Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales. (Roaring Brook Press, 2008)
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle. (Holt, 2008)
The Best Gift of All: The Legend of La Vieja Belén: El mejor regalo del mundo: La leyenda de la vieja belén by Julia Alvarez and illustrated by Ruddy Nuñez (Alfaguara/Santillana, 2008).
Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos (Atheneum, 2008).
The Storyteller’s Candle / La velita de los cuentos by Lucía González and illustrated by Lulu Delacre (Children’s Book Press, 2008).
Baila, Nana, Baila / Dance, Nana, Dance: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish retold by Joe Hayes and illustrated by Mauricio Trenard Sayago (Cinco Puntos, 2008).
Cesar Chávez: Crusader for Social Change by Brenda Haugen (Compass Point, 2008).
The Disappeared by Gloria Whelan (Dial/Penguin, 2008).
Divali Rose by Vashanti Rahaman and illustratedby Jamel Akib (Boyds Mills, 2008).
Dolores Huerta: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist by Robin S. Doak (Compass Point, 2008).
Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole (Harper Collins, 2008).
Facts of Life by Gary Soto (Harcourt, 2008).
He Forgot to Say Goodbye by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Simon & Schuster, 2008).
Kitchen Dance by Maurie J. Manning (Clarion, 2008).
Pablo (Cuando los Grandes Eran Pequeños) by Georgina Lázaro and illustrated by Marcela Donoso (Lectorum, 2008).
Peace Jam: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace by Ivan Suvanjieff and Dawn Gifford Engle (Puffin/Penguin, 2008).
A Perfect Season for Dreaming: Un tiempo perfecto para soñar by Benjamin Alire Sáenz and illustrated by Esau Andrade Valencia (Cinco Puntos, 2008).
Reaching Out by Francisco Jiménez (Houghton Mifflin, 2008).
The Secret Legacy by Rigoberto Menchú and Dante Liano and illustrated by Domi (Groundwood, 2008).
The Smell of Old Lady Perfume by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez (Cinco Puntos, 2008).
The Walls of Cartagena by Julia Durango and illustrated by Tom Pohrt (Simon & Schuster, 2008).
What Can You Do With a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla and illustrated by Amy Córdova (Tricycle Press, 2008).