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The Inheritance of Orqudea Divina by Zoraida Crdova

The magic of Four Rivers had faded before Orqudea Divina moved in. The matriarch has never left the home, holding tight to secrets her family hopes will be revealed after she invites them to her funeral. But they're left with more questions as she is transformed, her gifts manifesting for the family in different ways in the 7 years following. The story weaves together Orqudea's life and the journey of her descendants as they search for the truth of their inheritance, this is a perfect read for Encanto fans.

Our Way Back to Always by Nina Moreno

Lou and Sam grew up across the street from each other, but despite their previous inseparability, they haven't spoken in four years. But when Lou finds the bucket list they wrote together as kids, she sets out to finish the list, and Sam decides to tag along. This story of love, loss, and second chances is gorgeous.

Once Upon a Quinceaera by Monica Gomez-Hira

18-year-old Carmen Aguilar is stuck in an unpaid internship, performing as a party princess in Miami with her friend Waverly. To make things worse, they've just been booked for a quinceaera one for Carmen's spoiled cousin. Plus, her ex-boyfriend Mauro is back in town after his first year of college, naturally being assigned a role as her dance partner at work quite literally the Beast to her Belle and there might just be a second chance in the cards for them.

Curse of the Night Witch by Alex Aster

All those born on Emblem Island know their fate from the start of their lives. Tor was born with a leadership emblem, but at 12, he's determined to choose a path for himself instead of letting fate decide for him. So during a New Year's celebration, where they toss wishes into a bonfire, Tor wishes for a different power. Regrettably, this leads to a curse that shortens his lifeline, and now he only has a week to find the notorious Night Witch and get her to break the curse.

Magical Realism for Non-Believers by Anika Fajardo

At 21, Anika Fajardo boarded a plane, searching for the answers behind the father she didn't know in 1995 Colombia. As she chronicles the discoveries of the secrets her past holds, from Colombia to the American Midwest, she'll explore multiple decades of family history and the journeys they'll influence in the present day. From the beginnings of a broken marriage to the birth of Anika's own child, memory and truth will weave together to form a story entirely its own.

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Elena and Mauro meet as teenagers in Bogot, traveling to Houston after the birth of their first daughter. After making the decision to move again and again rather than return to the Bogot devastated by half a century of violence, the young family, now with 3 children, enter a precarious new part of their journeys. And Mauro's deportation leaves Elena with even more difficult choices that she now has to make alone.

Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie

Ophelia Rojas lover of Cuban food, rose gardening, her best friends, and boys is a hopeless romantic, despite the gentle ribbing from her friends and parents about her endless stream of crushes. But with prom coming up right after a breakup, she's surprised to find herself crushing on quiet Talia Sanchez. With her friend group cracking under the impending arrival of graduation and separation, and the unraveling of the identity Ophelia thought she knew, it's time for her to discover who she truly is.

Wild Tongues Cant Be Tamed edited by Saraciea Fennell

Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed is a collection of 15 original pieces by authors such as Elizabeth Acevedo, Meg Medina, Mark Oshiro, Ibi Zoboi and more, recounting journeys about living within the Latinx diaspora. Put together by the incredible Saraciea Fennell, the pieces cover ghost stories, kitchen memories, theater, travel, anti-Blackness, love, and more.

Home by Julio Anta

A new superhero origin story awaits in this first bound volume of the comic series. Juan is a young Guatemalan immigrant, recently separated from his mother at the US border. But while being hunted by the government, Juan will also need to learn how to control his quickly emerging superpowers.

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

The Santiago family live in a gated community in Bogot, a protective bubble that protect 7-year-old Chula and older sister Cassandra from the upheaval of 1990s Colombia. Chula has made it her mission to understand the family's new live-in-maid, Petrona, a girl from the guerrilla-occupied slum who is struggling with the weight of providing for her family.

Witchlings by Claribel A Ortega

Seven Salazar cannot wait for her placement at the Black Moon Ceremony, the time when Witchlings in the magical town of Ravenskill hope to be placed into one of five covens. But when the time comes, and every coven has been filled, Seven is left as one of three Spares, which means fewer witches and less power, especially after their magic circle doesn't work and leaves them stuck as Witchlings instead of full-fledged witches. There's only one option Seven can see: get assigned an impossible task, which, when completed successfully with the other Spares, will let them seal their coven and gain their full powers.

Ballad & Dagger by Daniel Jos Older

The island of San Madrigal sank into the sea almost 16 years ago, the survivors escaping to New York and forming a close community in Brooklyn, dreaming of a way back. Piano prodigy Mateo is less focused on finding a way home, working hard to get the attention of Gerval, a local musical legend, and his chance seems imminent. But the night of the Grand Fete (the party that celebrates the blended culture of pirates, Cuban Santeros, and Sephardic Jews who created San Madrigal), instead of wowing Gerval, Mateo instead witnesses a brutal murder, by someone he thought he knew. The evil that sank their island has caught up to those who escaped, and has thrown Mateo right in the middle of an ancient battle.

Flirting with Fate by J.C. Cervantes

For generations, blessings have been passed to the women in Ava's family upon death. But Ava's path is not so simple a flash flood and a fender bender involving a mysterious boy meant that she missed her Nana's blessing by seconds. When a ghostly Nana tells Ava that her blessing was given, and Nana can't rest until things are set right, Ava sets out on a mission. Because Nana's gift missed Ava, and landed with the boy from the storm...and now Ava has to get it back.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Yadriel, a transgender boy desperate to prove himself a brujo to his traditional Latinx family, attempts to summon the ghost of his murdered cousin to set it free. The ghost that shows up instead? Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy. Since Julian is so determined to find out what happened to him, Yadriel agrees to help. But the longer the two boys spend together, the less Yadriel wants Julian to leave.

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