Search Results: "Leo Romero"


BOOK REVIEW

RITA AND LOS ANGELES by Leo Romero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Reserved realism and fantasy mix nicely, but perhaps Romero will take a bigger bite and hit stronger chords with the novel form."
Seven stories about the Southwest and Los Angeles: a first collection by a poet and bookstore owner in Santa Fe. Read full book review >

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IBN AL-HAYTHAM by Libby Romero
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"An illuminating introduction to both a significant era in the history of science and one of its brightest stars. (review quiz, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A glowing tribute to one of Islam's—and the world's—greatest early scientists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"Twenty years of anecdotes from a terrific storyteller add up to a very entertaining behind-the-scenes perspective on Las Vegas."
A longtime Las Vegas resident shares stories, photos and history from the promotions- and-publicity side in a memoir about Sin City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A moving work that deconstructs the American Dream at the fraught intersection of race, class and gender."
In this penetrating case study, Romero (Justice and Social Inquiry/Arizona State Univ.; Maid in the U.S.A., 1992, etc.) examines the life history of Olivia Salazar, a successful public relations professional who grew up in a wealthy Anglo household where her mother worked as a domestic servant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALLING EXTRA by Kristina Romero
Released: March 9, 2012

"A brave young heroine amid a fascinating historical setting, but short on attention to detail."
Debut author Romero's historical young-adult novel features a homeless 13-year-old girl who finds shelter among New York City's newsboys. Read full book review >

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CALLE 10 by Danny Romero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Episodes pile up without logic in a novel that, however authentic its intentions may have been, becomes an incoherent and tired ramble."
Romero's first novel is a confused and finally monotonous compilation of drugged-out scenes in a Bay Area Chicano neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLMAKER OF KRAKÓW by R.M. Romero
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"One could wish all war stories were genuine fantasies. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A living, speaking doll; magical and folkloric elements; and Nazi terror meld in this novel set in World War II Krakow, Poland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD MADE THE ANIMALS by Marie Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A well-intentioned read held back by some design flaws. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about God's creations. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"Romero's incredible, inspiring story may not inspire all readers to become record-setting mountaineers, but it will motivate them to set sights on goals of their own to achieve. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The true story of a 10-year-old who climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and subsequently summited the tallest mountains on the other six continents by the age of 15. Read full book review >