Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933693538


Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood Book Description :

The “Hollywood” where Sammy Santos and Juliana Ríos live is not the West Coast one, the one with all the glitz and glitter. This Hollywood is a tough barrio at the edge of a small town in southern New Mexico. Sammy and this friends—members of the 1969 high school graduating class—face a world of racism, dress codes, war in Vietnam and barrio violence. In the summer before his senior year begins, Sammy falls in love with Juliana, a girl whose tough veneer disguises a world of hurt. By summer’s end, Juliana is dead. Sammy grieves, and in his grief, the memory of Juliana becomes his guide through this difficult year. Sammy is a smart kid, but he’s angry. He’s angry about Juliana’s death, he’s angry about the poverty his father and his...

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood


  • Author : Benjamin Alire S‡enz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933693996


Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood Book Description :

As a Chicano boy living in the unglamorous town of Hollywood, New Mexico, and a member of the graduating class of 1969, Sammy Santos faces the challenges of "gringo" racism, unpopular dress codes, the Vietnam War, barrio violence, and poverty....

Sammy   Juliana in Hollywood
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sammy Juliana in Hollywood


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780938317814


Sammy Juliana in Hollywood Book Description :

When Juliana, the girl with whom Sammy Santos falls in love, dies, Sammy's memories of Juliana guide him through a difficult year, capturing the essence of what it means to grow up Chicano in the late 1960s in small-town America....

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Score: 4.5
From 2,373 Ratings

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442408937


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Description :

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before....

He Forgot to Say Goodbye
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

He Forgot to Say Goodbye


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-06-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416974949


He Forgot to Say Goodbye Book Description :

"I mean, it's not as if I want a father. I have a father. It's just that I don't know who he is or where he is. But I have one." Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don't appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class barrio of El Paso called "Dizzy Land." His brother is sinking into a world of drugs, wreaking havoc in their household. Jake is a rich West Side white boy who has developed a problem managing his anger. An only child, he is a misfit in his mother's shallow and materialistic world. But Ram and Jake do have one thing in common: They are lost boys who have never met their fathers. This sad fact has left both of them undeniably scarred and obsessed with the men who abandoned them. As Jake and Ram overcome their ...

Everything Begins   Ends at the Kentucky Club
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Everything Begins Ends at the Kentucky Club


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935955320


Everything Begins Ends at the Kentucky Club Book Description :

Presents a collection of short stories about contradiction and conflict in the lives of those who reside on the border lands around the Rio Grande....

Perrita Que Le Encantaban Las Tortillas

Perrita Que Le Encantaban Las Tortillas


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Publisher : Little Diego Book
  • Release Date : 2012-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1933693665


Perrita Que Le Encantaban Las Tortillas Book Description :

When Gabriela and her brother Little Diego get a puppy named Sofie, they fight over who she belongs to, but when Sofie gets very sick they find the answer....

Last Night I Sang to the Monster
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

Last Night I Sang to the Monster


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1933693797


Last Night I Sang to the Monster Book Description :

"Sáenz' poetic narrative will captivate readers from the first sentence to the last paragraph of this beautifully written novel. . . . It is also a celebration of life and a song of hope in celebration of family and friendship, one that will resonate loud and long with teens."—Kirkus Reviews "…There is never a question of either Sáenz’s own extraordinary capacity for caring and compassion or the authenticity of the experiences he records in this heartfelt account of healing and hope."—Booklist "Offering insight into [an adolescent's] addiction, dysfunction and mental illness, particularly in the wake of traumatic events, Sáenz's artful rendition of the healing process will not soon be forgotten."—Publishers Weekly "Sáenz weaves together...

Born Confused
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

Born Confused


  • Author : Tanuja Desai Hidier
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545229944


Born Confused Book Description :

Tanuja Desai Hidier's fantastically acclaimed cross-cultural debut comes to PUSH! Dimple Lala doesn't know what to think. Her parents are from India, and she's spent her whole life resisting their traditions. Then suddenly she gets to high school and everything Indian is trendy. To make matters worse, her parents arrange for her to meet a "suitable boy." Of course it doesn't go well -- until Dimple goes to a club and finds him spinning a magical web . Suddenly the suitable boy is suitable because of his sheer unsuitability. Complications ensue. This is a funny, thoughtful story about finding your heart, finding your culture, and finding your place in America.Author BioTanuja Desai Hidier is the critically acclaimed author of the groundbreaking novels...

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544583528


The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Book Description :

A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review) Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph....