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Throwback Thursday: “Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Company”

   Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Company by Maria Amparo Escandon Libertad Gonzalez has spent her life on the road with her trucker dad, crisscrossing the United States. Somehow, she ends up in the Mexicali Penal Institute for Women. While life … Continue reading

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New Civil Rights Series–In Print and as eBooks

If you are doing an assignment on civil rights in the 20th or 21st centuries, come check out a great book. This series deals with South Africa and Apartheid laws; Iran and women’s rights; American Indians and Alcatraz Island; the … Continue reading

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“Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass”

     Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina You’d think that this was just a titillating title for a silly girl-drama book. But you’d be wrong. Yaqui Delgado wants to Kick Your Ass is a really good … Continue reading

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“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

   Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz When they meet and Dante teaches Aristotle to swim, they laugh over their classical names—their pocho names, they think, because are real Mexicans named after philosophers … Continue reading

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