Search Results: "Margarita Sada"


BOOK REVIEW

GUACAMOLE by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A bilingual treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Argueta follows Arroz con leche/Rice Pudding (illustrated by Fernando Vilela, 2010) with another simple, lyrical bilingual recipe for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLOYOU by Teresa Cárdenas
by Teresa Cárdenas, illustrated by Margarita Sada, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Cárdenas supplies no source note, but her simple, good-humored tale will appeal to young readers and listeners. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Billed a Yoruba myth by the publisher and presented in parallel English and Spanish renditions, this tale from a Cuban storyteller and priestess of the Santería religion explains the origin of comets and the stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS by Deborah Rodriguez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"Readers who fell in love with Rodriguez's chronicle of life in Afghanistan will surely revel in this candid, intimate tale of starting over in middle age in a new country."
After being forced to flee Afghanistan, Rodriguez (co-author: Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil, 2007) initially settled on an isolated mountaintop in Northern California. Here, she recounts her rocky readjustment to American life and eventual relocation to Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET AND MARGARITA/MARGARITA Y MARGARET by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Constructed with unusual imagination and care, a bilingual story that makes a perfect first bridge from either language to the other, with simple but expressive art that will help define the words for new readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On the left, Margaret (carrying toy rabbit Susan) and her mother come to the park, though the child protests that ``There is no one to play with''; on the right are Margarita, her mother, and a cat named Susana holding the identical conversation—in Spanish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME, MARGARITA by Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Not all gems but essential reading in a sterling translation from a country little heard from in English-speaking countries."
Challenging, contemporary short stories with sharp feminist commentary, translated from Georgian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA by Julie Lekstrom Himes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Despite vivid prose, Himes' debut seems to wander aimlessly, unconvincing and bleak."
An imagined relationship between a great Russian writer and the inspiration for one of his characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A well-researched and authoritative history of a Cuban exile who became president."
A debut work examines one of the first leaders of Cuba after its independence from Spain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE OUT OF TWO by Daniel Sada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Slight, but disarming."
Comic novella from an acclaimed Mexican author (Almost Never, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST NEVER by Daniel Sada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Sada writes lustily and with comic brio about Demetrio's dilemma—but this is definitely not a book for the kiddies."
Sada starts his novel with the word "Sex" and ends it with "Sheer relief," and in between we find almost every variation on the theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOREST WORLD by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An addition that delicately illustrates the Cuban-American experience through a poetic and scientific lens not often seen. (glossary of biodiversity words) (Verse fiction. 9-12)"
Young People's Poet Laureate Engle (Enchanted Air, 2016, etc.) brings readers the alternating poetic voices of a brother and sister navigating the complexity of their family dynamics and of "twenty-first-century attitudes / toward nature." Read full book review >