Search Results: "Guadalupe Rivera Marín"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

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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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SORRY NOT SORRY by Naya Rivera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"There's nothing groundbreaking, but the actress comes across as down-to-earth, likable, and humanly fallible."
The former Glee star looks back with amusement and a feisty attitude on a career in modeling and acting. Read full book review >

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Carolina Rose by Rafael Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"Despite occasionally florid prose, Rivera's debut is a tightly-woven narrative with vivid settings and characters."
In the American South, a young woman struggles to overcome poverty and abuse and make a better life. Read full book review >

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KODOKU by William Emery
by William Emery, illustrated by Hanae Rivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"It leaves readers the freedom not only to appreciate the scope of his achievement, but to ponder the courage required to undertake all such private journeys. (Picture book. 8-10)"
A poetically written and illustrated recreation of the voyage of Kenichi Horie, the first (recorded) sailor to cross the Pacific solo. Read full book review >

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THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Will be devoured by Yankees loyalists and happily sampled by all baseball fans."
Baseball's greatest relief pitcher reflects on his just-concluded surefire Hall of Fame career. 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: Nov. 5, 2013

"Avowing there is much misinterpretation of these terrible events from both sides, Guardiola-Rivera invites a deeper, intellectual look inside."
A tangled yet tender study of the revolutionary forces, both leftist and rightist, that converged in Chile during the turbulent 1960s and wrought a political miracle and tragedy. Read full book review >

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THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Though a bit scrubbed, Rivera's account offers engaging insight into the thrills and trials of getting the last out of the season. (photos, 'Notes from Mo,' glossary) (Memoir. 10-16)"
Baseball's all-time save leader tells his story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Filled with love for America and advice for young Latinas, this curious hodgepodge of a book falls flat."
Lackluster memoir buries an unusual immigrant's success story in pedestrian prose. Read full book review >