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Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories By Yamile Saied Méndez, Amparo Ortiz, Ricardo López Ortiz (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781643751832
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

Fifteen original short stories from YA superstars, featuring Latine mythology’s most memorable monsters

From zombies to cannibals to death incarnate, this cross-genre anthology offers something for every monster lover.


Coming Up Cuban: Rising Past Castro’s Shadow By Sonia Manzano Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338065152
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 2nd, 2022

From Pura Belpré Honoree and Emmy-award winning actor Sonia Manzano--best known as "Maria" from Sesame Street--comes the expansive and timeless story of four children who must carve out a path for themselves in the wake of Fidel Castro's rise to power.

Fifteen-time Emmy Award winner and Pura Belpre honoree Sonia Manzano examines the impact of the 1959 Cuban Revolution on four children


Breathe and Count Back from Ten By Natalia Sylvester Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358536864
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Published: Clarion Books - May 10th, 2022

In this gorgeously written and authentic novel, Verónica, a Peruvian-American teen with hip dysplasia, auditions to become a mermaid at a Central Florida theme park in the summer before her senior year, all while figuring out her first real boyfriend and how to feel safe in her own body.


Café Con Lychee By Emery Lee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063210271
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 10th, 2022

From the author of Meet Cute Diary comes a delectable rom-com that’s brimming with zest and a sprinkle of sweetness. A must-read for fans of Casey McQuiston and Julian Winters.


Flirting with Fate By J. C. Cervantes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593404454
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Published: Razorbill - April 19th, 2022

"I dare anyone to read this book without a ginormous grin on their faces. Warmth, humor and enchantments burst off the page, and the colorful characters of the Granados family crackle to life with Cervantes's signature wit, aching empathy and enviable flair for whimsy." Roshani Chokshi, NYT bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves trilogy.


High Spirits By Camille Gomera-Tavarez Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646141296
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Published: Levine Querido - April 12th, 2022

High Spirits is a collection of eleven interconnected short stories from the Dominican diaspora, from debut author Camille Gomera-Tavarez.

It is a book centered on one extended family – the Beléns – across multiple generations.

It is set in the fictional small town of Hidalpa – and Santo Domingo and Paterson and San Juan and Washington Heights too.


Living Beyond Borders: Growing up Mexican in America By Margarita Longoria Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593204986
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

*"This superb anthology of short stories, comics, and poems is fresh, funny, and full of authentic YA voices revealing what it means to be Mexican American . . . Not to be missed."--SLC, starred review
 
*"Superlative . . . A memorable collection." --Booklist, starred review


Cazadora: A Novel (Wolves of No World #2) By Romina Garber Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250239150
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Published: Wednesday Books - August 17th, 2021

In Cazadora, Romina Garber weaves together Argentine folklore and what it means to be illegal in a timely, intimate, and emotionally powerful narrative.

Werewolves. Witches. Romance. Resistance.

Enter a world straight out of Argentine folklore...


When We Make It: A Nuyorican Novel By Elisabet Velasquez Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593324509
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Published: Dial Books - August 30th, 2022

"The energy. The clarity. The beauty. Elisabet Velasquez brings it all. . . . Her voice is FIRE!"—NYT bestselling and award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson
 
An unforgettable, torrential, and hopeful debut young adult novel-in-verse that redefines what it means to "make it,” for readers of Nicholasa Mohr and Elizabeth Acevedo.


We Light Up the Sky By Lilliam Rivera Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547603763
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - October 26th, 2021

Should you save a world that doesn't want to save you?
Award-winning author Lilliam Rivera explores the haunting story of an alien invasion from the perspective of three Latinx teens.


Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora By Saraciea J. Fennell (Editor) Cover Image
By Saraciea J. Fennell (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250763426
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 2nd, 2021

Edited by The Bronx Is Reading founder Saraciea J. Fennell and featuring an all-star cast of Latinx contributors, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed is a ground-breaking anthology that will spark dialogue and inspire hope


Spin Me Right Round By David Valdes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547607105
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 4th, 2022

From lauded writer David Valdes, a sharp and funny YA novel that’s Back to the Future with a twist, as a gay teen travels back to his parents’ era to save a closeted classmate’s life.


Lulu and Milagro's Search for Clarity By Angela Velez Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063071780
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 8th, 2022

Booksmart meets Never Have I Ever in this Latinx road trip adventure—a big-hearted, voice-driven YA about two sisters who couldn’t be more different, but become begrudging partners on their school’s cross-country college trip—from debut author Angela Velez. Perfect for fans of Lilliam Rivera, Jenny Han, and Sandhya Menon. 


The Turning Pointe By Vanessa L. Torres Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593426135
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 22nd, 2022

A bold and emotionally gripping novel about a teenage Latinx girl finding freedom through dance and breaking expectations in 1980s Minnesota.


Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250790637
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Published: Wednesday Books - February 15th, 2022

From stories that take you to the stars, to stories that span into other times and realms, to stories set in the magical now, Reclaim the Stars takes the Latin American diaspora to places fantastical and out of this world.


No Filter and Other Lies By Crystal Maldonado Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447183
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Published: Holiday House - February 8th, 2022

You should know, right now, that I'm a liar.

They're usually little lies. Tiny lies. Baby lies. Not so much lies as lie adjacent. But they're still lies...


Golden-haired Max Monroe has it all: beauty, friends, and tons of followers. Her picture-perfect existence seems eminently enviable.

Except it's all fake.


Cemetery Boys By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
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Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as "groundbreaking."

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.


Diamond Park By Phillippe Diederich Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593354254
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

A fast-paced YA novel about four Mexican American teenagers from Houston, a '59 Chevy Impala, and a murder that changes their lives forever.


Heartbreak Symphony By Laekan Zea Kemp Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316460385
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

Clap When You Land meets On the Come Up in this heart-gripping story about navigating first love and overcoming grief through the power of music.

Aarón Medrano
has been haunted by the onstage persona of his favorite DJ ever since his mother passed away.


Travesía: A Migrant Girl's Cross-Border Journey/El Viaje de Una Joven Migrante By Michelle Gerster (As Told by), Fiona Dunnett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michelle Gerster (As Told by), Fiona Dunnett (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551528366
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - April 13th, 2021

This compelling young adult graphic memoir, based on real events, tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who attempts to cross the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey, filled with both heartbreak and hope, begins in Tijuana, where they are transported from house to house by strangers.


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With the Fire on High By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662842
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 30th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.


Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.


Juliet Takes a Breath By Gabby Rivera Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author


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Furia By Yamile Saied Méndez Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209919
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK
Recipient of the 2021 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Medal

One of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020
A Best Book of the Year: Cosmopolitan * Kirkus Reviews * SheReads * New York Public Library 


“An engrossing #OwnVoices novel.&rd


Sanctuary By Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984815736
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

Co-founder of the Women's March makes her YA debut in a near-future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary--now in paperback!


Never Look Back By Lilliam Rivera Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547607426
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - October 26th, 2021

"Expertly blends reality and fantasy to explore what's behind love and loss, what it takes to heal." - Randy Ribay, author of National Book Award finalist Patron Saints of Nothing

Acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera blends a touch of magical realism into a timely story about cultural identity, overcoming trauma, and the power of first love.


Lobizona: A Novel (Wolves of No World #1) By Romina Garber Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250239136
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Published: Wednesday Books - August 17th, 2021

"Garber’s gorgeous novel combines the wonder of a Hogwarts-style magic school with the Twilight-esque dynamics of a hidden magical species that has strict rules about interacting with the human world." - BOOKLIST (Starred Review)

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.


We Are Not from Here By Jenny Torres Sanchez Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781984812285
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events.

A Pura Belpré 2021 Young Adult Author Honor Book!
A BookPage Best Book of 2020!

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 2020!
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020!


Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534448643
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2021

“In a world where we are so often dividing ourselves into us and them, this book feels like a kind of magic, celebrating all beliefs, ethnicities, and unknowns.” —The New York Times Book Review

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a Mexica


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The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


They Both Die at the End By Adam Silvera Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062457806
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018

Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.


Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780759556041
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Set in a lushly drawn world inspired by Inquisition Spain, Zoraida Córdova's fantasy is an epic tale of love and revenge perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir and Sarah J.


I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter By Erika L. Sánchez Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524700515
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “stunning” (America Ferrera) YA novel about a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.

“Alive and crackling—a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. ”—The New York Times


Nocturna By Maya Motayne Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062842749
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2020

The first in a sweeping and epic debut fantasy trilogy—set in a stunning Latinx-inspired world—about a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince who must team up to defeat a powerful evil they accidentally unleashed. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Leigh Bardugo, and V. E. Schwab.


The Inexplicable Logic of My Life By Benjamin Alire Saenz Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781328498021
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Published: Clarion Books - October 23rd, 2018

A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review)

Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha.


Fat Chance, Charlie Vega By Crystal Maldonado Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780823451319
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Published: Holiday House - January 11th, 2022

Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard. Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.

A NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD WINNER!


Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.