Welcome to the Tejano Center-RYSS Library

  • The Raul Yzaguirre School for Success library has continued to intellectually nourish our young scholars by

    providing an environment of learning that combines effective traditional instruction with innovative technology.

    We have over 10,000 book titles in our PreK-12 Houston collection and several other online programs that may be

    accessed in our library’s Digital Lab such as Education Galaxy, TexQuest, and Think Through Math, which supports

    the rigorous curriculum in all content areas at RYSS. Our library also hosts ESL classes for our parents and

    community in the Comcast Digital Lab. With open arms and of course Social Distancing, we Welcome everyone to a quiet and well equipt library. 

  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

    by Pablo Cartaya Year Published: 2017

    For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela’s restaurant. Maybe. But this summer also includes Carmen, a poetry enthusiast who moves into Arturo’s apartment complex and turns his stomach into a deep fryer. He almost doesn’t notice the smarmy land developer who rolls into town and threatens to change it. Arturo refuses to let his family and community go down without a fight, and as he schemes with Carmen, Arturo discovers the power of poetry and protest through untold family stories and the work of José Martí. A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book! School bound. 256 pp. Gr. 5-7.



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  • Call it Courage

    by Armstrong Sperry Year Published: 1940

    Mafatu's name means "Stout Heart", but his people call him a coward. Ever since the sea took his mother's life and spared his, he’s been terrified of the water. Can he face his fears? Winner of the Newbery Medal! Paperback. 128 pp. Gr. 6-up. 



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  • Lord of the Fleas

    by Dav Pilkey Year Published: 2018

    Dog Man is called back into action when a brand-new bunch of baddies burst into town. This time, he must join forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World’s Most Evil Cat! But is Petey really on the path to redemption? Hardcover. 256 pp. Gr. 2-5. 



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