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Children's Book Writers
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Middle Grade
BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA
Author - OwnVoices:Alda Dobbs
Book Description:Petra Luna stops at nothing to keep her family safe during war while staying true to her promise to Papa and her dreams of learning to read and write.
Publication Date:2021
Publisher:Sourcebooks
Website:https://www.aldapdobbs.com/
LOTERIA
Author - OwnVoices:Karla Valenti
Illustrator:Dana Sanmar
Book Description:A blend of magic realism, suspense, and adventure infused with Mexican culture and myth, and exploring free will through the traditional game of "Loteria."
Publication Date:2021
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Website:https://karlavalenti.com/books/
PANIQUE AU CHâTEAU ET AUTRES AVENTURES D’AUGUSTIN
Author:Christiane Angibous-Esnault
Book Description:Follow Augustin the archaeologist, Octave the poet, and Manon engineer within three adventures with suspense, humor, poetry, action and friendship.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:
Website:https://www.scbwi.org/members-public/christiane-angibous-esnault
THE RUBBER BAND STRETCHES- ROCKY’S STORY
Author:Christy Hoss
Book Description:Foster Kid Rock "Roadkill" Espinosa, the Rubber Band's drummer, disappears before his Elvis impersonation. Will the "bond of the band" come to his rescue?
Publication Date:2021
Publisher:Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
Website:http://christyhoss.com/
SANTIAGO’S ROAD HOME
Author:Alexandra Diaz
Book Description:Desperate to get away from an abusive relative, Santiago leaves Mexico only to be sent to an ICE facility and separated from the only family he loves.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Website:http://alexandra-diaz.com/
SPIRIT UNTAMED: THE MOVIE NOVEL
Author:Claudia Martinez
Book Description:Lucky embarks on an adventure to rescue the horse who has helped her discover a connection to her mother, Milagro Navarro's legacy.
Publication Date:2021
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette Book Group USA)
Website:http://claudiaguadalupemartinez.com/
THE WIND CALLED MY NAME
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Author:Mary Sanchez
Illustrator - OwnVoices:Raul Colon
Book Description:The Great Depression winds push Margarita Sandoval from her ancestral New Mexican home to Wyoming. Now people are pushing back at her family and culture.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Lee & Low Books
Website:http://marylouisesanchez.com/