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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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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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 >

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THE GROWING-UP TREE by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Unsettling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this Giving Tree-like parable, infant Alfred and his mother seem to float in a sort of fecund and fantastic Eden, rife with less-than-subtle and sometimes disconcerting symbols of fertility. Read full book review >

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VERA RUNS AWAY by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Vera is a spunky little heroine, with plenty of pluck left for more childhood adventures in a winning series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Running away to escape an unappreciative family is a nearly universal developmental stage of four- or five-year-olds. Read full book review >

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LEAVE ME ALONE by Vera Brosgol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Understatedly funny, just like the Eastern European folk tales on whose shoulders it stands. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Knitters will find their niches and click their needles—wherever. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Call it pop sociology, gonzo journalism, or social criticism: It's all good fun."
Las Vegas, the fastest-growing city in the US, as seen by a skeptical—and often funny—journalist. 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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THE BOILING RIVER by Andrés Ruzo
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"An earnest and well-intended effort but an outline for an adventure story more than that story itself."
A brief debut book about a young, Peruvian-born geologist's adventures in the Amazon. Read full book review >