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1 - Lucky Broken Girl

Ruth Behar · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 243
Format: Hardcover

"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 to her new life...
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2 - La Princesa and the Pea

Susan Middleton Elya · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

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 might just have a sneaky...
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3 - The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

PABLO CARTAYA · VIKING CHILDREN'S Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"Sensational." - Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of The Last Stop on Market StreetSave 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, EPIC FAIL?...
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4 - The First Rule of Punk

CELIA C PREZ · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

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 fix it with...
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5 - All Around Us

Xelena Gonzalez · Cinco Puntos Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. "Can you see? That's only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth." He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles...
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6 - Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

MONICA BROWN · NorthSouth Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

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 for her self-portraits,...
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