Books by Lori marie Carlson

VOICES IN FIRST PERSON by Lori marie Carlson
FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Altogether, a somewhat uneven anthology with some excellent pieces that may well justify its purchase. (biographical notes) (Anthology. 13 & up)"
Editor Carlson presents 22 monologues, mostly by well-recognized Latino authors, in an attempt to describe the diverse experiences of Latino teens in America. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"As such, it will make for engaging and dynamic use in the English or Social Studies classroom—as well as for rich individual reading. (editor's note, introduction, author bios) (Fiction. 12+)"
"What a wonderful time to be an American Indian!" begins the introduction to this collection of ten excellent stories that encompass a diversity of experience. Read full book review >
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Biographical notes on the poets, and an introduction by Oscar Hijuelos round out this volume that will be appreciated by any young writer. (Poetry. 12+)"
A decade after Cool Salsa (1994), Carlson has collected a new generation of voices. Read full book review >
THE FLAMBOYANT by Lori marie Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2002

"An attractive cast and the author's evident love of Puerto Rican culture save (but barely) this restrained portrait of a modern woman."
A pleasant if somewhat vague debut about an aviatrix in the 1920s. Read full book review >
THE SUNDAY TERTULIA by Lori marie Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Sleep inducing, overall, like windy speechifying after a heavy meal."
An informal gathering (tertulia) once a month brings together a group of women friends who share a meal and conversation. Lots and lots of conversation, it would seem. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Oil paintings lend a rich glow to an orderly but warm bilingual story. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8.)"
PLB 0-688-16240-1 A thin story cloaks a list of the customs and foods associated with the sixth of January, known variously as Epiphany, Twelfth Night, or, for the Spanish-speaking family in this book, Three Kings' Day. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Parts of this are better than the disappointing whole. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Anthology. 10-13)"
A tantalizing but disconnected sampler that hints at the range of contributions of 20th- century Hispanic authors and artists to this country's culture. Read full book review >