Search Results: "Alba Marina Rivera"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECT SILENCE by Alba Ambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Multiculturalism cannot disguise a lack of originality."
This bleak debut features violence and abuse so unrelenting that they quickly become routine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAMER by Jonathan Rivera
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An old-fashioned fantasy, but younger readers seeking a new world to explore may enjoy its classic feel."
In Rivera's epic debut YA fantasy novel, a group of children faces off against an evil ice queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

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SCATTERED PARTS
by Leila Roy

Basically, I’m the last saving grace for the Sanchez family. There’s some unwritten family commandment that states that I will graduate from Somerset, attend an Ivy League school, and major in some moneymaking profession. The pressure is on to excel. They don’t call me Princesa for nothing. I’m being groomed for bigger and better things.
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BOOK REVIEW

EUSTACE & CLYDE by Marina Aizen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Warm and cheerful with just a dash of house-hunting entertainment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two koala bears look for a new home that's a little less crowded and noisy, but the search isn't so simple in Aizen's (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 2013, etc.) newest picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALLIGRAPHY OF THE WITCH by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The heroic, victimized Concepción feels engineered, but de Alba's Puritans are as rich and complex as any characters in recent historical fiction."
Widely disparate strands of New World history converge in this fiction from de Alba (Desert Blood, 2005, etc.) about a young Mexican woman who surmounts one cruelty after another only to find herself accused of witchcraft in 17th-century Boston. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Carolina Rose by Rafael Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"Despite occasionally florid prose, Rivera's debut is a tightly-woven narrative with vivid settings and characters."
In the American South, a young woman struggles to overcome poverty and abuse and make a better life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SORRY NOT SORRY by Naya Rivera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"There's nothing groundbreaking, but the actress comes across as down-to-earth, likable, and humanly fallible."
The former Glee star looks back with amusement and a feisty attitude on a career in modeling and acting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INN BETWEEN by Marina Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Readers looking for a mystery with heart, humor, and hairy moments will be captivated. (Supernatural fiction. 9-12)"
A haunted hotel seeks new victims in this middle-grade suspense novel. Read full book review >