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Tulsa Picks Favorite Latino Reads

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz
ISBN: 9781594489587
Publication Date: 2007-09-06
The tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of his family at large, rendered with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor and insight into the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss.

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Caramelo - Sandra Cisneros
ISBN: 0679435549
Publication Date: 2002-09-24
From the Mexico City that was the "Paris of the New World" to the music-filled streets of Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties--and, finally, to the not-quite-promised land of San Antonio, Texas. Caramelo is a romantic tale of homelands, sometimes real, sometimes imagined.

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Retrato en Sepia - Isabel Allende; Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
ISBN: 0066211611
Publication Date: 2001-10-23
a richly imagined historical novel featuring the colorful and intrepid del Valle family

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Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
ISBN: 0385420161
Publication Date: 1992-09-06
An earthy, magical, and utterly charming tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico that blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit.

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Bless Me, Ultima - Rudolfo A. Anaya (Introduction by)
ISBN: 0446675369
Publication Date: 1999-04-01
When a curandera comes to stay with a young boy, he tests the bonds that tie him to his culture and finds himself in the secrets of the past

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When I Was Puerto Rican - Esmeralda Santiago
ISBN: 0679756760
Publication Date: 1994-10-11
Magic, sexual tension, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh autobiography, in the story of a young girl who leaves rural Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success

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The Lady Matador's Hotel - Cristina García
ISBN: 9781439181744
Publication Date: 2010-09-07
a powerful and gorgeous novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a luxurious hotel in an unnamed Central American capital in the midst of political turmoil

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Peel My Love Like an Onion - Ana Castillo
ISBN: 0385496761
Publication Date: 1999-09-14
a lyrical, steamy, and moving story of a love triangle set in the colorful world of flamenco dancing

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Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez; Edith Grossman (Translator); Nicholas Shakespeare (Introduction by)
ISBN: 0375400699
Publication Date: 1997-09-16
a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than fifty years

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0945575572
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
the Garcia girls tell their irrepressibly intimate stories about how they came to be at home -- and not at home -- in America

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The Price of Loyalty - Mike Castan
ISBN: 9780823422685
Publication Date: 2011-03-11
This riveting novel about peer pressure and core values highlights a hot-button topic.

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Carmen: An Urban Adaptation of the Opera - Walter Dean Myers (Adapted by)
ISBN: 9781606841150
Publication Date: 2011-04-26
Passion, love, and betrayal explode into tragedy in this modern retelling of an enduring love story

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The Latino Challenge to Black America - Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Call Number: 305.868 H971L 2007
ISBN: 9781881032229
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Political issues and social problems such as immigration, prison, bilingual education, employment, political jockeying, changing ethnic dynamics, and racial stereotypes that both divide and unite blacks and Latinos are examined in this topical analysis

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Finding Our Way - Rene Saldana
ISBN: 0385730519
Publication Date: 2003-03-11
Each distinct voice shares secret thoughts that draw the reader into daily dramas of love, danger, loyalty, and pride

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Claire of the Sea Light - Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 9780307271792
Publication Date: 2013-08-27

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