Potential Books for 2013-2014 Vamos a Leer Book Group!!

bw photo of booksBelow we have a list of possible books for our 2013-2014 book group. Our goal is to have a list that includes a range of appropriate age levels, country settings, and a balance of male and female protagonists.  Each title is linked to the amazon.com page for that book, so just click on the title to get more information. We’d love to hear your thoughts about the books and which ones look best to you. We’ve got to narrow our list down to just 10 books–so we’ve got a lot of work to do! If you have any other suggestions of book titles, please leave them in the comments section below.

Click here for a PDF that includes the list below.

The Color of My Words by Joseph Lynn | ages 8 and up | available in Spanish | Dominican Republic
What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau | ages 8 and up | United States and Mexico
An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio by Judith Ortiz Cofer | ages 8 and up | Puerto Rico

Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle | ages 10 and up | Cuba
Milagros by Meg Medina | ages 10 and up | Caribbean
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall | ages 10 and up | Mexico

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz | ages 12 and up | United States
Colibrí by Ann Cameron | ages 12 and up | available in Spanish | Guatemala
The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle | ages 12 and up | Cuba
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano | ages 12 and up | United States and Puerto Rico
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork | ages 12 and up | United States

Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Peña | ages 14 and up | United States
Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann | ages 14 and up | United States and Chile
In Darkness by Nick Lake | ages 14 and up | Haiti

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