Book List:17 titles
  • A gentle picture book tale about self-soothing practices and self-confidence beliefs.With so much to do in so little time, Mari is constantly on the move, flitting from flower to flower, practicing her camouflage poses, and planning for migration. Sh...


  • The celebrated author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents is back with her first adult novel in almost fifteen years—and it’s a tour de force. For Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Aft...


  • Welcome to Tia Lola's bed and breakfast! With the help of her niece and nephew and the three Sword Sisters, Ta Lola is opening the doors of Colonel Charlebois' grand old Vermont house to visitors from all over. But Ta Lola and the children soon rea...


  • Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family -- a father, his three daughters, and their dog -- live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel...


  • After their olive crop fails, Maria fears that her family will have to abandon their farm on the new island colony. Then, one night she dreams of a mysterious beautiful lady shrouded by trees with branches hung with hundreds of little suns. They are ...


  • Tía Lola has been invited to teach Spanish at her niece and nephew’s elementary school. But Miguel wants nothing to do with the arrangement. He hasn’t had an easy time adjusting to his new school in Vermont and doesn’t like living so far away ...


  • An award-winning, moving, and timely story about the families of undocumented workers by renowned author Julia Alvarez.   After Tyler’s father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save thei...


  • Latina novelist Alma Huebner is suffering from writer's block and is years past the completion date for yet another of her bestselling family sagas. Her husband, Richard, works for a humanitarian organization dedicated to the health and prosperity of...


  • MILLY KAUFMAN IS an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont—until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child...






  • I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don't have to fly away from your country? From award-winning author Julia Alvarez comes the story of Anita de la Torre, a twelve-year-old girl living in the Dominican Republi...


  • A Cafecito Story is a story of love, coffee, birds and hope. It is a beautifully written eco-fable by best-selling author Julia Alvarez. Based on her and her husband's experiences trying to reclaim a small coffee farm in her native Dominican Republic...


  • A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez.Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even m...


  • The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that humans couldn't follow their footprints, is reinvented by renowned author Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a...


  • "The story of my life starts with the story of my country... ." Thus begins Julia Alvarez's epic fictional account of the real-life Salomé Ureña-the "Emily Dickinson of the Dominican Republic." Born in the 1850s, in a time of intense political repr...


  • At last! A zesty, exuberant follow-up to the wildly popular How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, full of Julia Alvarez's keen observations and tender affection for her characters.The Garcia Girls are back, most notably Yolanda, or Yo, who has gro...


  • 25th Anniversary Edition "A magnificent treasure for all cultures and all time.” --St. Petersburg Times It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north...


  • When their father's part in a plot against a cruel dictator forces them to flee the Dominican Republic, the Garcia sisters--Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia--come to America. But 1960s New York City is vastly different from the genteel, if troubling...