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Alicia's Treasure

by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

When ten-year-old Alicia accompanies her brother and his girl friend to the beach, she experiences many things for the first time and gains new insights into herself.

My Pal, Victor / Mi Amigo, Víctor

by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Two Latino boys experience carefree friendship despite one boy's disability. <P><P> Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

Sweet Fifteen

by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

When seamstress Rita Navarro makes a quinceañera dress for fourteen-year-old Stefanie, she finds herself becoming involved with the girl's family and attracted to the girl's uncle.

The Empanadas That Abuela Made/las Empandas Que Hacia La Abuela

by Diane Gonzales Bertrand Gabriela Baeza Ventura

This sweet bilingual story about a family tradition provides a whimsical look at the making of empanadas and is filled with humorous cooks and family. Abuela, Abuelo, the cousins, aunts, uncles, and even the family dog join the parade of fluttering flour and swirling sugar.

Trino's Choice

by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Seventh-grader Trino Olivares likes video games a lot more than he likes books. In fact, he doesn't have much use for most "school types". But when Rosca, an older teen with a vicious streak, invites Trino to start hanging out with his crowd -- and maybe make some quick money, too -- the younger boy doesn't know what to think. With little help from any adults, it's up to Trino to decide which choices will impress his friends -- and which choices are the best for Trino. A dramatic story about the difficult problems that children today face -- often with little guidance -- and the sometimes deadly consequences that can result.

Trino's Time

by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

With the help of some friends and a Tejano hero that he discovers in history class, thirteen-years old Trino copes with his problems and his world.

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