Search Results: "Giovanni Mora"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"Clearly a work of personal importance to the author, the collection is most likely to appeal to students and adults interested in American folklore. (preface, glossary) (Short stories. 8-12)"
New Mexico is the "Land of Enchantment," as even the state's license plates proclaim, and García wrote these tales to share the enchantment of stories he heard as a boy growing up in the Rio Puerco Valley in rural New Mexico. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING DON GIOVANNI by Anthony Rudel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An interesting speculation done clumsily in broad strokes."
Mozart puts the finishing touches on Don Giovanni with a little help from his friends—an idea that outshines the execution of it in a historical from the son of opera conductor Julius Rudel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2012

"Although a worthy addition due to the scarcity of such books, the sparse collection would have been strengthened by additional tales. (Folktales. 8-12)"
Cofer offers a slim bilingual collection of animal tales. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"Mora's illustrations add a refreshing touch, effectively breaking up the text in this appealing introduction. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Mickey Rangel, a sweet, intuitive and smart fifth-grade student, faces the challenges of his first case as an amateur detective: the theft of an elegant pen, engraved with the White House logo and the President's signature, a gift to classmate Eddy from his senator father. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO SAN GIOVANNI by Italo Calvino
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"For the title piece and the one on Fellini, indispensable; the rest isn't memorable."
Precious little unpublished Calvino (1923-85) remains, and this is some: five slender pieces. Read full book review >

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DIZZY IN YOUR EYES: Poems About Love by Pat Mora
POETRY
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A must read for lovestruck teens, whether they're poets or not. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
A lovely collection of poems about the uncertainties of teenage love in all its greatness and through all its varied forms of expression. Read full book review >

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RACISM 101 by Nikki Giovanni
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1994

"Unfortunately, though, without the cutting edge consistently applied, these views of society and culture tend to ramble and reminisce more than drive the point home, leaving a favorable—but less than lasting—impression."
From bestselling poet Giovanni, recently appointed professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic: over two dozen short essays, personal and political, on topics ranging from Spike Lee's Malcolm X to matters of family and friends While working primarily in the public realm by writing about various aspects of American life as she has encountered them in the past few years, Giovanni also leaves room for more intimate ruminations: on moving to Virginia; on the vagaries of teaching poetry; or on the significance of buying a candy-red sports car. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2017

"Science and anecdote intertwine in this close examination of the bonds that bind humans together."
How and why intimacy is important in life. Read full book review >

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THE RAINBOW TULIP by Pat Mora
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Sayles's softly colored illustrations, by turns wistful and vibrant, capture the times and the tone as a young child finds her place in her parents' new country. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Set in El Paso, Texas, in the 1920s, this moving family memoir focuses on Mora's mother as a child, who participated in her own way in a May Day parade. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF HOUSES by Pat Mora
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 1997

"In a language deftly mingling the natural cadences of speech and precise, poetic imagery, Mora believably summons up both a group of tough, loving, idiosyncratic survivors and a vivid, detailed portrait of life in the southwest in this century. (12 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A lyrical celebration of several generations of a Mexican- American family in El Paso, Tex., by a poet and essayist (Nepantla, not reviewed). Read full book review >