Search Results: "Christina Diaz Gonzalez"


BOOK REVIEW

MOVING TARGET by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An adventure that will keep readers engaged until the cliffhanger ending and leave them waiting for the next book. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Take a precious relic, add a secret organization and an ancient brotherhood, throw in some action, place it all in the Eternal City, and what do you get? A grand adventure! Read full book review >

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A THUNDEROUS WHISPER by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An engrossing tale set against a compelling, seldom-seen backdrop. (Historical fiction. 10-18)"
Amid the chaos of the Spanish Civil War, a young girl begins to find her place in the world. Read full book review >

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RETURN FIRE by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A satisfying end to this plot-driven adventure. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Cassie Arroyo returns in the sequel to Moving Target (2015). Read full book review >

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THE RED UMBRELLA by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2010

"Gonzalez enters the literary scene with this exceptional historical novel that portrays the beginning of the Cuban exodus. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
This is the story of Lucía, a Cuban girl who, at the age of 14, leaves her hometown of Puerto Mijares and flies to the United States from Havana with her little brother, Frankie, but without their parents. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Trying to find color and beauty in her childhood world of the California Mojave Desert, Maya (the author/illustrator as a young girl) uses her artistic propensities to seek out objects that stand out from their dusty surroundings. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Inspiring and peacefully thought-provoking. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In sweeping lyrical prose—in both English and Spanish—a little girl describes her special relationship with the river she loves, which loves her in return. Read full book review >

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CALL ME TREE / LLÁMAME  ÁRBOL by Maya Christina Gonzalez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An exquisitely crafted call to honor ourselves, one another and the natural world. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The author of I Know the River Loves Me / Yo sé que el río me ama (2009) offers a bilingual picture book that presents the triumphant journey from seed to tree, conveying a deep appreciation for nature.Read full book review >

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PRIETITA AND THE GHOST WOMAN by Gloria Anzaldúa
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"The text appears in both Spanish and English; dramatic illustrations with the bold forms of mural art completely fill each spread, laden with southwestern flora and Mexican motifs. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Anzald£a (Friends from the Other Side, 1993, etc.) offers a feminist interpretation of the familiar Mexican legend of la Llorona, the sobbing ghost woman who steals children at night. Read full book review >

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FIESTA FEMENINA by Mary-Joan Gerson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A celebration not only of the strength and complexity of Mexican women, but of the richness, vibrancy, and miraculous qualities of Mexican culture. (Folklore. 8+)"
Drawing on rich strands of Mexican culture, these smoothly told folktales celebrate women, ranging from mythical goddesses to the historical Malintzen (a.k.a. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Stunning. (Picture book/poetry. 9-12)"
This eye-catching combination of brilliant illustrations and eloquently crafted bilingual poems celebrates the animal life and natural beauty of the rainforest. Read full book review >

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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 >