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Written by JENNIFER CLEMENT

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Hogarth

On Sale: 11/04/2014

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-13880-2

Selected for common reading at:
Community College of Baltimore County, Essex
Edmonds Community College

Ladydi Garcia Martínez is fierce, funny and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in the shadow of the drug war, author Jennifer Clement offers an intimate look at a country besieged by violence and poverty. The author...

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Written by DAISY HERNANDEZ

Format: Hardcover, 200 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/09/2014

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-01448-6

In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. These lessons—rooted in women’s experiences of migration, colonization, y cariño—define in evocative detail what it means to grow up female in an immigrant home.

In one story, Daisy sets out to defy the dictates of race and class that preoccupy her mother and tías, but dating women and transmen, and coming to identify as bisexual, leads her to...

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Written by SONIA SOTOMAYOR

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

On Sale: 01/15/2013

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80409-9

La primera latina y tan sólo la tercera mujer designada a la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, Sonia Sotomayor se ha convertido en un icono americano contemporáneo. Ahora, con un candor e intimidad nunca antes asumidos por un juez en activo, Sonia nos narra el viaje de su vida —desde los proyectos del Bronx hasta la corte federal— en una inspiradora celebración de su extraordinaria determinación y del poder de creer en uno mismo.

Esta es la historia de una niñez precaria, con un padre...

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Written by ESMERALDA SANTIAGO

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/10/2012

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-38859-9

As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de Leon. And in handsome twin brothers Ramon and Inocente—both in love with Ana—she finds a way to get there. Marrying Ramon at the young age of eighteen, she travels across the ocean to Hacienda los Gemelos, a remote sugar plantation the brothers have inherited on the island. But soon the Civil War erupts in the United States, and Ana...

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A SEASON CHASING THE AMERICAN DREAM
Written by STEVE WILSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/18/2011

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00152-3

In the tradition of Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, a sensitive and clear-eyed journalist takes us deep inside Oregon’s only all-Hispanic boys’ high school soccer team, a team whose players stand on the cusp of change.

The all-Hispanic boys’ soccer team from Woodburn High has made the playoffs for nineteen straight years--but they’ve never won a championship. As they prepare to make it twenty, one thing will become clear: Los Perros play the beautiful game with heart, pride, and their...

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A NOVEL
Written by ANA CASTILLO

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 09/09/2008

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97571-0

From American Book Award-winning author Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, moving new novel about a sensuous, smart, and fiercely independent woman. Eking out a living as a teacher’s aide in a small New Mexican border town, Tía Regina is also raising her teenage nephew, Gabo, a hardworking boy who has entered the country illegally and aspires to the priesthood. When Gabo’s father, Rafa, disappears while crossing over from Mexico, Regina fears the worst.

After several days of waiting and with...

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Written by JUNOT DíAZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

On Sale: 09/02/2008

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-77669-7

Una crónica familiar que abarca tres generaciones y dos países, La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao cuenta la historia del gordiflón y solitario Oscar de León en su intento de convertirse en el J.R.R. Tolkien Dominicano y su desafortunada búsqueda del amor. Pero Oscar sólo es la última víctima del fukú —una maldición que durante generaciones ha perseguido a su familia, condenándoles a vidas de tortura, sufrimiento y amor desdichado. Con unos personajes inolvidables y una prosa vibrante...

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Written by CRISTINA GARCíA

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/08/2008

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-27680-3

In the late 60s, three teenagers from around the globe are making their way in the world: Enrique Florit, from Cuba, living in southern California with his flamboyant magician father; Marta Claros, getting by in the slums of San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, a well-to-do surgeon's daughter in Tehran. We follow them through the years, surviving war, disillusionment, and love, as their lives and paths intersect. With its cast of vividly drawn characters, its graceful movement through time, and the...

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Written by CRISTINA GARCíA
Translator LILIANA VALENZUELA

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

On Sale: 04/08/2008

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-27681-0

A fines de los años sesenta, tres adolescentes de varios rincones del planeta tratan de encontrar su lugar en el mundo: el cubano Enrique Florit, que vive en el sur de California con su padre, un mago extravagante; Marta Claros, que se las arregla para subsistir en un tugurio de San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, hija de una acomodada familia de un cirujano en Teherán. Los seguimos de cerca mientras sobreviven guerras, desilusiones y amores, a medida que sus vidas y sus caminos se entrecruzan. Con...

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Written by JULIA ALVAREZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

On Sale: 10/09/2007

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-400-09694-7

Cuando las hermanas García —Carla, Sandra, Yolanda y Sofía— y sus padres huyen de la República Dominicana buscando refugio de la persecución política, encuentran un nuevo hogar en los Estados Unidos. Pero el Nueva York de los años sesenta es marcadamente diferente de la vida privilegiada, aunque conflictiva, que han dejado atrás. Bajo la presión de asimilarse a una nueva cultura, las muchachas García se alisan el pelo, abandonan la lengua española y se encuentran con muchachos sin una...

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Written by MARIE ARANA

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: The Dial Press

On Sale: 05/01/2007

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-33665-9

Don Victor Sobrevilla, a lovable, eccentric engineer, always dreamed of founding a paper factory in the heart of the Peruvian rain forest, and at the opening of this miraculous novel his dream has come true—until he discovers the recipe for cellophane. In a life already filled with signs and portents, the family dog suddenly begins to cough strangely. A wild little boy turns azurite blue. All at once Don Victor is overwhelmed by memories of his erotic past; his prim wife, Doña Mariana,...

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ANTOLOGIA VINTAGE ESPANOL DE LITERATURA MEXICANA Y CHICANA CONTEMPORáNEA
Written by CRISTINA GARCíA

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

On Sale: 04/10/2007

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-07719-9

As the daughters and sons and grandchildren of Mexican immigrants spread through the United States, more and more of the country is acquiring a Spanish accent. And in Mexico there are very few families that don't have connections en el otro ladro, on the other side. The collisions and cross fertilization among cultures on both sides of the border has fractured realities, redefined identities, and created new dreams--as well as a highly diverse literature that is as rich and varied as any...

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