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Valenzuela, Liliana 1960-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 5,874 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  History  Domestic fiction, American  Psychological fiction  Picture books  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Big books 
Roles: Translator, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PZ7.O222, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Liliana Valenzuela
Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl who loves fancy things helps her family to be fancy for one special night
Before we were free by Julia Alvarez( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anita de la Torre es una niña de 12 años que vive en la República Dominicana en los años sesenta. La policía secreta ha comenzado a atemorizar a su familia porque se sospecha que están en contra del dictador, General Trujillo
La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of a young girl, Esperanza Cordero, growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Her neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her
How Tía Lola came to visit stay by Julia Alvarez( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving to Vermont after his parents' divorce, ten-year-old Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his colorful, quirky, carismática, and maybe even magical great-aunt, makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to stay with him, his mother, and his sister to help out his Mami. But in spite of his initial embarrassment, Miguel learns to love her. Like her stories for adults, Julia Alvarez's first middle-grade book sparkles with magic as it illuminates a child's experiences living in two cultures
Hairs = Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's like a broom, Kiki's like fur, and Mama's with the sweet smell of bread before it's baked
The conquest : a novel by Yxta Maya Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Rosario Gonzáles is a restorer of rare books and manuscripts at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. When Sara restores a sixteenth-century manuscript about an Aztec princess enslaved by Cortés and sent to Europe to entertain the pope and Emperor Charles V, she doesn't realize the power of the tale she's about to immerse herself into. The princess, we find, is determined to avenge the slaughter of her people, and Sara is determined to prove that the book, which caused scandal when first published, was written by the Aztec princess herself, and not the European monk reputed to have penned it. Entwined within Sara's fascination of the manuscript is Sara's own life: the frustration over her inability to commit to Karl, the man who has loved her since high school; the haunting wisdom of her departed mother; and the stability of a father who sees the world in a way Sara does not, both pragmatically and unyieldingly
Ten black dots by Donald Crews( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A counting book shows what can be done with ten black dots, showing how one can make a sun, two a fox's eyes, or eight the wheels of a train
Voces sin fronteras : antología Vintage español de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporánea( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medida que los descendientes de inmigrantes mexicanos se han ido estableciendo por todo Estado Unidos, ha surgido una gran literatura, pero sus similaridades con la literatura de Mexico han pasado inadvertidas. En Voces Sin Fronteras, la primera antologia que combina la literatura de ambos lados de la frontera mexico-americana, Cristina Garcia nos presenta un dialogo intercultural de una rica diversidad
Caramelo, or, Puro cuento : a novel by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The multi-generational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy
"More more more" said the baby : 3 love stories by Vera B Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother
A gift of gracias : the legend of Altagracia by Julia Alvarez( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria's family is almost forced to leave their farm on the new island colony, until a mysterious lady appears in Maria's dream
Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA by Julia Alvarez( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quinceañera, the fifteenth birthday celebration for a Latina girl, is quickly becoming an American event. This legendary party is a sight to behold: lavish ball gowns, extravagant catered meals, DJs, limousines, and multi-tiered cakes. The must-haves for a "quince" are becoming as numerous and costly as a prom or wedding. And yet, this elaborate ritual also hearkens back to traditions from native countries and communities, offering young Latinas a chance to connect with their heritage. Writer Alvarez explores this celebration that brings a Latina girl into womanhood, attending the quince of a young woman in Queens, and weaving in interviews with other quince girls, her own memories of coming of age as an immigrant, and the history of the custom itself. The result is an enlightening, accessible, and entertaining portrait of contemporary Latino culture.--From publisher description
A handbook to luck by Cristina García( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a period of 20 years, Enrique Florit loses his love, Leila Rezvani, only to find love again with El Salvador immigrant, Marta Claros
Return to sender by Julia Alvarez( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders
The magic of Remedios Varo by Luis-Martín Lozano( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caramba! : una novela by Nina Marie Martinez( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working at a California cheese factory within sight of the Mexican border, Nat and Sway share confidences at a local club and pursue dreams of saving Sway's father's soul and overcoming a fear of public transportation
Devolver al remitente by Julia Alvarez( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn't sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life
Antes de ser libres by Julia Alvarez( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo
Una casa propia : historias de mi vida by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desde Chicago a México, los lugares en los que Sandra Cisneros ha vivido han servido de inspiración para sus trabajos ya clásicos de ficción y poesía. Sin embargo, una casa propia, un lugar en el que realmente pueda echar raíces, la ha eludido. En esta autobiografía rompecabezas, formada de ensayos e imágenes a través de tres décadas (algunas nunca antes publicadas) Cisneros ha llegado por fin a casa
Have you seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fable about loss, grief, and healing follows the transformative efforts of fifty-three-year-old Sandra to find her friend's missing cat in the aftermath of her own mother's death
 
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Alternative Names
Valenzuela, Liliana

Languages
Spanish (61)

English (16)

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Before we were freeLa casa en Mango StreetHow Tía Lola came to visit stayHairs = PelitosThe conquest : a novelTen black dotsVoces sin fronteras : antología Vintage español de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporáneaCaramelo, or, Puro cuento : a novel