Search Results: "Carl Angel"


BOOK REVIEW

SKY HIGH by Marissa Moss
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"An inspirational tale of an inspirational woman. (author's note, photos) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Maggie Gee longed to fly—but she grew up in the 1930s, when many women were not allowed to pilot planes. Read full book review >

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XOCHITL AND THE FLOWERS/XÓCHITL, LA NIÑA DE LAS FLORES by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Full of love for family and community, this bilingual story embodies the belief that positive action can overcome the negatives of circumstance. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Angel's expressive and teeming illustrations warmly complement the sweet temper of Argueta's tale of an El Salvadoran family—daughter, mother, and father—living in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO SAVED YESTERDAY by Julius Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A powerful tale that should help children of all ages embrace the fact that dead does not have to mean gone. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In this age of automaticity, electronic immediacy, and carpe diem, this book delivers a rare exultation: remember the Ancestors.Read full book review >

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LAKAS AND THE MAKIBAKA HOTEL/SI LAKAS AT ANG MAKIBAKA HOTEL by Anthony D. Robles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The vivid paintings have a cartoon quality that punches off the page and there are some fun touches: The landlord wears a hat and suit of $1000 bills. (bilingual English-Tagalog text) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Lakas, a young Filipino American, befriends several street performers who all live in the Makibaka Hotel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE WINS by Almira Astudillo Gilles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2001

"An understated pearl of a story, humbly and somewhat awkwardly illustrated in deep-colored acrylics, with two affecting characterizations and an exemplary bond of love. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tender but vital tribute to a father's love and a son's faith, as well as a gratifying sleeve across a bully's windpipe, from a talented newcomer. Read full book review >

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by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE HISTORY OF VEGAS by Jodi Angel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2005

"Dispirited young people with small dreams and short sight."
Nightmarish memories from high school make up Angel's weightless and grim first collection. Read full book review >

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SUCH A PRETTY FACE by Ann Angel
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Authors' biographies and discussion questions are appended. (Fiction. YA)"
Combining contributions from established veterans and newcomers, this appealing anthology, with its baker's dozen of stories about beauty—a topic often on the minds of youth—offers a broad perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Competent but too anecdotal; a stronger grounding in the facts and figures of the illicit drug market would have given this talky narrative more context."
Close-up account of the international drug trade, seen from the point of view of its foot soldiers. Read full book review >

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THINGS I'LL NEVER SAY by Ann Angel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Though uneven, the collection offers many worthy entries. (Anthology. 14-18)"
A collection of 15 short stories by different authors focuses on learning, keeping and telling secrets. Read full book review >

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UNMASTERED by Katherine Angel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"An unconventional and strikingly lyrical observation of women and their desire to speak regarding the fulfillment of their sexual and emotional needs."
A revealing look at postmodern feminism and its role in female desire through one woman's personal anecdotes, meditations and professional research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIFTH SEASON by George Angel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

The Fifth Season ($19.95, paper $11.95; June 1996; 134 pp.; 1- 57366-015-9; paper 1-57366-016-7). Read full book review >