Search Results: "Carmen T. Bernier-Grand"


BOOK REVIEW

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A faithful, if uneven, retelling. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 7-12)"
Bernier-Grand offers her version of the origins of the popular Mexican shrine. Read full book review >

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ALICIA ALONSO by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"She has been a ballerina, a teacher, a Cuban and a role model for those with handicaps. Truly a noteworthy life, poignantly rendered here. (notes, bibliography) (Picture books/biography. 8-14)"
A biography in poems and pictures of the prima ballerina assoluta of Cuba, who thrilled audiences for decades with her extraordinary technique and beautiful interpretations of Giselle and other classics. Read full book review >

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SHAKE IT, MORENA! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Although there's not much documentation here, the presentation of this folkloric material is engaging. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
The arc of a young girl's typical school day gives structure to this presentation of a rich mixture of traditional songs, games, riddles, a few simple recipes, and stories from Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"In all, it's an astonishing effort, buttressed by meaty backmatter that makes Kahlo accessible to a new generation in a way straight text never could. (Poetry. YA)"
A striking appreciation pairs archival photographs and reproductions of the famed Mexican artist's work with image-rich free-verse poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

"The story is neither fresh nor involving, allowing the island atmosphere to take over; accurately portrayed are such details as the chirping tree frogs, bright red flamboyan trees, and the consuming excitement leading up to Carnival. (Fiction. 9-12)"
PLB 0-531-33154-7 The backdrop of 1961 Ponce, Puerto Rico, is authentic and atmospheric but not enough to overshadow the one-idea plot. Read full book review >

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JUAN BOBO by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"Spanish versions are given in smaller type at the end. (Folklore/Easy reader. 5-9)"
In an attractive collection, subtitled Four Folktales from Puerto Rico, a Puerto Rican-born author and illustrator present their island's popular comic simpleton. Read full book review >

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CÉSAR by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Diaz's softly beautiful and illuminating illustrations add much to this already rich celebration of César's life and legacy. (Poetry/biography. 9-12)"
Aimed at slightly older children than Kathleen Krull's Harvesting Hope (2003), this powerful biography in poems relates incidents in the life of César Chávez with insight and a sense of wonder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIEGO by Carmen Bernier-Grand
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"While this effort is not as sublime as its predecessor, it nevertheless makes a worthwhile, if flawed, companion—rather like the man himself. (biographical note, glossary, chronology, sources, 'In His Own Words') (Poetry. YA)"
As she did in Frida: Viva la Vida! Read full book review >

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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MATISSE, PICASSO, MIRO AS I KNEW THEM by Rosamond Bernier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

Bernier's first book is a reshaping of her slide and lecture series often given at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and elsewhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Always Beside by M.R. Grand
Released: Sept. 7, 2015

"A somewhat unfocused lesson on the diverging paths that life can take."
An ill-fated romance inspires a young man's meditations on society, politics, and religion in this novel. Read full book review >