Sunday, September 23, 2018

Chicken Breasts with Apple and Onion Sauce

Chicken with Apple and Onion Sauce

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sweet apples I used Honey Crisp, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion sliced
  • 1 cup chicken bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 gloves garlic
  • 1 Rosemary Sprig leaves chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add chicken breast, brown on each size about 3-5 minutes per side.
  3. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  4. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to your skillet.
  5. Add garlic and onion cooking for 2-3 minutes until onion begins to soften.
  6. Add in diced apples and lemon juice, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  7. Pour bone broth into skillet.
  8. Add chicken back into skillet.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes or until chicken in cooked through. 

    Adapted from a recipe found here:

Monday, September 3, 2018

This is How You Heal

Arriving (M.A. Reilly, Over the Atlantic Years Ago)

In the year after his death, broken from its moorings, my body no longer felt like mine.  Adrift, I felt legless. Yes, I lifted an arm to take down the tea cup. I pressed an arm against the doorway. I moved in the world with a mindlessness that kept the separate, broken parts of me together.  The limbs I once knew for 56 years propelled me into the world where I least wanted to go and where I was most desperate to escape to.

Sorrow weighs and now I see it is more anchor than burden.


Three years have passed and sorrow lifts like the first rays of morning sunlight across the sea. I am home in this body again, different than I was before. But aren't we all moving to stay whole?  Isn't that the impetus in life?

Here's a truth to hold close in those early days when you most want to distance yourself from the pain of loss. Sorrow does lift and you lift it with the grace of something you could not know before.

#PoetryBreak:The Sky Over My Mother’s House/El cielo encima de la casa de mi madre

M.A. Reilly, 2016

The  Sky  Over  My  Mother’s  House

by Jaime Manrique

translated by Edith Grossman 

It is a July night
scented with gardenias.
The moon and stars shine
hiding the essence of the night.
As darkness fell
—with its deepening onyx shadows
and the golden brilliance of the stars—
my mother put the garden, her house, the kitchen, in order.
Now, as she sleeps,
I walk in her garden
immersed in the solitude of the moment.
I have forgotten the names
of many trees and flowers
and there used to be more pines
where orange trees flower now.
Tonight I think of all the skies
I have pondered and once loved.
Tonight the shadows around
the house are kind.
The sky is a camera obscura
projecting blurred images.
In my mother’s house
the twinkling stars
pierce me with nostalgia,
and each thread in the net that surrounds this world
is a wound that will not heal.


El cielo encima de la casa de mi madre

Es una noche de julio
perfumada de gardenias.
La luna y las estrellas brillan
sin revelar la esencia de la noche.
A través del anochecer
—con sus gradaciones cada vez más intensas de ónix,
y el resplandor dorado de los astros, de las sombras—
mi madre ha ido ordenando su casa, el jardín, la cocina.
Ahora, mientras ella duerme,
yo camino en su jardín,
inmerso en la soledad de esta hora.
Se me escapan los nombres
de muchos árboles y flores,
y había más pinos antes
donde los naranjos florecen ahora.
Esta noche pienso en todos los cielos
que he contemplado y que alguna vez amé.
Esta noche las sombras
alrededor de la casa son benignas.
El cielo es una cámara oscura
que proyecta imágenes borrosas.
En la casa de mi madre
los destellos de los astros
me perforan con nostalgia,
y cada hilo de la red que circunvala este universo
es una herida que no sana

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

#PoetryBreak: Crossings by Linda Hogan

Caribbean (Reilly, 2018)

By Linda Hogan
There is a place at the center of earth
where one ocean dissolves inside the other
in a black and holy love;
It’s why the whales of one sea
know songs of the other,
why one thing becomes something else
and sand falls down the hourglass
into another time.
Once I saw a fetal whale
on a black of shining ice.
Not yet whale, it still wore the shadow
of a human face, and fingers that had grown before the taking
back and turning into fin.
It was a child from the curving world of water turned square,
cold, small.
Sometimes the longing in me
comes from when I remember
the terrain of crossed beginnings
when whales lived on land
and we stepped out of water
to enter our lives in air.
Sometimes it’s from the spilled cup of a child
who passed through all the elements
into the human fold,
but when I turned him over
I saw that he did not want to live
in air.  He’d barely lost
the trace of gill slits
and already he was a member of the clan of crossings.
Like tides of water,
he wanted to turn back.
I spoke across elements
as he was leaving
and told him, Go.
I was like the wild horses
that night when fog lifted.
They were swimming across the river.
Dark was that water,
darker still the horses,
and then they were gone.
From The Book of Medicines by Linda Hogan (Coffee House Press, 1993)

Celebrating Architects: 37 Books for Children

from The Wast-West House

I. Biographies
  1. Estrada, Pau. (2017). A Stroll with Mr. Gaudi. Lyndhurst, NJ: Lectorum. 
  2. Going, K.L. (2017). The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright. Illustrated by Lauren Stringer. New York: Beach Lane Books.
  3. Guarnaccia, Steven. (2010). The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 
  4. Hale, Christy. (2012). Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. New York: Lee & Low Books. (550L)
  5. Hale, Christy. (2009). The East-West House: Noguchi's Childhood in Japan. New York: Lee & Low Books. (760L)
  6. Harshman, Marc. (2017). Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece. Illustrated by Anna Egan Smucker. New york: Roaring Brook Press. (620L)
  7. Harvey, Jeanne Walker. (2017). Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines. Illustrated by Dow Phumiruk. New York: Henry Holt and Company. (800L)
  8. Mannis, Celeste. (2006). Julia Morgan Built a Castle. Illustrated by Miles Hyman. New York: Viking Juvenile. (930L)
  9. Maynar, David. (2017). Gaudi (Los mas grandes para los mas pequeños. Illustrated by Mariano Veloy. Lectio Ediciones. 
  10. Rodriguez, Rachel Victoria . (2009). Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi. Illustrated by Julie Paschkis. New York: Henry Holt and Company. (550L)
  11. Winter, Jeanette. (2017). The World is Not A Rectangle. New York: Beach Lane Books. (760L)

II. Fictional
  1. Alling, Niki. (2012). When I Build With Blocks. Create Space.
  2. Barton, BNyron. (1990). Building a House. New York: Mulberry Books.
  3. Beaty, Andrea. (2007). Iggy Peck, Architect. Illustrated by David Roberts.New York: Harry N. Abrams. 
  4. Laden. Nina. (2016). Roberto: The Insect Architect. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.  (630L)
  5. Stein, Joshua David. (2018). Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture. Illustrated by Julia Rothman. New York: Phaidon Press.
  6. Tailfeather, Speck Lee. (2013). Architecture According to Pigeons. New York: Phaidon Press.
  7. Viva, Frank. (2013). Young Frank, Architect. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 

III. Informational Text/Compilations

  1. Armstrong, Simon. (2015). Cool Architect: Filled with Fantastic Facts for Kids of all Ages. New York: Pavilion.
  2. Beck, Barbara. (2014). The Future Architect's Handbook. New York: Schiffer.
  3. Cornille, Didier. (2014). Who Built That? Skyscrapers: An Introduction to Skyscrapers and Their Architects. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
  4. Cornille, Didier. (2014). Who Built That? Modern Houses: An Introduction to Modern Houses and Their Architects. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
  5. Dillon, Patrick. (2014). The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond. Illustrated by Stephen Biesty.  Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  6. Gibbons, Gail. (1990). How a House is Built. New York: Holiday House.
  7. Heine, Florian. (2014). 13 Architects Children Should Know. New York: Prestel.
  8. Laroche, Gilles. (2011). If You Lived Here: Houses of the World. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  9. Macaulay, David and Sheila Keenan. (2015). Castle and How it Works. New York: Square Fish.
  10. Paxman, Christine. (2012). From Mud Huts to Skyscrapers. New York: Prestel.
  11. Rebscher, Suzanne. (2018). Where's the Architect: From Pyramids to Skyscrapers. An Architecture Look and Find Book. Illustrated by Annabelle Von Sperber. New York: Prestel Junior. 
  12. Ritchie, Scot. (2011). Look at that Building: A First Book of Structures. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press. (600L)
  13. Roeder, Annette. (2009). 13 Buildings Children should Know. New York: Prestel.
  14. Schmermund, Elizabeth. (2017). Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures (Girls in Science). Illustrated by Lena Chandhok. White River Junction, VT: Nomad Press. (1050L)
  15. Tran, Han & Christinia Chung. (2013). Geometry through Architecture: The Chartres Cathedral. Illustrated by Tong Wu. San Mateo, CA: Hands On Prints.

IV. Concept

  1. Crosbie, Michael & Steve Rosenthal. (2000). Arches to ZigZags: An Architecture ABC. New York: Preservation Press.
  2. Crosbie, Michael. (1993). Architectural Shapes. New York: Preservation Press.
  3. Crosbie, Michael & Steve Rosenthal. (1993). Architecture Colors. New York: Preservation Press.
  4. Crosbie, Michael & Steve Rosenthal. (1993). Architecture Counts. New York: Preservation Press.
  5. Litton, Jonathan. (2018). Baby 101: Architecture for Babies. Illustrated by Thomas Elliot. New York: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

#CyberPD - 160 Books about Identity for K-12


  1. Ashley, Bryan. (1992). Cleversticks. Illustrated by Derek Brazell. New York: HarperCollins.
  2. Bridges, Shirin Yim. (2013). Ruby's Wish. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
  3. Campbell, Nicola I. (2017). A Day with Yayah. Illustrated by Julie Flett. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
  4. Cheng, Andrea. (2003)Grandfather Counts. Illustrated by Ange Zheng. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  5. Choi, Yangsook. (2003). The Name Jar. New York: Dragonfly Books.
  6. Cornwall, Gala. (2017). Jabari Jumps. Somerset, MA: Candlewick
  7. Crews, Donald. (1998). Bigmama’s. New York: Greenwillow.
  8. Croza, Laurel. (2014). From There to Here. Illustrated by Matt James. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
  9. Croza, Laurel. (2011). I Know Here. Illustrated by Matt James. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
  10. Flett, Julie. (2014). Wild Berries. Vancouver, BC: Simply Read Books.
  11. Forman, Ruth. (2014). Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon. Illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc. New York: Lee & Low Books. 
  12. Johnson, Angela. (2004). Violet's Music. Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. New York: Dial Books.
  13. Krishnaswami, Uma. (2015). Bright Sky, Starry City. Illustrated by Aimée Sicuro. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  14. Love, Jessica. (2018). Julián Is a MermaidSomerville, MA: Candlewick.
  15. Martinez-Neal, Juana. (2018). Alma and How She Got Her Name. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  16. McGhee, Holly M. (2017). Come With Me. Illustrated by Pascal Lemaître. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers.
  17. Mora, Pat. (1994). Pablo’s Tree. Illustrated by Cecily Lang. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  18. Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. (2015). I Used To Be Afraid. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
  19. Spires, Ashley. (2017). The Thing Lou Couldn't Do. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
  20. Vandever, Daniel W. (2017). Fall in Line, Holden! Flagstaff, AZ: Salina Bookshelf.  

1st - 2nd Grade

  1. Argueta, Jorge. (2007). Alfredito Flies Home. Illustrated by Luis Garay. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  2. Atkins Jeannine. (2000). Aani and the Tree Huggers. Illustrated by Venantius J. Pinto. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  3. Barber, Barbara E. (2013). Allie's Basketball Dream. Illustrated by Darryl Ligasan. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  4. Buitrago, Jairo. (2018). On the Other Side of the Garden. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Translated from Spanish by Elisa Amado.Toronto, ON:  Groundwood Books.
  5. Castaneda, Omar S. (1995). Abuela’s Weave. Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  6. de la Peña, Matt. (2015). Last Stop on Market Street. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers.
  7. Dole, Maura. (2013). Drum, Chavi, Drum! / ¡Toca, Chavi, Toca! Illustrated by Tonel. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  8. Dorros, Arthur. (1997). Abuela. New York: Puffin.
  9. Faruqi, Reem. (2015). Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story. Illustrated by Lea Lyon. Thomaston, ME: Tilbury House Publishers.
  10. Figueredo, D.H. (). Un mundo nuevo. Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  11. Figueredo, D.H. (). When this World was New. Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  12. Heelan, Jamee Riggio. (2002). Can You Hear a Rainbow? The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris. Illustrated by Nicola Simmonds. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.
  13. Krishnaswami, Uma. (2016). Chachaji's Cup. Illustrated by Soumya Sitaraman. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  14. Love, Jessica. (2018). Julián Is a MermaidSomerville, MA: Candlewick.
  15. Martinez-Neal, Juana. (2018). Alma and How She Got Her Name. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  16. McKissack, Patricia. (2008). Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt. Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera. New York: Random House Books for Young Readers. 
  17. Ringgold, Faith. (1996). Tar Beach. New York: Dragonfly Books.
  18. Schimel, Lawrence. (2011). Let’s Go See Papa. Illustrated by Alba Marina Rivera. Translated by Elisa Amado. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  19. Shulevitz, Uri. (2008). How I Learned Geography New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 
  20. Smith, Cynthia Leitich. (2000). Jingle Dancer. Illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu and Cornelius Van Wright. New York: HarperCollins.
  21. Stewart, Sarah. (2007). The Gardener. Illustrated by David Small. New York: SquareFish.
  22. Tamaki, Jillian. (2018). They Say Blue. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. (Starred Reviews by Booklist, School Library Journal & Publisher's Weekly)
  23. Velasquez, Eric. (2004). Grandma’s Records. New York: Bloomsbury.
  24. Watts, Jeri Hanel. (). Keepers. Illustrated by Felicia Marshall. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  25. Williams, Laura. (2017). The Can Man. Illustrated by Craig Orback. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  26. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2018). The Day You Begin. Illustrated by Rafael López. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  27. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2013). This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration. Illustrated by James Ransome. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  28. Woodson, Jacquline. (2018). The Day You BeginIllustrated by Rafael López. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  29. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2012). Each KindnessIllustrated by E.B. Lewis. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  30. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2001). The Other Side. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

3rd - 4th Grade

  1. Addasi, Maha. (2010). Time to Pray. Arabic translation by Nuhu Albitar. Illustrated by Ned Gannon. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mill Press. (Bilingual text: English & Arabic).
  2. Alarcón, Francisco. (2017). Family Poems for Every Day of the Week/Poemas familiares para cada día de la semana. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  3. Argueta, Jorge. (2016). Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the CloudsIllustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  4. Baratz-Logsted, Lauren. (2018). I Love You, Michael Collins. New York: Square Fish.
  5. Bell, Cece. (2012). EL Deafo. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 
  6. lume, Judy. (2007). Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingNew York: Puffin.
  7. Coy, John. (2001). Night Driving. Illustrated by Peter McCarthy. New York: Henry Holt.
  8. Danticat, Edwidge. (2015). Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation. Illustrated by Leslie Staub. New York: Dial.
  9.  De Arias, Patricia. (2018). Marwan’s Journey. Illustrated by  Laura Borràs. Minedition.
  10. DiCamillo, Kate. (2015). Because of Winn Dixie. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  11. Gardiner, John Reynolds. (2010). Stone FoxNew York: Harper Trophy.
  12. Gifaldi, David. (2008). Listening for Crickets. New York: Henry Holt and Co.
  13. Henkes, Kevin. (2015). The Year of Billy Miller. New York: Greenwillow.
  14. Littlechild, George. (2003). This Land Is My Land. New York: Children's Book Press/Imprint of Lee & Low.
  15. MacLachlan, Patricia. (1993). Journey. New York: Yearling.
  16. Medina, Meg. (2008). Milagros: Girl from Away.  New York: Henry Holt.
  17. Newman, Lesléa. (2018). Sparkle Boy. Illustrated by Maria Mola. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  18. Otheguy, Emma (2017). Martí's Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertad. Illustrated by Beatriz Vidal. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  19. Perez, L. King (2014). First Day in the Grapes. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. New York: Lee and Low Books.
  20. Russell, Barbara Timberlake. (2004). The Remembering Stone. Illustrated by Claire B. Cotts. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

5th - 6th Grade

  1. Anzaldúa, Gloria. (1997). Friends From the Other side/Amigos del otro lado. Illustrated by Consuelo Méndez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
  2. Barnes, Derrick. (2017). Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Brooklyn, NY: Denene Millner Books.Coy, John. (2003). Strong to the Hoop. Illustrated by Leslie Jean-Bart. NY: Lee & Low.
  3. DiCamillo, Kate. (2018). Raymie Nightingale. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. 
  4. Draper, Sharon. (2012). Out of My MindNew York: Atheneum.
  5. Ellis, Deborah. (2015). The Breadwinner. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  6. Ellis, Deborah. (2015). Parvana's JounreyToronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  7. Ellis, Deborah. (2015). Mud City. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
  8. Engle, Margarita. (2017). Forest People. New York: Atheneum Books. 
  9. Greder, Armin. (2018). Mediterranean. Crows Nest CSW: Allen & Inwin.
  10. Greder, Armin. (2008). The Island. Crows Nest CSW: Allen & Inwin.
  11. Grimes. Nikki. 2006. The Road to Paris. New Yorl: Putnam.
  12. Hunt, Lynda Mullaly. (2017). Fish in a TreeNew York: Puffin Books.
  13. Jackson, Linda Williams. (2017). Midnight Without a Moon. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  14. Joseph, Lynn. (2001). The Color of My Words.  New York: HarperCollins.
  15. Kelly, Erin Entrada. (2017). Hello, Universe. New York: Greenwillow Books.
  16. Krishnaswami, Uma. (2013). The Grand Plan to Fix Everything. Illustrated by Abigail Halpin. New York: Atheneum.
  17. Legrand, Claire. (2016). Some Kind of Happiness. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
  18. Lord, Cynthia. (2014). Rules. New York: Scholastic.
  19. Moore, David Barclay. (2017). The Stars Beneath Our Feet. New York: Knopf.
  20. Ness, Patrick. (2013). A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
  21. O’Connor, Barbara. (2017). Wish. New York: Square Fish.
  22. Palacio R. J. (2012). Wonder. New York: Knopf.
  23. Pennypacker, Sara. (2016). Pax. New York: Balzer + Bray.
  24. Pérez, Amada Irma. (2013). My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diaro De Aqui Hasta Alla. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  25. Pérez, Celia C. (2018). The First Rule of Punk. New York: Viking Books. 
  26. Reynolds, Jason. (2017). As Brave as You. New York: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
  27. Reynolds, Jason. (2018). Lu. New York: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
  28. Reynolds, Jason. (2018). Sunny. New York: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
  29. Reynolds, Jason. (2017). Patina. New York: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
  30. Reynolds, Jason. (2016). Ghosts. New York: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
  31. Rhodes, Jewell Parker. (2018). Ghost Boys
  32. Rhodes, Jewell Parker. (2018). Towers Falling. New York: Little, Brown.
  33. Ryan, Pam Muñoz. (2002). Esperanza Rising. New York: Scholastic.
  34. Shea, Peggy Dietz. (2006). The Carpet Boy’s Gift. Illustrated by Leane Morin. Gardiner, ME: Tilbury House, Publisher.
  35. Saeed, Aisha. (2017). Amal Unbound. New York:  Nancy Paulsen Books.
  36. Saeed, Aisha. (2016). Written in the Stars. New York: Speak.
  37. Sheth, Kashmira. (2010). Boys without Names. New York: Balzer & Bray. 
  38. Sís, Peter. (2007). The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  39. Sloan, Holly Goldberg. (2015). Counting by 7s. New York:  Puffin.
  40. Williams-Garcia, Rita. (2011). One Crazy Summer. New York: Amistad. 
  41. Williams-Garcia, Rita. (2015). P.S. Be Eleven. New York: Amistad. 
  42. Williams-Garcia, Rita. (2016). Gone Crazy in Alabama. New York: Amistad. 
  43. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2018). Harbor Me. New York:  Nancy Paulsen Books.
  44. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2016). Brown Girl Dreaming. New York:  Puffin Books.
  45. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2010). Locomotion. New York:  Puffin Books.

7th - 9th Grade

    1. Abawi, Atia. (2018). A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. New York: Philomel Books. 
    2. Ahmed, Samira. (2019). Internement. New York: 
      Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 
    3. Ahmed, Samira. (2018). Love, Hate and Other Filters. New York: Soho Teen.
    4. Alexander, Kwame. (2018). Swing. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
    5. Alexander, Kwame. (2018). ReboundNew York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
    6. Alexander, Kwame. (2016). BookedNew York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
    7. Alexander, Kwame. (2014). The Crossover. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
    8. Anderson, Laurie Halse. (2011). Speak. New York: Square Fish.
    9. Carlson, Lori Marie (Ed). (2008). Voices in the First Person: Reflections on Latino Identity. Illustrated by Flavio Morais. Photographs by Manuel Rivera-Ortiz. New York: Atheneum.
    10. Cisneros, Sandra.(1991). The House on Mango Street. New York: Vintage.
    11. Cisneros, Sandra. (1994). La casa en Mango Street. New York: Vintage.
    12. Flake, Sharon. (2007). The Skin I'm In. New York:  Hyperion Book.
    13. Gaiman Neil. (2013). The Ocean at the End of the Lane. New York: William Morrow.
    14. Hansberry, Lorraine. (2004). A Raisin in the Sun. New York: Vintage.
    15. Hesse, Monika. (2017). Girl in the Blue Coat. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Reader.
    16. Liu, Ken. (2016).  The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories . New York: Saga Press.
    17. Medina, Meg. (2014). Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
    18. Mora, Pat. (2000). My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults. Illustrated by Anthony Accardo. Minneapolis, MN: Perfection Learning.
    19. Richard, Wayne, (2012). Sofas. (Digital Storytelling). Center for Digital Storytelling. 
    20. Sánchez,  Erika L. (2017). I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican DaughterNew York: Knopf.
    21. Watson, Renée. (2017). Piecing Me Together. New York: Bloomsbury.
    22. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2018). Harbor MeNew York:  Nancy Paulsen Books.
    23. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2016). Brown Girl Dreaming. New York:  Puffin Books.
    24. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2010). After Tupac and D Foster. New York: Puffin.
    25. Yoon, Nicola. (2016). The Sun is Also a Star. New York: Delacorte Press. 

    10th Grade +

    1. Anderson, Laurie Halse. (2011). Speak. New York: Square Fish.
    2. Carlson, Lori Marie (Ed). (2008). Voices in the First Person: Reflections on Latino Identity. Illustrated by Flavio Morais. Photographs by Manuel Rivera-Ortiz. New York: Atheneum.
    3. Chopin, Kate. (1899/1993). The Awakening. New York: Dover Publications. 
    4. Esquivel, Laura. (1995). Like Water for Chocolate. New York: Anchor.
    5. Esquivel, Laura. (2001. Como agua para chocolate. New York: Vintage.
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