Search Results: "Andrés Vera Martínez"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Beautifully drawn and quietly evocative. (glossary, timeline, author biography, translations of Chinese characters, maps) (Graphic memoir. 9-12)"
A striking glimpse into Chinese girlhood during the 1970s and '80s. Read full book review >

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THE BEAST by Óscar Martínez
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A harrowing look at the real costs of globalization, immigration and drug-prohibition politics, short on solutions and absent hope."
Grim, grisly account of the predations suffered by impoverished migrants on the hazardous journey to el Norte. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2001

"First-rate reporting on an important, controversial subject."
A thoughtful, politically charged narrative of travel in a little-known but much-discussed American subculture. Read full book review >

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REGARDING RODERER by Guillermo Martínez
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"Here, however, the narrative and the reader trot along toward a conclusion both can envision too early and too clearly."
A stiff, predictable treatment of a subject that's anything but. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TONGUE by Demetria Martínez
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"Beautiful writing and astute commentary on identity, love, and El Salvadoran crises, wrapped cozy as a tamale with a maybe- happily-ever-after epilogue."
Poetry, politics, and no-holds-barred emotions burst from the tiny binding of a notable first novel by poet and activist Mart°nez (Turning, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"And as a writer and thinker he did a good deal to wean Latin America off its stance of intellectual servility to the Old World."
Available in English for the first time, the greatest essays and speeches of the 19th-century Latin American educator, politician, and scholar, a leading figure in building a humanistic post-colonial tradition in Latin America. Read full book review >

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ANYA'S GHOST by Vera Brosgol
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"A book sure to haunt its reader long after the last past is turned—exquisitely eerie. (Graphic supernatural fiction. 12 & up)"
A deliciously creepy page-turning gem from first-time writer and illustrator Brosgol finds brooding teenager Anya trying to escape the past—both her own and the ghost haunting her. Read full book review >

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VERA GOES TO THE DENTIST by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Now we know why God invented dental hygienists, seat belts, and tic-tac-toe. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Why do you need to go to the dentist if all your teeth are going to fall out anyway? Read full book review >

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WHO IS IN THE GARDEN? by Vera Rosenberry
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2001

"Wait for Vera's next adventure. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rosenberry's three recent books (Vera Runs Away, 2000, etc.) about an irrepressible little girl named Vera have an undeniable charm with a unique main character, believable illustrations, and strong plot lines. Read full book review >

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SAND RUNNER by Vera Brook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2017

"This book's swift pace and passionate characters make up for a familiar premise."
A young man must brave exceedingly treacherous courses and fierce, deadly competitors to win a popular footrace in Brook's YA dystopian sci-fi debut. Read full book review >

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VERA'S HALLOWEEN by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Rosenberry has her finger on the pulse of children's anxieties—Vera's unhappy adventure and its comforting resolution is on just the right scale for preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little sister Ruthie is going trick-or-treating before dark, but this year Vera gets to join older sisters June and Elaine with their father in "the spooky night." Read full book review >

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VERA RIDES A BIKE by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"The top-drawer story comes with equally fine artwork—soaked watercolors that unfurl across the page—and characterizations, from Vera's poses to her trim, Botticelli-esque mother's clodhoppers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A welcome return of Vera, Rosenberry's rough-cut alter-ego. Read full book review >