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Welcome Home, My Little One / Bienvenido a Casa, Mi Chiquito.
Written by Victoria Calderon Nunes / Illustrated by Laura Hilbert

This educational tool for new moms was designed to reinforce the safety tips and best practices shared by hospitals when caring for a newborn baby. It includes the popular swaddling technique and the “Safe to Sleep” practice to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Written in both English and Spanish, it can be used to introduce babies and children to the Spanish language through side-by-side translation. This heart-touching story was written and illustrated by two sisters originally from Venezuela, South America.

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By Stephanie Diaz

Twenty-one-year-old Stephanie Diaz brings Rebellion, The second novel in the trilogy, continues the saga of Clementine and Logan, two Surfaced-dwellers wrenched apart, and Clementine’s mission to reunite them and end the planet’s destruction. It’s been seven days since Clementine, Logan, and their allies retreated into hiding on the Surface. Clementine feels almost safe in their company, but she knows it won’t last. Find out what happens in this invigorating novel.

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Healthy Latin Eating: Our Favorite Family Recipes Remixed
By Angie Martinez and Chef Angelo Sosa

Radio and TV personality Angie Martinez and acclaimed chef Angelo Sosa have joined forces to develop and write Healthy Latin Eating: Our Favorite Family Recipes Remixed, a one-of-a-kind, health conscious, Latin-inspired cookbook based on the foods they cherish from their Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican backgrounds. With more than 100 recipes readers will find a well-balanced meal of the old and new in dishes. Anyone who enjoys Latin flavors will want to add this vibrant edition to their bookshelf.

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Antonio’s Will
By Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini

Within a historical and cultural framework spanning three countries and over one hundred years, Antonio’s Will tells the story of the rise of a Puerto Rico tobacco planter and the fall of his son Antonio Pontón, the first Hispanic executed on the electric chair in the United States. In this story of sacrifice, love, tragedy and injustice, the author exposes trial errors and highlights the importance of cultural and racial tolerance, respect for constitutional protections and equal justice under the law. Antonio’s Will exposes the tragic events: the murder, the trial errors, the desolation at the Sing Sing prison, the pleas of an entire island to save him, and his unjust execution. This is Antonio’s story, but it is also a call for equal justice for all people.

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Viva Frida
By Yuyi Morales / Photographed by Tim O’Meara

Frida Kahlo, one of the world’s most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases. Distinguished author/illustrator Yuyi Morales illuminates Frida’s life and work in this elegant and fascinating book.the-book-of-life-movie poster.

I Lived on Butterfly Hill
By Marjorie Agosin, Ilustrated by Lee White

Chilean-born American writer Marjorie Agosín received the Pura Belpré Author Award for her novel, I Lived on Butterfly Hill. An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this searing novel from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile. 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. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore

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