Search Results: "Manuel Monroy"


BOOK REVIEW

WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT? by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"An energetic, simple exploration of food's journey from farm to table for today's young locavores. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Chepito, an inquisitive little boy, wanders around his agricultural community posing the titular question to the various people he encounters, all laborers involved in food production. Read full book review >

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BE A BABY by Sarah Withrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Multiple read alouds will surely be welcomed. (Picture book. 6-18 months)"
This original lyrical homage to a baby offers metaphorical images for each kind of mood or action an infant might experience in her very young life. Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING? by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nevertheless, the book captures some of the initial excitement of emergent literacy against a setting too-little seen in North American children's books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy discovers the possibilities of reading on his first day of school. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS A BOY NERUDA CALLED ME POLICARPO by Poli Delano
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2006

"This very personal and engaging account captures the childlike fantasy and enthusiasm of a literary giant while introducing readers to a sampling of his poems. (prologue, biographical note) (Biography. 8-10)"
Chilean poet Délano recalls his childhood contact with the eccentric Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda in this unusual memoir. Read full book review >

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ROOSTER/GALLO by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Manuel Monroy, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The sharp, evocative language should stir children's imaginations as well as pleasing the adults who may be reading to them and who will almost certainly feel that Luján's poem for children is more delightful than many so-called 'adult' poems. (Picture book/poetry. 2-4)"
Luján's nine-line poem, ably rendered into English by Amado, is a hymn to the coming and going of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"An accessible if slightly self-indulgent account showing the complexity of immigrating to the U.S. alongside semiprofound reflections on the meaning of marriage."
The story of a young writer who married her best friend to save them both. Read full book review >

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MEXICAN HIGH by Liza Monroy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2008

"Teen angst south-of-the-border: Monroy's debut is most notable for its pungent characterization of Mexico City, where political assassinations and bribery are commonplace in a 12th grader's life."
A bright teenager whose free-spirited Foreign Service worker mother is transferred to Mexico City spends a momentous senior year struggling to find herself at an elite private school. Read full book review >

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SEEING AS YOUR SHOES ARE SOON TO BE ON FIRE by Liza Monroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An uneven collection in which the author shows that it's time to move on from mom."
A mother's monitoring becomes helpful but overwhelming as the author travels a rockier road than most toward domestic bliss. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CLIENT OF LUIS MONTEZ by Manuel Ramos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1996

"Ramos trades the intensity of Luis's first two cases (The Ballad of Gato Guerrero, 1994, etc.) for nonstop, pleasantly incredible action."
It's a great day for Denver attorney Luis Montez when his well-connected client Jimmy Esch, charged with cocaine possession, walks on a technicality—arresting officer Thomas Strayhorn changes his account of the bust on the stand—and Luis, still recovering from his secretary/lover Evangelina's defection, lets Jimmy's sister Lisa talk him into bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Blood and Ash by Manuel Perez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"A hearty introduction to a world of magic and its equally enchanting inhabitants."
An MIT student with untapped power may play an essential role in a centurieslong war between otherworldly coalitions in this debut supernatural fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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THE MINIATURE WIFE by Manuel Gonzales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Delightfully eerie tales from the dark side."
Imaginative stories elevated by creative renderings of tropes from genre fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 23, 1993

"A thickly atmospheric first novel—with just enough mystery to hold together a powerfully elegiac memoir of the heady early days of Chicano activism."
Twenty years after four Chicano campus activists were attacked by a masked gang along a lonely road outside town and their leader, Rocky Ruiz, was shot down, the survivors begin to feel the heat. Read full book review >