How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 10, 2021
Mexican American Moon Fuentez lives in the shadow of her sister Star’s social media fame and her mother’s disdain, so when she is cajoled into accompanying Star on an influencer tour to take her sister’s pictures and sell merch, Moon is prepared for a disappointing summer. But over the course of the tour, a slow-growing relationship with perpetually grumpy, impossibly attractive Santiago gives Moon the courage to embrace her art and her life, and face her family’s abuse.
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The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: April 9th 2019
All warlock Magnus Bane wanted to do is take his new boyfriend on a European vacation. But he and Alec encounter demons at every turn, and are tasked with finding the leader of a cult that may or may not have been started by Magnus himself centuries earlier. Their harrowing adventures turn out to be better than any vacation they could have planned.
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Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
Disney-Hyperion / Hachette Books
Publication date: May 14, 2019
Rosa Santos, like her mother and grandmother before her, has been cursed by the sea: Any man she loves is doomed to die. So, Rosa has her future planned out: a university with a study-abroad program to Cuba so she can reconnect with her heritage. Instead, the program gets cancelled, her town’s harbor is under threat, and a cute boy with a boat captures her attention. With everyone counting on her, can Rosa pull everything together in time?
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