Books by Lawrence Schimel

THE WILD BOOK by Juan Villoro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Like comfort food for book lovers. (Magical realism. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old boy discovers the magic of books in this enjoyable yet familiar coming-of-age tale from renowned Mexican author Villoro. Read full book review >
THE TREASURE OF BARRACUDA by Llanos Campos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The theme in this Spanish-to-English import is golden; the vessel, not particularly well-founded. (glossary) (Adventure. 10-12)"
The "map" to a fabled hoard turns out to be at least as much of a treasure as the piles of gold and gems to which it leads in this rumbustious pirate adventure. Read full book review >
LET'S GO SEE PAPÁ! by Lawrence Schimel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"While this is clearly a much-needed story that effectively captures the experience faced by many immigrant families, its themes are relevant to all children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl realizes that moving to the United States to live with her father means leaving familiarity behind. Read full book review >
FIRST PERSON QUEER by Richard Labonté
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Whether read in a couple of sittings or savored essay by essay, this is an eye-opening vista on diversity."
Personal nonfiction accounts from every stripe in the rainbow and then some. Read full book review >