Search Results: "Alisha Ann Guadalupe Gambino"


BOOK REVIEW

SUNFLOWERS/GIRASOLES by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"A pleasing and effective multicultural offering. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Marisol enjoys working the family garden with her grandfather, who teaches her about many different vegetables and plants, like the sunflower that makes him happy. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE OF THE SNOW CONES / LA GUERRA DE LAS RASPAS by Lupe Ruiz-Flores
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2010

"While the themes of friendly rivalry and work-made-fun are worthwhile, the odd deus ex machina mystifies more than it delights. (Picture book. 5-7)"
On one of the hottest weeks of the summer in Caliente, Texas, best friends Elena and Alma open competing snow-cone stands across the street from each other. Read full book review >

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ILLUMINATED UNIVERSE by Sonia Guadalupe
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2016

"A memoir that offers intriguing insights into how one's decisions affect one's body and mind."
In her debut book, a holistic therapy practitioner, reflexologist, and artist relates her story of a near-death experience and its resulting insights. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Pura Belpré winner McCall delivers an ambitious, sardonically relevant historical novel—a must-read, complex twist on a political Shakespearean tragedy. (cast of characters, author's note, further reading, sources, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In the early 1900s in Texas, the Mexican Revolution crosses the border, dividing the brown-skinned gente (people) from the white authority of the Texas Rangers. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE MESQUITE by Guadalupe García McCall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A promising, deeply felt debut. (Spanish glossary) (Verse fiction. 12 & up)"
A resilient Mexican-American girl copes with familial obligation and loss in this free-verse novel. Read full book review >

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HATE TO WANT YOU by Alisha  Rai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A sexy, emotionally intense romance wrapped in a fascinating family saga, this is the complete package: hot, heartbreaking, and supremely satisfying."
After a decade of birthday hookups, a man and woman whose magical love was destroyed by their warring families face their pasts and rediscover one another. First in a series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"Villaseñor's attention to Mother Fox's delight in her children and her open awareness that she too is a carnivore make this not only a worthy addition to earlier coyote stories, but also a pointed reminder of the cycle of life in the wild. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Villaseñor, noted author of adult works Rain of Gold and Thirteen Senses turns his hand to folktales for children with this new title. Read full book review >

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WATCH WILLIAM WALK by Ann Jonas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations are perfectly synchronized. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jonas (The 13th Clue, 1992, etc.) pens an alliterative, winning work about the letter W. The simple story features two children, William and Wilma, a big black dog, Wally, and a white duck, Wanda. Read full book review >

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PIG PARK by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"The warm, diverse community setting and the realistic family interactions help overcome the somewhat jumbled plotlines. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Residents of a declining neighborhood band together to turn their economy around by building a tourist attraction. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS by Guadalupe García McCall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While this story is sometimes bogged down by moralizing and adventures that don't always seem to support the plot, originality and vibrancy shine through to make it a worthwhile read despite its flaws. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
In her first fantasy, Pura Belpré winner McCall (Under the Mesquite, 2011)tells the story of five sisters and their myriad adventures as they travel from their home in Texas to Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"But sadly, like Apá's post-stroke diet, the novel lacks spice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An autobiographical examination of sixth grade, death and life on the border. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Handsome, engaging and deeply affecting. (Picture book/biography. 6 & up)"
A wonderfully unexpected and delightfully accessible personal appreciation of a famous, larger-than-life man, artist and loving father as told by the daughter who now safeguards his works and legacy. Read full book review >