Search Results: "Lori marie Carlson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SUNDAY TERTULIA by Lori marie Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Sleep inducing, overall, like windy speechifying after a heavy meal."
An informal gathering (tertulia) once a month brings together a group of women friends who share a meal and conversation. Lots and lots of conversation, it would seem. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Biographical notes on the poets, and an introduction by Oscar Hijuelos round out this volume that will be appreciated by any young writer. (Poetry. 12+)"
A decade after Cool Salsa (1994), Carlson has collected a new generation of voices. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Parts of this are better than the disappointing whole. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Anthology. 10-13)"
A tantalizing but disconnected sampler that hints at the range of contributions of 20th- century Hispanic authors and artists to this country's culture. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"As such, it will make for engaging and dynamic use in the English or Social Studies classroom—as well as for rich individual reading. (editor's note, introduction, author bios) (Fiction. 12+)"
"What a wonderful time to be an American Indian!" begins the introduction to this collection of ten excellent stories that encompass a diversity of experience. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMBOYANT by Lori marie Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2002

"An attractive cast and the author's evident love of Puerto Rican culture save (but barely) this restrained portrait of a modern woman."
A pleasant if somewhat vague debut about an aviatrix in the 1920s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Oil paintings lend a rich glow to an orderly but warm bilingual story. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8.)"
PLB 0-688-16240-1 A thin story cloaks a list of the customs and foods associated with the sixth of January, known variously as Epiphany, Twelfth Night, or, for the Spanish-speaking family in this book, Three Kings' Day. Read full book review >

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LORI by Charlene Wexler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Engaging, sweeping saga of a contemporary wife and mother."
Lori Weinberg contends with her husband's alcoholism, her daughter's illness and her aloof mother's Holocaust past in this piece of women's fiction. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN FIRST PERSON by Lori marie Carlson
FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Altogether, a somewhat uneven anthology with some excellent pieces that may well justify its purchase. (biographical notes) (Anthology. 13 & up)"
Editor Carlson presents 22 monologues, mostly by well-recognized Latino authors, in an attempt to describe the diverse experiences of Latino teens in America. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"979, etc.). (Stories/Fiction. 12+)"
These consistently superb stories focus on Asian- American youths, but the messages and feelings described are universal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"A perceptive and informative biography. (b&w illustrations, diagrams, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13+)"
In the Portraits in Science series, an intelligent chronicle of Curie's life, from her struggle to educate herself in Russian-occupied Poland to her successes in France; her pioneering work with her husband; and her troubles and triumphs after his death. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Biographical sketches. (Poetry. 10-up)"
The founder of the bilingual children's magazine Azul offers a collection of poetry by Gary Soto, Oscar Hijuelos (who also contributes an introduction) and other contemporary Latino writers from both the edges and the heartland of our country. Read full book review >