Search Results: "Guadalupe Garcia McCall"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Pura Belpré winner McCall delivers an ambitious, sardonically relevant historical novel—a must-read, complex twist on a political Shakespearean tragedy. (cast of characters, author's note, further reading, sources, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In the early 1900s in Texas, the Mexican Revolution crosses the border, dividing the brown-skinned gente (people) from the white authority of the Texas Rangers. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS by Guadalupe García McCall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While this story is sometimes bogged down by moralizing and adventures that don't always seem to support the plot, originality and vibrancy shine through to make it a worthwhile read despite its flaws. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
In her first fantasy, Pura Belpré winner McCall (Under the Mesquite, 2011)tells the story of five sisters and their myriad adventures as they travel from their home in Texas to Mexico. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE MESQUITE by Guadalupe García McCall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A promising, deeply felt debut. (Spanish glossary) (Verse fiction. 12 & up)"
A resilient Mexican-American girl copes with familial obligation and loss in this free-verse novel. Read full book review >

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ILLUMINATED UNIVERSE by Sonia Guadalupe
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2016

"A memoir that offers intriguing insights into how one's decisions affect one's body and mind."
In her debut book, a holistic therapy practitioner, reflexologist, and artist relates her story of a near-death experience and its resulting insights. Read full book review >

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PIG PARK by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"The warm, diverse community setting and the realistic family interactions help overcome the somewhat jumbled plotlines. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Residents of a declining neighborhood band together to turn their economy around by building a tourist attraction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"But sadly, like Apá's post-stroke diet, the novel lacks spice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An autobiographical examination of sixth grade, death and life on the border. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Handsome, engaging and deeply affecting. (Picture book/biography. 6 & up)"
A wonderfully unexpected and delightfully accessible personal appreciation of a famous, larger-than-life man, artist and loving father as told by the daughter who now safeguards his works and legacy. Read full book review >

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TIP TIP DIG DIG by Emma Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia's bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. Read full book review >

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SUNFLOWERS/GIRASOLES by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"A pleasing and effective multicultural offering. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Marisol enjoys working the family garden with her grandfather, who teaches her about many different vegetables and plants, like the sunflower that makes him happy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"For any who might think race relations and conditions in African-American communities have been improving since the hard-won civil-rights victories of the 50's and 60's: a devastating, full- bodied reality check."
Hopelessness, anguish, and anger seethe through this riveting account, by Washington Post reporter McCall, of one man's roller- coaster rise from the violent, self-annihilating street life of his generation to a respectable position above the fray. Read full book review >

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Swarm by Guy Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"A white-hot ingot of daring, disciplined storytelling that focuses on a dangerous military project."
A sci-fi thriller explores stolen technology and a hacktivist determined to guide humanity's evolution. Read full book review >