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THE WHOLE SKY FULL OF STARS by René Saldaña Jr.
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 13, 2007

"Overall, though, this is short, fast-paced and sustains interest. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The bond between teen pals Barry and Alby is tested when each desperately needs money. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2014

"A contemporary and festive Latino birthday celebration. (Bilingual picture book. 3-6)"
Mateo's birthday is full of excitement, family and many things to count in English and Spanish. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This brisk novella in English and Spanish offers two nifty whodunits for young mystery lovers. (Mystery. 7-10)"

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A GOOD LONG WAY by René Saldaña Jr.
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 2010

"Teen readers chafing at the domestic bit will find food for thought here. (Fiction. YA)"
Two Rio Grande Valley high schoolers flirt with cutting out early but find reasons to finish school in this purposeful but intense tale. Read full book review >

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FINDING OUR WAY by René Saldaña Jr.
Released: March 11, 2003

"The collection is strong, with several excellent models for young short-story writers. (Fiction. 12+)"
Saldaña's (The Jumping Tree, 2001) collection of short stories offers daily dramas of friends, grandparents, teachers, brothers, and parents. Read full book review >

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THE JUMPING TREE by René Saldaña Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2001

"The warmth of family ties, especially Rey's love and respect for his father, is strong, and there is reason to hope that Rey will succeed in creating a life for himself that bridges the two cultures to which he belongs. (Fiction 10-14)"
From a series of vivid vignettes of warmly remembered childhood experiences, Saldaña has fashioned a memorable first novel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2012

"Mild chills in either language. (Short stories. 10-12)"
"La Llorona" and other traditional bugaboos from Mexican-American lore find modern young victims in this bilingual set of South Texas tales. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"Mora's illustrations add a refreshing touch, effectively breaking up the text in this appealing introduction. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Mickey Rangel, a sweet, intuitive and smart fifth-grade student, faces the challenges of his first case as an amateur detective: the theft of an elegant pen, engraved with the White House logo and the President's signature, a gift to classmate Eddy from his senator father. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOST MURDER by Theresa Saldaña
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 2008

"Misses the mark. (Short stories. 12 & up)"
This debut collection of introspective stories offers a glimpse into the lives of young, urban Latinas dealing with painful and challenging issues. Read full book review >

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A COUNTRY BETWEEN by Stephanie Saldaña
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2017

"A serene memoir in which the author takes valuable time to regard the character of the Palestinian people and their way of life."
Reflections of a young American wife and mother trying to make a home in war-torn Jerusalem. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A beautifully woven exploration of language and spirituality."
A pious, studious Fulbright scholar's year in Syria, learning about Christianity from the Muslim point of view. Read full book review >

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