Search Results: "Graciela Calderón"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Strictly for graduate school seminars."
A prominent eco-socialist explains why capitalism is doomed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Frances Calderón de la Barca by Marion Hall Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"A well-researched and engaging portrait of writer Fanny Calderón de la Barca."
A biography of the Scottish-born wife of a Spanish diplomat, known for her writings on life in 19th-century Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZIPITIO by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Readers sensitive to the sexual nuances here may prefer Julia Alvarez's The Secret Footprints (2000), which features backwards-footed creatures in a more innocently amusing situation. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Argueta offers a bit of folklore from Central America that isn't going to go over too well in this culture. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORIES OF ANA CALDERON by Graciela Limón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A preposterous ending ruins this simple tale."
In this artfully written novel about a Mexican woman, Lim¢n (In Search of BernabÇ, not reviewed) offers a soapy plot and scant new insights into the immigrant experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT CANOE by María Elena Maggi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although universally known in its Biblical telling, this version proves the universality of culture and story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional tale of the Great Flood gets a New World setting in this interesting retelling. Read full book review >

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THE MOUNTAIN JEWS AND THE MIRROR by Ruchama King Feuerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"As a folklorish tale—almost an extended anecdote—the brief telling leaves many questions for readers, and neither the dark, heavy illustrations nor the text provides answers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Newly married Yosef and Estrella move from a small Moroccan mountain village to Casablanca so that Yosef can earn a living. Read full book review >

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BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ by Verónica Uribe
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Mosquito misery as multicultural means. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Set in the Venezuelan jungle, this translation of El Mosquito Zumbador by Chilean writer and publisher Uribe presents a natural solution to a natural problem: how to achieve a good night's pleasant sleep on a moonlit, quiet night when under attack by a buzzing mosquito. Read full book review >