Eighteen-year-old Joaquín del Toro’s future looks bright. With his older brother in the priesthood, he’s set to inherit his family’s Texas ranch. He’s in love with Dulceña—and she’s in love with him. But it’s 1915, and trouble has been brewing along the US-Mexico border. On one side, the Mexican Revolution is taking hold; on the […]

Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award Westchester Fiction Award Committee Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project List Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the (ALA) “Best Books of the Year List” School Library Journal Best Children’s […]

Pura Belpre Author Award ALSC/Reforma William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist YALSA 2013 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Américas Award Honorable Mention Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist Assembly on Literature for Adolescents 2012 International Latino Book Awards – Honorable Mention 2013 International Literacy Association’s Promising […]

In SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS, Odilia and her four sisters rival Odysseus in cleverness and courage as they embark on their own hero’s journey. After finding a drowned man floating in their secret swimming hole along the Rio Grande, the five sisters set out to El Sacrificio in Coahuila, Mexico. Their trek across the border, […]

As the oldest of eight siblings, Lupita is used to taking the lead—and staying busy behind the scenes to help keep everyone together. But when she discovers Mami has been diagnosed with cancer, Lupita is terrified by the possibility of losing her mother, the anchor of her close-knit Mexican American family. Suddenly Lupita must face […]