Latino Lives

Mexican Whiteboy
Matt de la Peña

Danny is a baseball star, but that doesn’t matter at his private school, where all of his classmates see him only as the Mexican kid.

Labyrinth Lost
Zoraida Córdova

Alex is a bruja, the strongest witch in her family, but she wishes she didn’t have any magic at all. When a spell backfires and makes her family disappear, Alex must travel with a mysterious boy to Los Lagos, a strange world between worlds, to get them back.

The House on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros

Esperanza, a Latina girl growing up in Chicago, must discover who she is and who she will become.

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
Isabel Quintero

Gabi’s diary during her last year of high school covers all of the drama with her friends, her crushes on boys, her father’s dangerous addiction, and the poetry that helps her express herself.

The Education of Margot Sanchez
Lilliam Rivera

After Margot gets caught stealing her father’s credit card, she must work in her family’s grocery store to pay off the debt. 

The God Box
Alex Sanchez

Paul and Angie have been together since middle school, and they have always been good for each other. But when Miguel transfers to their school, Paul must deal with the strong feelings he develops for his new classmate.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
Meg Medina

When Piddy Sanchez finds out that her classmate Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to beat her up, she must decide what to do.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Sal has always felt at home with his adopted Mexican-American family. But during his senior year, when his past comes back to haunt him, he must decide how to handle it.

The Radius of Us
Marie Marquardt

Gretchen was attacked by a stranger six months ago and still has trouble feeling safe. Phoenix left El Salvador to find a stable home for his brother, but he does not fit in with the suburban Atlanta crowd. When Gretchen and Phoenix meet, they realize that they have the potential to help each other.

Because of the Sun
Jenny Torres Sanchez

After Dani’s mom dies in a sudden accident, Dani must go live with an aunt she’s never met in New Mexico. 

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
Sonia Manzano

When The Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group, ignite powerful protests in Evelyn’s neighborhood, she learns important truths about her family, her heritage, and her history.