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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…

The Witches of Ruidoso

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The Witches of Ruidoso By John Sandoval Piñata Books • 2013 • 120 pages Trade Paperback ($12.95) ISBN: 978-1-55885-766-7 14 and up Elegiac, elegant and understated, Sandoval's short novel about a boy's first love, set in the 1890s…
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Hammer of Witches

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Hammer of Witches By Shana Mlawski Tu Books/Lee & Low • 2013 • 391 pages Hardcover ($18.95) ISBN: 978-1-60060-987-9 Ages 12 and up The title of Mlawski's debut novel is the English translation of the Latin Malleus Maleficarum:…
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Under the Mesquite

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Under the Mesquite By Guadalupe Garcia McCall Lee & Low • 2011 • 224 pages Hardcover ($17.95) ISBN: 978-1600604294 Ages 12 and up No matter how bad things get, I can always be found here, planted firmly in what’s left of…
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The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist

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The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist By Margarita Engle Harcourt • 2013 • 192 pages Hardcover ($16.99) ISBN: 978-0-547-80743-0 Ages 12 and up Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda was ahead of her times in many ways. A…
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You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens

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You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens Edited by Sarah Cortez Piñata Books • 2011 • 320 pages Paperback ($16.95) ISBN: 978-1-55885-692-9 Ages 11 and up The stories gathered here by editor and contributor Cortez…
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Marcelo in the Real World

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Marcelo in the Real World By Francisco X. Stork Scholastic • 2011 • 320 pages Paperback ($8.99) ISBN: 978-0-545-05690-8 Ages 14 and up Stork's novel introduces Marcelo Sandoval, one of the most remarkable characters in contemporary…
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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass By Meg Medina Candlewick Press • 2013 • 272 pages Hardcover ($16.99) ISBN 978-0-7636-5859-5 Ages 14 and up Piedad “Piddy” Sanchez has always liked school.  It’s easy when you’re smart—even…
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Darkroom: A Memoir in Black & White

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Darkroom: A Memoir in Black & White Written & Illustrated by Lila Quintero Weaver University of Alabama Press • 2012 • 264 pages Paperback ($24.95) ISBN: 9780817357146 Ages 14 and up Weaver's remarkable memoir of her youth…
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The Queen of Water

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The Queen of Water By Laura Resau & María Virginia Farinango Delarcorte /Random House • 2011 • 352 pages Paperback ($9.99) ISBN: 9780375859632 Ages 12 and up From a very young age, María Virginia Farinango experienced a heartbreaking…