Search Results: "Malín Alegría"


BOOK REVIEW

ESTRELLA'S QUINCEAÑERA by Malín Alegría
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Combine this story with Nancy Osa's Cuba 15 (2003), a novel with similar themes. (Fiction. YA)"
While her mother sees it as tradition, Estrella believes a quinceañera, the Mexican custom of celebrating a girl's 15th birthday, is "just a lame party with cheesy music and puffy princess dresses." Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE LINE by Malín Alegría
Released: May 1, 2012

"A welcome entry into the teen market, especially for Bluford Series fans. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-18)"
In the first title in the Border Town series, Alegría introduces Fabiola "Fabi" Garza, a Mexican-American teen in the fictitious Texas border town of Dos Rios. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Only occasionally marred by less-than-stellar writing, this is a smart and engaging story about a hidden issue. (Fiction. YA)"
Getting caught for sneaking off with friends for the weekend might cause most teens to lose some privileges, but for Sofi Mendoza, it means she might lose her whole life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLENDE by Fernando Alegría
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not so."
A revised version (and first US appearance) of a work originally published in Spanish in 1989. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY ALBUM by Claribel Alegría
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

Three novellas from El Salvador's leading writer Alegr°a, who, like every writer south of the Rio Grande, feels obliged since Garcia M†rquez to bring in the now-obligatory bits of magic realism, with varying results. Read full book review >