It's the summer of 1911 in northern Mexico, and soldiers are in the region. Evangelina's father decides they must move to a small town on the U.S. side of the border. Life in Texas is confusing, though the signs in shop windows that say 'No Mexicans' and some people's reactions to them are all-too clear. With the help and encouragement of the town's doctor and the attentions of a handsome boy, Evangelina begins to imagine a new future for herself.
Best Books for Young Adults Award
Explores a migrant family's experiences moving through labor camps, facing poverty and impermanence, and discusses how they endure through faith, hope, and back-breaking work.
A bilingual collection of poems, stories, and other writings that celebrates diversity among Latinos.
Stonewall Award, Printz Honor Book, Lambda Literary Award, and Pura Belpre Award
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
A biography of the union activist who led the struggle of migrant farm workers for better working conditions.
Author awards include Newbery, Lambda Literary Award, National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Award
Pura Belpre Award
Violet Paz, a Chicago high school student, reluctantly prepares for her upcoming "quince," a Spanish nickname for the celebration of an Hispanic girl's fifteenth birthday.
Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award