Us, in Progress: Short Stories about Young Latinos (Hardcover)

Short Stories about Young Latinos

By Lulu Delacre, Lulu Delacre (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062392145, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 29, 2017



"Middle grade readers will appreciate reading stories that reflect their lives, not their parents' or grandparents' stories" (, in their article "10 Exciting New Middle Grade Books with Latinx Main Characters")

Acclaimed author and Pura Belpre Award honoree Lulu Delacre's beautifully illustrated collection of twelve short stories is a groundbreaking look at the diverse Latinos who live in the United States.

In this book, you will meet many young Latinos living in the United States, from a young girl whose day at her father's burrito truck surprises her to two sisters working together to change the older sister's immigration status, and more.

Turn the pages to experience life through the eyes of these boys and girls whose families originally hail from many different countries; see their hardships, celebrate their victories, and come away with a better understanding of what it means to be Latino in the U.S. today.