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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WHAT'S GOING ON by Nathan McCall
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Despite some flaws, this is a strong effort from the journalist turned essayist. (Author tour)"
McCall follows up his critically acclaimed autobiography Makes Me Wanna Holler (1994) with this eye-opening collection of personal essays on race and racism in America. Read full book review >

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THIN ICE by Bruce McCall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"McCall is always amusing, but his survivalist comic viewpoint is instructive, too, as a model for overcoming truly miserable circumstances."
New Yorker humorist McCall (Zany Afternoons, not reviewed) effectively cauterizes his own dysfunctional family with his trademark red-hot, rapier wit. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE GIANT ROBOT CHICKENS by Alex McCall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Kids saving themselves from the egg-pocalypse: priceless. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 8-12)"
Robot chicken apocalypse...no one saw that coming! Read full book review >

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A WIDE AND CAPABLE REVENGE by Thomas McCall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

"Though it runs out of mystery before it runs out of pages, this is a likable, fast-moving debut for McCall and his appealing heroine, who seems well placed for a series."
When Eva Ramirez is shot four times through the confessional door in Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, one-legged Lt. Read full book review >