Search Results: "Cozbi A. Cabrera"


BOOK REVIEW

THANKS A MILLION by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Good job. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Gratitude for simple pleasures and small kindnesses is the theme of Grimes's newest collection of poems. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY, HER BASKET by Sandra Belton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"It's not hard to find tales in which children, encircled by a loving family, explore links between their past and present, but this is a particularly moving variation on the theme. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Cabrera displays rare sensitivity to color and light in this children's debut, illustrating Belton's account of a child's visit to Sea Island relatives with scenes of dark-skinned, brightly dressed figures against impressionistic swirls of sand, sun, and images from the past. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2009

"An unflinching depiction of slavery's impact on families, this selection's reassuring message of love shatters all bonds. (author's note, further resources) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Spare language and vibrant art present a powerful message of hope during American slavery, through a mother's sacrifice and her gift of freedom. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"An outstanding way to introduce aspects of African-American history and explore the power of community. (Picture book/poetry. 6-12)"
McKissack's series of poems tells the story of and honors the history of the women quilters of Gee's Bend, Ala. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2008

"Nothing particularly original here, but a bright enticement to the very young to sing along, and learn about the farm animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eye-catching illustrations enliven a children's musical classic. Read full book review >

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ROCK-A-BYE BABY by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Ho-hum. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A riff on the familiar lullaby depicts various animal parents, and then a human father, soothing their sleepy little ones. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Welcome to a new Old Woman and her little ones, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mostly new take on a very old rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2001

"Ably explored and told, The Prisoners of Cabrera will be of considerable interest to students of the Napoleonic era and of issues of military justice."
Able were they ere they saw Cabrera: a fascinating exploration of an all-but-forgotten footnote in French history. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY CROSSING OF JUAN CABRERA by J. Joaquín Fraxedas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

Juan Cabrera, a Cuban born of landowners but too late to emigrate in the first great wave to Miami, finally has his opportunity to become a bolsero, a rafter, making escape from Castro's brutal failure by crossing the straits to Florida and freedom. Read full book review >

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MAP DRAWN BY A SPY by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An exile's plainspoken testimonial, bookending Orwell's Homage to Catalonia in the literature of political disappointment."
A geography of disillusionment as limned by the noted Cuban writer (Guilty of Dancing the Chachachá, 2001, etc.), once a stalwart of the Fidelista revolution. Read full book review >

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MOMMY, CARRY ME PLEASE! by Jane Cabrera
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Sure to carry the day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cabrera's latest offering details the many ways, and in some cases, the reasons why, animal Mommies carry their babies. Read full book review >

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BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Another winner from Cabrera. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who knew that one little girl with her basket of knitting needles could so tax the wool production of a generous black sheep? Read full book review >