Search Results: "Alfonso Ruano"


BOOK REVIEW

TRICYCLE by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Economic extremes may not be so side-by-side visible in the U.S., but they certainly exist, and children on both sides of the metaphorical hedge would benefit from this invitation to think about that. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A discussion-starter if ever there was one, this brief episode contrasts wealth and poverty in an unnamed Latin American country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COMPOSITION by Antonio Skármeta
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Useful, perhaps, for social-studies teachers trying to explain what life is like under a totalitarian regime, but not a particularly engaging work. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Well-meaning if heavy-handed, this picture book views a Latin American dictatorship through the eyes of a nine year old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMOS COMO LAS NUBES / WE ARE LIKE THE CLOUDS by Jorge Argueta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Poignant, heartbreaking, and, sadly, timely. (author's note) (Bilingual picture book/poetry. 8 & up)"
With tenderness and humanity, this bilingual book describes the hopes, fears, and uncertainties of the thousands of displaced children that arrive every year at the southern border of the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POTTERSVILLE by Alfonso Mangione
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Patient readers will be amply rewarded with a funny, clear-eyed and bleak but affecting look at modern manners and morals."
Callow yuppies crave love, redemption and alcohol in this engrossing saga of the post-9/11, post-dotcom age of anxiety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARIBALDI by Alfonso Scirocco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A stiff, workmanlike approach to the life of a noble figure."
Dense, encyclopedic biography of world-renowned intrepid proponent for Italian social justice. Read full book review >