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1 - Lucky Broken Girl

Ruth Behar · Nancy Paulsen Books

"A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds." - Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative - based on the author's childhood in the 1960s - a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting...
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2 - La Princesa and the Pea

Susan Middleton Elya · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling.

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn't agree.

The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa.

But the prince...
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3 - The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora


"Sensational." - Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of The Last Stop on Market Street

Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG,...
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4 - The First Rule of Punk

CELIA C PREZ · Viking Books for Young Readers

From debut author and longtime zine-maker Celia C. Pérez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one's watching.

There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school - you can't...
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5 - All Around Us

Xelena Gonzalez · Cinco Puntos Press

"All Around Us begs to be shared over and over. The use of lines and strokes conveys energy, spirit, magic. And I love the way it connects us all to the idea that we come from inside, from the earth, from something gentle and primal, and that is where go back to -- and we better...

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6 - Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

MONICA BROWN · NorthSouth Books

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life.

The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered...
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