Search Results: "Erik E. Morales"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE A RUBBER BAND by Erik E. Morales
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A concrete how-to aimed at helping readers become more resilient."
Morales (Education/New Jersey City Univ.; How Protective Factors Mitigate Risk and Facilitate Academic Resilience Among Poor Minority College Students, 2010, etc.) offers a practical self-help book that addresses trauma and some people's remarkable ability to bounce back from it. Read full book review >

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OFFSIDES by Erik E. Esckilsen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The culminating soccer game with the Warriors is a rousing model of sports-writing for young readers—even those who don't know much about soccer will be drawn in. (Fiction. 10+)"
The Hood, Goatee, Blue Hair, a smoker who plays goalie so he won't have to run as much, and Katya, a Russian girl—not your usual soccer team. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MALL RAT by Erik E. Esckilsen
FICTION
Released: May 12, 2003

"It's a credible effort. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Mitch desperately wants a job, but can't work legally until he turns 16. Read full book review >

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NIÑO WRESTLES THE WORLD by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Sure to be a smash. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little luchador Niño battles out-of-this-world opponents one by one until he finally meets his match. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NIGHT by Yuyi Morales
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2007

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Night hides and Mother Sky must find her behind the hills, in the bats' cave and in the blueberry field. Read full book review >

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RUDAS by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A rowdy, raucous return for Niño and a dazzling debut for his most worthy rivals. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pint-sized luchador Niño captured readers' imaginations in the Pura Belpré Award-winning title Niño Wrestles the World (2014). Now he is back, but this time his baby sisters, Las Hermanitas, have come to steal the show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAG DOLL PLAGUES by Alejandro Morales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Morales (The Brick People, Death of an Anglo—both 1988) offers a novel that exhibits the very qualities it celebrates: energy, hopefulness, a reverence for roots."
Swarms of butterflies and hummingbirds, a jaguar on a leash, a hero who's writing himself into existence, beneficent ghosts of ancestors—all the trappings of post-Borges magic realism are gathered in this undeniably derivative and yet often quite funny, quirky meditation on Mexican-American relations, the politics of epidemics and the uses of history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"As gifted an artist as she is a storyteller, Morales is in top form here. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Even better, if possible, than its predecessor, Just A Minute! (2003), this original trickster tale pitches Señor Calavera (i.e., Death—rendered as a skeleton topped by a hilariously expressive sugar skull) into a frantic hunt for birthday presents for his elderly friend Grandma Beetle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST A MINUTE! by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Lit with dancing lines and warm colors, Morales's illustrations enhance the appeal of this winning story even further. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Winking and nodding as she goes, a Latino grandmother will charm readers as she charms Death Himself in this original counting-cum-trickster tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Impassioned but fragmented."
A rambling stream-of-consciousness on "the essence of what it is to be Latino/Hispanic." Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS IN MY TOWN by Angela Morales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Essays that are as thematically ambitious as they are deeply personal."
Morales (English/Glendale Community Coll.) debuts with a compellingly rendered collection of essays, the winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize.Read full book review >