Search Results: "Diana López"


BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >

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CONFETTI GIRL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Local idioms of Spanish proverbs—dichos—used as chapter headings enlighten both characters and readers. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Apolonia "Lina" Flores loves science and mathematical riddles, playing volleyball and collecting extravagant, romantic and lonely socks. Read full book review >

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ASK MY MOOD RING HOW I FEEL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Balancing the heavy subject matter with generous doses of humor and an authentic young teen voice, López crafts a story that blends family and middle school drama successfully. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A funny and heartfelt story about a girl dealing with the trials of middle school and her mother's breast cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOKE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Surprisingly real, until the mawkish Afterschool Special finale. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 9-11)"
A tale of friendship and trust intersects with a problem novel about dangerous behaviors among middle schoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REALM OF HUNGRY SPIRITS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2011

"An entertaining appreciation of one woman's journey, sometimes ribald and funny, sometimes ironic and self-deprecating."
Marina Lucero reads the Dalai Lama, ponders Gandhi and yearns for inner peace. What she has is a challenging and needy family and a demanding and clueless set of friends. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY WOMAN IN PARIS by Josefina López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2009

"Alternating in tone from sexy to serious, the book is not always successful in melding Canela's different worlds, and some of the flashback passages are awkward, but the cooking scenes feel authentic. Here's hoping López's next effort is even tastier."
In this debut novel from screenwriter López (Real Women Have Curves), a Latina journalist breaks up with her dull fiancé and flees to Paris to enroll in a prestigious cooking school. Read full book review >

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THE GIFTED GABALDÓN SISTERS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An overly ambitious novel that spans decades and covers a century's worth of Fermina's history. The flashbacks may be skipped; the Gabaldón sisters alone offer ample fodder."
Four Latina sisters research their mysterious ancestry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOY LA AVON LADY by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"López is an original, and this fine collection, which won its publisher's inaugural Miguel Marmol Prize for fiction, is a thoroughgoing delight."
Assimilation into American culture and abrasive family dynamics are the subjects of the 11 finely crafted stories gathered in this striking debut collection. Read full book review >

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BOYS, BIKES, BUNGLING BANDITS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Latitude Zero by Diana Renn

Cover Story: Hub Focus

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Shop Talk

Bonus Factor: Cycling

Anti-Bonus Factor: Mary Sue

Relationship Status: Dropped

Cover Story: Hub Focus

As a person who has occasional issues with large crowds, the number of people in the background of this cover makes me a little ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ERIK THE RED SEES GREEN by Julie Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This cheery portrayal of color vision deficiency will appeal to curious and quirky kids who want to see the world a little differently. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anderson's first book is a colorful, happy-go-lucky look at color vision deficiency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A beautiful account of a young girl's bravery and her important contribution toward gender equality in the creative arts. (historical note) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Pura Belpré winner and Newbery honoree Engle, known for writing free-verse historical fiction, introduces readers to Millo Castro Zaldarriaga with this illustrated poem, inspired by her subject's childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"A great choice for family readings at primary and nursery programs all year long. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A happy assortment of multicultural children, adults and friendly critters celebrate books and reading in recognition of El día de los niños/El día de los libros. Read full book review >