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Maybe Something Beautiful (Bilingual Edition)

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As Mira and her neighbors discover - more than you might ever imagine!  Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation - and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush, and join the celebration! Experience the story now with this dual English and Spanish version.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Alma and How She Got Her Name

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If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all - and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. Through Alma’s vibrant story, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Amulet

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A tour de force, Amulet is a highly charged first-person, semi-hallucinatory novel that embodies in one woman's voice the melancholy and violent recent history of Latin America. Amulet is a monologue, like Bolaño's acclaimed debut in English, By Night in Chile. The speaker is Auxilio Lacouture, a Uruguayan woman who moved to Mexico in the 1960s, becoming the "Mother of Mexican Poetry", hanging out with the young poets in the cafés and bars of the University. She's tall, thin, and blonde, and her favorite young poet in the 1970s is none other than Arturo Belano (Bolaño's fictional stand-in throughout his books). As well as her young poets, Auxilio recalls three remarkable women: the melancholic young philosopher Elena; the exiled Catalan painter Remedios Varo; and Lilian Serpas, a poet who once slept with Che Guevara. And in the course of her imaginary visit to the house of Remedios Varo, Auxilio sees an uncanny landscape, a kind of chasm. This chasm reappears in a vision at the end of the book: An army of children is marching toward it, singing as they go. The children are the idealistic young Latin Americans who came to maturity in the '70s, and the last words of the novel are: "And that song is our amulet."

©1999 the Heirs of Roberto Bolano, Translation copyright 2006 by Chris Andrews (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

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What will you hear when you play this audiobook for a preschool child? Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the audiobook!  Bill Martin, Jr., and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than 30 years ago and still a best seller) shows two masters at their best. A Redbook Children's Picture Book Award winner The rollicking companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

©1991 Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle (P)2007 Macmillan Audio

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El Color de la Justicia [The New Jim Crow]

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En este revolucionario trabajo que ha permanecido por mas de dos anos en la lista de los libros mas vendidos del New York Times, Michelle Alexander argumenta que "no hemos erradicado las castas raciales en Estados Unidos; las hemos meramente redisenado". Al apuntar a hombres negros por medio de la Guerra contra las Drogas y diezmando las comunidades de gente de color, el sistema de justicia criminal de Estados Unidos funciona como un sistema contemporaneo de control racial - al relegar a millones de personas a un estatus de segunda clase - incluso mientras este se adhiere al principio de ceguera para los colores. Los hispanoamericanos estan ampliamente representados en este sistema de encarcelamiento masivo que Alexander describe: 15 por ciento de todos los latinos en Estados Unidos dicen que ellos o alguien de su familia inmediata ha sido arrestado dentro de los ultimos cinco anos; y que cerca del 25 por ciento de los latinos de entre 18 y 29 anos comparten esta experiencia. Los latinos representan cerca de la mitad de todos los convictos en las prisiones federales, y en California (uno de los pocos estados que cuenta con informacion sobre esto), los latinos componen un 40 por ciento de todos los arrestos. Catedraticos tales como Tom Romero han sugerido que The New Jim Crow provee de los fundamentos esenciales para comprender el "nuevo sistema Jim Crow" de inmigracion y detencion en los Estados Unidos al dia de hoy. Millones de familias de habla hispana afectadas por este sistema apreciaran contar con una edicion en espanol de este libro que ha sido considerado como "invaluable" por el Daily Kos y "explosivo" por Kirkus Reviews. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2010, 2012, 2017 Michelle Alexander (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
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Separate Is Never Equal

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Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a whites-only school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

©2014 Duncan Tonatiuh (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 22 mins
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Arrancame la Vida (Texto Completo)

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Angeles Mastretta nacio en Puebla (Mexico) en 1949. Curso estudios de periodismo en la Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociales de la UNAM. Con Arrancame la vida) ha obtenido un enorme exito de publico y el fervoroso reconocimiento de la critica. Publico Mujeres de ojos grandes (relatos, 1991), Puerto libre (relatos autobiograficos, 1994) y Mal de amores (novella, 1996).Con maestria inigualable, Angeles Mastretta narra en estas paginas el inicial amor sumiso de Catalina, una apasionada mujer mexicana, por el general Andres Ascencio. Asimismo, destaca la progresiva desvinculacion de su papel de subordinacion conyugal y del enganoso contexto social que la rodea. Traducida a mas de once idiomas, Arrancame la vida es ya un clasico de la narrative en lengua castellana y ocupa un lugar de privilegio entre las obras que tienen por tema el acceso de la mujer a la plena conciencia de si misma.A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. By one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful account of post-revolutionary Mexico from a female perspective.

©1983 Angeles Mastretta (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Fractura [Fracture]

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El regreso de Andrés Neuman a la gran novela tras El viajero del siglo, Premio Alfaguara y Premio de la Crítica. Una historia sobre la belleza que emerge de las cosas rotas. Finalista del Premio San Clemente 2019. «Me mostró sus cicatrices. Un fino entramado en los antebrazos y la espalda. Parecía transportar un árbol. Luego él vio las mías. Nos sentimos livianos, un poco feos y muy bellos. Dos supervivientes.» El señor Watanabe, superviviente de la bomba atómica, se siente un fugitivo de su propia memoria y está a punto de tomar una de las decisiones más cruciales de su vida. El terremoto previo al accidente de Fukushima provoca un movimiento de placas que remueve el pasado colectivo. Cuatro mujeres narran sus vidas y sus recuerdos de Watanabe a un enigmático periodista argentino, en un recorrido sentimental y político por ciudades como Tokio, París, Nueva York, Buenos Aires o Madrid. Este cruce de idiomas, países y parejas va revelando cómo nada ocurre en un solo lugar, cómo cada acontecimiento se expande hasta hacer temblar las antípodas. El modo en que las sociedades recuerdan y, sobre todo, olvidan. En Fractura se entretejen amor y humor, historia y energía, la belleza que emerge de las cosas rotas. Con esta novela Andrés Neuman regresa con fuerza a la narrativa de largo aliento, que lo consagró internacionalmente con El viajero del siglo, y firma su obra mayor. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 

©2018 Andrés Neuman (P)2019 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

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Mal de Amores [Lovesick] (Texto Completo)

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La protagonista de Mal de Amores, esta cautivante novela, no solo debe enfrentar los tradiciones problemas domesticos y femininos, sino tambien los embates politicos de la vida de su pais, motivo por el cual se ve obligada a llevar una doble existencia para seguir siendo fiel, contra viento y marea, a su primer amor.Angeles Mastretta nacio en Puebla (Mexico) en 1949. Se licencio en periodismo en la Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociales de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. En 1985, publico su primera novel, Arrancame la Vida, que obtuvo el Premio Mazatlan en Mexico y se convirtrio en un verdado fenomeno de critica y ventas, tanto en el mundo de habla hispana como en sucesivas traducciones a once idiomas. Mujeres de Ojos Grande, su primer libro de cuentos, publicado en 1990, obtuvo una acogida silmilar y ya ha sido traducido a cinco idiomas. En 1994, aparecio Puerto Libra, si segunda coleccion de relatos; en 1995, la novela Mal de Amores, ye en 1998 los relatos y vinetas recogidos en El Mundo Iluminado.Spanning 50 years in the history of a nation, this is a large, lyrical, evocation of life, love, and one family during the Mexican Revolution.

©1995 Angeles Mastretta (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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Planting Stories

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This inspiring biography tells the story of New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, a woman who championed bilingual literature. When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura’s legacy. Brought to life by Anika Aldamuy Denise’s lyrical text, this gorgeous story is perfect for the pioneers in your life.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 15 mins
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Havana Noir

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Launched by the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand new stories by: Leonardo Padura, Pablo Medina, Alex Abella, Arturo Arango, Lea Aschkenas, Moisés Asís, Arnaldo Correa, Mabel Cuesta, Paquito D’Rivera, Yohamna Depestre, Michel Encinosa Fú, Mylene Fernández Pintado, Carolina García-Aguilera, Miguel Mejides, Achy Obejas, Oscar F. Ortíz, Ena Lucía Portela, Mariela Varona Roque, and Yoss. To most outsiders, Havana is a tropical sin city: a Roman ruin of sex and noise, a parallel universe familiar but exotic, and embargoed enough to serve as a release valve for whatever desire or pulse has been repressed or denied. Habaneros know that this is neither new - long before Havana collapsed during the Revolution's Special Period, all the way back to colonial times, it had already been the destination of choice for foreigners who wanted to indulge in what was otherwise forbidden to them - nor particularly true. In the real Havana - the lawless Havana that never appears in the postcards or tourist guides - the concept of sin has been banished by the urgency of need. And need - aching and hungry - inevitably turns the human heart darker, feral, and criminal. In this Havana, crime, though officially vanquished by revolutionary decree, is both wistfully quotidian and personally vicious. In the stories of Havana Noir, current and former residents of the city - some international sensations such as Leonardo Padura, others exciting new voices like Yohamna Despestre - uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria.

©2007 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Dreamers

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In 1994, 25-year-old Yuyi Morales traveled from her home in Yelapa, Mexico, to the San Francisco Bay Area with her two-month-old son, Kelly, in order to secure permanent residency in this country. Her passage was not easy, and she spoke no English whatsoever. But due in large measure to help and guidance provided by area children's librarians, she learned English the same way her young son learned to read: through the picture books they shared together. In spare, lyrical verse, Yuyi has created a lasting testament to the journeys, both physical and metaphorical, that she and Kelly have taken together in the intervening years. Beautiful and powerful at any time - but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain - this is a story that is both topical and timeless.

©2018 Yuyi Morales (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Author: Yuyi Morales
Length: 14 mins
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Drum Dream Girl

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Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule - until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream. Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese African Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.

©2015 Margarita Engle (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 11 mins
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La hija olvidada [The Daughter's Tale]

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El autor del bestseller internacional La niña alemana regresa con una inolvidable saga familiar de amor y redención durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, basado en hechos reales de la masacre de un pueblo francés por los nazis en 1944. Nueva York, 2015: A los ochenta años, Elise Duval recibe una llamada de una mujer portando mensajes de un tiempo y lugar que había abandonado en el olvido. Elise, una francesa católica que llegó a Nueva York al finalizar la Segunda Guerra Mundial, quedó atónita al descubrir que las cartas que una desconocida traía de Cuba, fueron escritas en alemán por su madre durante la guerra. A pesar de todos sus esfuerzos por ofuscar el pasado, siete décadas de secretos comienzan a salir a la luz. Berlín, 1939: La librera Amanda Sternberg se fuga de la Alemania nazi rumbo al sur de Francia con sus dos hijas pequeñas, pero a Haute-Vienne llega con solo una. Tras un instante de libertad ilusoria son capturadas y llevadas a un campo de trabajo forzado. Basado en hechos reales, La hija olvidada es la crónica de una de las atrocidades más espeluznantes cometida por los nazis durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial en la Francia ocupada. Conmovedora y exquisita en detalles, la novela de Armando Lucas Correa es una hermosa saga familiar sobre el amor, la sobrevivencia y la esperanza contra todas las barreras.  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2019 emanaluC Production Corp. All rights reserved. (P)2019 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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Maybe Something Beautiful

Summary

What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation - and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!

©2016 F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

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The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture, and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets - two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn - and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.

©2017 Monica Brown, PhD (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 16 mins
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Nosotros que nos Queremos Tanto [We Loved So Much] (Texto Completo)

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Cuatro mujeres chilenas se reunen a orillas de un lago, donde aparecen las intensas y diversas historias personales de cada una. Todas ellas fueron marcadas de una u otra manera por la experiencia socialista de Allende y el golpe militar de 1973, pero tambien por el amor, el dolor, el desengano, y la compasion. Marcela Serrano involucra las historias de las protagonistas con las de otras mujeres, expondiendo asi los dilemas de la libertad y la sumision, la infidelidad y el matrimonio, el trabajo, y el sexo.Four Chilean women gather at the edges of a lake where the intense and diverse personal histories of each one appear. They were all marked by the socialist experience of Allende and the military coup of 1973. Marcela Serrano involves the histories of the protagonists with those of other women, exposing the dilemmas of the liberty, submission, infidelity, marriage, work, and sex.

©1991 Marcela Serrano (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Viva Frida

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Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists, is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.

©2014 Yuyi Morales (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Author: Yuyi Morales
Length: 11 mins
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Nino Wrestles the World

Summary

Fwap! Slish! Bloop! Krunch! He takes down his competition in a single move! No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Nino - popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor!

©2013 Yuyi Morales (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Author: Yuyi Morales
Length: 6 mins
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The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America

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Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts estimate that by 2050, one out of three Americans will identify as Latino. Though their population and influence are steadily rising, stereotypes and misconceptions about Latinos remain, from the assumption that they refuse to learn English to questions of just how "American" they actually are. By presenting thirteen riveting oral histories of young, first-generation college students, Mario T. Garcia counters those long-held stereotypes and expands our understanding of what he terms "the Latino Generation." By allowing these young people to share their stories and struggles, Garcia reveals that these students and children of immigrants will be critical players in the next chapter of our nation's history. Collected over several years, the testimonies follow the history of the speakers in thought-provoking ways, reminding us that members of the Latino Generation are not merely a demographic group but rather real individuals, as American in their aspirations and loyalty as the members of any other ethnic group in the country.The complete list of narrators includes: Mariana Carreno, Tony Chiroldes, Monica Steuer, Adriana Sananes, Walter Krochmal, Rosie Berrido, Silvia Sierra, Luis Moreno, Martin Untrojb, Maria Cabezas, Lisa Ortiz, and Blanca Vasquez.

©2014 The University of North Carolina Press (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Parece que va a llover [Looks Like It's Going To Rain (Texto Completo)]

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La historia de Juana Villegas donde las circunstancias la han llevedo al borde de la desepreacion, su madre acaba de morir, esta embarazada, sin trabajo, sin dinero, no quiere tener a su hijo para que no repita la misma vida que a ella la ahoga. No encuentra apoyo en ni en su padre ni en su hermano, ella piensa que todo esta en su contra, la unica esperanza que ella encuentra para salvarse es que ese dia llueva, ese dia parece que va a llover pero no llueve solo se encuentra a un antiguo novio Rodrigo Sanchez aun cuando ella sabe que el ya no puede hacer nada por ella: ha hallado el camino y la tabla de salvacion antes que ella. Please note: This title is in Spanish.

©2005 Ricardo Silva Romero (P)2006 Recorded Books,LLc

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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The Other Side

Summary

For this striking, stripped-down account of youth immigration, Villalobos interviewed teens at various stages of the immigration process to illustrate their stories - the physical and emotional difficulties of their travels. He then changed certain elements of these stories in order to protect the children's identities. Each chapter brings forth the voice of one young immigrant's experience, from crossing the Mexican desert to gang violence to the freezers at ICE detention centers. Together, these teen voices paint a vivid and thought-provoking picture of United States-Central American immigration and the American refugee crisis, which will resonate with young listeners, educators, and fans of Villalobos’ adult fiction.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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Hasta Siempre Mujercitas [So Long, Little Women]

Summary

Como en un espejo situado a sus espaldas, en el lejano pero inagotable pasado, las primas Nieves, Ada, Luz y Lola se reflejan en los caracteres de Meg, Jo, Beth y Amy, las cuatro hermanas protagonistas de Mujercitas, el clásico de Louisa May Alcott cuyos papeles se repartían en sus juegos de infancia. Ahora, reunidas en el paraíso de su niñez, deberán enfrentarse a una verdad que, como una deuda nunca saldada, pondrá a prueba el lazo que las une y su capacidad de resistir el abandono de aquella tierra prometida. Una espléndida novela sobre el deseo, el destino, la felicidad y el engaño, en la que Marcela Serrano revisita un clásico para descubrir la dimensión siempre presente de aquello a lo que no se puede renunciar. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2004 Marcela Serrano (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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El Infinito en la Palma de la Mano [The Infinite in the Palm of Your Hand (Texto Completo)]

Summary

Esta versión moderna de los hechos de la reconstrucción del drama de Adán y Eva en el paraíso terrenal juega con la parábola de la historia de la humanidad. La narración nos induce al interior de Adán, viviendo en unmundomágico, sin conflictos, bello por esencia, y la aparición de Eva, que desde el principio es seducida por la serpiente que le informa de la existencia del árbol del conocimiento y esto es lo que más le atrae a Eva. Fiel a la historia del Génesis, Eva come el fruto prohibido y cae en el "pecado original", que a su vez le ofrece a Adán y a los animales que están junto a ella y comienzan una serie de acontecimientos conocidos por todos como: La destrucción del "paraíso", los sentimientos de pudor, el dolor de parir y la crueldad del acto de alimentarse pormedio de la violencia, elmatar.Así transcurre esta bellísima novela que usa de pretexto los versículos de la Biblia de Adán y Eva para llenarles de sentimientos, pensamientos y emociones y acercarnos a la vida de estos personajes que desde el principio de los tiempos han influido en la formación de cada uno de nosotros. En el origen la humanidad. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2008 Gioconda Belli (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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El Albergue de Las Mujeres Tristes (Texto Completo)

Summary

There is a place where women can go to reconstruct their lives and search for cures to wounds they have suffered in the outside world: wounds inflicted by love. In this poetic novel by the talented Marcela Serrano, a young, attractive historian named Floreana travels to a small Chilean island. Many women reside there, and all are searching for the cure to heal their scars: to find a way to move ahead and make new lives for themselves.

©1997 Marcela Serrano (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Antigua vida mia [My Life Before (Texto Completo)]

Summary

Violeta Dasinski y Josefa Ferrer están unidas desde la infancia por una amistad entrañable. Ya siendo adultas, Violeta se ve envuelta en una tragedia inevitable, a causa de lo cual es encarcelada.En ese momento Josefa comienza a reconstruir su historia que, finalmente, es la historia de ambas. Con el relato se va dibujando un camino tempestuoso, donde aparecen los anhelos, conflictos y conquistas de la mujer contemporánea. Please note: This title is in Spanish.

©1995 Marcela Serrano (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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Breve historia del Imperio bizantino

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Generalmente se nos suele enseñar la Edad Media como una etapa de oscuridad marcada por guerras continuas entre señores feudales y por un cristianismo hermético. Un estudio a fondo nos demostrará que no es una imagen completa, ya que sólo tiene en cuenta el ojo occidental. Breve Historia del Imperio Bizantino nos presenta la historia del otro lado, la historia de la Edad Media vista desde un imperio majestuoso que supo conservar, desde su inexpugnable capital Constantinopla, durante más de un milenio los valores y la cultura del antiguo Imperio romano.  El libro arranca en el S. III a. C. para ponernos en antecedentes acerca de la ruptura del Imperio romano en dos, el de Oriente y el de Occidente, sólo comprendiendo esto seremos capaces de aceptar que cuando se habla de la caída del Imperio romano, es el de Occidente el que cae, el Imperio oriental resiste, y su destino corre paralelo a la Edad Media. El Imperio Bizantino será no un nuevo imperio, sino la prolongación del Imperio romano hasta la modernidad. Conocer sus relaciones con los otomanos, o la influencia de las Cruzadas en Oriente, conocer las relaciones del Papa de Roma con el Emperador de Constantinopla, que desembocan en el cisma entre la Iglesia Católica y la Ortodoxa, o presenciar la decadencia de la dinastía Macedónica y la destrucción de Constantinopla, es conocer la Edad Media en toda su complejidad.  Una historia apasionante sobre un Imperio que, en medio de la tumultuosa y bélica Edad Media, supo crear una ciudad invencible, que resistió el ataque de los mejores ejércitos, y en la que, los valores del Imperio romano resistieron mil años y entraron de lleno en la modernidad.  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2010 Ediciones Nowtilus S.L. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Category: History, Asia
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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Flight of the Swan

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The story of a prima ballerina and her acolyte, set in Puerto Rico in 1917. Flight of the Swan is the compelling story of a world-famous Russian prima ballerina who finds herself stranded on a Caribbean island in 1917, due to political upheavals in her own country. This charming jeu d'esprit explores the complexities of love and betrayal, as the loyal servant Masha gradually comes to recognize that in spite of what she sees as Madame's propensity to be both pretentious and vain, the ballerina is prepared to sacrifice everything for her art. Madame's unfaltering commitment to dance above all else - and her demand of nothing less from her disciples - forces Masha to question what choices she herself is willing to make when it comes to her own loves, ideals, and relationships. Humorous, engaging, and coyly revealing, Flight of the Swan traces the decisions made by Masha, Madame, and other members of the troupe during their enforced three-month stay in Puerto Rico, and in doing so raises the question of where true happiness lies.

©2001 Rosario Ferré (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Para que no me Olvides [Something to Remember Me By (Texto Completo)]

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Hermosa, delicada, culta, de clase social acomodada, habitantedel universo de los hijos y un marido protector, Blanca - la protagonista de esta novela - sufre un remezón: conoce unmedio social distinto al suyo, el de la gente modesta y golpeadapor la historia política chilena de las últimas décadas. Nosólo otra realidad irrumpe en ella, también el amor avasallantey clandestino. Por eso, y como una maldición antigua entre las mujeres transgresoras,le sobreviene la "afasia", una enfermedad que la deja sin habla y sin escritura,sola en la prisión de sus recuerdos. Please note: This title is in Spanish.

©1995 Marcela Serrano (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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Por la vida de mi hermana [My Sister's Keeper]

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Anna ha nacido con un propósito muy específico. Nació porque un científico manipuló la conexión entre el óvulo de su madre y el esperma de su padre para crear una combinación específica de precioso material genético, con el propósito de salvar a su hermana que padece de leucemia mieloide. Anna es la tabla de salvación de su hermana Kate, pero no esta dispuesta a seguir donando sus órganos para salvar la vida de su hermana. Una serie de planteamientos éticos, familiares y morales que desgarran los cimientos de una familia por el bien de uno de ellos. Una historia muy humana, una familia devastada por la enfermedad de Kate y un juicio con un veredicto inesperado. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2004 Jodi Picoult (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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The Years with Laura Diaz

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A radiant and epic new novel that is among the finest achievements of Mexico's greatest man of letters.

The Years with Laura Diaz is Carlos Fuentes' most important novel in several decades. Like his masterpiece The Death of Artemio Cruz, the action begins in the state of Veracruz and moves to Mexico City - tracing a migration during the Revolution and its aftermath that was a feature of Mexico's demographic history and that is a significant element in Fuentes' fictional world.

Now the principle figure is not Artemio Cruz (who, however, makes a brief appearance) but Fuentes' first major female protagonist, the extraordinary Laura Diaz. Carlos Fuentes' richly woven narrative tapestry - filled with a multitude of dramatic scenes both witty, amusing, and heartbreaking - shows us this wonderful creature as she grows into a politically committed artist who is also a wife and mother, a lover of great men, a complicated and alluring heroine whose brave honesty prevails despite her losing a son and grandson to the darkest forces of Mexico's repressive, corrupt regimes. In the end, Laura Diaz herself dies, after a life filled with tragedy and loss, but she is a happy woman, for she has borne witness to, and helped to affect, the course of history and has vindicated the aims and intentions of the highest art.

©1999 Carlos Fuentes. Translation copyright 2000 Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Ginny Moon (Spanish Edition)

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Ve el mundo de otra manera. Te presentamos a Ginny Moon. Es la típica adolescente, toca la flauta en la banda de la escuela, practica baloncesto semanalmente, y lee poemas de Robert Frost en la clase de inglés. Pero Ginny es autista. Y lo que es importante para ella puede parecer un poco… diferente: comienza cada día con nueve uvas exactas como desayuno, su muñeca llamada Michael Jackson y la elaboración de un plan secreto de escapar. Después de haber sido alejada traumáticamente de su madre abusiva y haber vivido en diferentes hogares, Ginny ha encontrado finalmente su «Casa permanente», un lugar seguro con padres que la aman y cuidan de ella. Esto es exactamente lo que todos niño huérfano anhela, ¿verdad? Pero Ginny tiene otras intenciones. Planea robar, mentir y aprovecharse de la buena voluntad de quienes la aman, lo que sea para conseguir lo que le falta en su vida. Incluso intentará que la secuestren. Narrada en una voz extraordinaria y totalmente original, esta historia es a la vez peculiar, encantadora, desgarradora, y conmovedora, acerca de cómo una persona trata de pertenecer y encontrar sentido a un mundo que no parece comprensible. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2017 Benjamin Ludwig (P)2018 HarperCollins Español

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
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Sembrando historias [Planting Stories]

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Cuando llegó a Estados Unidos, en 1921, Pura traía los cuentos folclóricos de su querido Puerto Rico. Al encontrar un nuevo hogar en la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York como asistente bilingüe, convirtió sus historias populares en libros y esparció semillas de historias por todo el país. Hoy, esas semillas se han convertido en un frondoso bosque, a medida que generaciones de niños y cuentistas continúan difundiendo sus historias y celebrando el legado de Pura.Este retrato de la influyente bibliotecaria, autora y titiritera nos recuerda del poder que hay en contar historias y nos presenta a la extraordinaria mujer que alcanzó a una cultura entera. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 16 mins
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Ve y pon un centinela [Go Set a Watchman]

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Un histórico evento literario: la publicación de una novela recién descubierta, los primeros trabajos de Harper Lee, la amada autora del best seller ganador del Premio Pulitzer clásico, Matar un ruiseñor. Originalmente fue escrito a mediados de la década de 1950, esta fue la novela que Harper Lee presentó por primera vez a sus editores antes de Matar un ruiseñor. Asumiendo que se había perdido, el manuscrito fue descubierto a finales de 2014. Este libro ofrece muchos de los personajes de Matar un ruiseñor unos veinte años más tarde. Al regresar a su hogar en Maycomb para visitar a su padre, Jean Louise Finch - Scout - lucha con problemas personales y políticos, que involucran a Atticus, la sociedad y al pequeño pueblo de Alabama, que la crió. Al explorar cómo los personajes de Matar un ruiseñor se están adaptando a los turbulentos acontecimientos que transforman a Estados Unidos a mediados de 1950, este libro proyecta una nueva y fascinante luz sobre el clásico de Harper Lee. Conmovedor, divertido y convincente, se erige como una magnífica novela por sí sola. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2015 HarperCollins Español (P)2015 HarperCollins Español

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Author: Harper Lee
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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Loving Che

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In her brilliant debut novel, Ana Menendez uses her gift for storytelling to paint a sweet but sad, hopeful but despairing, serene and sometimes terror-filled portrait of Cuba in the time of revolution, and Cubans in exile then and now. The memories of an elderly woman provide a glimpse into the private life of a beloved public figure, the world's most charismatic rebel, Ernesto "Che" Guevara.The story begins quietly, in the narrative voice of a young Cuban woman who lives in contemporary Miami. Raised by her grandfather, a Cuban exile, she knows only that he fled turbulent times in Havana in the 1960s, bringing her to Miami when she was hardly more than a baby. These bare facts plus a few lines from a poem by Pablo Neruda are her only key to her mother, her father, her history, and the history of her country. When a package arrives one day, addressed to her, the crumbling letters and fragile photos it contains allow her to piece together the story of her mother, a youthful affair, and the child she bore by a handsome rebel.Loving Che is a brilliant recapturing of revolutionary Cuba, the changing social mores, the hopes and disappointments, the excitement and terror of the times. It is also an erotic fantasy, a glimpse into the private life of a mythic public figure, and an exquisitely crafted meditation on memory, history, and storytelling. Finally, Loving Che is a triumphant unveiling of how the stories we tell about others ultimately become the story of ourselves.

©2003 Ana Menendez (P)2003 HighBridge Company

Author: Ana Menendez
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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The Daughter of the Doctor and the Saint

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She lives for love, poetry and revenge. Her mother is considered a living saint; her father a man of science and logic. The daughter's lifelong mission - to destroy the family that murdered her father, distorted her mother's reputation, and ruined her country - is fulfilled on the day she invites the president of the nation to lunch.

©2011 Edward Swift (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Author: Edward Swift
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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United States of Banana

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Giannina Braschi explores the cultural and political journey of nearly 50 million Hispanic Americans living in the United States in this explosive new work of fiction, her first written originally in English. United States of Banana takes place at the Statue of Liberty in post-9/11 New York City, where Hamlet, Zarathustra, and Giannina are on a quest to free the Puerto Rican prisoner Segismundo. Segismundo has been imprisoned for more than one hundred years, hidden away by his father, the king of the United States of Banana, for the crime of having been born. But when the king remarries, he frees his son, and for the sake of reconciliation, makes Puerto Rico the fifty-first state and grants American passports to all Latin American citizens. This staggering show of benevolence rocks the global community, causing an unexpected power shift with far-reaching implications. In a world struggling to realign itself in favor of liberty, United States of Banana is a force to be reckoned with in literature, art, and politics.

©2011 Giannina Braschi (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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Yo-Yo Boing!

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This groundbreaking novel, set in New York City during the 1990s, is guaranteed to be unlike any literary experience you have ever had. Acclaimed Puerto Rican author Giannina Braschi has crafted this creative and insightful examination of the Hispanic-American experience, taking on the voices of a variety of characters - painters, poets, sculptors, singers, writers, filmmakers, actors, directors, set designers, editors, and philosophers - to draw on their various cultural, economic, and geopolitical backgrounds to engage in lively cultural dialogue. Their topics include love, sex, food, music, books, inspiration, despair, infidelity, jobs, debt, war, and world news. Braschi’s discourse winds throughout the city’s public, corporate, and domestic settings, offering an inside look at the cultural conflicts that can occur when Anglo Americans and Latin Americans live, work, and play together. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a literary liberation", this energetic and comical novel celebrates the contradiction that makes contemporary American culture so wonderfully diverse. First published in Spanglish in 1998 to rave reviews, this is the first English audiobook of Yo-Yo Boing!

©2011 Giannina Braschi (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Carmen la coja [Peel My Love Like An Onion (Texto Completo)]

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Esta novela de Ana Castillo, autora aclamada por la crítica, es un juego de pasión, amor e independencia. Carmen la coja es la historia de una bailarina de Chicago físicamente impedida desafiando los estereotipos sociales. Carmen Santos inicia un romance con Manolo por el cual se definirá su vida. Desafiando la severidad de su madre y a pesar de la poliomielitis en una de sus piernas, Carmen se levanta con fuerza como una bailarina de flamenco, siendo este el detonante para una rivalidad sin limites entre los dos. Esta novela de Ana Castillo es una celebración a la esperanza, a los deseos de superación en un mundo plagado de injusticias contra los mas débiles. Carmen logra alcanzar sus metas y realiza sus sueños. La narración de Adriana Sananes captura emocionalmente el sentimiento del personaje, llevándolo de una manera divertida y cautivante a un final poéticamente agridulce y a la vez feliz. Please note: This title is in Spanish.

©2002 Alfred A. Knopf (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Author: Ana Castillo
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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Adelgazar para siempre [Lose Weight Forever (Texto Completo)]

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La obesidad es un mal de nuestro tiempo que origina numerosasenfermedades y que afecta cada vez a un mayor número de personas. Principalmente está causada por una conducta alimentaria caracterizadapor comer mal, sin control, sin placer y a destiempo. Cuando el origen de la obesidad está causada por ese tipo de conducta alimentaria, ésta nose soluciona con dietas, sino con un método apropiado dirigido a "aprender a comer". Ese uno de los fines que la autora persigue con esta obra, aportando un métodopsicológico para desaprender las conductas alimentarias negativas o erróneas, y aprenderotras correctas que conducen al control del peso y al disfrute correcto de ese bien tanpreciado que es la comida. Please note: This audiobook is in in Spanish.

©2003 Ana Martos Rubio (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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