Salvadoran/Salvadoran American

A Season for Building Houses

by Authors: Ibrahim Shkara, Richard Akera, Ahmed Abbas, Fadumo Issack, Omar Raouf, Clautel Buba, Eric Martinez, Khadija Mohamed, Rasha Usif, Michée Runyambo, Amira Al Sammrai, Elahe Seddiqi, Sahara Hassan, Aden Isaack, Judica'elle Irakoze, Faris Baziga, Ali Aljubyly, Edna Adan, Chrispo Niyokwizerwa, Emmanuel Muya, Ralph Houanche, Elias Nasrat, Annick Umutoniwase, Vassily Murangira, Hanen Mohammad, Jordy Izere, Rachel Iradukunda, Maryama Abdi, Edna Thecla-Akimana, Mohamed Awale, Yann Tanguy Irambona, Benjamin Bivigete Ibrahim Shkara, Richard Akera, Ahmed Abbas, Fadumo Issack, Omar Raouf, Clautel Buba, Eric Martinez, Khadija Mohamed, Rasha Usif, Michée Runyambo, Amira Al Sammrai, Elahe Seddiqi, Sahara Hassan, Aden Isaack, Judica'elle Irakoze, Faris Baziga, Ali Aljubyly, Edna Adan, Chrispo Niyokwizerwa, Emmanuel Muya, Ralph Houanche, Elias Nasrat, Annick Umutoniwase, Vassily Murangira, Hanen Mohammad, Jordy Izere, Rachel Iradukunda, Maryama Abdi, Edna Thecla-Akimana, Mohamed Awale, Yann Tanguy Irambona, Benjamin Bivigete

Age 12 or older

Themes: Anthology, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Poetry, Multilingual: Various, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Unspecified, Refugee: War/Conflict

Abuelita and Me

by Leonarda Carranza

Age 04 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Award Winner: I'm Your Neighbor Book Awards 2022, Canadian Connection, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Language Ability, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generational Differences: Language, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review

Abuelita y yo

by Leonarda Carranza

Age 04 or older

Themes: Canadian Connection, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Language Ability, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generational Differences: Language, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review

Caravan to the North: Misael’s Long Walk

by Jorge Argueta

Age 09 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Racial, Immigrant: Economic, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Economic Crisis, Refugee: Gang Violence, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Do I Belong Here?/ ¿Es este mi lugar?

by René Colato Laínez

Age 04 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Discrimination: Language Ability, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From

by Jennifer De Leon

Age 14 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity

Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz

by Warren Binford

Age 08 or older

Themes: Anthology, Award Winner, Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Family Separation: On Journey, Immigrant: Undocumented, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Illegal Cargo

by Augusto Mora

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Family Separation: On Journey, Graphic Novel, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Own Voices/Lived Experience, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Mama the Alien/Mama la extraterrestre

by Rene Colato Lainez

Age 06 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Citizenship, Educator Resource, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review

Mario’s Notebook

by Mary Atkinson

Age 08 or Older

Themes: Activism, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Undocumented, Loss of Childhood, Refugee: War/Conflict, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Unaccompanied Minors, US/Mexican Border Crossing

My Shoes and I: Crossing Three Borders / Mis Zapatos Y Yo: Cruzando Tres Fronteras

by Rene Colato Lainez

Age 08 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review, US/Mexican Border Crossing

Solito: A Memoir (English Edition)

by Javier Zamora

Age 12 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Family Separation: On Journey, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Loss of Childhood, Migrant Smuggling, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review, US/Mexican Border Crossing, Welcoming by Community

Solito: A Memoir (Spanish Edition)

by javier Zamora

Age 12 or older

Themes: Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Family Separation: On Journey, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Loss of Childhood, Migrant Smuggling, Multilingual Character, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, US/Mexican Border Crossing, Welcoming by Community

Stella Diaz Dreams Big

by Angela Dominguez

Age 06 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Stella Diaz Never Gives Up

by Angela Dominguez

Age 06 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Straw Bag, Tin Box, Cloth Suitcase: Three Immigrant Voices

by Raquel Elizabeth Artiga de Paz

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

The Far Away Brothers

by Lauren Markham

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Migrant Smuggling, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Gang Violence, Starred Review, Unaccompanied Minors, US/Mexican Border Crossing

The Grief Keeper

by Alexandra Villasante

Age 12 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Award Winner, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Family Relationship: Siblings, LGBTQIA+, Refugee: Asylee, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

The Radius Of Us

by Marie Marquardt

Age 15 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Detention, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: By Detention, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Asylee, Refugee: Gang Violence, Starred Review, Unaccompanied Minors

Xochitl and the Flowers / Xochitl, la Nina de las Flores

by Jorge Argueta

Age 08 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Spanish/English, Community Action, Immigrant: Economic, Welcoming by Community