Search Results: "Christina Rodriguez"


BOOK REVIEW

KEEPING CHRISTINA by Sue Ellen Bridgers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1993

"Though the language here rarely sparkles and the pace bogs down at times, Bridgers's accessible story will have real validity for those who've been used by Christina and her kind. (Fiction. 12- 16)"
We've all met them—the manipulators who contrive to turn families and friends against one another. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINA ROSSETTI by Jan Marsh
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"The author's steady, sympathetic course through Rossetti's divided life enables readers to delve into the intense and original self most fully expressed in her poetry. (16 pages b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An adept survey of the outwardly placid, internally conflicted life of an English counterpart to Emily Dickinson. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINA STEAD by Hazel Rowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome study of an underrated author. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Read full book review >

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UN DÍA CON MIS TÍAS/A DAY WITH MY AUNTS by Anilú Bernardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"While not an essential purchase for libraries, it will be useful in collections with an emphasis on family traditions and togetherness. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Isabel loves spending her Saturdays with her aunts, tías Dulce, Rosa and Clara. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYTE AND THE BOGEYMAN/MAYTE Y EL CUCO by Ada Acosta González
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 2006

"Still, both Spanish and English texts flow smoothly, and even the suggestion of terror is sure to set younger hearts racing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Despite the title, González's first book is less a scary story than a child's-eye view of life in Puerto Rico and the importance of community. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"The dual message of nutrition and diversity will probably find its place in today's curriculum and can certainly augment units on food, language and culture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the first day of her new school, Adelita learns that vegetables can have similarities and differences, as can new friends. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Throughout this life-and-death drama and some nitty-gritty puberty details, Raisin's voice is sparkly and hilarious. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Raisin's back, funny and delightful and determined to get her first kiss. Read full book review >

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<i>¡A BAILAR!</i> LET'S DANCE! by Judith Ortiz Cofer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"An earnest effort that unfortunately falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Excitement builds for a little girl and her Mami as they dance through the streets of their barrio to hear Papi play salsa on his trombone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET BLOG OF RAISIN RODRIGUEZ by Judy Goldschmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2005

"A few truly sparkly characters (one named Sparkles—a boy, naturally) and groundbreaking directness on the topic of tampon insertion set this amusing piece apart from others of its fast-growing genre. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Funny, dramatic, and varying in degrees of sharpness, Raisin writes a blog for her two best friends across the country. Read full book review >

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BASEBALL ON MARS/BÉISBOL EN MARTE by Rafael Rivera Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2009

"The subtle message of the importance of a parent's role in a child's creative play blends seamlessly with the simpler theme of a son's love for his father in a traditionally American setting. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Roberto's imaginary space trip to Mars requires the somewhat reluctantly granted use of his father's favorite chair for TV baseball viewing. Read full book review >

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WE ARE COUSINS/SOMOS PRIMOS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2007

"We are family,' nicely sums up the premise of this concept book that will be useful for story times and lessons with the theme of family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This joyous bilingual, multicultural celebration of the pleasures of the extended family presents a childlike view of relationships among cousins. Read full book review >