Accidental love

Soto, Gary.
Call Number: YA

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.

All the Stars Denied

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Call Number: YA

All of This is True

Penaflor, Lygia Day
Call Number: YA

All of Us with Wings

Keil, Michelle Ruiz
Call Number: YA

Xochi, a 17 year old Mexican-American girl, has just become governess to Pallas, the 12 year old daughter of rock stars. Things start to get complicated when they accidentally summon a fae duo who are responsible for taking revenge on all those who have brought pain to Xochi. This book contains adult topics, such as, substance abuse, rape,and a relationship between a teen and an adult.

American Road Trip

Flores-Scott, Patrick
Call Number: YA

Analee, in Real Life

Milanes, Janelle
Call Number: YA

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Call Number: YA

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.

Barely Missing Everything

Mendez, Matt
Call Number: YA

Baseball in April and other stories

Soto, Gary.

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.

Beast Rider: A Boy's Journey Beyond the Border

Johnston, Tony

Becoming Beatriz

Charles, Tami
Call Number: YA

Beatriz and her brother, Junito, were brought to New Jersey from Puerto Rico by their mother in hopes of escaping a life filled with violence. However, to make ends meet the siblings join a gang that leads to the death of Junito by a rival Haitian gang and the end of her dreams to become a professional dancer. Join Beatriz as she takes on a journey to pick up the pieces of her life and those around her.

Blanca & Roja

McLemore, Anna-Marie
Call Number: YA

The Book of Unknown Americans

Henríquez, Cristina

In an apartment building in Delaware, nine families of immigrants from Central and South America have taken up residence in the hopes of creating new and better lives in America. Told in alternating voices, the many stories center around the budding - and tragic - romance between two teenagers. This beautiful, powerful book is a must read.

Dealing in Dreams

Rivera, Lilliam
Call Number: YA

Don't Date Rosa Santos

Moreno, Nina
Call Number: YA

Rosa Santos has one goal in mind, to get into a college program that will allow for a study abroad in Cuba, the land that her Grandma and mom left many years ago. But first, she has to get the nerve to tell her Grandmother Mimi that she is returning to Cuba and she has to save the Harbor with the reluctant help of the good looking sailor.

The Education of Margot Sanchez

Rivera, Lilliam,
Call Number: YA

Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution

Charlton-Trujillo, e. e.
Call Number: YA

Five Midnights

Cardinal, Ann Davila
Call Number: YA


Méndez, Yamile Saied
Call Number: YA

Gabi, A Girl In Pieces

Quintero, Isabel
Call Number: YA

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.

The Grief Keeper

Villasante, Alexandra
Call Number: YA

Hold tight, don't let go

Wagner, Laura Rose.
Call Number: YA

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.

How the Garcia girls lost their accents

Alvarez, Julia.

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.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Sanchez, Erika L.
Call Number: YA

Juliet takes a breath

Rivera, Gabby,
Call Number: YA

Labyrinth lost

Cordova, Zoraida,
Call Number: YA

Alex is a bruja who does not want to have her family’s magical powers.On Deathday, she will cast a spell to get rid of those powers.The spell goes awry and her family vanishes. Nova, a mysterious boy, helps her to save herself and her family. The predominantly Hispanic and various LGBTQ characters are all part of this coming-of-age novel about love, magic and fantasy.

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish

Cartaya, Pablo
Call Number: YA

The New David Espinoza

Aceves, Fred
Call Number: YA

David is constantly bullied by his peers at school and he comes to the conclusion that it is all because he is a “flaco” or thin male. He decides that over the summer he is going to change that and he is going to gain the muscles to look like the stars in his favorite action movies. He quickly discovers that the summer will not be enough time unless he opts for alternative and dangerous solutions. Follow David on his journey as he battles with body dysmorphia, eating disorders and loss.


Motayne, Maya
Call Number: YA

The Other Half of Happy

Balcarcel, Rebecca
Call Number: YA

Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun

Toro, Guillermo del
Call Number: YA

This dark fairy-tale book is an adaptation of the acclaimed film by Guillermo del Toro. Ofelia lives in war torn Spain with her mother and her cruel stepfather, Captain Vidal. In the midst of all the violence Ofelia meets a fairy that introduces her to a faun, Pan and his magical labyrinth. To get inside she will have to complete three tasks that involve other dangerous monsters but as her journey begins she begins to question if she can trust Pan. New to this retelling of the story is the addition of fairy tales that explain how the labyrinth and the magical kingdom came to be.

The Poet X

Acevedo, Elizabeth,
Call Number: YA

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe

Hernandez, Carlos Alberto
Call Number: YA

Sal, a diabetic magician, begins the school year at his new high school by making a chicken appear and disappear from a bully’s locker. A simple magic trick, or is it? Gabi, “La Jefa” and school journalist is convinced that there is more to it than just a simple magic trick. Join their adventure as they cross universes to help save the life of Gabi's baby brother, Iggy while simultaneously trying to prevent their universe from breaking.

Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood

Saenz, Benjamin Alire.
Call Number: YA

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.

Superman: Dawnbreaker

de la Pena, Matt,
Call Number: YA

They Call Me Guero: A Border Kid's Poems

Bowles, David
Call Number: YA

This Train is Being Held

Williams, Ismée
Call Number: YA

Alex is a Dominican American boy who happens to be very good at baseball and is expected to go professional after high school except that he may have other dreams. Isa, a half-Cuban half-Caucasian dancer, seems to have the perfect life. Their two worlds should not have collided except for a chance meeting on a Subway train. They will have to navigate the complexities of love, racism including that found within the Latinx community, mental health illness, classism and the expectations of parents.

We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults

Kuklin, Susan
Call Number: 325.1 K96

Identified by only initials, this book shares the stories of nine undocumented teens currently living in the United States but born in different countries. This is a timely book that shares the hope that was established by moving to this country, the uncertainty of living under these circumstances and the challenges and obstacles that they continue to face by living in the shadows.

We Set the Dark on Fire

Mejia, Tehlor Kay
Call Number: YA

In this fantasy book we meet Daniela Vargas who is on track to fulfill one of two roles reserved for women, run a husband’s household or raise his children. Her prospects are high but can disappear in an instant if anyone finds out that her parents forged the paperwork to give her a better chance at a good future. To exacerbate the situation, she is approached by a resistance group to help spy and fight for change. Will she throw away the future that her parents have sacrificed everything for?

We were here

de la Pena, Matt.

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.

With the Fire on High

Acevedo, Elizabeth
Call Number: YA

A touching and positive story about a teen mom, Emoni, the unconditional love of a grandmother, and where Emoni’s inventive culinary gifts take her. High school senior Emoni aspires to be a professional chef and knows her cooking is amazing. She juggles the demands of the culinary program, for the chance of an apprenticeship in Spain, and being a responsible young mom to her 3-year-old daughter. Acevedo's second novel is beautifully heartwarming. 

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Medina, Meg
Call Number: YA

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.