Books by Luis Humberto Crosthwaite

MAXIMILIAN AND THE CURSE OF THE FALLEN ANGEL by Xavier Garza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2020

"Max's finest adventure thus far. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The legendary Guardian Angel battles a nefarious new foe in Garza's solid fourth entry in the Max's Lucha Libre Adventures saga. Read full book review >
MAXIMILIAN AND THE LUCHA LIBRE CLUB by Xavier Garza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Pretty darn good fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the third book of Max's Lucha Libre Adventures, the titular hero struggles through the complexities of young love as he prepares to fulfill his luchador destiny. Read full book review >
LITTLE CHANCLAS by José Lozano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"Any child who's loved a favorite pair of shoes will identify with this vigorous Latina heroine. (Bilingual picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl loves her flip-flops to death—literally—setting up a new-shoe dilemma. Read full book review >
ONCE AROUND THE BLOCK / UNA VUELTA A LA MANZANA by José Lozano
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

With this amusing trip through the streets of a Mexican-American neighborhood, readers will discover the lives, adventures, secrets, hobbies and special skills of a most varied gallery of personages. With the skills of a master storyteller, Lozano creates in each page, in alphabetical order, a lively, one-paragraph portrait using words that start with the same initial letter of his characters' names: "B is for Benito who loves baseball, bumblebees, and big bean burritos"; "I is for Isabel who likes to stay indoors, cruise the Internet and write interesting stories"; "P is for Pablo who has won many prizes for playing the piano perfectly." (Los Otros, hermanos Toñio, Lluvia and Chuy, new to the neighborhood, haven't yet learned English.) The author's detailed and vibrant gouache paintings are framed as pictures in an album, reflecting the festive spirit of a real Hispanic community. Crosthwaite's excellent Spanish rendition maintains the savor and rhyme of the original text and its clever wordplay, making the story enjoyable in both languages. Drawings of alphabet cubes serve as dividers between the texts. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >