Search Results: "Jr. Saldaña"


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A GOOD LONG WAY by René Saldaña Jr.
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 2010

"Teen readers chafing at the domestic bit will find food for thought here. (Fiction. YA)"
Two Rio Grande Valley high schoolers flirt with cutting out early but find reasons to finish school in this purposeful but intense tale. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE SKY FULL OF STARS by René Saldaña Jr.
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 13, 2007

"Overall, though, this is short, fast-paced and sustains interest. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The bond between teen pals Barry and Alby is tested when each desperately needs money. Read full book review >

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FINDING OUR WAY by René Saldaña Jr.
Released: March 11, 2003

"The collection is strong, with several excellent models for young short-story writers. (Fiction. 12+)"
Saldaña's (The Jumping Tree, 2001) collection of short stories offers daily dramas of friends, grandparents, teachers, brothers, and parents. Read full book review >

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THE JUMPING TREE by René Saldaña Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2001

"The warmth of family ties, especially Rey's love and respect for his father, is strong, and there is reason to hope that Rey will succeed in creating a life for himself that bridges the two cultures to which he belongs. (Fiction 10-14)"
From a series of vivid vignettes of warmly remembered childhood experiences, Saldaña has fashioned a memorable first novel. Read full book review >

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GOD JR. by Dennis Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A refreshing departure from the obsessive redundancy of its predecessors. Probably Cooper's best yet."
And now for something different from the master of homosexual punk sadomasochism. Read full book review >

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WITTGENSTEIN JR by Lars Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Pieced together from terse vignettes and enlivened with a liberal scattering of exclamation points, the novel teeters between exaggerated gloom and moments of true tenderness. Existential angst is rarely this entertaining."
An enigmatic young philosophy lecturer infuriates, intrigues and ultimately beguiles his Cambridge University students in this droll love story about logic and learning from Iyer (Philosophy/Newcastle Univ.; Exodus, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Blending scholarship and ironic detachment, an admirably balanced treatment of a politician who provoked anything but objectivity during his Marion Barry-like career. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The first full-length biography—and likely the authoritative one for years to come—of the flamboyant black congressman who, as civil-rights gadfly and as libertine, exemplified the gap between our nation's ideals and practices that was given a name in Gunnar Myrdal's ``American Dilemma.'' Blessed with good looks, eloquence, and a bully pulpit (he succeeded his father as head of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the nation's largest black congregation), Powell became ``Mr. Civil Rights'' in the pre-King era by combining agitation and electoral politics. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2014

"A contemporary and festive Latino birthday celebration. (Bilingual picture book. 3-6)"
Mateo's birthday is full of excitement, family and many things to count in English and Spanish. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This brisk novella in English and Spanish offers two nifty whodunits for young mystery lovers. (Mystery. 7-10)"

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"Mora's illustrations add a refreshing touch, effectively breaking up the text in this appealing introduction. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Mickey Rangel, a sweet, intuitive and smart fifth-grade student, faces the challenges of his first case as an amateur detective: the theft of an elegant pen, engraved with the White House logo and the President's signature, a gift to classmate Eddy from his senator father. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A tribute with the genre's characteristic virtues (warmth) and vices (lack of objectivity), but on the money in assessing a justice unwavering in his dedication to civil rights and civil liberties."
The happy warrior of the Supreme Court's liberal wing from 1956 to 1990 is fondly recalled in these miscellaneous articles collected by Goldman (Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure/St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"A compelling portrait of a conflicted feminist."
Finely detailed biography of a woman whose ascension as a cult figure writing as a man was the most visible facet of her fascinating and, in the end, tragic life. Read full book review >