Bilingu marginalized communities. Mostly self-educated, de Hoyos was equally adept at writing
a
we, too, experience the struggle. Title l
1997, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-197-9, $11.95 Viola Canales in Spanish or English, and many of her poems are written in a skillful combination of
“The character which he presents is as magnetic as any purely fictional creation that I 2014, 143 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-792-6, $16.95 the two. Containing 75 poems that have never been published, this volume highlights
This moving collection evokes the agony and frustration borne of growing up in termi-
have met.” —The Texas Review a vibrant voice that calls for equality and respect for all people, regardless of gender or
nal exile and cultural limbo. Finalist, Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
ethnicity.
Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant “This slim volume is studded with poetry that adds depth to the characters and action Inspired by the archetypes found in the Mexican bingo game called lotería, these poems re-
Ramón “Tianguis” Pérez . . . Suárez reflects on 36 years as an outsider and on the memories—and the record of flect the history—of family, culture and war—rooted in the Southwest for hundreds of years. Woman, Woman
1991, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-032-3, $10.95 them—that kept him sane.” —Publishers Weekly Angela de Hoyos
“A lively addition to Chicana literature.” —Booklist 1996 (Second Edition), 72 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-156-6, $7.00
This autobiographical account of survival as a “wetback” or
“mojado,” gives the reader a fascinating glimpse into the life of
Rain of Gold The winner of international poetry awards devotes full attention to the dynamic tension
Victor Villaseñor From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger that both unites and separates male and female. In de Hoyos’ poems, that tension is
the undocumented worker. 2015, 497 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-809-1, $22.95 Lorna Dee Cervantes always erotically charged, always threatening to one sex or the other, and always rever-
“Pérez tells an emotionally heavy story with clear, detailed nar- 1991, 512 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-030-9, $25.95 1991, 80 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-033-0, $7.00
berating in the political.
ration and a light sense of humor.” —Houston Chronicle Accelerated Reader Quiz #34996
Winner, 1992 Paterson Poetry Prize; Winner, 1993 Latino Literature Prize “Her verses flow smoothly, and her usage of both languages is not contrived but is part
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for the Spanish-language “A gripping inspirational epic full of wild adventure, bootlegging, young love, miracles, of her natural linguistic movement to and from English and Spanish.”
“Cervantes is a poet with a clear, strong voice . . . Her work is refreshing and deceptively
edition, Diario de un mojado. tragedies, murder and triumph over cultural barriers.” —Publishers Weekly —Corpus Christi Caller-Times
simple, reflecting love of language and music. She manages all this without sacrificing
the humor, power and complexity of themes she explores as a female, Latina-American,
lover, intellectual and writer.” —Jessica Hagedorn

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POETRY POETRY
Bluestown Mockingbird Mambo Enclave Communion Promesas: Geography of the Impossible
Sandra María Esteves Tato Laviera Pat Mora Gloria Vando
1990, 88 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-017-0, $7.00 1981, 72 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-11-8, $7.00 1991, 92 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-035-4, $8.95 1993, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-059-0, $8.00
“Esteves speaks with punch and politically-astute vigor about the realities of the urban Winner, 1981 Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award Pat Mora provides a healing voice considering the art of poetry itself, male and female Winner, 1994 Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Achievement
poor. More importantly, however, the poetry draws a big distinction between one being “Enclave serves as a very timely manifestation of the modern Hispanic. It would prob- relationships, separation from children, homeland and tradition. “A newcomer whose voice is particularly sustained and developed. Vando’s is a universal
economically poor and spiritually and culturally repressed.” —Poetry Flash ably be a very appropriate text in a high school or college Puerto Rican studies or “Mora’s imagery contributes intensity to her spare and minimalist poems . . . [her] voice expressing childhood anguish and passion.” —Publishers Weekly
Selected Poetry Chicano studies class.” —Lector poems both instruct and delight.” —Texas Books in Review
Cecilio García-Camarillo
Shadows & Supposes
Introduction by Enrique Lamadrid
La Carreta Made a U-Turn Between Two Worlds Gloria Vando
Tato Laviera Américo Paredes 2002, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-360-7, $11.95
2000, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-281-5, $12.95
1992 (Second Edition), 88 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-064-4, $7.00 1990, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-022-4, $7.00
García-Camarillo emerged in the flourishing of artistic creativity during the Chicano Winner, 2003 Latino Literary Award—Best Poetry Book
Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This volume unites works in thirteen chapbooks. “[This is] a clear and refreshing note of affirmation, humaneness, joy and vigor in the This collection comprises poems written in the 1930s and 1940s by a famous folklorist, “[Vando] has crafted daring and dramatic poems that likely will remain vivid in readers’
face of poverty, alienation and oppression. Tato Laviera has produced a remarkably novelist and mentor of at least two generations of Chicano scholars and writers. minds long after the book is closed.” —Kansas City Star
“[B]ilingual poems mix public protest and private frustration with the lyrical schemes varied first book of poems.” —Explorations in Ethnic Studies
of Latin American poets like Neruda, redefining American identity and doing investiga- “[Paredes] has collected works in English and Spanish that are angry and beautiful and
bitter and sensual, filled with longing and futility.” —Texas Books in Review Diaspora: Selected and New Poems
tive reportage in verse.” —Publishers Weekly Mainstream Ethics Frank Varela
Tato Laviera 2016, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-836-7, $14.95
La Llorona on the Longfellow Bridge: Poetry y otras movidas 1988, 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-90-3, $7.00 The Searchers: Collected Poetry
Alicia Gaspar de Alba Tomás Rivera; Edited by Julián Olivares In this collection of 55 poems, Varela writes about growing up Puerto Rican in
2003, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-399-7, $11.95 Laviera affirms that Hispanic language, lore, art and history are transforming the na- 1990, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-018-7,
tional culture and identity of this country. Brooklyn. Varela’s poems reflect on the universal joys and pains of everyday life. This
$7.00
As a leading interpreter of border life and culture, poet, storyteller and essayist Gaspar collection contains a mix of previously published and new poems that offer a survey of
de Alba explores the borders and limits of place, body and language through a painful Rivera celebrates the common experience of humanity and the poet’s work from 1988 to the present.
series of moves and losses. Mixturao and Other Poems renews his search for the encounter of the self, community, the
Tato Laviera
2008, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-524-3, $12.95
past and the continuity of the dead through the living. I Used to Be a Superwoman
The Child of Exile: A Poetry Memoir Gloria L. Velásquez
Carolina Hospital “Dedicated to celebrating the diverse and complex compilation that is America . . . Mixturao “Small poems, narrow lines, everyday words to haunt the sensi-
1997, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-191-7, $8.95
2004, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-411-6, $11.95 entertains as well as invokes thought in readers, recommended.” —Midwest Book Review tive reader, this work is a universal cry for liberation.”
—Review of Texas Books These poems are a call to arms demanding allegiance to la causa.
This lyrical poetry collection by a vibrant voice in the Cuban-American community
spans a range of themes: love and betrayal, motherhood and sacrifice, creation and the The Twins, the Dream: Two Voices / Las gemelas, el sueño: dos voces Thirty an’ Seen a Lot
Ursula Le Guin and Diana Bellessi Celso Evangelina Vigil-Piñón
quest for faith, and loss of communication. This memoir provides consolation, for it is in Bilingu
a Leo Romero
1996, 230 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-179-5, $8.95 Title l 1982, 80 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-13-2, $7.00
the common condition of exile and yearning to belong that we connect as human beings. 1985, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-36-1, $7.00
This collection represents the combined efforts of two internationally recognized poets, Winner, 1983 Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award
American Copia: An Immigrant Epic “Celso is Everyman, his roles ranging from shabby Christ figure to buffoon, drunkard
Ursula Le Guin of the US and Diana Bellessi of Argentina, who translated each other’s “The book is superior in that it expresses emotion and dramatizes appeal which keep
Javier O. Huerta and ladies’ man, alternately unkempt, lascivious, pathetic, witty-cruel, curious and
works as a means of bridging cultural gaps and promoting cross-cultural understanding. the reader involved. The language of the book flows smoothly and reads well. The book
2012, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-748-3, outrageous.” —Literary Arts
$14.95 would serve as an excellent text for a course in contemporary Chicano poetry.” —Lector
Looking Out, Looking In: Anthology of Latino Poetry Color of My Living Heart
“The book’s chapters consist of poetry, dialog, a brief play, lists, short Edited by William Luis The Computer Is Down
2013, 329 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-761-2, $27.95
Floyd Salas
stories and even text messages. Huerta handles all these genres clev- 1996, 80 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-171-9, $8.00 Evangelina Vigil-Piñón
erly with a fine sense of humor and irony. Highly recommended for “A definitive anthology of Latino poetry [this] scholarly yet accessible overview of 1987, 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-32-3, $7.00
public and academic libraries.” —REFORMA Newsletter the evolution and major concerns of the movement is required reading for serious The rough and tumble prose and life of Floyd Salas gives body and guts to these poems
of love and desperation. Here, the seasoned boxer, street dude, ex-hippy and ex-pachuco “Vigil’s work takes on a sophisticated sheen, at once celebrating the glittery image of
“A fine assortment of essays, poetry and much more, offering a students.” — McAllen Monitor the late 20th century American city and taking a hard look at the human realities upon
bares his heart in a genre all but forgotten by today’s skeptic and minimalist poets.
clear view of a world few truly understand.” which that age rests.” —San Antonio Light
—Midwest Book Review (Reviewer’s Choice) Selected Poems / Poesía selecta Bilingu
Luis Palés Matos
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Title l Un Trip through the Mind Jail y Otras Excursions
Raúl R. Salinas They Say that I Am Two
English translation and Introduction by Julio Marzán
Some Clarifications y otros poemas 2000, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-303-4, $12.95 Introduction by Louis Mendoza Marcos McPeek Villatoro
Javier O. Huerta 1999, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-275-4, $9.95 1997, 88 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-196-2, $8.95
2007, 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-500-7, $10.95 Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series section for a complete description. Poignant, comic and planted deep in the rich soil of many languages and voices, this
These poems forged over fifteen years during the heat of the Chicano Movement reveals
Winner, University of California, Irvine’s 2005 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize volume introduces the unique and singular voice of a man whose poetry resists the
Borders the growing politicization of minority convicts incarcerated at a time when their com-
entrapment of borders.
This debut collection explores themes of dislocation, loss, love and art. Huerta sketches Pat Mora munities were marching forward.
haunting pieces about a bilingual, bicultural experience. 1986, 88 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-57-6, $8.95
Death to Silence / Muerte al silencio Falling in Love with Fellow Prisoners: Poems
“Beautiful verse graces this book . . . a topical and fearless debut, taking on the most charged Winner, 1987 Southwest Book Award Bilingu Gwendolyn Zepeda
a
Emma Sepúlveda Title l
issue in the contemporary political arena: undocumented immigration.” —El Paso Times Mora explores the political, cultural, social and emotional borders that divide people. Spanish translation by Shaun T. Griffin 2013, 75 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-769-8, $14.95
1997, 104 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-203-7, $8.95 “With a world-weary yet love-driven voice, the Houston laureate unerringly explores
AmeRícan “We begin one of Mora’s poems as if embarking on an exploration of an unknown coun-
Tato Laviera try. When we finish, we have learned so much about its topology we feel we can claim These poems convert one poet’s struggle with exile from her homeland into a triumph the workplace, relationships, culture and motherhood.” —The McAllen Monitor
2003, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-395-9, $11.95 the land as ours. These are arduous expeditions, though, for both writer and reader. You of the human spirit.
don’t plant your flag without earning the right.” —El Paso Times
Monsters, Zombies and Addicts Poems
“Laviera’s poetry combines a lively portrait of his own cultural roots with an inclusive “Emma Sepúlveda’s voice is ardent . . . she is a poet greatly daring and wonderfully Gwendolyn Zepeda
and multicultural message.” —MultiCultural Review passionate.” —Carolyn Kizer, Recipient, 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2015, 84 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-810-7, $14.95
Chants
Bendición: The Complete Poetry of Tato Laviera Pat Mora Entering a Life “For all her emphasis on the unseemly, seedy undersides of life,
Tato Laviera 1994 (Second Edition), 64 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-24-8, $8.95
Ernesto Trejo Zepeda again exercises her gift for making even the most com-
Introduction by Laura Lamas; preface by Nicolás Kanellos Winner, 1985 Southwest Book Award, and Winner, El Paso Times’ Best Book of Poetry 1990, 80 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-014-9, $7.00 monplace occurrences enchantingly musical. A fantastic second
2014, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-800-8, $24.95 book for a poet who continues to define herself with raw and
“Her poems are chants that hold the reader mesmerized until late in the day when “A truly mature and accomplished collection.” —Western American Literature daring lyrics.” —Booklist
Tato Laviera explores identity, community, urban life, oppression and much more in poems are transformed into wishful dreams.” —Nuestro Magazine
these multi-layered pieces that spanned his too-short life.

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DRAMA SPANISH TITLES
Un cubiche en la luna Spanish
Johnny Tenorio and Other Plays Un cubiche en la luna Quedando bien
Iván Acosta Title Carlos Morton Iván Acosta Anilú Bernardo
1989, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-99-6, $9.50 1992, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-047-7, $11.00 1989, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-99-6, $9.50 2006, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-474-1, $9.95, Ages 11 and up
Accelerated Reader Quiz #35022
A collection of three plays that includes the title play and two others: No son todos los A collection of plays by the prolific Chicano playwright, including Johnny Tenorio Refer to the Drama section for a complete description.
que están . . . and Recojan las serpentinas que se acabó el carnaval. All deal with a particu- (1983), The Miser of Mexico (1989) and Pancho Diablo (1987). Morton is the winner of The spunky Cuban-American protagonists in this Spanish-language collection of short
larly Cuban vision of the world, characterized by humor, word-play and skepticism. the 1986 National Latino Playwriting Contest and numerous other awards and grants. La Migra me hizo los mandados stories navigate the uncertain waters of adolescence in Miami.
Time magazine called his work “didactic, polemical, yet often fiercely funny.” Alicia Alarcón
2002, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-367-6, “[It] will bring a ray of hope to recent immigrant teenagers facing seemingly insur-
Cuban American Theater The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales and Other Plays $14.95 mountable problems.” —Críticas
Edited by Rodolfo J. Cortina Carlos Morton “This wonderful first-hand description of the immigration Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for information on the English-language
1992, 280 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-020-0, $12.95
1983, 132 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-16-3, $10.00 edition, Fitting In.
experience is recommended for public and academic libraries
This landmark collection of plays by the leading figures in Cuban-American drama is This collection by the noted winner of the Hispanic Playwrights Festival Award includes and bookstores.” —Críticas (Starred Review) El dilema de Trino
the first of its kind, a truly historical and groundbreaking document. El Jardín, Los Dorados, Rancho Hollywood and other English-language plays. Refer to the Non Fiction section for information on the English- Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Shattering the Myth: Plays by Hispanic Women “A work of great innovation and even daring.” —Latin American Theatre Review language edition, The Border Patrol Ate My Dust. Spanish translation by Julia Mercedes Castilla
Edited by Linda Feyder 2005, 138 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-458-1, $9.95, Ages 11 and up
“Wild with imagination, its strong messages softened by Morton’s sometimes outland-
1992, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-041-5,
ish humor.” —San Francisco Chronicle Trino Olivares must decide which choices will impress his friends—and which choices
$16.95 Porque hay silencio are the best for Trino.
These plays have been performed or read in theaters across the Rancho Hollywood y otras obras del teatro chicano Alba Ambert
Spanish Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for information on the English-language
United States. They shatter myths and create a broader, freer Carlos Morton Title 1998, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-250-1, $11.95
Introduction by Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda edition, Trino’s Choice.
space for women’s cultural development. This is the Spanish-language version of Ambert’s critically acclaimed work that traces
2000, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-289-1, $12.95
“Pointedly cultural, authentically voiced (with a lot of Spanish the tortured path of a young Puerto Rican woman in the South Bronx. El momento de Trino
This Spanish-language collection includes three of the best-known plays of Carlos Diane Gonzales Bertrand
used in dialogue and song) this anthology belongs in all drama Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, A Perfect Silence.
Morton: Rancho Hollywood: Sueño de California (translated by Iona Weissberg), Johnny Spanish translation by Rosario Sanmiguel
collections.” —Women Library Workers Journal
Tenorio: Acto teatral chicano and El Jardín. 2006, 192 pages, Trade Paperback
Árbol de la vida: Historias de la guerra civil ISBN: 978-1-55885-473-4, $9.95, Ages 11 and up
Simpson Street and Other Plays The Pain of the Macho and Other Plays Mario Bencastro Accelerated Reader Quiz #54653
Edward Gallardo Rick Najera 1997, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-214-3, $11.95
1990, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-004-0, $11.00 Accelerated Reader Quiz #30230 Trying to cope with the loss of two friends, Trino Olivares
1997, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-190-0, $12.95
A collection of three full-length plays that deal with the experiences of working-class learns that there are times in a man’s life when he has to help
Rick Najera dares to proclaim that machos are regular guys too. Najera’s wild postmod- The blight of governmental strife and social injustice color this richly textured short
Puerto Ricans in New York and became what Vista Magazine called “a microscopic himself.
ern melange of ethno-social satire slips into the subconscience. story collection depicting the passion and politics of civil war in El Salvador.
Bronx, a human window to its day-to-day survival and idle, barren moments.” Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for information
“Najera proves a skillful, perceptive writer . . . Najera never settles for facile half truths Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, The Tree of Life: on the English-language edition, Trino’s Time.
“Edward Gallardo’s plays are sensitive portrayals of Puerto Rican life on the East Coast. Stories of Civil War.
promoting a common Latino experience.” —Los Angeles Times
One is tempted to place him in the continuum of Nuyorican writers like Miguel Piñero,
Miguel Algarín and Víctor Hernández Cruz.” —Latin American Theatre Review Disparo en la catedral Salsipuedes
Beautiful Señoritas and Other Plays Ramón Betancourt
Mario Bencastro
Dolores Prida 2003, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-381-2, $12.95
Necessary Theater: Six Plays About the Chicano Experience Edited by Judith Weiss
1997, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-194-8, $12.95
Edited by Jorge Huerta Accelerated Reader Quiz #34147 Winner, University of California, Irvine’s Chicano/Latino Literary Prize
1991, 180 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-026-2, $12.95
1989, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-95-8, $19.95 Finalist, International “Novedades y Diana” Award
This anthology contains Beautiful Señoritas, Coser y Cantar, Savings, Pantallas and Botánica. Themes of superstition, survival and success weave through each of the stories included
Playwrights include Judith and Severo Pérez, Luis Valdez and El Teatro de la Esperanza. in this debut collection of short stories. Betancourt crafts portraits of the inhabitants of
This compelling novel depicts the devastating and heart-wrenching events of the Salva-
“The plays’ stylistic variety . . . combined with useful introductions, both to the col- Luis Valdez—Early Works: Actos, Bernabé and doran Civil War. the urban Hispanic communities on the California-Mexico border.
lection as a whole and to each of the scripts, enhances the anthology’s value. Recom- Pensamiento Serpentino
Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, A Shot in the Cathedral. “This is a powerful and unusual work that highlights the personal struggles of the bor-
mended especially for libraries serving Hispanic communities.” —Library Journal derland’s inhabitants rather than its politics.” —Críticas (Starred Review)
1990, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-003-3,
$11.95 Odisea del norte
Mexican American Theatre: Then and Now Mario Bencastro El hombre que no sudaba
Edited by Nicolás Kanellos Named to Críticas’ “The Basics: 100 Fiction Titles You Should 1999, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-266-2, Jaime Carrero
1983, 120 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-22-4, $11.00 Stock” List $12.95 1982, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-14-9, $8.50
A collection of historical studies of Mexican-American theater by Jorge Huerta, Nicolás This collection includes one-act plays by the famous farmwork Accelerated Reader Quiz #34178
“A heartfelt story of political oppression and exile . . . credible
Kanellos, Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and others. Pieces include interviews, essays and skits theater, El Teatro Campesino, and its director Luis Valdez; one and quite moving.” —Kirkus Reviews Through exact dialogue and profound psychological analysis, Carrero portrays in vivid
from the 1930s to the 1950s and an exclusive interview with Luis Valdez. of the first fully realized, full-length plays by Valdez alone; and colors a man who resists the restrictions that society tries to impose upon him.
an original narrative poem by Luis Valdez. “Unpretentious and reportorial, Bencastro’s tone is welcomely
“Characters, acting styles, trends and theatres are all portrayed in an intriguing outline
understated . . . and his message is all the more powerful for El año de nuestra revolución
which will motivate interested readers.” —Hispania
Mummified Deer and Other Plays it.” Judith Ortiz Cofer
Two Centuries of Hispanic Theatre in the Southwest Luis Valdez —Publishers Weekly Spanish translation by Elena Olazagasti-Segovia
2005, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-417-8, $14.95 Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, Odyssey to the 2006, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-472-7, $9.95, Ages 11 and up
Nicolás Kanellos
1982, 22 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-533-5, $3.00 This powerhouse collection of three plays features two never-before-published dramas North.
Shimmering fragments of poetry, fiction, fable and essay reflect a kaleidoscopic vision of
A photo-illustrated pamphlet on the history of the Hispanic stage in the Southwest and The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa, Valdez’s re-worked first play that still holds all burgeoning adulthood as seen through the eyes of the young protagonists.
the vision, spunk and innovation of the young playwright. Viaje a la tierra del abuelo
from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Mario Bencastro Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for information on the award-winning
Zoot Suit and Other Plays 2004, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-404-8, $9.95, Ages 11 and up English-language edition, The Year of Our Revolution.
Latins Anonymous Luis Valdez
Latins Anonymous This adventure novel for young adults about a young boy’s search for his Salvadoran
1992, 216 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-048-4, $15.95
1996, 104 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-172-6, $5.00 roots explores critical questions of identity, homeland and culture.
Low price reflects slightly damaged cover. Named to Críticas’ “The Basics: 100 Fiction Titles You Should Stock” List Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for information on the English-language
This collection includes the troupe’s signature play, which satirizes rejecting one’s heri- “Valdez is the Pachuco of Broadway, the social bandit of the media and the brilliant edition, A Promise to Keep.
tage, and The La La Awards, in which Latinos suffer outlandish impersonations. student who will change the face of Hollywood portrayals of his people.”—
Jorge Huerta
“[This has] a format that taps the kaleidoscopic riches of the Latin experience in the US Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the bilingual edition, Zoot Suit: A
in a way that is both exhiliratingly funny and gently enlightening.” —Variety Bilingual Edition.

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Bailando en silencio El año que viene estamos en Cuba El Día de la Luna Hombres de ladrillo
Escenas de una niñez puertorriqueña Gustavo Pérez Firmat Graciela Limón Alejandro Morales
Judith Ortiz Cofer 1997, 218 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-212-9, $11.95 Spanish translation by María de los Angeles Nevárez Spanish translation by Isabel Díaz Sánchez
Spanish translation by Elena Olazagasti-Segovia Accelerated Reader Quiz #34177 2004, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-435-2, $14.95 2010, 400 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-605-9,
1997, 160 pages, Trade Paperback $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55885-205-1, $12.95, Ages 11 and up
A thirty-year journey in search of a home and an identity culminates in this chronicle. In this translation of The Day of the Moon, Limón’s tale spans four generations of the
Accelerated Reader Quiz #20913 Betancourt family. Behind them stands Jerónimo Santiago, one of the many Tarahumara The history of Southern California is intertwined with that of
“A serious work of literature—as well as a ripping good book . . . [Pérez Firmat] offers us the Mexican workers who manufactured the bricks that laid
people native to the region.
This Spanish translation of Ortiz Cofer’s collection of essays an eloquent, amusing, often moving testament of a long moment in the troubled history the foundation of modern California.
recalls her childhood spent in Puerto Rico and New Jersey. of two countries.” —Washington Post Book World “Murder, dismemberment, casting out, imprisonment, love, loyalty and the lives of the
spirits sweep through the pages of this novel and make it hard to put down.” Praise for the English-language edition:
“Even for younger readers, this is a delightful, thoughtful as- “Smooth, poignant, witty.” —Miami Herald
—San Antonio Express-News “Morales eloquently fuses the fantastic and the factual as he
sessment of a bicultural, bilingual life.” —Booklist Refer to the Autobiographies section for information on the English-language edition, Next
Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, The Day of the Moon. traces the growth of early California from 1892 to the late 1940s.” —Publishers Weekly
Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for information on the award-winning Year in Cuba: A Cubano’s Coming of Age.
English-language edition, Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood. Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, The Brick People.
Sangre en el desierto En busca de Bernabé
Las muertas de Juárez Graciela Limón Cuentos hispanos de los Estados Unidos
Lo que el pueblo me dice Spanish translation by Miguel Aparicio Edited by Julián Olivares
Jesús Colón Alicia Gaspar de Alba 1997, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-195-5, $11.95 1998 (Second Edition), 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-260-0, $16.95
Edited, with an Introduction, by Edwin Karli Padilla Aponte Spanish translation by Rosario Sanmiguel Accelerated Reader Quiz #34148
2001, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-330-0, $12.95 2008, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-518-2, $16.95 This first comprehensive collection of short stories written in Spanish by US Hispanic
This is the Spanish edition of Limón’s American Book Award-winning novel, which authors includes informative introductions and a glossary of dialectic terms.
Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series section for a complete Winner, 2005 Lambda Literary Award—Best Lesbian Mystery, and Winner, 2006
description.
humanizes the political turmoil of Central America during the past two decades.
International Latino Book Award—Best Mystery Novel
“[It] leaves the reader with that special hunger that can be created only by a newly-dis- George Washington Gómez
Pioneros puertorriqueños en Nueva York 1917–1947 Praise for the English-language edition: covered writer. [Her] prose is self-assured and engrossing. [The book] deserves a large Américo Paredes
Joaquín Colón Spanish translation by María Jesús Fernández-Gil
“An in-your-face, no-holds-barred story full of brutality, graphic violence and ultimately, audience.” —The New York Times Book Review
Preface by Olimpia Colón-Aponte, Introduction by Edwin Karli Padilla Aponte 2014, 457 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-790-2, $16.95
redemption.” —Booklist Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, In Search of
2001, 380 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-335-5, $12.95
Bernabé. This classic novel about the struggles of Texas Mexicans to preserve their property, culture
Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series section for a complete “Offering a powerful depiction of social justice and serial murder on the US-Mexican and identity in the face of Anglo-American dominance in the Rio Grande Valley is available
description. border, this is an essential purchase for both mystery and Hispanic fiction collections.”
La canción del colibrí for the first time in Spanish.
—Library Journal (Starred Review)
Graciela Limón
Loa a un ángel de piel morena Refer to the Fiction section for more information on the English-language edition, Desert Spanish translation by Ernesto Colín Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, George Washington
Serie detectivesca “Gloria Damasco” Blood: The Juárez Murders. 2006, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-449-9, Gómez.
Lucha Corpi $14.95
Spanish translation by Nuria Brufau Alvira El corrido de Dante Vida y aventuras del más célebre bandido sonorense
2012, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-751-3, $16.95 Eduardo González Viaña This is the Spanish translation of the acclaimed novel about the Joaquín Murrieta: Sus grandes proezas en California
2006, 400 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-314-0, $16.95 Spanish conquest of Mexico, as seen by the conquered. Ireneo Paz; Introduction by Luis Leal
The first installment in the Gloria Damasco Mystery series is now available in Spanish.
“A provocative introduction to the human story of the Con- 1999, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-276-1, $12.95
Praise for the English-language edition: Winner, 2007 International Latino Book Award—Best Adventure or Drama-Spanish
quest. Colín’s translation flows well.” —Críticas Refer to the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Series section for a complete
“Dazzlingly evocative prose . . . Corpi expands the genre with this work.” In this magically real and timely epic of Hispanic immigrant life in the United States, description.
Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-lan-
—Publishers Weekly Dante is on a mission to bring his daughter Emmita—who ran away with her boyfriend, guage edition, Song of the Hummingbird.
or abductor as Dante sees him—home. Diario de un mojado
Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, Eulogy for a Los recuerdos de Ana Calderón Ramón “Tianguis” Pérez
Brown Angel. “A significant contribution to US Hispanic/Latino literature.” —Críticas 2003, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-345-4, $12.95
Graciela Limón
Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, Dante’s Ballad. Spanish translation by Nuria Brufau Alvira
El sol de Texas / Under The Texas Sun 2011, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-707-0,
This is the original Spanish version of Pérez’ odyssey through an endless trail of menial
Conrado Espinoza Los amigos de Becky $16.95 jobs and indignities, told with humor and optimism.
Bilingu
English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales a
Title l Rolando Hinojosa “Highly recommended for public libraries and bookstores.” —Críticas
Introduction by John Pluecker
1991, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-021-7, This fictional memoir takes a compelling look at immigration,
2007, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-480-2, $15.95 women’s rights and the search for love and the meaning of life. Refer to the Autobiographies section for information on the English-language edition, Diary
$9.50
Accelerated Reader Quiz #34182 of an Undocumented Immigrant.
Published as part of the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, this “Limón does an excellent job of describing the hardships of
long-lost novel is now available in the original Spanish with an English translation. “[This book] deals with all the problems of an emerging migrant life and the driving emotions of the family patriarchy.” . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra
Hispanic culture.” —Publishers Weekly Tomás Rivera
Fronterizas: Una novela en seis cuentos —Houston Chronicle 1996, 120 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-151-1, $7.95, Ages 11 and up
Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, The Memories of Ana Calderón.
Roberta Fernández Accelerated Reader Quiz #20912, ATOS Spanish: 4.8, ATOS IL: UG
2001, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-339-3, “Hinojosa makes the ordinary fascinating . . . a lovingly
$12.95 accurate recreation of Valley people, politics, speech, social
El Laúd del Desterrado Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for a complete description.
Edited by Matías Montes-Huidobro
Fernández’s Spanish version of her award-winning novel is attitudes—even the weather.” Al partir
1995, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-082-8, $10.95
made up of sensitive portraits of six extraordinary women of —Austin American-Statesman Omar Torres
Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series section for a complete description.
the Texas-Mexican border. Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, Becky and Her 1986, 136 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-934770-47-7, $8.50
Friends. Accelerated Reader Quiz #30232
“Fernández’s tone is in harmony with her narrative voice, and Rancho Hollywood y otras obras del teatro chicano
her language is agreeably and authentically regional . . . an art- En otra voz: Antología de la literatura hispana de los Estados Unidos Carlos Morton By the Cuban novelist, playwright and poet, this novel recreates the suspenseful escape
ful translation.” —Críticas (Starred review) Nicolás Kanellos, General Editor Introduction by Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda from a Spanish military jail of a genuine heroine of Cuba’s nineteenth-century revolu-
Kenya Dworkin y Méndez, José Fernández, Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, Agnes Lugo-Ortiz 2000, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-289-1, $12.95 tion based on a historic anecdote of the Spanish American War.
and Charles Tatum, Co-Editors. Alejandra Balestra, Coordinator Refer to the Drama section for a complete description.
Refer to the Fiction section for information on the English-language edition, Intaglio: A Novel “This short novel has undisputable achievements . . . besides rescuing an unknown
2002, 608 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-346-1, $27.95
in Six Stories. historical account of literary merit, it is an important contribution to Cuban letters.”
Named to Críticas’ Best of 2002 and Críticas’ “The Basics: 100 Fiction Titles You Should —Diario de las Américas
Stock” List
“He has managed to write lyrical prose without in any way diminishing the strength of
“This first-time record of Hispanic Literature in this country is essential for public, the heroine.” —Cuban Quotes
school and academic libraries and book stores. —Críticas

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Zoot Suit: A Bilingual Edition Bilingu
a
Estrellas peregrinas: Cuentos de magia y poder Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage
Luis Valdez Title l Victor Villaseñor
Spanish translation by Edna Ochoa Spanish translation by Alfonso González
2004, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-439-0, 2005, 144 pages, Trade Paperback
Volume I Volume V
$13.95 ISBN: 978-1-55885-462-8, $9.95, Ages 11 and up Edited, with an Introduction, Edited by Kenya Dworkin y Méndez and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz
by Ramón Gutiérrez and Genaro Padilla 2006, 240 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-371-3, $27.95
This bilingual edition combines the original English-language These tales of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the 1993, 318 pages
Clothbound, $34.95, ISBN: 978-1-55885-063-7
This volume marks the fifteenth year of the project and explores key issues and chal-
version with the first-ever Spanish translation of the critically Mexican Revolution and immigration to the United States,
Trade Paperback, $17.95, ISBN: 978-1-55885-058-3 lenges, such as its legitimacy and acceptance in the academic canon, whether the basic
acclaimed play focusing on the events surrounding the Sleepy all involve young people overcoming barriers during times of
archival phase is complete, and if the assumption that there is widespread recognition
Lagoon Murder Trial of 1942 and the ensuing Zoot Suit Riots extreme stress. Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage is a compendi- of the existence and vitality of a centuries-long US Hispanic literary tradition may be
that turned Los Angeles into a bloody war zone. um of articles by leading scholars on Hispanic literary history premature and perhaps imprudent.
“[This] can be used as an opening for classroom discussions about of the United States. The anthology functions to acquaint
“These memoirs are vivid, frequently shocking, brutal and not at all naive in their pre-
racism and violence against Mexican Americans in our country.” both expert and neophyte with the work that has been done Volume VI
sentation of the tragedies that haunt the lives of the poor.” —Críticas on this literary history, to outline the agenda for recovering
—MultiCultural Review Edited by Antonia I. Castañeda and A. Gabriel Meléndez
Refer to the Piñata Books for Young Adults section for information on the English-language the lost Hispanic literary heritage, and to discuss the pressing 2007, 240 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-478-9, $39.95
Jicoténcal edition, Walking Stars. questions of canonization, social class, gender and identity that must be addressed in
In the sixth volume, the authors explore the issues of “place” or region in Hispanic
Félix Varela restoring the lost or inaccessible history and literature of any people.
La rebelde intellectual production, nationalism and transnationalism, race and ethnicity, as well
Edited by Luis Leal and Rodolfo J. Cortina
Leonor Villegas de Magnón Volume II as methodological approaches to recovering the documentary heritage.
1995, 216 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-132-0, $10.95
Edited, with an Introduction, by Clara Lomas Edited, with an Introduction, by Erlinda Gonzales-Berry and Charles Tatum
Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series section for a complete 2004, 324 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-415-4, 1996, 296 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-139-9, $34.95 Volume VII
description. Edited, with an Introduction, by Gerald E. Poyo and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto
$12.95
This second volume in the series contains articles divided into five sections: The 2009, 192 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-526-7, $27.95
Las aventuras de Don Chipote, o, Cuando los La rebelde marks the first printing of the original Spanish-lan- Recovery Project Comes of Age; Assimilation, Accommodation or Resistance?; His-
pericos mamen guage version of the memoir that weaves Villegas de Magnón’s tory in Literature / Literature in History; Writing the Revolution; and Recovering the The essays in this seventh volume are divided into four sections: History, Culture and
Daniel Venegas autobiography with the founding of La Cruz Blanca, a corps of Creation of Community. Ideology; Women’s Voices: Gender, Politics and Culture; Amparo Ruiz de Burton:
Edited, with an Introduction, by Nicolás Kanellos nurses she established for the Mexican revolutionary forces. Literature and History; and Language Representation and Translation.
1998, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-252-5, Volume III
$12.95 Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series Volume VIII
section for information on the English-language edition, The Rebel. Edited, with an Introduction, by María Herrera-Sobek
Published in 1928, this classic recounts the tale of a greenhorn and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol Edited by Clara Lomas and Gabriela Baeza Ventura
1998, 320 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-251-8, $39.95 2011, 224 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-604-2, $27.95
who emigrates to the United States.
Refer to the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series This third volume of academic essays addresses such broad topics as Rewriting the These twelve pieces explore the meaning of “Nuestra América”—our America—as
section for information on the English-language edition, The Ad- Present: Nineteenth-Century Historical Novels and Women’s Voices: The Construc- José Marti posited in his well-known essay on U.S. expansionism and imperialistic
ventures of Don Chipote, or, When Parrots Breast-Feed. tion of Ethnic Gender Identities. ploys.

Volume IV Volume IX
Edited, with an Introduction, by José Aranda, Jr. and Silvio Torres-Saillant Edited by Donna M. Kabalen de Bichara and Blanca López de Mariscal
2002, 304 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-361-4, $27.95 2014, 270 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-755-1, $27.95

“For the quality of the individual articles by knowledgeable authors, the ingenuity of The twelve essays included in this volume examine key topics relevant to the explora-
the topics and the commentaries, and the scope and ambition of the series, this and tion of Hispanic literary production in the United States, including cultural identity,
the other volumes have taken a leading role in the systematic study which has been land ownership, class and women’s issues.
undertaken.” —The Small Press Book Review

Hispanic Periodicals in the United States, Recovering the US Hispanic Linguistic Heritage: Sociohistorical
Origins to 1960: A Brief History and Approaches to Spanish in the United States
Comprehensive Bibliography Edited by Alejandra Balestra, Glenn Martínez, and María Irene Moyna
Nicolás Kanellos 2008, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-528-1, $24.95
with Helvetia Martell
2000, 372 pages, Clothbound , ISBN: 978-1-55885-253-2, $69.95
In this exploration of the development of the Spanish language, the editors draw atten-
*Attention Librarians* tion to the long tradition of multilingualism in the United States in the hope of putting
Some of the most important documents for studying the history, to rest the myth that the US was ever a monolingual nation.
Expand your patrons’ access to historical Hispanic literature by subscribing to EBSCO’s databases, literature and culture of Hispanics in the United States have been
The introduction and seven articles about various aspects of the sociohistorical devel-
The Latino-Hispanic American Experience - Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection Series 1 and Spanish-language newspapers. This first comprehensive and
opment of Spanish are a must-read for scholars of history, sociology and linguistics, and
authoritative source on Spanish-language periodicals includes
The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers - Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection Series 2, 1,700 richly annotated entries, notes, and three indexes. anyone interested in the evolution of the Spanish influence and language in the US.
which includes hundreds of rare books, newspapers, periodicals, historical articles, letters, telegrams, photographs, political and
“This well-prepared, informative study offers valuable insight into the role of the His- Firefly Summer
religious pamphlets and broadsides. panic periodical both as mirror and advocate of Hispanic cultures in the US Highly rec- Pura Belpré
ommended for collections serving Hispanic studies and journalism/ media programs.” 1996, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-180-1, $9.95
For more information, visit www.ebscohost.com. —CHOICE Accelerated Reader Quiz #35001

“This book is a must for all collections.” —MultiCultural Review In rural Puerto Rico at the turn of the twentieth century, a
Another source of historical materials rich in Hispanic-American voices is Readex’s database, Hispanic American Newspapers, “[This is a] truly invaluable resource.” —American Periodicals
young student returns home to her parents’ plantation for the
holidays and rediscovers the beauty of the tropical hills, the
1808-1980, which is based on the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project and represents the single largest music, lore and customs of the country folk.
compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the US during the nineteenth and twentieth centures. “A welcome addition to collections.” —School Library Journal

For more information, visit www.readex.com.

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A Nation of Women: An Early Feminist Speaks Out Tropical Town and Other Poems Black Cuban, Black American The Collected Stories of María Cristina Mena
Mi opinión sobre las libertades, derechos y deberes de la mujer Salomón de la Selva A Memoir María Cristina Mena
Luisa Capetillo Edited, with an Introduction, by Silvio Sirias Evelio Grillo Edited by Amy Doherty
English translation by Alan West-Durán Bilingu 1998, 174 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-235-8, $12.95 Introduction by Kenya Dworkin y Méndez 1997, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-211-2, $12.95
al
Title 2000, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-293-8, $13.95
Introduction by Félix V. Matos Rodríguez
Marked by graceful verbal music, de la Selva’s poems, celebrating his native Nicaragua Contains an eight page photo insert
Mena’s stories, written between 1913 and 1931, portray life in Mexico before and dur-
2004, 384 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-427-7, $16.95
and his mixed feelings about the United States, embody what poet Grace Schulman has ing the Revolution of 1910 in stories that depict class hierarchy and social customs un-
Luisa Capetillo is best known in popular culture as the first woman to wear men’s trou- called “a poetry of deep concern for human suffering.” In a critical introduction, Silvio Grillo captures Ybor City, a factory town populated by im- der Porfirio Díaz, the changing roles of women, the influences of Spain and the United
sers. The splash of recognition following her arrest and acquittal for her choice of cloth- Sirias surveys the poet’s life and work, and examines the “poetic dialogues” that de la migrant cigar-makers that faded away as he was absorbed into States and the effects of capitalism and modernization.
ing in 1915 today overshadows her significant contributions to the women’s movement Selva conducted with Millay and Darío. the African-American community during the Depression and
and the anarchist labor movements. This volume combines a facsimile of the original served in World War II. El Laúd del Desterrado
Spanish edition with the first English translation of Capetillo’s landmark Mi opinión History and Legends of the Alamo and “His detailed memories of the struggle of these communities,
Edited by Matías Montes-Huidobro Spanish
Title
sobre las libertades, derechos y deberes de la mujer, originally published in Spanish in 1911. Other Missions in and around San Antonio and of their slow and shy interactions, offer an excellent interdisciplinary approach to
1995, 182 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-082-8, $10.95
Adina de Zavala multiculturalism.” —CHOICE Originally published in New York in 1858, El Laúd collects the writings of Cuban poets
Absolute Equality: An Early Feminist Perspective Edited by Richard Flores
who lived in exile in the United States and supported Cuba’s independence from Spain.
Influencias de las ideas modernas Bilin
1996, 278 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-181-8, $12.95 “Grillo’s narrative is full of details that captivate; he is a very accomplished storyteller.”
gual
Luisa Capetillo Title
Recipient, 1998 San Antonio Conservation Society Citation —Library Journal The Account: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación
Edited and English translation by Lara Walker Lucas Guevara Translated from the Spanish and edited by José Fernández
2008, 400 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-522-9, $16.95 Originally published in 1917, this volume reconstructs the history of the Alamo from Alirio Díaz Guerra and Martin Favata
precolonial times. Its importance lies in its portrayal of Native American, Spanish, English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales 1993, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-060-6, $12.95
This bilingual edition of an early feminist text by a Puerto Rican Introduction by Nicolás Kanellos and Imara Liz Hernández
Mexican and Anglo-American contributions to Texas history.
activist combines plays, fiction, propaganda, letters, poems, Facsimile edition with illustrations The Account: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación is a new and improved translation
philosophical reflections and journal entries in a never-before- Journey to the United States of America 2003, 336 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-390-4, $12.95 of Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s chronicle of his journey across a large
available English translation. Also included is a facsimile of the portion of what is now the United States.
original Spanish-language text, Influencias de las ideas modernas,
Viaje a los Estados Unidos del Norte de América Bilingu
al In this novel first published in the United States in 1914, Lucas, an émigré from South
Lorenzo de Zavala Title
which was first published in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1916. America, becomes a victim of the modern metropolis, its treacherous rogues, and its
English translation by Wallace Woolsey immoral women.
The Real Billy the Kid
Capetillo’s work examines both her native Puerto Rico and the world outside, provid- Edited, with an Introduction, by John-Michael Rivera Miguel Antonio Otero, Jr.
2005, 432 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-453-6, $16.95 “An important addition to a comprehensive collection of US / Latino Literature.” Introduction by John-Michael Rivera
ing a sense of the workers’ movement and the condition of women at the turn of the
—COUNTERPOISE 1998, 196 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-234-1, $12.95
century. First published in Paris in 1834, this is an elegantly written travel narrative that maps
de Zavala’s journey through the United States during his exile from Mexico in 1830, Also available in the original Spanish as: Published in 1936, this landmark biography of the infamous Western outlaw William H.
Cantares: Canticles and Poems of Youth presenting the first account of US political culture from a Mexican point of view. Bonney, Jr. recounts his childhood, encounters with the Apache, entanglement in the
Fray Angélico Chávez Lucas Guevara murderous Lincoln County War and his friendship with Sheriff Pat Garrett.
Introduction by Nasario García Alirio Díaz Guerra
Under the Texas Sun Bilingu Facsimile edition with illustrations
2000, 136 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-311-9, $12.95 al Cantos de adolescencia
El sol de Texas Title 2001, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-325-6, $12.95
This collection contains poems composed between 1925 and 1932 and gathered pri- Conrado Espinoza Songs of Youth (1932-1937) Bilingu
Title
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vately by the poet Fray (or Friar) Angélico Chávez of New Mexico, widely renowned as English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales Versos sencillos / Simple Verses Américo Paredes
an artist and man of letters. Introduction by John Pluecker José Martí Introduction and English translation by B. V. Olguín and Omar Vásquez Barbosa
2007, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-480-2, $15.95 Bilingu 2007, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-495-6, $16.95
English translation by Manuel A. Tellechea a
Title l
Lo que el pueblo me dice Spanish “A Tex-Mex precursor to The Grapes of Wrath . . . Under the 1997, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-204-4, $12.95 Winner, 2008 International Latino Book Award–Best Poetry Book–Spanish
Jesús Colón Title
Texas Sun similarly uses the travails of migrant worker families This is the first bilingual edition of the nineteenth century Cuban literary master’s clas- “Translated into English for the first time, this volume will be of interest to Paredes
Edited, with an Introduction, by Edwin Karli Padilla Aponte
to drive home a social message.” —The Texas Observer sic book of poetry. scholars . . . annotated notes at the end of the volume are impressive and necessary,
2001, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-330-0, $12.95
“Tellechea’s excellent translation and introduction bring Martí to life . . . Recommended.” explaining choices about retaining rhyme and rhythm so essential to the poems and
For five decades Jesús Colón, a self-taught intellectual, wrote incisive journalistic com- providing background information.” —Críticas
mentary from a Hispanic working-class perspective. This is the first compilation of his —Library Journal
“The racism, exploitation and other forms of cruelty described . . . have the ring of truth
Spanish-language crónicas (journalistic chronicles of everyday life). [and] is what gives this book its value.” —Críticas “The fruit of [Tellechea’s] 20-year effort is a nicely-textured set of verses, a work that is “It’s not necessary to read more than a few of [Paredes’] poems to realize that he was
more an interpretation of Martí’s essence than a strictly literal translation.” born with a perfect ear . . . his rhythms are impeccable.” —Foreword Reviews
The Way It Was and Other Writings Dew on the Thorn —The Miami Herald
Jesús Colón Jovita González Life and Adventures of the Celebrated Bandit
Edited by Edna Acosta-Belén and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol P. Galindo: Obras (in)completas de José Díaz Joaquín Murrieta
Edited by José Limón
1993, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-057-6, $12.00 Edited and with an introduction by Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez His Exploits in the State of California
1997, 184 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-175-7, $12.95
2016, 576 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-837-4, $17.95 Ireneo Paz
This autobiographical recollection of life and the evolution of the Puerto Rican commu- González, a former president of the Texas Folklore Society, provides us with a richly Recovering the Spanish-language writings of Mexican-American poet and journalist English translation by Frances P. Belle, Introduction by Luis Leal
nity in New York City and its major figures and organizations documents the strength, detailed portrait of South Texas, focusing on the cultural traditions of Texas Mexicans at a 1999, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-277-8, $12.95
spirit of solidarity and life experiences that Colón shared with many other working-class José Díaz, this volume is fascinating reading for those interested in the history of the
time when the divisions of class and race were pressing on the established way of life. Texas-Mexico border region, Spanish-language newspapers in the United States and
migrants and politically radical communities. This English translation of the dime-novelesque biography
their role in the community. of one of the most infamous bandits in the history of the Old
The Woman Who Lost Her Soul and Other Stories
Pioneros puertorriqueños en Jovita González West was first published in Spanish in Mexico City in 1904 and
Nueva York 1917–1947 Spanish Selected Poems / Poesía selecta Bilingu
a translated into English by Frances P. Belle in 1925. This edition
Title Edited, with an Introduction, by Sergio Reyna
Luis Palés Matos Title l
Joaquín Colón 2000, 190 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-313-3, $12.95 includes line-drawings that appeared in the original volume.
English translation, with an Introduction, by Julio Marzán
Preface by Olimpia Colón-Aponte
“The collection is significant both as a remarkable literary work 2000, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-303-4, $12.95
Introduction by Edwin Karli Padilla Aponte Refer to the Spanish Titles section for the original Spanish-language edition, Vida y aventu-
2001, 380 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-335-5, $12.95 . . . and as a contribution toward understanding the historic Palés Matos was a native and resident of Puerto Rico. Though he was not black, he ras del más célebre bandido sonorense Joaquín Murrieta: Sus grandes proezas en California.
framework of the storyteller genre surviving in Mexican-Ameri- became one of the Caribbean’s leading advocates of poesía negra (black poetry) by
Joaquín Colón (1896–1964) was a Puerto Rican activist and can lore.” —Library Journal
writer who recounted the history of the first large wave of Puer- celebrating the African aspects of Puerto Rico’s culture.
to Rican immigrants making a life for themselves in New York “This collection is recommended for both public and academic
City. This is the original Spanish-language manuscript he left libraries.” —COUNTERPOISE
behind, a document evoking previously unknown personalities
who fought the struggles of labor and political organizing in the early twentieth century.

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RECOVERING THE US HISPANIC LITERARY HERITAGE SERIES NON FICTION / REFERENCE
Recovering the Hispanic History of Texas Who Would Have Thought It? Handbook of Hispanic Cultures of the United States Cuando México se re(apropia) de Texas: Ensayos
Edited by Monica Perales and Raúl A. Ramos María Amparo Ruiz de Burton Edited by Nicolás Kanellos and Claudio Esteva Fabregat When Mexico Recaptures Texas: Essays
2010, 192 pages Edited by Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita 1994, Clothbound Four Volume Set, ISBN: 978-1-55885-103-0, WAS $200.00, NOW $100.00 Carmen Boullosa
Clothbound, $27.95, ISBN: 978-1-55885-691-2 1995, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-081-1, $12.95 (For individual volumes, see below) English translation by Nicolás Kanellos
Trade Paperback, $22.95, ISBN: 978-1-55885-591-5 2015, 229 pages, Trade Paperback ISBN 978-1-55885-806-0, $17.95
“The insights into class and race in this clever satire set during and after the Civil War Included in “Outstanding Academic Books 1995” by CHOICE magazine; “Outstanding
The eight essays included in this volume examine the dominant narrative of Texas his- give it a thoroughly contemporary feel . . . A fully entertaining read that stands on its Reference Sources” by the ALA’s Reference and Adult Services Division, 1995; “Outstand- “Rather than accepting imposed narratives and ostensibly self-
tory and seek to establish a record that includes both Mexican men and women, groups own against much of today’s fiction.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) ing Reference Works” by The New York Public Library, 1995; and “Best Reference Work on evident truths, Boullosa introduces the vanquished, silenced,
whose voices have been notably absent from the history books. Feminist and Abolitionist: The Story of Emilia Minority Issues in the United States” by the Denali Press, 1996 and obscured into the historical record, with special attention
In their introduction, editors Monica Perales and Raúl A. Ramos write that the scholars, Casanova Editors and scholars Kanellos (University of Houston) and Fabregat (University of to women’s resistance. Her witty storytelling and penchant for
in their exploration of the state’s history, go beyond the standard categories of immigra- Virginia Sánchez-Korrol Barcelona) have assembled a team of outstanding scholars to compile comprehensive the irreverent make each essay fascinating and subversive.”
tion, assimilation and the nation state. Instead, they forge new paths into historical terri- 2013, 239 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-765-0, studies on all aspects of US Hispanic culture. —Publishers Weekly
tories by exploring gender and sexuality, migration, transnationalism and globalization. $12.95 “Mexico’s greatest woman writer.” —Roberto Bolaño
“Recommended for purchase by academic and public libraries.” —Booklist
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies professor Virginia Sånchez-
El Coyote, the Rebel Bilingu Korrol introduces the fascinating but little-known story of a
“The most important general reference publication on the Hispanic population of the
Nuevos Senderos: Reflections on Hispanics and Philanthropy
al
Luis Pérez Title United States to date. Essential for academic and public libraries.” —Library Journal
Cuban activist to an English-speaking audience. Edited by Diana Campoamor, William A. Díaz, and Henry A. J. Ramos
Introduction by Lauro Flores
Handbook of Hispanic Cultures of the United States—Anthropology 1998, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-263-1, $19.95
2000, 198 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-296-9, $12.95 “The true-life story of an extraordinary and principled woman,
Feminist and Abolitionist is highly recommended especially for Edited by Thomas Weaver These essays provide historical studies, sociological surveys and analyses of policies and
A soldier by eleven, a discharged veteran by thirteen, Pérez shaped his incredible life 1994, 372 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-102-3, $60.00
into a vividly realized autobiographical novel. public and college library biography collections.” practices in the philanthropic community in the United States, Mexico and Argentina.
—The Midwest Book Review Handbook of Hispanic Cultures of the United States—History “Considering that Hispanics will be the largest ethnic minority by 2050, this is an im-
“The whole nostalgic maladjustment of the American-born Mexican is brought out in A Life Crossing Borders portant book . . . Recommended for broad collections on Hispanic and minority issues
Edited by Alfredo Jiménez
the last pages of the book with remarkable economy and absolute ease.” Memoir of a Mexican-American Confederate 1994, 339 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-100-9, $60.00 as well as on philanthropy.” —Library Journal
—The New York Times Book Review
Las memorias de un mexicoamericano en la Confederación
“[This is] a most welcome addition to [the] Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heri- Rev. Santiago Tafolla Handbook of Hispanic Cultures of the United States—Literature & Art Voices in Concert: In the Spirit of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Bilingu Edited by Francisco Lomelí Edited by Mark Cervenka and Grace Zuñiga
tage project.” —The Texas Review Edited by Carmen Tafolla and Laura Tafolla Title
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1994, 413 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-074-3, $60.00 2015, 48 pages,Trade Paperback, ISBN 978-1-55885-814-5, $19.95
2009, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-597-7, $16.95
Women’s Tales from the New Mexico WPA This fascinating autobiography recounts the life of Rev. Santiago Tafolla, one of the Handbook of Hispanic Cultures of the United States—Sociology This catalog spotlights the work of three Chicana artists whose work deals with issues
La Diabla a Pie first Methodist preachers of Hispanic descent in the United States. The book includes Edited by Félix Padilla of gender and racial inequality. All three—Tina Fuentes, Delilah Montoya and Kathy
Edited by Tey Diana Rebolledo and María Teresa Márquez 1994, 368 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-101-6, $60.00 Vargas—explore themes of identity, freedom, transformation and exploration in their
Introduction by Tey Diana Rebolledo
sample pages from the original, handwritten manuscript; the complete original Spanish
manuscript; an epilogue describing the significance of Santiago’s later life; the English work.
2000, 512 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-312-6, $17.95
translation; and historical photos of Santiago and his family from the 1800s. The Hunt for Maan Singh Latinos and the Nation’s Future
Named to the 2001 Southwest Books of the Year—Best Reading Hipólito Acosta & A. J. Irwin
Edited, with an Introduction, by Henry G. Cisneros and John Rosales
As part of the Works Progress Administration of the Great Depression, two women Jicoténcal 2017, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-829-9,
Foreword by Janet Murguía
Félix Varela $17.95
interviewers gathered women’s stories, or cuentos, from native ancianas. Spanish
2009, 288 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-542-7, $29.95
Edited by Luis Leal and Rodolfo J. Cortina Title US Special Agents Acosta and Irwin chronicle the gripping
“[T]heir effect is profound. The stories provide a soft focus look at a rough way of life 1995, 215 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-132-0, $10.95 Contains essays by leading scholars, civil rights leaders and other professionals on issues
where women’s work was unremitting . . . I couldn’t help but marvel at the everyday true story of the US government’s covert operation to capture
impacting the advancement of Latino citizens—and therefore all US citizens.
details of an extinct world.” —Maureen Corrigan, National Public Radio Originally published anonymously in 1826, this historical novel written in Spanish fol- the man behind the largest human smuggling operation in
lows Hernán Cortés and his conquest of Mexico: his encounter with, his deception of, history. “A valuable book. Read it.” —San Antonio Express-News
Conflicts of Interest and his alliance with the people of Tlaxcala, whom he used to defeat Moctezuma and “Informative and entertaining. The complex web of interna-
The Letters of María Amparo Ruiz de Burton the Aztecs. Confessions of a Book Burner
tional politics and intrigue may be of interest to those with a Personal Essays and Stories
María Amparo Ruiz de Burton penchant for stories about the shadowy underworld of human
Edited, with an Introduction, by Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita The Adventures of Don Chipote, or, When Parrots Breast-Feed trafficking.” —Kirkus Reviews
Lucha Corpi
Daniel Venegas 2014, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-785-8, $16.95
2001, 672 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-328-7,
$17.95 English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales
Edited, with an Introduction, by Nicolás Kanellos The Border Patrol Ate My Dust These personal essays by a well-known Mexican-American
This collection of Ruiz de Burton’s correspondence captures 2000, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-297-6, $12.95 Alicia Alarcón poet and novelist shed light on the creative process and bilin-
the conflicted personality of a woman pulled in different direc- English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales gual, bicultural life in the U.S.
tions by tensions of class, race, gender and nationality. “Don Chipote’s humorous adventures (and misadventures) present in incisive detail the 2004, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-432-1, $14.95
plight of the impoverished Mexican peasant, his naïve dreams of riches in the North, “A lively and out of the ordinary book that is sure to delight you
“Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries and the hard life that actually awaits him.” —MultiCultural Review “These stories reflect the true and first-hand experiences of people who risked it all at every turn.” —TheLatinoAuthor.com
and Southwest collections.” —Library Journal to cross over to a better life . . . Alarcón reminds us that when our chain of humanity
Refer to the Spanish Titles section for the original Spanish-language edition, Las aventuras
“It offers a truly insightful understanding of the US’s Hispanic ties.” —CHOICE de Don Chipote, o, Cuando los pericos mamen. breaks, we all drown.” —El Paso Times
“This volume is valuable.” —MultiCultural Review Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, La
The Rebel Migra me hizo los mandados. Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence
The Squatter and the Don Leonor Villegas de Magnón Edited by Sarah Cortez and Sergio Troncoso
Edited by Clara Lomas Mexicans on Death Row Foreword by Rolando Hinojosa
María Amparo Ruiz de Burton; Edited by Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita
1994, 350 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-056-9, $12.00 Ricardo Ampudia 2013, 290 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-752-0, $19.95
1997 (Second Edition), 352 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-185-6, $16.95
“Covering the years 1876–1920, her writings are in a documentary style with third- English translation by Susan Giersbach Rascón
Originally published in San Francisco in 1885, this is the first fictional narrative written 2010, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-548-9,
Winner of the Southwest Book Award; Finalist, 2013 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year
and published in English from the perspective of the conquered Mexican population person narration; they offer alternative views of official history and personal insights Award-Adult Nonfiction Anthology; First Place, 2014 International Latino Book Award for
$17.95
that was, by 1860, a subordinated and marginalized national minority despite full rights into historical events, capturing the spirit of the time.” —CHOICE Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book - Spanish or Bilingual
of citizenship under the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in 1848. Refer to the Spanish Titles section for information on the Spanish-language edition, La rebelde. Ricardo Ampudia, former Consul General of Mexico in Hous-
ton, Texas, explores the history and ethics of the death penalty “A tough but eye-opening read.” —Kirkus Reviews
in this fascinating look at its impact on Mexicans sentenced
to death in the United States. Originally published in Mexico
as Mexicanos al grito de muerte, this absorbing account of the
history, use and flaws of the death penalty is a must-read for
anyone interested in the criminal justice system in the US.

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NON FICTION / REFERENCE HISPANIC CIVIL RIGHTS SERIES
The Milli Vanilli Condition Diego Rivera the Red The History of Barrios Unidos A Chicano Manual on How to Handle Gringos Study G
Essays on Culture in the New Millennium Availabuide
Guadalupe Rivera Marín Healing Community Violence José Angel Gutiérrez le
Eduardo Espina English translation by Dick Gerdes Frank de Jesús Acosta 2003, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-396-6, $12.95
English translation by Travis Sorenson 2004, 304 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-434-5, $23.95 Foreword by Luis Rodríguez
2015, 270 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN 978-1-55885-811-4,
This manual by the founder of the only successful Hispanic political party, La Raza
2007, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-483-3, $16.95
$17.95 “[This book] colorfully recreates circumstances and conversations . . . a highly recom- Unida, brings together an impressive breadth of models to either follow or avoid. This is
mended work because it explores the evolution of character.” —MultiCultural Review Through interviews, written testimonies and documents, a wonderful survey of the Chicano and Latino community on the move in all spheres of
Uruguayan-born poet Espina ponders the paradoxes of Frank de Jesús Acosta reconstructs the development of Barrios life in the United States on the eve of its demographic and cultural ascendancy.
modern-day life in these essays. Folk Treasures of Mexico Unidos, the Santa Cruz-based organization founded to prevent
“As informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought- The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection gang violence amongst inner-city ethnic youth. A Gringo Manual on How to Handle Mexicans
provoking. Recommended for community and academic Marion Oettinger, Jr. José Angel Gutiérrez
Plate Photographs by Lee Boltin & John Dyer
“The story and example of Barrios Unidos is an inspiration to 2001, 154 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-326-3, $12.95
library collections.” —The Midwest Book Review everyone.” —Harry Belafonte
Foreword by Nelson A. Rockefeller
Foreword & Preface by Ann R. Roberts
Originally self-published during the heat of the Chicano Movement, this tongue-in-
A Voice of My Own: Essays and Stories Introduction by Avon Neal, Commentary by Annie O’Neill Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of Justice: Testimonies cheek guide, now expanded and revised, is a humorous and irreverent manual meant to
Rolando Hinojosa 2010, 233 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-595-3, $39.95 Edited by Frank de Jesús Acosta & Henry A. J. Ramos educate grass-roots leaders in practical strategies for community organization, leader-
Introduction by Héctor Calderón 2016, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-821-3, $16.95 ship, and negotiation.
2011, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-712-4, $19.95 “Beautifully photographed. The book outlines the nature, philosophy, history and
importance of the collection, which offers insights into the essence of the culture and This book contains writings by incarcerated Latino young men and essays by juvenile “This is a classic in Chicano politics.” —Pluma Fronteriza
“Hinojosa’s language is simple, engaging and easy to read. This book is suitable for gen- justice reform advocates. This collection seeks to humanize disadvantaged Latino
eral audiences, especially those interested in studying and understanding the processes the society of the Mexican people.” —Library Journal The Making of a Civil Rights Leader: José Angel Gutiérrez
young men and call attention to the need for a restorative rather than punitive justice
of assimilation that US-Mexican border residents have experienced. Recommended for José Angel Gutiérrez
At Risk: Latino Children’s Health system and confirms that—for both the Latino community and the country as a 2005, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-451-2, $9.95, Ages 11 and up
academic and public libraries.” —REFORMA Newsletter whole—the “school-to-prison pipeline” must be closed now.
Edited by Rafael Pérez-Escamilla & Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez
2011, 304 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-708-7, $25.95 Complemented by photos from his personal archives, Gutiérrez details his rise from
Adrift: The Cuban Raft People being beaten down by racist political and agricultural interests in South Texas to his
Alfredo Fernández Written by the country’s leading experts in Latino children’s health, the ten articles in- Overcoming Disparity: Latino Young Men and Boys
Edited by Frank de Jesús Acosta & Henry A. J. Ramos leadership role in the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
English translation by Susan Giersbach Rascón cluded in this landmark volume examine the issues that affect the well-being of Latinos,
2016, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-830-5, $16.95
2000, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-300-3, $14.95 the fastest growing segment of the US population. In each chapter, the challenges and We Won’t Back Down
“Fernández’s passions, the immediacy of his reportage from the battered Communist re- problems are outlined, and policy and programmatic changes are suggested. Based on the culturally grounded model called La Cultura Cura, the practices outlined Severita Lara’s Rise from Student Leader to Mayor
doubt, and his understanding of the Cuban people’s willingness to risk all for better lives emphasize Chicano/Latino history and use cultural expression and ritual to educate José Angel Gutiérrez
make this a substantial contribution to a thorny international debate.” —Kirkus Reviews
Chicano Discourse: Socio-historic Perspectives and create self-awareness, develop community programs and advance socially focused 2005, 160 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-459-8, $9.95, Ages 11 and up
Rosaura Sánchez business ventures that encourage youth and community economic development.
1994, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-117-7, $15.95 Gutiérrez chronicles the life of Severita Lara, the little known female activist at the
8 Ways to Say “I Love My Life!” center of the Crystal City High School student walkout on December 9, 1969.
Edited by Sylvia Mendoza “A solid contribution to the field. For the first time we have a book . . . with a consistent
La Causa: Civil Rights, Social Justice
2012, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-754-4, $16.95 theoretical frame of reference coupled with important original empirical analysis.” and the Struggle for Equality in the Midwest
Edited by Gilberto Cárdenas The Struggle for the Health and Legal Protection of Farm Workers
Finalist, International Latino Book Awards —Fernando Peñalosa, El Cortito
2004, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-422-2, $16.95
California State University, Long Beach Maurice Jourdane
With a foreword by acclaimed musician Vikki Carr, 8 Ways to Say “I Love My Life!” contains “A fine collection of essays . . . This readable book details the often-neglected history of 2005, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-423-9, $16.95
chapters by contributors such as Latin Heat president Bel Hernandez Castillo and playwright and Crossing Borders: Personal Essays Latino and Mexican immigrant life in the Midwest, and would make a fine undergradu- Contains an eight page photo insert
author of Real Women Have Curves, Josefina Lopez. Designed to help women believe in the power Sergio Troncoso ate course volume or reference work for student research projects.” —CHOICE
of self-love and inner strength, this book will appeal to all women who seek a path to fulfillment. 2011, 216 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-710-0, $16.95 This is the chronicling of Jourdane’s decade-long struggle to advocate for a ban of the
Hector P. García: In Relentless Pursuit of Justice short hoe (el cortito) and his efforts to protect other civil and human rights of California
Bronze Winner, Foreword Reviews’ 2011 Book of the Year Award field workers.
Rolando Hinojosa’s Klail City Death Trip Series Ignacio M. García
A Retrospective, New Directions “Troncoso is a complicated man trying to understand a compli- 2002, 417 pages “[ Jourdane portrays] an accurate picture of the struggle César and I and thousands of
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Edited by Stephen Miller and José Pablo Villalobos
lessons learned in 16 provocative essays. These very personal Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-386-7, $14.95
2013, 270 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-767-4, $23.95 —Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers of America AFL-CIO
essays cross several borders: cultural, historical and self-imposed. This first definitive biography of the founder of the American G.I. Forum is an objective
Scholars examine Rolando Hinojosa’s Klail City Death Trip Series about life in a fic- We owe it to ourselves to read, savor and read them again.” They Called Me “King Tiger”
appraisal of his successes and failures, as well as an analysis of the political, social and Study G
tional town along the Texas-Mexico border. My Struggle for the Land and Our Rights Availabuide
—El Paso Times personal issues he confronted. le
Reies López Tijerina
“The author . . . makes the case for his central role in the history of the struggle of Mexi- Translated from the Spanish and edited by José Ángel Gutiérrez
Isabel Allende: Life and Spirits can Americans for a place in society.” —MultiCultural Review 2000, 254 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-302-7, $14.95
Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora Celia Correas Zapata
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Celia Correas Zapata traces Isabel Allende’s life and literary trajectory in Allende’s own Foreword by Rodolfo F. Acuña, Edited, with an Introduction, by Antonio Esquibel “His compelling, often controversial, story brings to life a time of great turmoil and a
“The eleven essays in English and four poems in Spanish that voice, through the threads of a series of interviews that reveal her experiences, her fam- 2001, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-331-7, $14.95
major civil rights leader who has faded into obscurity.” —MultiCultural Review
comprise this work are sometimes academic in tone, some- ily environment, and the genesis and creation of her primary triumphs. “Gonzales’ poetry and plays . . . are historically important and represent the struggles
times political, sometimes even spiritual but always personal encountered by Chicanos up to the 1980s.” —Library Journal In Defense of My People
and engaging to read.” —REFORMA Newsletter “Here, Correas Zapata captures the life, spirit, and literature of Allende through a series
of interviews with the author.” —Library Journal Alfonso S. Perales and the Development of
“[This book] contains a valuable key to understanding the depths of Gonzales’ revul- Mexican-American Public Intellectuals
“This book provides a cozy, revealing look at the acclaimed Chilean author.” sion to mainstream politics and its representatives.” —San Antonio Express-News Edited by Michael A. Olivas
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Uprooted: Braceros in the Hermanos Mayo Lens Black Cuban, Black American: A Memoir
Evelio Grillo Scholars examine the work of a pioneering Mexican-American
John Mraz and Jaime Vélez Storey
Introduction by Kenya Dworkin y Méndez civil rights leader in this collection.
1996, 144 pages, Clothbound, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-55885-167-2
2000, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-293-8, $13.95
Contains an eight page photo insert “All of the essays are worthy of mention and greatly contribute
From the Mayo Brothers archive in Mexico’s Secretariate of Foreign Relations, the
to Mexican American historiography.”
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of their time: the Bracero Program. This landmark coffee table book offers 83 historical description.
photos and an introduction documenting their importance.

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HISPANIC CIVIL RIGHTS SERIES LITERARY CRITICISM
“Colored Men” and “Hombres Aquí” Chicano! The History of the Mexican American RetroSpace Kissing the Mango Tree
Hernández v. Texas and the Emergence of Civil Rights Movement Collected Essays on Chicano Literature Puerto Rican Women Rewriting American Lit-
Mexican-American Lawyering F. Arturo Rosales Bruce-Novoa erature
Edited by Michael A. Olivas 1997, 328 pages, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55885-201-3, $24.95 1990, 192 pages, Trade Paperback Carmen S. Rivera
2006, 464 pages, Clothbound, ISBN: 978-1-55885-476-5, $49.95 ISBN: 978-1-55885-013-2, $11.00 2002, 208 pages, Trade Paperback
Recipient, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America Book Award
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Commended Title, 2007 Tejano Book Prize This is the companion volume to the critically acclaimed, four-part documentary series RetroSpace is a collection of the seminal articles of the noted critic Bruce-Novoa on the
This collection of ten essays is the first full-length book to commemorate the fiftieth of the same title, which aired on PBS. history and theory of Chicano literature. Kissing the Mango Tree is the first and only book to examine the
anniversary of the landmark US Supreme Court case, the first to be tried by Mexican- works of the most popular Puerto Rican women writers from
“The book is an education and inspiration; particularly, the moving chapter on the “Accessible, insightful and instructive.” —The Small Press Book Review
American lawyers before the Supreme Court, involving Mexican Americans and the perspective of feminist literary criticism. Rivera reconstructs
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discriminatory state jury selection and trial practices. Divided Borders the ethno-feminist aesthetic of Judith Ortiz Cofer, Sandra María
“[This is] a valuable historical summary of political activism of Latinos of Mexican Esteves, Nicholasa Mohr, Aurora Levins Morales, Rosario Morales, Esmeralda Santiago
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Enriqueta Vasquez and the Chicano Movement
Writings from El Grito del Norte Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History ISBN: 978-1-55885-046-0, $12.95 clear, concise, intelligent and quite vivid.” —MultiCultural Review
Edited by Lorena Oropeza and Dionne Espinoza F. Arturo Rosales A collection of essays on history, literature, and culture by the most celebrated com-
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Testimonio: A Documentary History of the Mexican-American
Struggle for Civil Rights International Studies in Honor of Tomás Rivera This volume explores the scholarship of La Malinche, the in-
“[T]he essays offer a great window into both Chicanismo and the development of F. Arturo Rosales Edited by Julián Olivares digenous woman who is said to have led Cortés and his troops
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—The Santa Fe New Mexican illuminating documents that shed light on the Mexican American quest for life, liberty Tomás Rivera, author of the award-winning novel . . . y no se lo Chicana/o studies and Latina/o studies, critics and theorists
and justice. tragó la tierra, passed away in 1985 and is commemorated in analyze the interaction and interdependence of race, class and gender. These academic
Memoir of a Visionary: Antonia Pantoja Study G recollections by Rolando Hinojosa and Américo Paredes and essays are complemented by the creative work of Alicia Gaspar de Alba and José Emilio
Antonia Pantoja Availabuide The Life and Times of Willie Velásquez: Su Voto es Su Voz Pacheco.
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and politically illuminating autobiography that sticks to ways and means, and the com- tion Project (SVREP) features an introduction by Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of to Chicano literature in Europe, which will probably surprise many US scholars who Edited by José David Saldívar
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such books.” —Washington Post Book World The contributors in this collection draw upon a diverse array of theories—Marxist,
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INDEX OF TITLES INDEX OF TITLES
8 Ways to Say “I Love My Life!”, 62 Centaur of the North, 17
César Chávez: The Struggle for Justice / La... 40
El dilema de Trino, 53
El hombre que no sudaba, 53
Havana Split, 10
Havana Thursdays, 20
Life Crossing Borders, A, 60
Little Crow to the Rescue / El Cuervito al..., 44
Oddsplayer, 19 Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch, The / Allá en El..., 36
Rudy’s Memory Walk, 31
Twins, the Dream, The, 50
Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz, 48
Odisea del norte, 53
¡A bailar! Let’s Dance!, 38 Chants, 50
Charmed Life, A / Una vida con suerte, 34
El Laúd del Desterrado, 55, 59
El momento de Trino, 53
Heartbeat Drumbeat, 27
Hector P. García, 63
Little Devil and the Rose, The / El diablito y..., 49
Little Doctor, The / El doctorcito, 6
Odyssey to the North, 10
Ruiz Street Kids, The / Los muchachos de la..., 32
Runaway Piggy, The / El cochinito fugitivo, 42
Two Centuries of Hispanic Theatre in the..., 52
Tyrone’s Betrayal, 31
Absolute Equality, 58 Old Gents, The, 22
Chave’s Memories / Los recuerdos de Chave, 39 El torneo de trabalenguas / Tongue..., 40 Here Lies Lalo, 49 Little Havana Blues, 47
Abuelo vivía solo / Grandpa Used to Live..., 39 On Hallowed Ground, 14
Accidental Native, The, 21
Chicano!, 64 Eldorado in East Harlem, 19 Hispanic Periodicals in the United States..., 57 Little Nation and Other Stories, 17
On the Other Side of the Bridge, 30
Salsa, 38 Un cubiche en la luna, 52, 53
Chicano Chicanery, 11 Emilio, 25 Hispanic, Female and Young, 30, 47 Lo que el pueblo me dice, 54, 58 Salsipuedes, 53 Un día con mis tías / A Day with My Aunts, 34
Account, The, 59 Only Sons, 13
Chicano Discourse, 62 Empanadas that Abuela Made, The, 35 History and Legends of the Alamo and..., 58 Loa a un ángel de piel morena, 54 Sangre en el desierto, 54 Un Trip through the Mind Jail y Otras..., 51
Across the Great River, 27 Only the Good Times, 10
Chicano/Latino Literary Prize, The, 47 En busca de Bernabé, 55 History of Barrios Unidos, The, 63 Looking for La Única, 28 School Named for Someone Like Me, A, 32 Uncle Chente’s Picnic / El picnic de Tío..., 36
Adelita and the Veggie Cousins / Adelita y..., 34 Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales, 25
Chicano Manual on How to Handle Gringos, A, 63 En carne propia / Flesh Wounds, 3 Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery, 12 Looking Out, Looking In, 47, 50 Schoolland, 17 Under the Bridge / Bajo el puente, 20
Adrift, 62 Orderly Life, An, 22
Chicken Foot Farm, 27 En otra voz, 47, 54 Holy Radishes!, 12 Lorenzo and the Turncoat, 27 Searchers, The, 51 Under the Texas Sun / El sol de Texas, 54, 58
Adventures of Don Chipote, or, When..., 60 Orlando Cepeda Story, The, 29
Child of Exile, The, 50 Enclave, 50 Holy Spirit of My Uncle’s Cojones, The, 22 Lorenzo’s Revolutionary Quest, 27 Secret of Two Brothers, The, 27 Uprooted: Braceros in the Hermanos Mayo..., 62
African Passions and Other Stories, 19 Oscar “Zeta” Acosta, 48
Cholo Tree, The, 5 Enriqueta Vasquez and the Chicano..., 64 Hombres de ladrillo, 55 Lorenzo’s Secret Mission, 27 Selected Poems / Poesía selecta, 50, 59 Upside Down and Backwards / De cabeza y..., 32
Agua, Agüita / Water, Little Water, 9 Other Man Was Me, The, 49
Clara and the Curandera / Clara y la..., 36 Entering a Life, 51 Home Again, 22 Los amigos de Becky, 54 Selected Poems of Angela de Hoyos, 49 Useless Servants, The, 15
Al partir, 55 Our Lost Border, 61
Alamo Wars, 30
Close to the Heart, 24
Collected Stories of María Cristina Mena, The, 59
Erased Faces, 16
Estas manos / These Hands, 37
Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops, 11
How to Undress a Cop, 49
Los recuerdos de Ana Calderón, 55
Loves Me, Loves Me Not, 24
Outlaw, 47
Selected Poetry, 50
Shadow, The, 18
V alley, The / Estampas del Valle, 15
Almost Murder and Other Stories, The, 30 Outside the Bones, 12 Vaquero in Black and Other Mysterious..., 23
Color of My Living Heart, 51 Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer!, 6 Hunt for Maan Singh, The, 61 Lucas Guevara, 59 Shadows & Supposes, 51
Alicia’s Fruity Drinks / Las aguas frescas de..., 43 Overcoming Disparity: Latino Young Men...,63 Verdict in the Desert, 20
“Colored Men” and “Hombres Aquí”, 64 Estrellas peregrinas, 56 Luis Valdez—Early Works, 52 Shameless Shenanigans of Mister Malo, The, 8
Alicia’s Treasure, 24
AmeRícan, 50
Communion, 51 Estrellita en la ciudad grande / Estrellita..., 37 I Am René, the Boy / Soy René, el niño, 38 Lupita’s First Dance / El primer baile de..., 43
P. Galindo: Obras (in)completas de José..., 59 Shangó, 12
Versos sencillos / Simple Verses, 29, 59
Viaje a la tierra del abuelo, 53
Computer Is Down, The, 51 Estrellita se despide de su isla / Estrellita..., 37 I Can Hear the Cowbells Ring, 48 Lupita’s Papalote / El papalote de Lupita, 43 Shattering the Myth, 52
American Copia: An Immigrant Epic, 14, 50 Pain of the Macho and Other Plays, The, 52 Vida y aventuras del más célebre bandido..., 55
Confessions of a Book Burner, 61 Eulogy for a Brown Angel, 11 I Kick the Ball / Pateo el balón, 44 Shifting Loyalties, 10
American Dreams, 13 Palabras de mediodía / Noon Words, 49
American G.I. Forum, The, 64
Conflicts of Interest, 60 Evangelina Takes Flight, 5 I Used to be a Superwoman, 51 M adness of Mamá Carlota, The, 16
Paradise Lost or Gained, 47
Short Fiction by Hispanic Writers of the US..., 47
Voice of My Own, A, 62
Voices in Concert: In the Spirit of Sor Juana..., 61
Contemporary Casta Portraiture, 4 Eyewitness, 64 Ice Dove and Other Stories, The, 26 Magda’s Piñata Magic / Magda y la piñata..., 37 Shot in the Cathedral, A, 10
Animal Jamboree / La fiesta de los animales, 32 Paraíso portátil / Portable Paradise, 10
Ankiza, 31
Crazy Love, 17 Icy Watermelon / Sandía fría, 40 Magda’s Tortillas / Las tortillas de Magda, 38
Partners in Crime, 15
Shroud in the Family, A, 13 Waiting for Papá / Esperando a Papá, 38
Anything but Love, 18
Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys, 27 F Factor, The, 24 Immortal Rooster and Other Stories, The, 26 Mainstream Ethics, 50
Party for Papá Luis, The / La fiesta para..., 35
Silent Dancing, 25 Wake in Ybor City, A, 23
Crimson Moon, 11 Fabricated Mexican, A, 19 In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales..., 63 Making of a Civil Rights Leader, The, 27, 63 Simpson Street and Other Plays, 52 Walking Stars, 30
¡Aplauso! Hispanic Children’s Theater, 29 Patchwork Garden, The / Pedacitos de..., 39
Crossing Borders, 62 Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories, The, 21 In Nueva York, 29 Mangos, Bananas and Coconuts, 17 Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup / Caldo, caldo, caldo, 35 Way It Was and Other Writings, The, 58
Árbol de la vida, 53 Pepita Finds Out / Lo que Pepita descubre, 41
Cuando México se (re)apropia de Texas..., 61 Fair Gentlemen of Belken County / Claros..., 15 In Other Words, 47 ¡Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@..., 2 Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories, The, 18 We Are Cousins / Somos primos, 36
Arturo Islas: The Uncollected Works, 14 Pepita on Pepper Street / Pepita en la calle..., 41
Cuban American Theater, 52 Fallen Angels Sing, 21 In Search of Bernabé, 16 Many Deaths of Danny Rosales and Other..., 52 Skyscraper that Flew and Other Stories, The, 21 We Happy Few, 15
Ask a Policeman, 15 Pepita Packs Up / Pepita empaca, 41
Cucuy Stole My Cascarones / El Cucuy me..., 42 Falling in Love with Fellow Prisoners, 51 Infinite Refuge, 48 Matter of Pride and Other Stories, A, 17 Sleep of the Innocents, 12 We Won’t Back Down, 27, 63
Astucias por heredar un sobrino a un tío, 23 Pepita Takes Time / Pepita, siempre tarde, 41
Cuentos hispanos de los Estados Unidos, 47, 55 Family, Familia, 35 Intaglio: A Novel in Six Stories, 12 Maya’s Divided World, 31 So-Called Vacation, A, 27 Wedding, The, 18
At Risk: Latino Children’s Health, 62 Pepita Talks Twice / Pepita habla dos veces, 41
Cut & Run, 10 Family Terrorist and Other Stories, The, 21 International Studies in Honor of Tomás..., 65 Mayanito’s New Friends / Los nuevos..., 9 Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural / Sofi y el..., 42 Welcome to the Oasis and Other Stories, 21
Pepita Thinks Pink / Pepita y el color rosado, 41
B ailando en silencio, 54
Cutter, The, 20 Fat No More: A Teenager’s Victory over..., 28
Feminism, Nation and Myth, 65
Isabel Allende: Life and Spirits, 62
Isabel Allende: Recuerdos para un cuento..., 34
Mayte and the Boogeyman / Mayte y el Cuco, 34
Meet Me under the Ceiba, 20
Perfect Silence, A, 10
Sofía and the Purple Dress / Sofía y el..., 36
Some Clarifications y otros poemas, 50
Wetback, The, 10
What Now My Love, 20
Bakery Lady, The / La señora de la panadería, 42 Pillars of Gold and Silver, 26
Bang: A Novel, 7
Dale, dale, dale / Hit It, Hit It, Hit It, 43 Feminist and Abolitionist, 30, 60 It’s Bedtime, Cucuy! / ¡A la cama, Cucuy!, 40 Memoir of a Visionary: Antonia Pantoja, 48, 64
Pioneros puertorriqueños en Nueva York, 54, 58
Song of the Hummingbird, 16 When a Tree Falls, 19
Dalia’s Wondrous Hair / El cabello..., 41 Fighting Chance, A, 30 Memories of Ana Calderón, The, 16 South Wind Come, 14 When Love Was Reels: Poetry, 7
Baseball on Mars / Béisbol en Marte, 43 Place Where You Live, The / El lugar donde..., 41
Battle of the Snow Cones, The / La guerra de..., 43
Dancing Miranda / Baila, Miranda, baila, 39 Fire in the Earth, A, 21 Jackets, The, 12 Message to Aztlán, 63
Playing with Light, 19
Spared Angola, 48 White Bread Competition, 28
Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from..., 29 Firefly Summer, 24, 57 Jicoténcal, 56, 60 Mexican American Theatre, 52 Spirits of the High Mesa, 29 White Leg, 17
Bean and Cheese Taco Birthday, A / Un..., 35 Poet Upstairs, The, 34
Dante’s Ballad, 14 Fitting In, 24 Johnny Tenorio and Other Plays, 52 Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest, 24 Squatter and the Don, The, 60 Who Would Have Thought It?, 60
Beautiful Señoritas and Other Plays, 52 Porque hay silencio, 53
Day of the Moon, The, 16 Flight to Freedom, 64 Journey to the United States of America..., 58 Mexicans on Death Row, 61 State of Emergency, 20 Who’s Buried in the Garden?, 30
Becky and Her Friends, 15 Princess Papaya, 17
Day without Sugar, A / Un día sin azúcar, 39 Folk Treasures of Mexico, 62 Juan and the Chupacabras / Juan y el..., 40 Mi sueño de América / My American Dream, 32 Story Circle, The / El círculo de cuentos, 36 Windows into My World, 26
Bendición: The Complete Poetry of Tato..., 50 Promesas: Geography of the Impossible, 51
Dear Rafe / Mi querido Rafa, 15 Forbidden Fruit and Other Stories, 14 Juanita Fights the School Board, 31 Midnight Sandwiches at the Mariposa..., 19 Stowaway, 48 Witches of Ruidoso, The, 30
Benjamin and the Word / Benjamín y la...,42 Promise to Keep, A, 24
Death at Solstice, 11 Four Brothers, 20 Julian Nava: My Mexican-American..., 29, 48 Migrations and Other Stories, 14 Stranger and the Red Rooster, The / El..., 44 Woman, Woman, 49
Between Two Worlds, 51
Big Banana, The, 18
Death to Silence / Muerte al silencio, 51
Decade II: An Anniversary Anthology, 47
Francisco’s Kites / Las cometas de Francisco, 40
Frog and His Friends Save Humanity, The, 44
Jumping Off to Freedom, 24 Milli Vanilli Condition, The, 62
Mimí’s Parranda / La parranda de Mimí, 40
Q
uedando bien, 53
Strange Parents, 25
Struggle for the Health and Legal..., 63
Women Who Live in Coffee Shops and..., 12
Woman Who Lost Her Soul and Other..., 58
Big Bear, The, 20 Quesadilla Moon, 25
Big Enough / Bastante grande, 41
Deep in the Shadows, 4 From Amigos to Friends, 27 Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and..., 33 Mis abuelos y yo / My Grandparents and I, 37
Quixote Cult, The, 13
Summer of El Pintor, The, 28 Women Don’t Need to Write, 23
Delia’s Way, 12 From the Cables of Genocide, 49 Kikiriki / Quiquiriquí, 39 Mis papitos: Héroes de la cosecha..., 37 Sunflowers / Girasoles, 44 Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora, 62
Black Cuban, Black American, 48, 59, 63
Black Widow’s Wardrobe, 11
Delicious Hullabaloo / Pachanga deliciosa, 42
Dennis Chávez, 8
From Klail City to Korea with Love, 2, 15
Fronterizas, 54
Kill Price, The, 22
Kissing the Mango Tree, 65
Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret..., 33
Mixturao and Other Poems, 50
R
ag Doll Plagues, The, 17
Sundays on Fourth Street / Los domingos..., 39
Surprise for Teresita, A / Una sorpresa para..., 44
Women’s Tales from the New Mexico WPA, 60
Woodcutter’s Gift, The / El regalo del leñador, 43
Bloodline, 28 Rain of Gold, 48
Bluestown Mockingbird Mambo, 50
Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders, 13
Desert Is My Mother, The / El desierto es mi..., 42
Funhouse, The, 10 Klail City / Klail City y sus alrededores, 15 Mother Fox and Mr. Coyote / Mamá Zorra y..., 44
Moths and Other Stories, The, 22
Rainbow’s End, 13
Survival Supervivencia, 49
Sweet Fifteen, 24
Year of Our Revolution, The, 26
Body Bee Calling from the 21st Century, 49 Raining Backwards, 13
Body Slammed!, 30
Desert Passage, 25 George Washington Gómez, 18 La canción del colibrí, 55 Monster in the Mattress / El monstruo en el..., 32
Rancho Hollywood y otras obras.., 52, 55
... y no se lo tragó la tierra, 29, 55

Border Crossing, 26
Desperado: A Mile High Noir, 18 George Washington Gómez (Spanish), 55 La Carreta Made a U-Turn, 50 Monsters, Zombies and Addicts: Poems, 51
Rattling Chains and Other Stories for..., 32
T all Mexican, The, 26
... y no se lo tragó la tierra /...And the Earth..., 19
You Don’t Have a Clue, 26
Dew on the Thorn, 58 Ghostly Rider and Other Chilling Stories, The, 29 La Causa, 63 Muerte en una estrella / Shooting Star, 12 Teaching through Culture, 24
Border Patrol Ate My Dust, The, 61 Real Billy the Kid, The, 59
Borders, 50
Diario de un mojado, 55 Gift of the Poinsettia, The / El regalo de la..., 42 La flor de oro, 34 Muffler Man / El hombre mofle, 37
Rebel, The, 60
Teen Angel, 31 Zoot Suit: A Bilingual Edition, 56
Diary of a Guerrilla, 48 Girl from Playa Blanca, The, 28 La Llorona on the Longfellow Bridge, 50 Mummified Deer and Other Plays, 52 Terms of Survival, 49 Zoot Suit and Other Plays, 52
Brand New Memory, 17 Recovering the Hispanic History of Texas, 60
Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant, 48 Giuseppe Rocco, 20 La Migra me hizo los mandados, 53 Mummy in Her Backpack, A / Una momia..., 32 Testimonio, 64 Zulema and the Witch Owl / Zulema y la..., 40
Break-In, 22 Recovering the US Hispanic Linguistic..., 57
Diaspora: Selected and New Poems, 51 Going Under, 20 La poeta del piso de arriba, 34 My Bad: A Mile High Noir, 18 There’s a Name for This Feeling / Hay un...,25
Brick People, The, 17 Recovering the US Hispanic Literary..., 57
Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History, 64 Golden Flower, The, 34 La Rebelde, 56 My Big Sister / Mi hermana mayor, 37 They Called Me “King Tiger”, 48, 63
Brotherhood of Dolphins, 22 Red Bikini Dream, A, 16
Diego Rivera the Red, 62 Good Long Way, A, 30 Lady from Buenos Aires, The, 14 My Demons Were Real, 64 They Say that I Am Two, 51
Brujas, lechuzas y espantos / Witches, Owls..., 33 Red Camp, The, 12
Disparo en la catedral, 53 Good Place for Maggie, A, 28 Land Grant, The, 11 My Father, the Angel of Death, 30 Thirty an’ Seen a Lot, 51
Buffalo Nickel, 48 Remembering Day, The / El día de los..., 42
Divided Borders, 65 Goodnight, Papito Dios / Buenas noches..., 44 Land of Lost Things, The / El país de las..., 37 My Migrant Family Story / La historia de mi..., 32 Throwaway Piece, The, 27
Butterflies on Carmen Street / Mariposas..., 36 Remembering Grandma / Recordando a..., 34
Do Not Pass Go, 19 Grandma’s Chocolate / El chocolate de..., 42 Las aventuras de Don Chipote, o, Cuando ..., 56 My Own True Name, 29 Time’s Now / Ya es tiempo, 49
René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos..., 38
C actus Blood, 11
Do You Know the Cucuy? / ¿Conoces al..., 40
Donkey Lady Fights La Llorona..., 33
Greatest Performance, The, 17
Gringo Manual on How to Handle..., 63
Last Doll, The / La última muñeca, 35
Latins Anonymous, 52
My Tata’s Guitar / La guitarra de mi tata, 36
Mystery Bigger than Big: A Mickey Rangel..., 33
RetroSpace, 65
To a Widow with Children, 13
To the Last Man I Slept with and All..., 23
“Calaveras” of Don Moisés Espino del Castillo, 23 Return to Arroyo Grande, 21
Don’t Call Me Hero, 30 Growing Up with Tamales / Los tamales de..., 44 Latino Leaders Speak, 3 Mystery of the Mischievous Marker, The, 33 Todos somos Whitman / We Are All..., 49
Call Me Consuelo, 28 Ricardo’s Race / La carrera de Ricardo, 35
Don’t Spit on My Corner, 26 Guns in the Closet, The, 22 Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of..., 63 Tomás Rivera: The Complete Works, 19
Call No Man Master, 14 Riding Low on the Streets of Gold, 25, 47
Double Double, 22 Latinos and the Nation’s Future, 61 N ame Partner, The, 11 Tommy Stands Alone, 31
Calligraphy of the Witch, 13
Can You See Me Now?, 24
Down Garrapata Road, 12 H ammon and the Beans and Other..., 18 Layover, 16 Naranjo the Muse, 10
Rina’s Family Secret, 31
Rites and Witnesses, 15
Tommy Stands Tall, 31
Handbook of Hispanic Cultures of the US..., 61 Left Alive, 16 Narco, 21 Tree of Life, The, 10
Canta, Rana, canta / Sing, Froggie, Sing, 39 Rituals of Survival, 17
Cantares, 58
EGGbees, The, 39 Anthropology, 61 Lemon Tree Caper, The / La intriga del..., 33 Nation of Women, A, 58
River Flows North, The, 16
Trino’s Choice, 25
Eighth Continent and Other Stories, The, 10 History, 61 Lessons of the Game, 24 Nature of Truth, The, 21 Trino’s Time, 25
Cantos de adolescencia / Songs of Youth, 59 River of Angels, 17
El año de nuestra revolución, 53 Literature and Art, 61 Leticia’s Secret, 28 Necessary Theater, 52 Triple Banana Split Boy, The / El niño goloso, 38
Case of the Pen Gone Missing, The / El caso..., 33 Rolando Hinojosa Reader, The, 65
El año que viene estamos en Cuba, 54 Sociology, 61 Let’s Salsa / Bailemos salsa, 43 Never through Miami, 18 Tristan and the Hispanics, 22
Case of the Three Kings, The / El caso..., 33 Rolando Hinojosa’s Klail City Death Trip..., 62
El Cóndor and Other Stories / El Cóndor y..., 21 Happy Birthday Jesús, 20 Letters from Heaven / Cartas del cielo, 33 Next Year in Cuba, 48 Tropical Town and Other Poems, 58
Case Runner, The, 11 Roll Over, Big Toben, 30
El corrido de Dante, 54 Hard Language, 17 Level Up / Paso de nivel, 44 Nilda, 29 Trouble with Tessa, The, 28
Casualty Report, 21 Roosevelt High School Series, The, 31
El Coyote, the Rebel, 60 Hardscrub, 13 Life and Adventures of the Celebrated..., 59 No Time for Monsters / No hay tiempo para..., 43 Truth about Las Mariposas, The, 28
Cecilia and Miguel Are Best Friends / Cecilia..., 35 Rooster Joe and the Bully / El Gallo Joe y ..., 33
El Día de la Luna, 55 Harvest, The / La cosecha, 19 Life and Times of Willie Velásquez, The, 64 Nuevos Senderos, 61 Truth about Them, The, 22
Celso, 51

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INDEX OF AUTHORS, EDITORS AND ILLUSTRATORS INDEX OF AUTHORS, EDITORS AND ILLUSTRATORS
Accardo, Anthony, 29, 35, 38, 40 Campos, Tito, 37 Díaz Sánchez, Isabel, 55 Gonzales Bertrand, Diane, 24, 25, 32, 34, 35, 36, 53 Leal, Luis, 55, 56, 59, 60 Nichols, John, 64 Rivera, Beatriz, 19 Torrecilla, Pablo, 37, 42, 44
Canales, Viola, 25, 49 Di Iorio, Lyn, 12 González, Ada Acosta, 34 Lechón, Daniel, 36, 39, 42 Noble, Diana J., 5 Rivera, Carmen S., 65 Torres, J. L., 21
Acosta, Frank de Jesús, 63
Canetti, Yanitzia, 41 Dominguez, Maria, 42 González, Alfonso, 56 Limón, Graciela, 16, 55 Novas, Himilce, 17 Rivera, John-Michael, 58, 59 Torres, Omar, 21, 55
Acosta, Hipólito, 4, 61
Cano, Daniel, 10 Doherty, Amy, 59 González, Genaro, 13, 27 Limón, José, 58 Rivera, Rick P., 19 Torres-Saillant, Silvio, 57
Acosta, Iván, 52, 53
Capetillo, Luisa, 58 Duarte, Stella Pope, 12 González, José B., 7 Lomas, Clara, 56, 57, 60 O’Neill, Annie, 62 Rivera, Tomás, 19, 29, 51, 55, 65 Torrez, Everardo, 21
Acosta-Belén, Edna, 58
Caraballo, Samuel, 37 Duncan, Patricia, 18 González, Jovita, 58 Lomelí, Francisco, 61 Ochoa, Edna, 44, 56 Rivera Marín, Guadalupe, 62 Trejo, Ernesto, 51
Acosta González, Ada, 34
Cárdenas, Gilberto, 63 Durán, Mike, 26 González Viaña, Eduardo, 13, 14, 54 López de Mariscal, Blanca, 57 Oettinger Jr. , Marion, 62 Rivera, Jr., Rafael, 43 Treviño, Jesús Salvador, 21, 64
Acuña, Rodolfo F., 63
Carrero, Jaime, 53 Dworkin y Méndez, Kenya, 48, 54, 57, 59, 63 Graullera Ramírez, Fabiola, 38 López Tijerina, Reies, 48, 63 Olazagasti-Segovia, Elena, 53, 54 Roberts, Ann R., 62 Troncoso, Sergio, 21, 61, 62
Alarcón, Alicia, 53, 61
Carrillo, P. S., 25 Dyen, Don, 42 Griffin, Shaun T., 51 Luis, William, 47, 50 Olguín, B. V., 59 Rockefeller, Nelson A., 62 Trujillo, Robert, 35
Alba, Marinieves, 62
Castañeda, Antonia I., 57 Dyer, John, 62 Grillo, Evelio, 48, 59, 63 Lugo-Ortiz, Agnes, 54, 57 Olivares, Julián, 19, 47, 51, 55, 65 Rodriguez, Christina, 34, 36, 43 Turcios, Guadalupe Vanessa, 44
Alcántara, Felipe Ugalde, 9, 44
Castañeda, Omar, 10 Griswold del Castillo, Richard, 40 Luna, James, 32, 41, 42 Olivas, Daniel A., 42 Rodriguez, Christina Ann, 38
Aldama, Frederick Luis, 14
Casilla, Robert, 42, 43 Echeverria-Bis, Olivia, 39 Guerra, Alirio Díaz, 59 Olivas, Michael A., 63, 64 Rodríguez, Joe, 19 Undercuffler, Gary, 40
Alegría, Fernando, 10, 47
Castilla, Julia Mercedes, 25, 35, 36, 38, 39, 53 Echeverria Gyorkos, Charmaine, 39 Guerra, Juan J., 6 Marín, Guadalupe Rivera, 62 Oropeza, Lorena, 64 Rodríguez, Félix V. Matos, 58 Ugalde Alcántara, Felipe, 9, 44
Algarin, Miguel, 49
Castillo, Gary, 25 Elizondo, Sergio D., 12 Gutiérrez, José Angel, 27, 48, 63 Markusen, Bruce, 29 Ortiz Cofer, Judith, 25, 26, 32, 34, 38, 47, 49, 53, 54 Rodríguez, Luis, 63 Ulibarrí, Sabine, 21
Alonso, Carolina E., 34, 36
Castillo, Victoria, 6 El Teatro Campesino, 52 Gutiérrez, Ramón, 57 Márquez, María Teresa, 60, Ortiz, Oscar, 34 Rodríguez, Ralph E., 12 Utomo, Gabhor, 9, 43
Alvarez, Beto, 37
Castillo-Garsow, Melissa, 2 Espino del Castillo, Don Moisés, 23 Gutiérrez-González, Josué, 32 Martell, Helvetia, 57 Ortiz, Raquel M., 42 Rodríguez, Victor, 19
Alvarez, Lamberto, 37, 39
Cervantes, Lorna Dee, 49 Espinoza, Conrado, 54, 58 Guzmán, Lila, 27 Martí, José, 29, 59 Otero, Jr., Miguel Antonio, 59 Rodriguez Howard, Pauline, 34, 35, 36, 40, 43
Valdez, Luis, 52, 56
Alvira, Nuria Brufau, 54, 55 Vando, Gloria, 51
Cervantes, Valeria, 42, 43 Espina, Eduardo, 62 Guzmán, Rick, 27 Martin, Wendy, 36 Rodríguez-Nieto, Catherine, 49
Ambert, Alba, 10, 53
Cervenka, Mark, 61 Espinoza, Dionne, 64 Martín-Rodríguez, Manuel M., 59 Padilla, Félix, 61 Romero, Leo, 51
Varela, Félix, 56, 60
Ambroggio, Luis Alberto, 49
Chacón, Daniel, 5, 11 Esquibel, Antonio, 63 Harris, Amanda Nolacea, 65 Martínez, Alba Nora, 42 Padilla, Genaro, 57
Romero, Rolando, 65
Varela, Frank, 51
Ampudia, Ricardo, 61 Padilla, Mike, 17 Vasquez, Enriqueta, 64
Chavarría-Cháirez, Becky, 37, 38 Essex, Olga Berrocal, 12 Hernández, Imara Liz, 59 Martínez, Floyd, 29 Rosales, F. Arturo, 64
Aparicio, Miguel, 55 Padilla Aponte, Edwin Karli, 54, 58 Vásquez Barbosa, Omar, 59
Chávez, Fray Angélico, 58 Esteves, Sandra María, 50 Hernández, Irene Beltrán, 27 Martínez, Glenn, 57 Rosales, John, 61
Aponte, Edwin Karli Padilla, 54, 58 Palés Matos, Luis, 50, 59 Vega, Anne, 37, 38, 40
Cisneros, Carlos, 11 Estevis, Anne, 12, 27 Hernández, Jo Ann Yolanda, 27, 28 Martínez, Liz, 12 Rosales-Yeomans, Natalia, 32, 33, 39, 43
Arcia, Alberto, 10 Pantoja, Antonia, 48, 64 Vega, Ed, 21
Cisneros, Henry G., 61 Hernández, Karina, 32, 39 Martínez, Max, 16, 17 Rosenberg, Joe, 29
Arias, Ron, 10
Cofer, Judith Ortiz, 25, 26, 32, 34, 38, 47, 49, 53, 54
Fabregat, Claudio Esteva, 61 Hernandez, Lisa, 14 Marzán, Julio, 50, 59 Pardo DeLange, Alex, 6, 35, 41
Ruffinelli, Jorge, 47
Velásquez, Gloria L., 31, 51
Aranda, Jr., José, 57 Favata, Martín, 59 Paredes, Américo, 18, 51, 55, 59 Vélez Storey, Jaime, 62
Colato Laínez, René, 38 Herrera-Sobek, María, 57 Matos, Luis Palés, 50, 59 Ruiz de Burton, María Amparo, 60
Argueta, Jorge, 3, 9 Fernández, Alfredo, 62 Parker Webster, Joan, 24 Venegas, Daniel, 56, 60
Colín, Ernesto, 55 Hidalgo-Robert, Alberto, 28 Matos Rodríguez, Félix V., 58 Ruiz, Mona, 48
Armas, Teresa, 34 Fernández, Carole, 12 Paz, Ireneo, 55, 59 Viaña, Eduardo González, 13, 14, 54
Colín, José Juan, 40 Hinojosa, Rolando, 2, 15, 54, 61, 62, 65 Mayo, Wendell, 17 Ruiz, Ronald L., 20
Avila, Alfred, 24 Fernández, José, 54, 59 Peña, Daniel, 7 Vicente, Alidis, 8, 33
Collier-Morales, Roberta, 38 Hoppey, Tim, 43 McPeek Villatoro, Marcos, 21, 22, 51 Ruiz-Flores, Lupe, 43
Avila, Kat, 24 Fernández, Roberta, 12, 47, 54 Perales, Alonso M., 23, 33 Viegas-Barros, Rocío, 35
Colón, Jesús, 54, 58 Hospital, Carolina, 50 Means Ybarra, Ricardo, 22

Baeza, Georgina, 32 Colón, Joaquín, 54, 58
Fernández, Roberto G., 12, 13 Howard, Pauline Rodríguez, 34, 35, 36, 40, 43 Meléndez, A. Gabriel, 57 Perales, Monica, 60 Salas, Floyd, 20, 48, 51 Vigil-Piñón, Evangelina, 37, 51
Fernández-Gil, María Jesús, 55 Huerta, Javier O., 14, 50 Meléndez Salinas, Claudia, 30 Pérez, Luis, 60 Saldaña, Jr., René, 29, 30, 33, 43 Villalobos, José Pablo, 62
Baeza Ventura, Gabriela, 6, 8, 9, 25, 29, 32, 33, 34, Colón-Aponte, Olimpia, 54, 58
Fetta, Stephanie, 47 Huerta, Jorge, 52 Melgar-Quiñonez, Hugo, 62 Pérez, Ramón “Tianguis”, 48, 55 Saldaña, Theresa, 30 Villareal, Ray, 30
35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 57 Colón-Vilá, Lilian, 38
Feyder, Linda, 52 Mena, María Cristina, 59 Pérez, Rossana, 64 Saldívar, José David, 65 Villarroel, Carolina, 8, 33, 40, 41, 42, 44, 64
Coombs, Jonathan, 40
Balestra, Alejandra, 35, 41, 54, 57
Copley, Bob, 26
Fields, Lisa, 34, 36, 38, 42 Ibarra, Mickey, 3 Mendoza, Louis, 51 Pérez-Brown, María, 3 Salinas, Claudia Meléndez, 30 Villaseñor, Victor, 30, 44, 48, 56
Banda, Víctor Hugo Rascón, 52, 55
Firmat, Gustavo Pérez, 18, 48, 54 Iglesias, Jorge, 47 Mendoza, Sylvia, 62 Pérez Firmat, Gustavo, 18, 48, 54 Salinas, Raúl R., 51 Villatoro, Marcos McPeek, 21, 22, 51
Barbieri, Gladys E., 34 Córdoba, Carol, 48
Flores, Carolyn Dee, 39, 43, 44 Irwin, A. J. , 61 Mercado-López, Larissa, 6 Pérez-Escamilla, Rafael, 62 Sánchez, Enrique O., 34, 41 Villegas de Magnón, Leonor, 56, 60
Barbosa, Omar Vásquez, 59 Corpi, Lucha, 11, 38, 49, 54, 61
Flores, Juan, 65 Islas, Arturo, 14 Miller, Stephen, 62 Peterson, Patricia, 34 Sánchez, Isabel Díaz, 55 Viramontes, Helena María, 22
Bell, Elizabeth, 3 Correas Zapata, Celia, 62
Flores, Lauro, 60 Modestin, Yvette, 62 Piñero, Miguel, 47 Sánchez, Rosaura, 12, 60, 62
Belle, Frances P., 59 Cortez, Sarah, 12, 26, 49, 61
Cortina, Rodolfo J., 52, 56, 60
Flores, Richard, 58 Jaffe, Nina, 34 Mohr, Nicholasa, 17, 29 Pita, Beatrice, 12, 60 Sánchez-Korrol, Virginia, 30, 44, 57, 58, 60
Walker, Lara, 58
Bellessi, Diana, 50 Jara, José, 44 Ward, April, 36, 40, 44
Molinari, Fernando, 34 Plascencia, Amira, 43 Sanders, Brett Alan, 49
Belpré, Pura, 24, 37 Costales, Amy, 39
Costello, Shawn, 37
Galindo, Alejandro, 35 Jerome, Elaine, 39, 43
Monsivais, María Estela, 41 Pluecker, John, 20, 33, 40, 54, 58 Sandoval, John, 30
Watts, Jarica Lynn, 49
Beltrán Hernández, Irene, 27 Galindo, Claudia, 40 Jiménez, Alfredo, 61 Weaver, Thomas, 61
Montecalvo, Janet, 39 Poey, Delia, 47 Sandoval, Victor, 30
Benatar, Raquel, 34 Coy, Cissie, 8
Galindo, Mary Sue, 40 Jiménez, Joe, 28 Ponce, Mary Helen, 18 Webster, Joan Parker, 24
Cruz, D. Nina, 36, 37 Montes-Huidobro, Matías, 55, 59 Sanmiguel, Rosario, 20, 53, 54
Bencastro, Mario, 10, 24, 53 Galindo, Sandra, 23 Jourdane, Maurice, 63 Weiss, Judith, 52
Montoya, Delilah, 4, 61 Pope Duarte, Stella, 12 Santos Marcantonio, Patricia, 20
Berg, Charles Ramírez, 42 Cruz, Maria Colleen, 26
Gallardo, Edward, 52 Juárez, Tina, 14 Poyo, Gerald E., 57 West-Durán, Alan, 58
Curtis, James Roberto, 12 Moore Cantarero, Heather, 13 Sarabia, Emilio Alberto, 20
Bernal, Estela, 24 Gallegos, Yuliana, 32 Woolsey, Wallace, 58
Price, Mara, 42
Bernardo, Anilú, 24, 34, 53 Kabalen de Bichara, Donna, M. ,57 Mora, Francisco X., 42 Sayers Peden, Margaret, 62

Berrocal Essex, Olga, 12
Dávila-Martínez, Diana, 32 Gama, Esperanza, 39
Kanellos, Nicolás, 40, 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61
Mora, Pat, 29, 42, 50, 51 Prida, Dolores, 52 Sepúlveda, Emma, 51
Ybarra, Bob, 64
Gambino, Alisha, 43, 44
de Anda, Diane, 26, 32, 39 Morales, Alejandro, 17, 55 Sepúlveda, Jr., Juan A., 64
Bertrand, Diane Gonzales, 24, 25, 32, 34, 35, 36, 53
de Hoyos, Angela, 49
García, Ignacio M., 63 Kemarskaya, Oksana, 39
Moreno-Hinojosa, Hernán, 29
Quesada, Roberto, 18 Sirias, Silvio, 20, 58
Ybarra, Ricardo Means, 22
Betancourt, Ramón, 53 García, Lilia, 32 Kessler, Stephen, 10 Quiñonez, Ernesto, 49 Yglesias, Jose, 22, 23
de la Garza, Beatriz, 26 Morena Vega, Marta, 62 Sorenson, Travis, 62
Bevin, Teresa, 10 García, Lionel G., 13, 48 Klepeis, Alicia Z., 40 Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 57
Blasingame, James, 26
de la Selva, Salomón, 58
García, Nasario, 32, 58 Krochmal, Walter, 18
Morton, Carlos, 52, 55
Ramírez, José, 44 Sosa, Hernán, 40

Boltin, Lee, 62
de los Angeles Nevárez, María, 55
García, Pelayo “Pete”, 27
Moyna, María Irene, 57
Ramírez, Fabiola Graullera, 38
Stavans, Ilan, 48
Zaldívar, Raquel Puig, 23
Boucher, Geoff, 48
de Reygadas, Fermin, 23
García-Caro, Pedro, 23
La Rosa, Pablo, 14 Mraz, John, 62
Ramírez Berg, Charles, 42
Storey, Jaime Vélez, 62
Zapata, Celia Correas, 62
de Zavala, Adina, 58 Muñoz, Elizabeth Cummins, 44 Suárez, Virgil, 20, 21, 26, 47, 48
Boullosa, Carmen, 61 Lacámara, Laura, 41, 42, 43 Ramos, Henry A. J., 27, 48, 61, 63, 64 Zepeda, Gwendolyn, 23, 44, 51
García-Camarillo, Cecilio, 50
de Zavala, Lorenzo, 58 Muñoz, Elías Miguel, 17 Symank, Yvonne, 39
Brammer de Gonzales, Ethriam Cash, 36, 37, 54, 58, 59, 60 Lachtman, Ofelia Dumas, 28, 41 Ramos, Manuel, 18 Zuñiga, Grace, 61
Garza, Xavier, 27, 33, 40
DeJesus, Liz, 12 Muraida, Thelma, 35, 36, 37, 41
Laínez, René Colato, 38
Brown, Monica, 36
Delgado, María Isabel, 39
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia, 13, 50, 54
Lamadrid, Enrique, 50
Murguía, Janet, 61
Ramos, Raúl A., 60
Tafolla, Carmen, 60
Bruce-Novoa, 10, 65 Gerdes, Dick, 62 Rascón Banda, Víctor Hugo, 52, 55
DeLange, Alex Pardo, 6, 35, 41 Tafolla, Laura, 60
Lamas, Laura, 50
Brufau Alvira, Nuria, 54, 55
Delgado, Abelardo “Lalo,” 49
Giersbach Rascón, Susan, 14, 24, 61, 62
Lantigua, John, 14
Najera, Rick, 52 Reavis, Dick J., 48
Tafolla, Santiago, 60
Bursztyn, Dina, 37 Gil, Lydia, 33, 40 Rebolledo, Tey Diana, 60
Diaz, Debra, 12 Nava, Julian, 29, 48 Tashlik, Phyllis, 30, 47
Latins Anonymous, 52 Reyna, Sergio, 58
Gómez, Obed, 37
Calderón, Héctor, 62 Díaz, José, 59
Gonzales, Rodolfo “Corky”, 63
Laviera, Tato, 9, 50
Neal, Avon, 62
Riojas Clark, Ellen, 23
Tatum, Charles, 54, 57

Díaz, William A., 61 Nevárez, María de los Angeles, 55 Tellechea, Manuel A., 59
Campo, Rafael, 49 Le Guin, Ursula, 50 Rivas, Spelile, 42, 43
Gonzales-Berry, Erlinda, 54, 57 Newell, T. Marc, 49 Tijerina, Reies López, 48, 63
Campoamor, Diana, 61 Díaz Guerra, Alirio, 59

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