Search Results: "Luis López"


BOOK REVIEW

VINCENT THE ANTEATER'S SPACE VOYAGE by Luis López
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2014

"This multilingual app offers appealing visuals and worthy subject matter, but its disjointed, oft-times heavy-handed approach keeps it from soaring. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
This tale about a space-traveling anteater aspires to educate kids about the environmental dangers of consumerism. Read full book review >

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THE REALM OF HUNGRY SPIRITS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2011

"An entertaining appreciation of one woman's journey, sometimes ribald and funny, sometimes ironic and self-deprecating."
Marina Lucero reads the Dalai Lama, ponders Gandhi and yearns for inner peace. What she has is a challenging and needy family and a demanding and clueless set of friends. Read full book review >

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NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >

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CONFETTI GIRL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Local idioms of Spanish proverbs—dichos—used as chapter headings enlighten both characters and readers. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Apolonia "Lina" Flores loves science and mathematical riddles, playing volleyball and collecting extravagant, romantic and lonely socks. Read full book review >

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THE GIFTED GABALDÓN SISTERS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An overly ambitious novel that spans decades and covers a century's worth of Fermina's history. The flashbacks may be skipped; the Gabaldón sisters alone offer ample fodder."
Four Latina sisters research their mysterious ancestry. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY WOMAN IN PARIS by Josefina López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2009

"Alternating in tone from sexy to serious, the book is not always successful in melding Canela's different worlds, and some of the flashback passages are awkward, but the cooking scenes feel authentic. Here's hoping López's next effort is even tastier."
In this debut novel from screenwriter López (Real Women Have Curves), a Latina journalist breaks up with her dull fiancé and flees to Paris to enroll in a prestigious cooking school. 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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ASK MY MOOD RING HOW I FEEL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Balancing the heavy subject matter with generous doses of humor and an authentic young teen voice, López crafts a story that blends family and middle school drama successfully. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A funny and heartfelt story about a girl dealing with the trials of middle school and her mother's breast cancer. Read full book review >

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CHOKE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Surprisingly real, until the mawkish Afterschool Special finale. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 9-11)"
A tale of friendship and trust intersects with a problem novel about dangerous behaviors among middle schoolers. Read full book review >

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SOY LA AVON LADY by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"López is an original, and this fine collection, which won its publisher's inaugural Miguel Marmol Prize for fiction, is a thoroughgoing delight."
Assimilation into American culture and abrasive family dynamics are the subjects of the 11 finely crafted stories gathered in this striking debut collection. Read full book review >

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CALL ME HENRI by Lorraine M. López
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

"A must for urban collections. (Fiction. YA)"
With all that Enrique encounters in his barrio—gang beatings, frequent deaths, an abusive, alcoholic stepfather and fellow teens dropping out of school—one would imagine him older than the middle-school student that he is. Read full book review >

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Trifecta: Rise by Luis Almonte

"An enjoyable tale about a tenacious witch for genre fans who aren't expecting departures."
In this debut YA contemporary fantasy novel, a teenage witch faces her first Trial, but a much bigger challenge looms as covens battle one another and vampires gain power. Read full book review >