Search Results: "Luis Diaz"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"A more literal translation and a musical setting follow the illustrated text. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Caldecott-winner Diaz's warm, detailed and woodcut-inspired illustrations complement and expand upon Orozco's rhythmic and rhyming texts, a longer one in Spanish, a shorter and more basic one in English. Read full book review >

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WHEN SHADOWS COME HOME by O.G. Diaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"Debates about empires and lavish depictions of culture bring moments of relief in a haunting drama that reflects a Federico García Lorca-esque focus on life's inevitable tragedies."
A historical novel continues the story of Col. Alejandro Luis De La Voca Rivera, a swashbuckling military hero stationed in colonial New Spain. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 17, 2014

"An accessible animal story that helps kids understand their difficult feelings."
In this illustrated kids' book, a dark storm disrupts the garden animals' idyllic lives, leaving an injured butterfly wondering how to go on. Read full book review >

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TRUE HEROES by Jonathan Diaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Broad streaks of sentimentality, particularly in the pictures, but the worthy purpose shines through. (Short stories. 8-12)"
In this unusual pro bono gathering, 21 children struck by cancer are worked into elaborately staged photographs and then into matching stories created by as many Utah authors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"May not alter opinions among true believers on either side of the gun control debate but will hopefully influence the thinking of people with open minds."
A longtime critic of American gun culture aims again at targets he holds responsible for the carnage. Read full book review >

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REBELLION by Stephanie Diaz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Implausibly unintelligent characters populate this tired plot. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Clementine must rally resistance against an evil government. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY ROAD by Alexandra Diaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A deft, harrowing, yet formulaic sketch of a complex subject. (author's note, glossary, further reading, resource list, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Terrorized and threatened by a local drug gang, a 12-year-old boy and his 15-year-old cousin flee their Guatemalan village and seek refuge in the United States. Read full book review >

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THE RED CAMP by Debra Diaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An admirable debut performance."
A slender first novel that offers a pleasingly complex and vivid picture of life in ``El Campo Colorado,'' a workers' camp for (mostly Mexican) fruit-pickers in southern California. Read full book review >

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LUZ by Luis Gonzalez
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"An overlong first act that doesn't quite live up to its epic ambitions."
Gonzalez's debut novel, the first in a planned series, follows an idealistic young Cuban woman whose fate may change the course of human history. Read full book review >