Search Results: "Manuel Rivera-Ortiz"


BOOK REVIEW

VOICES IN FIRST PERSON by Lori marie Carlson
FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Altogether, a somewhat uneven anthology with some excellent pieces that may well justify its purchase. (biographical notes) (Anthology. 13 & up)"
Editor Carlson presents 22 monologues, mostly by well-recognized Latino authors, in an attempt to describe the diverse experiences of Latino teens in America. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation. (reading list, endnotes) (Biography. 10-13)"
A perceptive if patchy tribute to Mexico's premier muralist and (arguably) second-most-renowned visual artist. Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Further reading (adult); list of murals in the US; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
A fictionalized biography of the flamboyant Mexican muralist (1886-1957) whose ideologically oriented works brought him both artistic recognition and political reprobation in the 1920's and 30's. Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. (glossary, author's note, bibliography, lists of museums and paintings) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A simple picture-book biography of Diego Rivera concentrates on his artistic career and encourages children to imagine themselves painting their own world. Read full book review >

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MANUEL AND THE LOBSTERMAN by Cat Urbain
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Middle graders may nevertheless enjoy this lighthearted adventure, if they can get past the unfortunately unappealing cover. (Fiction. 9-12)"
There is little that 13-year-old Manuel Luis Menendez likes about his mother and new stepfather's decision to move from New Haven, Conn., to boring Rockport, Maine. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY OF DIEGO RIVERA by Ernest Goldstein
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

Not a biography of the famous artist of the Mexican Renaissance but an analysis of his murals and paintings: Readers get a smattering of Rivera's life story with large dollops of art history. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

Making a brave attempt to erect an ethical framework for ambitious pranksters, Web gagmeister Hargrave (Prank the Monkey, 2007, for adults) layers common-sense principles ("A good prank is easily cleaned up, taken down, or thrown away. Read full book review >

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THE CURRICULUM VITAE OF AURORA ORTIZ by Almudena Solana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"Delightfully original, Solana's fresh voice deserves attention."
A unique first novel about a young woman living in Madrid who approaches bureaucracy with an infectious, innocent charm. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"Invaluable not only for aficionados of contemporary Latin writing but also for scholars tracking film's impact on serious revisionary literature. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An affectionately explicit biography of genre-bending Argentinean novelist Puig (1932-90), written by a translator and friend. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMER by Jonathan Rivera
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An old-fashioned fantasy, but younger readers seeking a new world to explore may enjoy its classic feel."
In Rivera's epic debut YA fantasy novel, a group of children faces off against an evil ice queen. Read full book review >