CDs, Playaways, & Videogames

Music

Sacred Areas

Andrea Bocelli

Genre: Opera
CD

Contents: 

Ave Maria / Caccini ; [arr.] Mercurio (3:45) — Sancta Maria / Mascagni ; arr. Mercurio (3:34) — Ave Maria / Bach/Gounod (2:59) — Ave Maria / Schubert ; orch. Weingartner (2:30) — Panis angelicus / Franck ; orch. Michelot (3:31) — Stabat Mater. Cujus animam / Rossini (5:30) — Requiem. Ingemisco / Verdi (4:08) — Ave verum corpus / Mozart (3:03) — Wesendonck-Lieder. Der Engel / Wagner ; orch. Mottl (3:02) — Serse. Frondi tenere– Ombra mai fù / Handel (3:54) — Pietà, Signore / Niedermeyer [i.e. Fétis] ; arr. Reynolds (6:57) — Petite Messe solennelle. Domine Deus / Rossini (4:36) — Mille cherubini in coro / Schubert [i.e. Melichar] ; arr. Mercurio (3:53) — Silent night / Gruber ; arr. Mercurio (Coro di voci bianche dell’Arcum) (3:06) — Adeste fideles = (O come, all ye faithful) / trad. ; arr. Mercurio (2:51) — Gloria a te, Cristo Gesù / music by J.-P. Lécot ; lyrics by J.-P. Frié ; Italian lyrics by ULN ; arranged & orchestrated by R. Serio (4:21).

Fiesta musical : a musical adventure through Latin America for children.

Genres: Children’s Songs
CD

Contents:

Fiesta musical : M & M’s bilingual rap (María Medina-Serafin) (4:32) — A la escuela (Bobí Céspedes) (3:37) — La acamaya (Eugene Rodriguez & Artemio Posadas Jimenez) (3:31) — Tonadas de quitiplas (Jackeline Rago) (3:05) — Salaque (Sukay) (3:39) — Happy bomba (Carolyn Brandy) (2:56) — Los pollitos (María Márquez) (2:12) — De la puna (Sukay) (4:10) — Los enanos (Eugene Rodriguez & Artemio Posadas Jimenez) (2:37) — El gallo pinto (Claudia Gomez) (3:42) — Una melodia (Bobí Céspedes) (4:56) — No llora má (María Márquez) (3:23).

Live in Hollywood

Pancho Sanchez
Genre: Latin Jaz
CD

Contents:

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Revelación

Selena Gomez
Genre: Latin Pop
CD

Contents:

De una vez — Buscando — Baila conmigo — Dámelo to’ — Vicio — Adiós — Selfish love.

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Video Games

Super Mario: Browser’s Fury

Rating: ESRB
System: Nintendo Switch

The Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game features the same great co-op gameplay, creative levels and power-ups as the original game, but with added improvements. In the Super Mario 3D World part of the game, characters move faster and the dash powers up more quickly. Both adventures support the newly added Snapshot Mode — pause the action to get the perfect shot, apply filters, and decorate with stamps!

Pokemon Snap
Rating: RP
System: Nintendo Switch

Play as a photographer and catch Pokémon on camera.

Monster Hunter: Rise
Rating:Teen
System: Nintendo Switch

It’s been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again. Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying ‘Wire Action’ and your canine companion ‘Palamute’ will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.

Guilty Gear:Strive
Rating: Teen
System: PlayStation

“A brand-new game in the Guilty Gear series, dedicated to all fighting game fans and all game players. Featuring 3D visuals that could be mistaken for hand-drawn anime (2.5D), achieved by further refining the animation technique of the highly praised Guilty Gear Xrd series. The series’ charismatic characters have been completely renewed and many new characters join the cast. The play feel has been revamped from previous games. It remains an easy-to-understand system while achieving greater depth than ever before. It also features numerous rock songs composed by General Director Daisuke Ishiwatari, and a story mode boasting more volume and scenes than a movie, designed not only for Guilty Gear fans, but also for anime fans.”- Amazon

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EAudiobooks

Separate is Never Equal

EBook

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.

My Beloved World

EBook

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life. With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book, destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery.

Dreams from Many River

Engle, Margarita
CD

From Juana Briones and Juan Ponce de León to eighteenth-century slaves and modern-day sixth graders, the many and varied people depicted here speak to the experiences and contributions of Latinos throughout the history of the United States, from the earliest known stories up to the present day. A portrait of a great, enormously varied, and enduring heritage, this is a compelling treatment of an important topic. Some voices are composite characters, not historical figures.

Definitely Hispanic

Lejuan James

EBook

Perfect for fans of Jane the Virgin’s celebration of Latinidad and Fresh Off the Boat’s situational humor, Definitely Hispanic is a collection of introspective and witty essays by social media influencer and viral phenomenon LeJuan James about growing up Hispanic in the US.Social media influencer and viral phenomenon LeJuan James loves being Hispanic. But growing up in the United States to immigrant parents, he quickly noticed that their house rules and traditions didn’t always match up with his friends’. Years later, the result was a lifetime of laugh-out-loud, relatable moments that he reenacted on camera and shared with the world online. Now, LeJuan is taking a closer look at everything he loves about his family, culture, and community. Definitely Hispanic is a collection of heartfelt memoiristic essays that explores the themes LeJuan touches upon in his videos, and celebrates the values and traditions being kept alive by Hispanic parents raising US–born children. He shares anecdotes about discovering the differences between his and his friends’ households, demystifies “La Pela” (the Spanking), explains the vital role women play in Hispanic families, and pays reverence to universal cultural truths like “food is love” and “music is in Hispanics’ DNA.” From the chapter “#Home”—in which LeJuan talks about how his family moved back and forth between the United States and Puerto Rico until settling in Orlando, Florida—to “#TheHouse”—in which he was finally able to buy his parents the home they deserve thanks to his online success—this wide-ranging collection celebrates being Latino and offers a humorous yet warm-hearted look at the lives of second-generation immigrants in the US. LeJuan’s hilarious online persona comes to life on every page.

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Playaways

American Dirt

Jeanine Cummins

Playaway

Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while cracks are beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, reasonably comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy, two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence.
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The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

Playaway

Soon one of Southern California’s biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it? Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he’s seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story, and finds uncanny links to his own past, he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.