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As far as eighteen-year-old Rylee is concerned, every Elect deserves to have his eyes eaten out by rats and his entrails crammed down their own throats. In a time when most people fight just to survive, Rylee and her friends fight to protect Norms from the Elects, the neurologically-enhanced humans, ...

Category:Young Adult
Author:Michael Karr
Esperanza: A Latina Story

14 year old Esperanza Ignacio could only think of a few words to sum up her life: crap, crap, crap! She was born into a poor Latino family living in a small crummy apartment in the barrio side of town. Her father was a drunken, gambler, and wife-beater who, one cold night, got arrested after a viole ...

Category:Young Adult
Author:Sandra Lopez
Beyond the Gardens

At the age of 18, Esperanza Ignacio begins her college years at an upscale Los Angeles art school, where she studies to fulfill her long-term dream in Animation. But she soon learns the truth to the old folktale: “you can take the girl out of the barrio, but you can’t take the barrio out of the girl ...

Category:Young Adult
Author:Sandra Lopez