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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…
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Benjamin Alire Sáenz Simon & Schuster • 2012 • 359 pages Hardcover ($16.99) ISBN: 978-1-4424-0892-0 Ages 12 and up It's summer 1987, and not quite sixteen-year-old Aristotle…
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The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

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The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind Meg Medina Candlewick Press • 2012 • 246 pages Hardcover ($17.99) ISBN: 978-0-7636-4602-8 Ages 13 and up Sonia Ocampo is not a typical small-town teenager. She was born during a terrible storm…
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Summer of the Mariposas

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Summer of the Mariposas Guadalupe Garcia McCall Tu Books • 2012 • 355 pages Hardcover ($19.95) ISBN 978-1-60060-900-8 Ages 12 and up Mothers and daughters. As our girls grow up, the relationship becomes more difficult to navigate;…
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That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone

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That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone An Anthology of Essays from Around the Globe Edited by J.L. Powers Cinco Puntos • 2012 • 231 pages Trade Paperback ($16.95) ISBN: 978-1-935955-22-1 Ages 14 and up “Some people consider…
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34 Pieces of You

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34 Pieces of You Carmen Rodrigues Simon & Schuster • 2012 • 336 pages ISBN: 9781442439061 Hardcover ($16.99) Ages 16 and up Following Ellie’s death from a pill overdose, those closest to her are left trying to understand…
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Border Town: Crossing the Line

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Border Town: Crossing the Line Malín Alegría Scholastic Point • 2012 • 182 pages ISBN: 978-0-545-40240-8 Paperback ($5.99) Ages 12 and up Fabiola Garza is not a rule breaker. And that’s why she just can’t understand her…
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The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

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The Last Summer of the Death Warriors Francisco X. Stork Scholastic • 2012 • 344 pages ISBN: 978-0-545-15134-4 Paperback ($9.99) Ages 14 and up The ancient Roman ideal consisted of "a sound mind, in a sound body." When teenagers…
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Fat No More: A Teenager’s Victory Over Obesity

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Fat No More: A Teenager’s Victory Over Obesity Alberto Hidalgo-Robert Piñata Books • 2012 • 184 pages ISBN: 978-1558857452 Trade Paperback ($16.95) Ages 14 and up Alberto Hidalgo-Robert started out big—big baby, big toddler,…
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The Pregnancy Project

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The Pregnancy Project By Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glazer Simon & Schuster • 2012 • 218 pages ISBN: 978-1-4424-4622-9 Hardcover ($17.99) Ages 14 and up It’s the mother of an adolescent girl’s worst fear—her daughter coming…