Search Results: "Hanae Rivera"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAMER by Jonathan Rivera
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An old-fashioned fantasy, but younger readers seeking a new world to explore may enjoy its classic feel."
In Rivera's epic debut YA fantasy novel, a group of children faces off against an evil ice queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SCATTERED PARTS
by Leila Roy

Basically, I’m the last saving grace for the Sanchez family. There’s some unwritten family commandment that states that I will graduate from Somerset, attend an Ivy League school, and major in some moneymaking profession. The pressure is on to excel. They don’t call me Princesa for nothing. I’m being groomed for bigger and better things.
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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Grist for a graduate seminar, but a slow grind for everyone else."
An expert in the region makes the case for the rise of Latin America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"The glimpses of the artists' work are more intriguing than the illustrator's pastels, which include attractive landscapes, handsome animal portraits and human portrayals that vary in quality. (author's note, bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
One might expect that these stories would examine the pivotal points when the four artists decided to take up sculpture or printmaking, but the world of art is far removed from the content of these pieces. Read full book review >