Mexican/Mexican American

¡Essie! ¿Otra Vez?

by Jenny Lacika

Age 3 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Multilingual Character, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Las Musas, STEM

A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son

by Sergio Troncoso

Age 16 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, 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

Again, Essie?

by Jenny Lacika

Age 3 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 2nd, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: Las Musas, STEM

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, Genre: Historical, Immigrant: Economic, Migrant/Seasonal Worker

Areli Es Una Dreamer

by Areli Morales

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Citizenship, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Undocumented, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Areli Is a Dreamer

by Areli Morales

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Citizenship, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Undocumented, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Barely Missing Everything

by Matt Mendez

Age 14 or older

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

Becoming Kid Quixote

by Steven Haff

Age 08 or older

Themes: Generation: 1st, The Arts

Belonging in America and Mexico

by Daniel Zuniga Gonzalez

Age 08 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Discrimination: Racial, Graphic Novel, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Between Us and Abuela

by Mitali Perkins

Age 03 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Family Relationship: Grandparents

Bright Star

by Yuyi Morales

Age 04 or older

Themes: Allegory, Award Winner, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2022, Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Separation: On Journey, Immigrant: Undocumented, Migrant Smuggling, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Unaccompanied Minors, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Carmela Full of Wishes

by Matt de la Pena

Age 05 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Immigrant: Economic, Migrant/Seasonal Worker, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Carmen Learns English

by Judy Cox

Age 06 or older

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

Casi alcanzar todo (Barely Missing Everything)

by Matt Mendez

Age 14 or older

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

Catalina Incognito (Catalina Incognito #1)

by Jennifer Torres

Age 06 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Genre: Action Adventure, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid

by Xavier Garza

Age 05 or older

Themes: Celebrations
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: Economic, 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

Days of the Dead

by Kersten Hamilton

Age 08 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Detention, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Multilingual Character, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

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: Award Winner, Education & Literacy, Educator Resource, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, US/Mexican Border Crossing, Welcoming by Community, Welcoming Library Selection

Dumpling Day

by Meera Sriram

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Community Action, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food

Echoes of Grace

by Guadalupe García McCall

Age 14 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Efren Divided

by Ernesto Cisneros

Age 08 or older

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

El diario de Bruno

by Rogelio Guedea

Age 12 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience

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

Facing Fear

by Karen Lynn Williams

Age 05 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Deportation, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Undocumented, Own Voices/Lived Experience, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun

by Jonny Garza Villa

Age 13 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2022, Cross-Group Dating, Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences: Dating, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience

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