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1. Islandborn [2018]

Book
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland...and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage"--.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780735229860 20180416
Green Library
COMPLIT-149-01, COMPLIT-149-01, CSRE-149-01, CSRE-149-01, ILAC-149-01, ILAC-149-01
Book
205 pages ; 16 cm.
Green Library
COMPLIT-149-01, COMPLIT-149-01, CSRE-149-01, CSRE-149-01, ILAC-149-01, ILAC-149-01
Book
114 pages ; 20 cm
Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially when there's no going back. Traversing this lonely territory is Makina, a young woman who knows only too well how to survive in a violent, macho world. Leaving behind her life in Mexico to search for her brother, she is smuggled into the USA carrying a pair of secret messages - one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908276421 20160619
Green Library
COMPLIT-149-01, COMPLIT-149-01, CSRE-149-01, CSRE-149-01, ILAC-149-01, ILAC-149-01
Book
119 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
COMPLIT-149-01, COMPLIT-149-01, CSRE-149-01, CSRE-149-01, ILAC-149-01, ILAC-149-01

5. Brother, I'm dying [2007]

Book
x, 272 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
COMPLIT-149-01, COMPLIT-149-01, CSRE-149-01, CSRE-149-01, ILAC-149-01, ILAC-149-01

6. A mercy [2008]

Book
167 p. ; 25 cm.
A powerful tragedy distilled into a jewel of a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of "Beloved" and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier. In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class divisions, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were planted and took root. Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh north. Despite his distaste for dealing in "flesh, " he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a plantation owner in Catholic Maryland. This is Florens, "with the hands of a slave and the feet of a Portuguese lady." Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from a handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved. There are other voices: Lina, whose tribe was decimated by smallpox; their mistress, Rebekka, herself a victim of religious intolerance back in England; Sorrow, a strange girl who's spent her early years at sea; and finally the devastating voice of Florens' mother. These are all men and women inventing themselves in the wilderness. "A Mercy" reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and of a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment. Acts of mercy may have unforeseen consequences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780307264237 20160527
Green Library
COMPLIT-149-01, COMPLIT-149-01, CSRE-149-01, CSRE-149-01, ILAC-149-01, ILAC-149-01
Book
255 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
COMPLIT-149-01, COMPLIT-149-01, CSRE-149-01, CSRE-149-01, ILAC-149-01, ILAC-149-01
Book
206 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
COMPLIT-149-01, COMPLIT-149-01, CSRE-149-01, CSRE-149-01, ILAC-149-01, ILAC-149-01
Book
xxiv, 327 p. 21 cm.
First published in 1946, this autobiography of the well-known Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant labourer following the harvest trail in the rural West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295952895 20160528
Green Library
COMPLIT-149-01, COMPLIT-149-01, CSRE-149-01, CSRE-149-01, ILAC-149-01, ILAC-149-01