Diverse Voices


A Lot Like Adiós: A Novel

Author: Alexis Daria

ISBN: 9780062959966

The national bestselling author of You Had Me at Hola returns with a seductive second-chance romance about a commitment-phobic Latina and her childhood best friend who has finally returned home.Hi Mich. It's Gabe.After burning out in her corporate marketing career, Michelle Amato has built a thriving freelance business as a...

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App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream

Author: Michael Sayman

ISBN: 9780525656197

As his parents watched their restaurant business collapse in the wake of the Great Recession, thirteen-year-old Michael Sayman was googling "how to code." Within a year, he had launched an iPhone app that was raking in thousands of dollars a month, enough to keep his family afloat--and in America. Entirely...

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Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo

Author: Sandra Cisneros

ISBN: 9780593313664

As a young woman, Corina leaves her Mexican family in Chicago to pursue her dream of becoming a writer in the cafes of Paris. Instead, she spends her brief time in the City of Light running out of money and lining up with other immigrants to call home from a...

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We Are Not Broken

Author: George M Johnson

ISBN: 9780759554603

This is the vibrant story of George, Garrett, Rall, and Rasul -- four children raised by Nanny, their fiercely devoted grandmother. The boys hold one another close through early brushes with racism, memorable experiences at the family barbershop, and first loves and losses. And with Nanny at their center, they...

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Gordo

Author: Jaime Cortez

ISBN: 9780802158086

The first ever collection of short stories by Jaime Cortez, Gordo is set in a migrant workers camp near Watsonville, California in the 1970s. A young, probably gay, boy named Gordo puts on a wrestler's mask and throws fists with a boy in the neighborhood, fighting his own tears as...

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Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution

Author: Judith Heumann

ISBN: 9780807003596

"If I didn't fight, who would?"Judy Heumann was only 5 years old when she was first denied her right to attend school. Paralyzed from polio and raised by her Holocaust-surviving parents in New York City, Judy had a drive for equality that was instilled early in life.In this young readers'...

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Criptionary: Disability Humor & Satire

Author: Maria R. Palacios

ISBN: 9780972648318

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L.A. Weather

Author: María Amparo Escandón

ISBN: 9781250802569

L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He’s harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life with a little more intimacy and a little less...

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Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be

Author: Nichole Perkins

ISBN: 9781538702741

Pop culture is the Pandora's Box of our lives. Racism, wealth, poverty, beauty, inclusion, exclusion, and hope -- all of these intractable and unavoidable features course through the media we consume. Examining pop culture's impact on her life, Nichole Perkins takes readers on a rollicking trip through the last twenty...

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For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color

Author: Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

ISBN: 9781541674875

For generations, Brown girls have had to push against powerful forces of sexism, racism, and classism, often feeling alone in the struggle. By founding Latina Rebels, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez has created a community to help women fight together. In For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts, she...

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Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space

Author: Leduc, Amanda

ISBN: 9781552453957

Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty? If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us...

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Moon and the Mars: A Novel

Author: Kia Corthron

ISBN: 9781644211038

"Rarely does one encounter a book that can so profoundly change a reader. Moon and the Mars is that book. Corthron, a true heir to James Baldwin, presents a startlingly original exposure of the complex roots of American racism and classism as well as a sweeping exploration of love in...

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You're History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music

Author: Lesley Chow

ISBN: 9781913462314

Instead of rehashing biographies, Lesley Chow dives deep into the music of these groundbreaking performers, identifying the ecstatic moments in their songs and finding out what makes them unique. You're History is a love letter to pop's most singular achievements, celebrating the innovations of women who are still critically underrated...

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It's Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability

Author: Kelly Davio

ISBN: 9781941960066

With equal parts wit and empathy, lived experience and cultural criticism, Kelly Davio's It's Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability explores what it means to live with an illness in our contemporary culture, whether at home or abroad."When the body attacks itself, the crisis is not just of bones and...

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The Impossible Mile: The Power in Living Life One Step at a Time

Author: Johnny Agar

ISBN: 9781947297371

"Johnny Agar is a true inspiration as a person and an athlete. Where most might see nothing but obstacles, he sees nothing but opportunities. Johnny's commitment to pursuing his dreams and sharing his journey along the way is a tremendous gift to us all." In The Impossible Mile, told...

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Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood

Author: Dawn Turner

ISBN: 9781982107703

They were three Black girls. Dawn, tall and studious; her sister, Kim, younger by three years and headstrong as they come; and her best friend, Debra, already prom-queen pretty by third grade. They bonded - fervently and intensely in that unique way of little girls - as they roamed the...

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Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

Author: Emily Ladau

ISBN: 9781984858979

People with disabilities are the world's largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us - disabled and nondisabled alike - don't know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disability is a friendly handbook...

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