Search Results: "Adriana Domínguez"


BOOK REVIEW

MARISOL MCDONALD AND THE CLASH BASH/MARISOL MCDONALD Y LA FIESTA SIN IGUAL by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A broadly appealing bilingual and bicultural celebration of being oneself and the love of family. (author's note, bilingual glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
The confident, exuberant, bicultural-and-proud Marisol McDonald is back in this follow-up to Brown's introduction to the character, Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina (2011). Read full book review >

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GRACIAS/THANKS by Pat Mora
Kirkus Star
by Pat Mora, illustrated by John Parra, translated by Adriana Domínguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"For this graceful celebration, ¡gracias! (Picture book. 4-8)"
From "the sun that wakes me up so I don't sleep for years and years and grow a long, white beard" to the "old pajamas, so soft they feel like I'm putting on air" and "the cricket hiding when he serenades us to sleep," a little Latino boy says "¡gracias!" with sweetly ingenuous enthusiasm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARISOL MCDONALD Y EL MONSTRUO / MARISOL MCDONALD AND THE MONSTER by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"Marvelously mismatched Marisol McDonald brings her unique perspective to the exploration of the universal topic of fear. (author's note, bilingual glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Marisol McDonald hears a bump in the night, her imagination goes wild, making her certain there must be a monster beneath her bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTÍ'S SONG FOR FREEDOM / MARTÍ Y SUS VERSOS POR LA LIBERTAD  by Emma Otheguy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"In bringing an important life back into the conversation during divided political times, this book spotlights a steadfast hero and brilliant writer still worth admiring today. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Weaving in work from poet and Cuban freedom fighter José Martí, Otheguy presents a sensitive portrayal of the revolutionary. Read full book review >

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MAYA'S BLANKET/LA MANTA DE MAYA by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"As the book ends, Maya's daughter is sleeping under 'her own special, magical manta.' Readers may be eager to tell their own versions of the story—that's how magic works. (author's note, glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 5-9)"
A familiar tale crosses cultures with almost magical ease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VENICE ADRIANA by Ethan Mordden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"But all of this only serves to underline Mark's own lack of color or life: He fails in his mission in more ways than one, proving a too-pallid narrator for an otherwise gaudy tale."
Few events in life are more apt to be lathered in melodrama than those surrounding a diva in decline, but veteran gay writer Mordden (Some Men Are Lookers, 1997, etc.) offers both more and less by coupling opera with the good life in Venice as seen by an innocent young American on the cusp of his sexual awakening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER ROLLS, WATER RISES / EL AGUA RUEDA, EL AGUA SUBE by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A lovely bilingual addition to the 'sense of wonder' shelf. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Evocative watercolor images and graceful short poems in Spanish and English celebrate water in all its forms and around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING THE JAGUAR by Michele Domínguez Greene
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"This jaguar snores, not roars, as flat, stereotyped characters and a storyline that reads like most primetime television dramas ruin a great premise. (Fiction. YA)"
Combining ancient mysticism with urban Los Angeles, author Greene, formerly an actress on L.A. Law, introduces novice crime-fighter Martika Gálvez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCOCO by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Reams of furnishings detail and messy family histrionics."
Kitschy, quaintly amusing Italian-American saga from Trigiani (Lucia, Lucia, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 5, 1997

A Mexican-American teenager comes to terms with his melting- pot heritage—in a labored and predictable picaresque tale from the author of The Dark Side of the Dream (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK SIDE OF THE DREAM by Alejandro Grattan-Domínguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A not particularly distinguished up-by-the-bootstraps, yearning-for-a-place debut noveland never as powerful as it wants to be."
A standard-issue epic tale of two Mexican-American families pitched hither and yon by the historical vicissitudes of the mid- 20th century. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT by Adriana  Cerrotti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Sly might be considered beautiful, but this app is anything but. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
This day in the life of a dog is sunk by substandard writing. Read full book review >