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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by
Call Number: FICTION Diaz
(Dominican American) Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere--and risk it all--in the name of love.
Conversation in the Cathedral by
Call Number: PQ8498.32.A65 C613 1984
(Peru) From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature comes a haunting novel about power, corruption, and the complex search for identity.
Doña Barbara by
Call Number: PQ8549.G24 D613 1948
(Venezuela) Rómulo Gallegos is best known for being Venezuela's first democratically elected president. But in his native land he is equally famous as a writer responsible for one of Venezuela's literary treasures, the novel Doña Barbara.
Efrén Divided by
Call Number: PZ7.1.C568 Efr 2020
(Mexican American) Winner of the Pura Belpré Award! Efrén Nava's Amá is his Superwoman--or Soperwoman, named after the delicious Mexican sopes his mother often prepares. Both Amá and Apá work hard all day to provide for the family, making sure Efrén and his younger siblings Max and Mía feel safe and loved. But Efrén worries about his parents; although he's American-born, his parents are undocumented. His worst nightmare comes true one day when Amá doesn't return from work and is deported across the border to Tijuana, México. Now more than ever, Efrén must channel his inner Soperboy to help take care of and try to reunite his family.
The Essential Neruda by
Call Number: PQ8097.N4 A235 2004
(Chile) This bilingual collection of Neruda's most essential poems is indispensable. Selected by a team of poets and prominent Neruda scholars in both Chile and the U.S., this is a definitive selection that draws from the entire breadth and width of Neruda's various styles and themes.
Call Number: PQ7797.B635 F4 1990
(Argentina) The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges's genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy.
The House of the Spirits by
Call Number: PQ8098.1.L54 C319 1986
(Chile) The House of the Spirits, the unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world's most gifted storytellers, brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family.
The House on Mango Street by
Call Number: PS3553.I78 H6 1984
(Mexican American) "A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time."
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by
Call Number: PS3551.L845 H66 1992
(Dominican American) "Poignant . . . Powerful . . . Beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant, where the past is not yet a memory."
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by
Call Number: FICTION Sánchez
(Mexican American) National Book Award Finalist! Laugh-out-loud funny contemporary novel about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home.
Like Water for Chocolate by
Call Number: FICTION Esquivel
(Mexico) Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit.
Love in the Time of Cholera by
Call Number: FICTION Marquez
(Columbia) The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez .
The Poet X by
Call Number: FICTION Acevedo
(Dominican American) Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award! Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers. In the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (a Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) by
Call Number: PZ7.1.H4943 Sal 2019
(Cuba) Winner of the 2020 Pura Belpré Award. What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want? Sal prides himself on being an excellent magician, but for this sleight of hand, he relied on a talent no one would guess . . . except maybe Gabi, whose sharp eyes never miss a trick. When Gabi learns that he's capable of conjuring things much bigger than a chicken--including his dead mother--and she takes it all in stride, Sal knows that she is someone he can work with. There's only one slight problem: their manipulation of time and space could put the entire universe at risk.