LEA! Latino & Latina Materials for Teens

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Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

Bertrand, Diane. Trino's Time.

Buss, Fran. Journey of the Sparrows.

Castillo, Ana. So Far From God.

Cisneros, Sandra.

Esquivel, Laura. Like Water for Chocolate.

Ewing, Lynn. Party Girl.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories.

Herrera, Juan Felipe. Crash Boom Love: A Novel in Verse.

Jiminez, Francisco. The Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant Child.

Martinez, Victor. Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida.

Mikaelsen, Ben. Sparrow Hawk Red.

Ortiz, Cofer, Judith. An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio.*

Ostow, Micol. Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa.

Paulsen, Gary. Sisters = Hermanas.

Soto, Gary.



Alicea, Gil. The Air Down Here: True Tales From A South Bronx Boyhood. YA BIO ALI

Cockcroft, James. Latino Visions: Contemporary Chicano, Puerto Rican and Cuban American Artists. YA 704.03 COC

Cool Salsa. YA 811.08 COO

Cortez, Sarah. Windows into My World: Latino Youth Write Their Lives. YA 305.235 WIN

Delgado, Jane L. The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers. 613.089 DEL

De Varona, Frank. Latino Literacy. 973.046 DEV

Gac-Artigas, Alejandro. Yo Alejandro: The Story of a Young Latino Boy Struggling Through Life. YA 973.049 GAC

Herrera, Juan Felipe. Laughing Out Loud I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish. YA 811 HER

Kanellos, Nicolas. The Hispanic American Almanac. REF 973.046 KAN

Mora, Pat. My Own True Name. YA 811 MOR

Soto, Gary.

* Available through InterLibrary Loan

Internet Resources:

Smithsonian Latino Center

LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center: has links to information on art, culture, health, gender & sexuality and more.


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