Mexican/Mexican American

A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son

by Sergio Troncoso

Age 16 or older

Themes: Bilingual Character, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity

A Sky Without Lines

by Krystia Basil

Age 03 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status

All the Stars Denied

by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Age 12 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Historical, Immigrant: Employment, Migrant/Seasonal Worker

Barely Missing Everything

by Matt Mendez

Age 14 or older

Themes: Death of Family or Friend, Family Relationship: Parents, Loss of Childhood, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Becoming Kid Quixote

by Steven Haff

Age 08 or older

Themes: Generation: 1st, The Arts

Between Us and Abuela

by Mitali Perkins

Age 03 or older

Themes: Celebration & Commemoration, Family Relationship: Grandparents

Carmen Learns English

by Judy Cox

Age 06 or older

Themes: Bilingual Character, Discrimination: Language Ability, Family Relationship: Siblings

Casi alcanzar todo (Barely Missing Everything)

by Matt Mendez

Age 14 or older

Themes: Death of Family or Friend, Family Relationship: Parents, Loss of Childhood, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid

by Xavier Garza

Age 05 or older

Themes: Celebration & Commemoration
Come on In

Come on In

by Adi Alsaid

Age 12 or older

Themes: Anthology, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences: Language, Immigrant: Employment, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Visiting Home Country

Dancing Home

by Alma Flor Ada

Age 08 or older

Themes: Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Education, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Disappeared

by Francisco X. Stork

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Immigrant: Undocumented, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Dreamers

by Yuyi Morales

Age 05 or older

Themes: Education & Literacy, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Efren Divided

by Ernesto Cisneros

Age 08 or older

Themes: Deportation, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Undocumented

Estrella en el bosque (Star in the Forest)

by Laura Resau

Age 09 or older

Themes: Deportation, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Immigrant: Undocumented, Non-English Book: Spanish, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Floating on Mama’s Song / Flotando en la cancion de mama

by Laura Lacamara

Age 05 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, The Arts

From North to South / Del Norte al Sur

by Rene Lainez

Age 05 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Deportation, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

by Isabel Quintero

Age 14 or older

Themes: Bilingual Character, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, LGBTQIA+

Hairs / Pelitos

by Sandra Cisneros

Age 06 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Help Wanted

by Gary Soto

Age 12 or older

Themes: Anthology

Home At Last

by Susan Middleton Elya

Age 06 or older

Themes: Bilingual Character, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences: Language, Immigrant: Education, Multiracial Identity

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

by Erika L. Sanchez

Age 10 or older

Themes: Death of Family or Friend, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Dating, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Immigrant: Education, Multiracial Identity

Illegal

by Bettina Restrepo

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Employment, Immigrant: Undocumented, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Imagine

by Juan Felipe Herrera

Age 06 or older

Themes: Education & Literacy, Migrant/Seasonal Worker

It’s Not Like It’s A Secret

by Misa Sugiura

Age 12 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, LGBTQIA+

La Frontera: El viaje con papa / The Border: My Journey with Papa

by Alfredo Alva

Age 08 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Historical, Immigrant: Employment, Own Voices/Lived Experience, US/Mexican Border Crossing

La Linea/The Line

by Ann Jaramillo

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Immigrant: Undocumented, Migrant Smuggling, Unaccompanied Minors, US/Mexican Border Crossing

La primera regla del punk (The First Rule of Punk)

by Celia Perez

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Multiracial Identity, Non-English Book: Spanish

Lety Out Loud

by Angela Cervantes

Age 08 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Racial, Education & Literacy

Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco

by Judith Robbins Rose

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Language, Immigrant: Undocumented, Multiracial Identity

Lucky Broken Girl

by Ruth Behar

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Religious Background: Jewish, The Arts
Lupe Wong Won't Dance

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance

by Donna Barba Higuera

Age 08 or older

Themes: Death of Family or Friend, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience