Book List in Order:16 titles

  • Who is Me? Five-year-old Sam is Me, that’s who. He likes flowers and he likes to sit under a shady tree in the summertime. Max the Bear is Sam’s best buddy. Except when his best friend Emilio comes to visit. Max doesn’t like that. Sam also has ...


  • Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himse...


  • Winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction!Benjamin Alire Sáenz's stories reveal how all borders—real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight—entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instanc...


  • Last Night I Sang to the Monster was chosen as one of the Top Ten YA Books of Fiction in 2010.Zach is eighteen, bright, and articulate. He's also an alcoholic, in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn't remember how he got there. What's up with ...


  • Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, t...


  • The “Hollywood” where Sammy Santos and Juliana Ríos live is not the West Coast one, the one with all the glitz and glitter. This Hollywood is a tough barrio at the edge of a small town in southern New Mexico. Sammy and this friends—members of ...


  • This is a bilingual book for kids and dogs and even their parents. Like all kids, Little Diego and his big sister Gabriela argue over their new dog Sofie. She belongs to me, says Diego. No, she’s mine, says Gabriela. It’s only when Sofie gets rea...


  • In Perfect Light is the story of two strong-willed people who are forever altered by a single tragedy. After Andres Segovia's parents are killed in a car accident when he is still a young boy, his older brother decides to steal the family away to Ju...


  • "I mean, it's not as if I want a father. I have a father. It's just that I don't know who he is or where he is. But I have one." Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don't appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class ...







  • The Espejo family of El Paso, Texas, is like so many others in America in 1967, trying to make sense of a rapidly escalating war they feel does not concern them. But when the eldest son, Gustavo, a complex and errant rebel, receives a certified lette...


  • The “Hollywood” where Sammy Santos and Juliana Ríos live is not the West Coast one, the one with all the glitz and glitter. This Hollywood is a tough barrio at the edge of a small town in southern New Mexico. Sammy and this friends—members of ...



  • At seven, Gloria Santos accepts a ride with a charming stranger and loses the only world she has ever known. Abducted and kept hidden by a respected academic for twenty long years, Gloria is raised in the shadow of her captor's dark, disturbed mind. ...


  • Diego, the deaf-mute son of Mexican migrant workers, and his pseudo-yuppie sister, Helen, find their lives transformed when Helen's roommate, a dedicated AIDS nurse, discovers she has the ability for out-of-body travel...