Search Results: "Amada Irma Pérez"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Very nicely done. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In an autobiographical outing written in English and Spanish, Amada tells her diary all about her fear of moving from her home in Juárez, Mexico, to not only a new town, but also a new country. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sweet, realistic, comforting. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
After their grandfather's death, grandmother Nana comes from Mexico to California to live for a while, and her six grandchildren hope that their family's construction of a chicken coop for a swarm of new chicks will help her move beyond her loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRMA by Tom Ross
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"Ross and Barron (Eggbert, 1994) suggest that dreams don't come easy, but Irma's flight is a high-concept, one- joke idea, less a picture book than a series of static paintings for a story that never gets off the ground. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Irma has a dream. Read full book review >

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IRMA VOTH by Miriam Toews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A literary novel marked by charm, wit and an original approach to language, weakened by polarized characters and a shift from gritty to soft-centered."
An unworldly Mennonite girl with a tainted past considers a life without the direction of her father, her husband or God, then implements it, in the latest from Canadian writer Toews (The Flying Troutmans, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH FAIRY MEETS EL RATÓN PÉREZ by René Colato Laínez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2010

"And not only is Miguelito rewarded with two shiny coins under his pillow, but readers are treated to a clever introduction to two charming folk customs. (author's note, glossary of Spanish terms) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mexican-American Miguelito loses his tooth and so begins an amusing battle between the Tooth Fairy and El Ratón Pérez. Read full book review >

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THE 351 BOOKS OF IRMA ARCURI by David Bajo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2008

"Ambitious and intelligent but overstuffed."
Bajo's debut is a complicated stew: a hyper-literary erotic suspense novel about a mathematician/sexual athlete/compulsive runner searching for his lover, who's left him to unravel the mystery of her disappearance using only the books she's bequeathed him. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1993

"There's no deep revelation of the spirit of America here, but the ride is good fun, and the characters and dialogue are as alluring as in many novels. (Eight pages of b&w photographs, map- -not seen)"
Cosmopolitan columnist Kurtz (Mantalk, 1987, etc.) chronicles her voyage of discovery made by criss-crossing the country on Greyhound buses. Read full book review >

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GEOGRAPHIES OF HOME by Loida Maritza Pérez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"This exasperatingly awkward debut does, nevertheless, show a vigorous imagination at work, and raises hopes that PÇrez can do a lot better."
Heavy doses of melodrama and a penchant for overexplaining its characters' experiences blunt the impact of this ambitious first novel about a Dominican American family struggling to survive—and rapidly falling apart—in contemporary New York City. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF A POET by Irma Kudrova
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"A grim reminder that tyrants have myriad ways to strangle dissent. (8 pp. b&w photos)"
A gripping account of the final months of the Russian poet, who took her own life in 1941, at age 49, following the arrest and imprisonment by the Soviet secret police of her daughter, husband, and friends. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER AS YOU PASS ME BY by L. King Pérez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Sure to provoke many on both sides of the political spectrum, this is an honest, heartfelt and truthful depiction of a small Southern town during the '60s. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A time of turbulent change in the United States is echoed in the relationship between best friends Silvy and Mabelee. Read full book review >

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Released: June 12, 1998

"The book opens up a raucous and rollicking past world, extracting touching human notes from very old historical documents. (b&w and color illustrations)"
The boomtown Spanish seaport of Seville in the 16th century is the subject of this colorful study. Read full book review >

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OUT OF DARKNESS by Ashley Hope Pérez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A powerful, layered tale of forbidden love in times of unrelenting racism. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
A Mexican-American girl and a black boy begin an ill-fated love in the months leading up to a catastrophic 1937 school explosion in East Texas. Read full book review >