WorldCat Identities

Valenzuela, Liliana 1960-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 160 publications in 2 languages and 7,451 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  History  Stories in rhyme  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Translator, Narrator, Author, tra
Classifications: PZ7.A48, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Liliana Valenzuela
Hairs = Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desde el corte de pelo tipo cepillo de papá, hasta la espesa cabellera de Kiki o el pelo resbaloso de Nenny, ésta es una familia con todo tipo de pelo. Y luego está mamá, cuyo pelo tiene un olor dulce como el pan. El pelo de mamá es único e incomparable. --Page 4 of cover
Before we were free by Julia Alvarez( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anita de la Torre nunca cuestion? su libertad viviendo en la Rep?blica Dominicana. Pero al cumplir doce a?os de edad en 1960, la mayor?a de sus familiares han emigrado a Estados Unidos, su t?o Toni ha desaparecido sin dejar rastro y la polic?a secreta del gobierno aterroriza a su familia restante dada su presunta oposici?n a la dictadura de Trujillo. Utilizando la fuerza y el valor de su familia, Anita debe vencer sus miedos y volar hacia la libertad, dejando atr?s todo lo que alguna vez hab?a conocido. De la renombrada autora Julia Alvarez llega una historia inolvidable sobre la adolescencia, la perseverancia y la lucha de una ni?a por su libertad
Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We introduce you to Nancy, who believes that more, always, is better when it comes to being elegant. She does not miss a detail, from the tip of her crown to the glitter of her shoes, and is determined to teach her family to become the same stamp of elegance. The way in which Nancy transforms her parents and her little sister to go out one night together gives rise to a fun and touching story, which will delight all those readers who would not dream of leaving the house without getting upset from head to toe
La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 427 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
Ten black dots by Donald Crews( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 355 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
The conquest : a novel by Yxta Maya Murray( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 314 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
Voces sin fronteras : antología Vintage español de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporánea( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 301 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 México han pasado inadvertidas. En Voces sin fronteras, la primera antología que combina la literatura de ambos lados de la frontera méxico-americana, Cristina García nos presenta un diálogo intercultural de una rica diversidad"--Page 4 of cover
How Tía Lola came to visit stay by Julia Alvarez( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 300 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
Return to sender by Julia Alvarez( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La familia de Mari se encuentra a la deriva, con una gran necesidad de trabajo, pero se ve forzada a esconderse por miedo a que las autoridades los devuelvan a México y a la pobreza.La familia de Tyler lucha por salir adelante. Después de un accidente con un tractor que deja la granja que tienen en Vermont al borde de la quiebra, necesitan conseguir gente nueva que trabaje allí, de inmediato. Conocerse representa un golpe de suerte para ambas familias pues salvan la granja y Mari consigue un nuevo hogar, pero también surgen preguntas. A Tyler lo inquieta la presencia de los trabajadores mexicanos. ÈSon indocumentados? ÈSu propia familia infringió la ley al contratarlos? Mientras que Mari se siente dividida entre sus raíces mexicanas y su nueva vida en Vermont. Le preocupa dejar ir el pasado y hay pedacitos que no quiere soltar... En una novela llena de esperanza pero sin respuestas fáciles, Julia Alvarez muestra cómo la amistad es capaz de traspasar fronteras
Cuando Tía Lola vino de visita a quedarse by Julia Alvarez( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although ten-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his aunt, Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay with his mother, his sister, and him after his parents' divorce, he learns to love her
Una casa propia : historias de mi vida by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 264 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.--
A gift of gracias : the legend of Altagracia by Julia Alvarez( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En el libro se narra la historia de la Virgen María que apareció en la República Dominicana y se le llamó la Señora de Altagracia
A handbook to luck by Cristina García( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 237 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
"More more more" said the baby : 3 love stories by Vera B Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother
The magic of Remedios Varo by Luis-Martín Lozano( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puro amor by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sandra Cisneros has a fondness for animals and this little gem of a story makes that abundantly clear. 'La casa azul, ' the cobalt blue residence of Mister and Missus Rivera, overflows with hairless dogs, monkeys, a fawn, a 'passionate' Guacamaya macaw, tarantulas, an iguana, and rescues that resemble 'ancient Olmec pottery.' Missus loves the rescues most 'because their eyes were filled with grief.' She takes lavish care of her husband too, a famous artist, though her neighbors insist he has eyes for other women: 'He's spoiled.' 'He's a fat toad.' She cannot reject him. ' ... because love is like that. No matter how much it bites, we enjoy and admire the scars.' Thus, the generous creatures pawing her belly, sleeping on her pillow, and 'kneeling outside her door like the adoring Magi before the just-born Christ.' This beautiful chapbook is bi-lingual and contains several illustrations--line drawings by Cisneros herself"--
Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA by Julia Alvarez( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fiesta de quince años de las muchachas latinas o "la quinceañera," como se le conoce en Estados Unidos, se ha convertido en una tendencia singularmente americana. Esta espléndida fiesta a menudo es tan costosa como un baile de graduación o una boda. Sin embargo, muchas jóvenes latinas sienten que tienen derecho a este rito de iniciación, que señala el momento en que se vuelven mujeres, y esperan que no se escatime ningún gasto, ni siquiera entre las familias de escasos recursos. La aclamada escritora Julia Alvarez explora la historia y la relevancia cultural de cumplir los quince años en Estados Unidos, y usa este acontecimiento como un lente a través del cual examinar el proceso de cambio por el que está pasando la mujer latina en los EE. UU. --Desde la descripción de la editorial
Caramba! : una novela by Nina Marie Martinez( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspirada en la Loteria, un juego de azar mexicano, esta novela es una alegre y graciosa historia de mamacitas y mariachis, charreadas y concursos de belleza. En el centro de la historia estan Nataly y Consuelo, mejores amigas que residen en Lavalandia, California, donde pasan sus dias trabajando en la Gran Fabrica de Quesos y sus noches coqueteando con los vaqueros en su bar favorito, el Gran Cinco-Cuatro. Sin embargo, la vida de ambas esta a punto de dar un giro extrano, en el cual se cruzaron con Javier, un mariachi cristiano nacido de nuevo; su madre, Lulabell, una hechicera; y Lucha, la querida de Javier. En "Caramba!," la experiencia americana se desenvuelve de manera conmovedora y deslumbrante a la vez
Devolver al remitente by Julia Alvarez( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 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. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it
Caramelo, o, Puro cuento by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lala Reyes' grandmother is descended from a family of renowned rebozo, or shawl, makers. The striped caramelo rebozo is the most beautiful of all, and the one that makes its way, like the family history it has come to represent, into Lala's possession. The novel opens with the Reyes' annual car trip-a caravan overflowing with children, laughter, and quarrels-from Chicago to "the other side": Mexico City. It is there, each year, that Lala hears her family's stories, separating the truth from the "healthy lies" that have ricocheted from one generation to the next. We travel from the Mexico City that was the "Paris of the New World" to the music-filled streets of Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties-and, finally, to Lala's own difficult adolescence in the not-quite-promised land of San Antonio, Texas."--Baileys' Womens Prize for Fiction
 
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Hairs = Pelitos
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Before we were freeFancy NancyLa casa en Mango StreetThe conquest : a novelVoces sin fronteras : antología Vintage español de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporáneaReturn to senderCuando Tía Lola vino de visita a quedarseUna casa propia : historias de mi vida
Alternative Names
Valenzuela, Liliana

Languages
Spanish (77)

English (25)