Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa Tells the story of Violet Paz as she prepares unwillingly for her quinceañero, the traditional Latina 15th birthday celebration. Her journey into self-discovery leads her to truly value and understand her Cuban heritage for the first time.
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez / Cosechando esperanza: La historia de César Chávez by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, translated by F. Isabel Campoy & Alma Flor Ada The biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers miserable working conditions.
It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way: A Barrio Story / No tiene que ser asi: una historia del barrio By Luis J. Rodriguez, illustrated by Daniel Galvez Written by a former gang member, this story depicts the pain of a Mexican-American boy in L.A., who almost joins a gang but is stopped by the tragic shooting of his cousin.
A Movie in My Pillow / Una pelicula en mi almohada by Jorge Argueta, illustrated by Elizabeth Gomez A bilingual collection of poems for children about a young Salvadoran’s experiences in the Mission District of San Francisco.
My Diary From Here To There / Mi diario de aquí hasta allá by Amada Irma Pérez A touching account of a family emigrating from Mexico to California. A bilingual picture book, this young girl's diary chronicles the family's anxiety, excitement, and uncertainty as they leave home and experience the same journey made by many families.
The Pot that Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illustrated by David Diaz This is a picture biography of the story of Juan Quezada, who rediscovered the ancient method of pottery making in Mata Ortiz, Mexico.
Viva Mexico!: A Story of Benito Juarez and Cinco de Mayo by Argentina Palacios A biography of the Zapotec Indian who grew up to become the President of Mexico and lead his country in a war for independence.