Marisa and Rene meet by chance when their cell phones get mixed up, which is just the beginning in this tale of unlikely love between a witty, abrasive girl and a slight, booklish boy.
Two El Paso, Texas teens, sensitive boys who don't feel like they fit in among the Mexican men they see around them, form a special friendship over the course of one year.
Set in Central California, a collection of stories that revolve around a cross-section of Mexican-American youth as they grow and change over the course of their everyday lives.
This is Gabi Hernandez's diary from her senior year of high school in a Southern California town close to the border. Gabi is smart, loyal, opinionated, self-deprecating, witty and observant. She's also overweight, loves to snack, write poetry, and dreams of (hopefully) getting into Berkeley and then also that her mother will actually allow her to go. Over the course of the year, she learns about the person she is and the woman she hopes to be while living in a traditional Catholic, Mexican-American community.
In the aftermath of the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake that destroys their home and kills their mother, 16 year old Magdalie and her "sister" Nadine must live with their uncle in a makeshift camp. When Nadine's American father sends for her, Nadine f promises to send for Magdalie, but left essentially on her own for the first time in her life, unable to attend school anymore, Magdalie must adapt to a new way of life while searching for a way to make money so she can join Nadine in America.
Set in 1960, a coming-of-age tale about four Dominican sisters who move from the Dominican Republic to New York City told in a series of interconnected stories that trace their personal and cultural maturity as they adapt to living in America.
Sammy Santos lives in the poor Mexican neighborhood of Hollywood in Las Cruces, New Mexico circa the late 1960s. Here he tells the story of his friends, his family and his community in a coming of age story about a boy who learns about love and loss much too soon.
Stockton, CA native Miguel Castaneda is sentenced to live at a boy’s home in San Jose for an undisclosed offense. There he meets violent loner Mong who convinces him and his roommate Rondell to break out and make their way to Mexico with the promise that they will find jobs at a beach resort. Per the judge’s orders Miguel keeps a journal of his experiences, which he continues of his own volition long after feeling obligated to do so.
When Piddy Sanchez starts at a new high school she soon becomes the target of Yaqui Delgado and her friends, who bully her for her lighter skin and good grades. As the bullying gets worse, Yaqui becomes someone Piddy can no longer ignore or avoid.