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How Susie Jaramillo Created a Media Company with an Educational, Cross-Cultural, and Intergenerational Mission

SLJ Reviews the First Two Volumes of “Canticos” Digital Shorts


Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat



Gr 7 Up—The 2015 SLJ Best Book follows Afro-Latina Sierra Santiago as she discovers that she's part of a long line of shadowshapers, people with the ability to infuse magic into their art in order to fight off demons...

Mama's Girl

Growing up in the 1970s in a home plagued by violence, divorce, and double standards, the award-winning author (who wrote this memoir in her 20s) struggled to exceed low expectations and a fraught relationship with her mother...

Grandma's Records/Los discos de mi abuela

Gr 1–3—Each year, a boy spends the summer with his grandmother in her apartment in Spanish Harlem listening to her records...

On a Clear Day

Gr 7–10—In one of his last books, the former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature ventured into the dystopian genre...

Show and Prove

Gr 8 Up—Set in 1983 in the South Bronx, this coming-of-age tale by Afro-Latina Quintero presents the friendship between African American Smiles and Puerto Rican Nike against the backdrop of hip-hop, Reaganomics, and war in the Middle East...

Pelé, King of Soccer/Pelé, El rey del fútbol

Gr 1–3—A bilingual picture book biography about Pelé, the first man in the history of the sport to score 1,000 goals and become a living legend...
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