September 17, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
This is a powerful and well put together collection.
March 2, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Gomez-Hira makes the hot Miami summer come alive as we follow Carmen and crew through days of dance, Disney, and drama. Good fun.
June 11, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Debut novelist Alex Aster shares how her abuela's stories made her want to become a storyteller, too.
May 12, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Debut middle grade author Loriel Ryon talks about dealing with her doubts as an author of mixed heritage and tackling that in her writing.
March 24, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
This is a warning and a celebration of what happens when girls become feral, become hunters, when girls decide they are not sorry. A fierce story of heartbreak, grief, connection, and the complications of the human heart.
November 13, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description A heart-expanding novel about four Latinx teens who make New Year’s resolutions for one another—and the whirlwind of a year that follows. Fans of Erika L. Sánchez and Emery Lord will fall for this story of friendship, identity, and the struggle of finding yourself when all you want is to start over. From […]
May 22, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Teen Librarian Toolbox is excited to be partnering with Marie Marquardt for her #ReadForChange project. Hop on over to this post to learn more about the initiative. Today, she and Lilliam Rivera join us for a conversation about gentrification, taking action, writing a novel that is just one voice of the many unheard voices in the publishing industry, and her excellent book […]
November 21, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home. Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move […]
November 7, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description The Closest I’ve Come is a must-read from talented first-time author Fred Aceves, in the tradition of Walter Dean Myers. Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his […]
February 21, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera. Things/People Margot Hates: Mami, for destroying her social life Papi, for allowing Junior to become […]
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