I LIVED ON BUTTERFLY HILL BY MARJORIE AGOSÍN
GRADES: 5th to 9th
ABOUT: "Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile - until the time comes when even Celeste, with her head in the clouds, can't deny the political unrest that is sweeping through the country. Warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates disappear from class without a word. Celeste does not what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore.
BOOKMARK BY: Patricia Vera // @by.partriciavera
THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK BY CELIA C. PERÉZ
GRADES: 3rd to 7th
ABOUT: "Having just wrapped up the first practice session of her newly formed punk band, "The Co-Co's, Malú Morales, the novel protagonist, learns an important lesson about what it means to be "Mexican." It's a lesson that not only connects Malú to her cultural heritage in a way that is authentic, but also invites her to self-fashion an identity that encompasses all parts of her, especially her punk rock parts!"
BOOKMARK BY: Fabi Tiscareño // @fabietm