Search Results: "Hipolito Acosta"


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THE SHADOW CATCHER by Hipolito Acosta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A gut-wrenching law-enforcement yarn, simultaneously frightening and uplifting."
Aided ably by freelance journalist Pulitzer (co-author: Mob Daughter, 2012, etc.), an officer with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service recounts his undercover exploits along the border. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Stavans does service to Acosta's memory and to Chicano literature, with this collection."
The Brown Buffalo bellows from beyond the grave—and the roar resounds. Read full book review >

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THE SHE-HULK DIARIES by Marta Acosta
ROMANCE
Released: June 18, 2013

"A fun, escapist romantic romp with superheroes—who can resist?"
Unassuming yet powerhouse attorney Jennifer Walters and her secret alter ego, the publicity-loving She-Hulk, must learn to coexist and balance their physical and intellectual skills while fighting crime and injustice in the courtroom and on the streets, and possibly reclaiming the love of Jennifer's life. Read full book review >

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BLAZE by Jazmin Acosta
Released: April 28, 2014

"An enthusiastically conceived, if awkwardly executed, debut."
In this debut YA fantasy, a woman with the ability to control fire is kidnapped and drawn into a conspiracy against her kingdom. Read full book review >

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DARK COMPANION by Marta Acosta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Acosta's savvy take on sexist vampire traditions is refreshing even if much of its bracing astringency gets lost in the melodramatic resolution. Young readers won't mind, and all can look forward to the inevitable sequel. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This enjoyable, chick-lit update of undead culture gives vampires and their victims a long-overdue makeover. It's a breath of fresh air in a genre marked by creaky gender relations and unchallenged class stratification. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"A fresh, authentic account of art, adversity and family."
The bittersweet story of a Cuban ballet dancer's rise to international fame. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The rich colors and vivid patterns of Acosta's illustrations echo Latino pottery and design, making this an irresistible package. (Picture book/folklore. 4-10)"
A lovely creation myth from Costa Rica is retold in read-aloud rhythm and illustrated with gorgeous, tropical paintings. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CAPTAIN JACK  by Alicia Acosta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2017

"Themes of diversity and self-esteem not only fill the sails, but keep firm grasp of the wheel in this nautical caper. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pirate captain so tiny he can be stuffed in a rival captain's pocket discovers that greatness can come in any size or shape. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT FOR MAAN SINGH by Hipólito Acosta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2016

"Certainly flawed but moderately informative and entertaining."
The account of two Immigration and Naturalization Service officers who helped bring down a human trafficking operation that spanned the globe. Read full book review >

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PIG'S FOOT by Carlos Acosta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"The pyrotechnics of Acosta's writing would benefit from a more tightly choreographed structure."
Ballet star Acosta's debut novel follows a Cuban family from slavery days to modern Havana. Read full book review >

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MAYTE AND THE BOGEYMAN/MAYTE Y EL CUCO by Ada Acosta González
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 2006

"Still, both Spanish and English texts flow smoothly, and even the suggestion of terror is sure to set younger hearts racing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Despite the title, González's first book is less a scary story than a child's-eye view of life in Puerto Rico and the importance of community. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 1995

A deeply considered essay on the Chicano movement's worldly Aquinas. Read full book review >