Books by Rudy Gutierrez

JAZZ OWLS by Margarita Engle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2018

"This worthy effort falls short of creating a riveting narrative. (Novel in verse. 11-18)"
Against the backdrop of World War II, a patriotic Mexican-American family proudly contributes to the war effort despite pervasive racism. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Lyrically narrated, resplendently illustrated, and deeply respectful of both subject and audience. (afterword, author's and artist's notes, bibliography, discography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
In attuned counterpoint, Golio and Gutierrez present a portrait of John Coltrane's lifelong quest to discover and share his spiritual truth through music. Read full book review >
PELÉ, KING OF SOCCER/PELÉ, EL REY DEL FUTBOL by Monica Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Spanish text, this inspiring blend of art and story scores a winning goal. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
This beautifully designed story of soccer's best athlete begins in the midst of a game with the star about to score. Read full book review >
PAPÁ AND ME by Arthur Dorros
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"The exuberant art and simple text convey the dreamlike perfect happiness of a young boy's joyous day with his beloved Papá. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Dynamic, energetic, larger-than-life swirls of color vividly celebrate the loving relationship between a young Latino boy and his Papá. Read full book review >
OLD LETIVIA AND THE MOUNTAIN OF SORROWS by Nicholasa Mohr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"While the tale is not suited to all tastes, it should please attentive readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This challenging fantasy by Mohr (The Magic Shell, 1995, etc.) will appeal to more able readers. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC SHELL by Nicholasa Mohr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

Jaime doesn't want to leave his home in the Dominican Republic when his father gets a good job in New York City. Read full book review >