Search Results: "Francisco Serrano"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An inventive introduction to a fascinating historical figure. (map, chronology, glossary, sources and further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Another collaborative effort by the team that created The Poet King of Tezcoco: A Great Leader of Ancient Mexico (2007) chronicles the life of a controversial figure in pre-colonial Mesoamerica. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2007

Equally accomplished in war, letters and (relatively) compassionate government, a strong ally of the Aztec Empire and a ruler who turned the city-state of Tezcoco (more often spelled Texcoco) into the Athens of pre-Conquest Mexico, Nezahualcóyotl is a historical figure whose name is well worth learning to pronounce. Read full book review >

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FRANCISCO GOYA by Evan S. Connell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Well-crafted musings on living in violent and troubled times, using one of the greatest artists of that genre as a lens."
From literary nonfiction author and novelist Connell (Deus Lo Volt!, 2000, etc.), an idiosyncratic consideration of the groundbreaking Spanish artist. Read full book review >

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SAN FRANCISCO by Jean Fritz
Released: Sept. 26, 1962

"The story of the earthquake and fire and how the city rallied to rebuild ends a most insightful tour whose purpose is to reveal the diversified character of San Francisco."
An unusual glimpse of one of our most fascinating cities, and a second addition to the Cities Series, this combines historical anecdote, geography and selective guided tours in acknowledgeable, never dull text. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A stunning debut. (author's note, recommended reading) (Historical novel. 12 & up)"
Set in 1969, Manzano's first novel offers a realistically mercurial protagonist struggling with her identity in Spanish Harlem. Read full book review >

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SAN FRANCISCO GOLD by Ann Zavala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Superficial historical detail, cartoon characters, and ludicrous plotting: Harlequin author Zavala offers neither good genre fiction nor successful parody."
The woman, the wimp, the wanton, and the wicked substitute for believable characters in an overplotted western set during the Gold Rush. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"A secondary but readable adjunct to Philip Fradkin's broader-ranging Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906 (not reviewed)."
Shake, rattle and roar: Firefighter-writer Smith (A Song for Mary, 1999, etc.) chronicles the conflagration that followed the great San Francisco quake. Read full book review >

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SAN FRANCISCO BEAT by David Meltzer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2001

"Just now, as we begin to slip into a national slumber somewhat akin to that of the Eisenhower years, it's exhilarating to have this squall line of Beats pass through our consciousness."
The recusant Beats, like a whiff of cayenne, have a way of gaining your attention, and here they direct their monkey-wrenching, fortifying voices (in 13-part disharmony) at the microphone of poet Meltzer's tape recorder, conveying a whole lot of history and a bracing handful of ideas and opinions. Read full book review >

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Transformed: San Francisco by Suzanne Falter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An amusing, sexually inclusive novel about joining forces to save a metropolis.
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Falter (How Much Joy Can You Stand?, 2014, etc.) and Harvey introduce an unlikely couple of crime fighters in this San Francisco-based thriller.Read full book review >

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THE END OF SAN FRANCISCO by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2013

"A blisteringly honest portrait of a young, fast and greatly misunderstood life."
An outspoken, gender-ambiguous author and activist reflects on her halcyon days as a wild child in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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FRANCISCO'S KITES / LAS COMETAS DE FRANCISCO by Alicia Z. Klepeis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2015

"Francisco's transformation from pensive newcomer to entrepreneurial kite master is inspiring and well-detailed in this successful slice of life. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A resourceful boy in a new town discovers a talent for giving old scraps flight in this immigrant's story. Read full book review >