Search Results: "Jennifer De Leon"


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WISE LATINAS by Jennifer De Leon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2014

"The abundance of high-quality material makes the book hard to put down. While it focuses on Latina experiences, the emotional truths these writers express have a broader resonance."
This aptly named collection of essays lives up to its title, a reference to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's quote that a "wise Latina woman, with the richness of her experiences, would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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Galadria by Miguel Lopez de Leon
Released: March 27, 2014

"A grand finish to a YA trilogy that never fails to challenge audience expectations."
The final chapter in a YA fantasy trilogy about a boy who learns that he's the prince of a magical, parallel world. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 2014

"Mature YA fantasy full of wondrous themes and characters."
The sequel to Peter Huddleston & the Rites of Passage (2014) finds its hero learning behaviors suitable for a prince, including staying alive. Read full book review >

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FORTUNATE SON by Charles Ponce de Leon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Nothing revelatory here, but a thoughtful synthesis of the most intelligent writing on the Presley phenomenon."
A surprisingly worthwhile addition to the groaning shelf of Elvis books, emphasizing the historical and cultural context for his music and celebrity. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 2014

"A resounding success that will have audiences begging for more."
In this YA fantasy debut, a lonely boy discovers that his fate is tied to a hidden realm. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1994

"More than an account of hardships endured or individual histories, this is a meditation on man's age-old dream of eluding death and leaving his mark on the world as he journeys through life."
The Uruguayan literary critic's stunning first novel: a lyrical, powerful recreation of Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan's historic search for the Spice Islands and his expedition around the globe. Read full book review >

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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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NONFICTION SPOTLIGHT
by Leila Roy

I’ve always been a fiction reader. While I’ve certainly read some nonfiction—mostly personal essays and memoirs, because of the narrative—when it comes to longform work, I’ve always been more drawn to fiction.

Serving on the Amelia Bloomer Project committee—helping to put together a list of the year’s best feminist books for readers 0-18—has forced me to broaden my reading horizons ...


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