Search Results: "Luis Humberto Crosthwaite"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CHANCLAS by José Lozano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"Any child who's loved a favorite pair of shoes will identify with this vigorous Latina heroine. (Bilingual picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl loves her flip-flops to death—literally—setting up a new-shoe dilemma. Read full book review >

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MAXIMILIAN AND THE LUCHA LIBRE CLUB by Xavier Garza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Pretty darn good fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the third book of Max's Lucha Libre Adventures, the titular hero struggles through the complexities of young love as he prepares to fulfill his luchador destiny. Read full book review >

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ONCE AROUND THE BLOCK / UNA VUELTA A LA MANZANA by José Lozano
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Drawings of alphabet cubes serve as dividers between the texts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With this amusing trip through the streets of a Mexican-American neighborhood, readers will discover the lives, adventures, secrets, hobbies and special skills of a most varied gallery of personages. 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 >

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THE NAME OF A BULLFIGHTER by Luis Sepúlveda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Capably written, intermittently entertaining, and undoubtedly destined for the screen."
An abrupt change of pace from the Chilean author of The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (not reviewed), this is a swiftly paced suspense thriller that adapts the rhetoric of Raymond Chandler to the genre of international intrigue. Read full book review >

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COUSINS by Elisa Amado
by Elisa Amado, illustrated by Luis Garay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The tone is earnest, but there is no preaching—and not only will young readers or listeners understand this child's motives, her religious and family issues are sure to spark reflection and discussion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sin, Confession, and Forgiveness are the dominant themes in this spare tale of a bi-cultural child shuttled between worlds. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Galvez's realistic artwork makes the story, and its point, plain and accessible. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Rodriguez's bilingual story of just how easy it is to drift into gang life is snappily delivered in a tempo that makes it real. Read full book review >

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THIS CRAFT OF VERSE by Jorge Luis Borges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fascinating journey that weaves together the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature to cast old questions in a new light and supplement our understanding of a complex literary mind."
An elegant and deftly woven five-part lecture series that uses philosophic, etymological, and personal inquiry to offer an erudite and coherent exposition on the power and limitations of language with regard to the crafting of poetry. Read full book review >

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INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by Luis Alberto Urrea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2009

"Minor work from a writer who has done much better."
Three Mexican señoritas cross the border with a gay escort in this good-humored road novel from Urrea (The Hummingbird's Daughter, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2002

"A satisfying, up-to-date outing for students of ancient humankind and its less fortunate cousins."
Whatever happened to that nice Neanderthal family that lived down the lane? Bad things, this lively prehistory tells us—courtesy, perhaps, of our Cro-Magnon ancestors. Read full book review >

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MUSIC OF THE MILL by Luis J. Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2005

"Powerful forces clash but don't engage in a way to involve the reader."
Mexican-Americans and other minorities struggle for power in an L.A. steel mill, in a heartfelt but disjointed first novel from this poet, autobiographer and storywriter (The Republic of East L.A., 2002, etc.). Read full book review >