Breaking through by Jiménez, Francisco
Having come from Mexico to California ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Francisco is still working in the fields but fighting to improve his life and complete his education.
Parrot in the oven : mi vida by Martinez, Victor
Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone´s struggle.
Esperanza rising by Ryan, Pam Muñoz
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Jesse by Soto, Gary.
Two Mexican American brothers hope that junior college will help them excape their heritage of tedious physical labor.
Juanita fights the school board by Velásquez, Gloria
Johnny, the eldest daughter of Mexican farm workers, is expelled from high school, but with the help of a Latina psychologist and a civil rights attorney, she fights the discriminatory treatment and returns determined to finish school.