Search Results: "Fernando Alegría"


BOOK REVIEW

ALLENDE by Fernando Alegría
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not so."
A revised version (and first US appearance) of a work originally published in Spanish in 1989. Read full book review >

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AMADOR by Fernando Savater
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1994

"De Magistro,'' of whose style Savater's will remind the reader."
A sometimes touching but ultimately banal discourse by a father to his son, offering advice on how to get along in life. Read full book review >

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HOMESICK by Roshi Fernando
Released: July 17, 2012

"Fernando writes expressively and finds an appropriate emotional correlative to convey a variety of tones, from nostalgic to tragic."
A series of loosely concatenated stories focusing on the lives of first and second generation Sri Lankan immigrants in England. Read full book review >

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Sugar and Dirt by Fernando Prol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An economically written novel that packs a punch about a young immigrant soldiering on through life's hardships."
A Cuban youth flees to the U.S. with his family after Fidel Castro's revolution and builds a hard shell of stoic strength as he grows up. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE LINE by Malín Alegría
Released: May 1, 2012

"A welcome entry into the teen market, especially for Bluford Series fans. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-18)"
In the first title in the Border Town series, Alegría introduces Fabiola "Fabi" Garza, a Mexican-American teen in the fictitious Texas border town of Dos Rios. Read full book review >

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ESTRELLA'S QUINCEAÑERA by Malín Alegría
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Combine this story with Nancy Osa's Cuba 15 (2003), a novel with similar themes. (Fiction. YA)"
While her mother sees it as tradition, Estrella believes a quinceañera, the Mexican custom of celebrating a girl's 15th birthday, is "just a lame party with cheesy music and puffy princess dresses." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Appropriate for all elementary school collections, but especially in areas with Latino populations. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Meted colors and sharp black outlines characterize Molinari's full-page illustrations for this brief biography of the noted Chilean author. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2008

"A sobering reminder of just how deep-seated is the instinct to destroy other people's truths."
Venezuelan historian Báez spent what must have been 12 depressing years assembling this horrific chronicle of the centuries-long assault on human memory. Read full book review >

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A BAD END by Fernando Royuela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"A gonzo record of a large life."
A Spanish dwarf recounts his life and times even as they're coming to an end. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Only occasionally marred by less-than-stellar writing, this is a smart and engaging story about a hidden issue. (Fiction. YA)"
Getting caught for sneaking off with friends for the weekend might cause most teens to lose some privileges, but for Sofi Mendoza, it means she might lose her whole life. Read full book review >

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FAMILY ALBUM by Claribel Alegría
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

Three novellas from El Salvador's leading writer Alegr°a, who, like every writer south of the Rio Grande, feels obliged since Garcia M†rquez to bring in the now-obligatory bits of magic realism, with varying results. Read full book review >