Search Results: "Meg Medina"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Far more than just a problem novel, this book sheds light on a serious issue without ever losing sight of its craft. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A nuanced, heart-wrenching and ultimately empowering story about bullying. Read full book review >

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MANGO, ABUELA, AND ME by Meg Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"This warm family story is a splendid showcase for the combined talents of Medina, a Pura Belpré award winner, and Dominguez, an honoree. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Abuela is coming to stay with Mia and her parents. But how will they communicate if Mia speaks little Spanish and Abuela, little English? Could it be that a parrot named Mango is the solution? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 13, 2012

"A worthy effort weakened by a rushed conclusion. (Magical realism. 14-18)"
Laden with the hopes and fears of her village, a 16-year-old girl casts aside her appointed calling to discover her true destiny. Read full book review >

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MILAGROS by Meg Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The novel's colorful imagery cannot rescue it from its lack of a strong fantasy structure. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can magic manta rays protect Milagros and send her all the way north from her Caribbean home to the coast of Maine? Read full book review >

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BURN BABY BURN by Meg Medina
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"An important story of one of New York City's most dangerous times. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
A Cuban-American girl comes of age in Flushing, Queens, in 1977, against the backdrop of the Son of Sam murder spree. Read full book review >

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TÍA ISA WANTS A CAR by Meg Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"A pleasant tale of determination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tía Isa dreams of buying a big car, green like the ocean that surrounds the island that she, her brother Andrés and their niece left to move to the United States. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART ONE
by Leila Roy

The end of the year approacheth, and I have so very great books to share with you!

This year, I’m picking my favorite book of each month—my favorite book that I read in each month, not necessarily published in that month (or even in 2016!)—as well as mentioning a few other bonus books here and there.

Let’s dive right ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JUANA AND LUCAS by Juana Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"The real gift of this book comes from presenting a different point of reference to American children who hear only stories of poverty and need coming out of South America. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Meet Juana, a lively and opinionated grade school girl growing up in Bogotá, Colombia. She strongly dislikes wearing her hot and itchy school uniform but even more having to learn to speak English: "Why not just speak in Spanish? It is SO much easier!" Read full book review >

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1 BIG SALAD by Juana Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"From layout to text to artwork, this counting book takes 'playing with your food' to a new level. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Photographs of salad ingredients, embellished with details done in black ink, create whimsical arrays from one through 10. Read full book review >

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WHITE CROCODILE by K.T. Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A heart-rending look at a culture decimated by the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge."
Mysterious disappearances, danger, and death converge against the exotic backdrop of post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia in Medina's debut effort. Read full book review >

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CUBOP CITY BLUES by Pablo Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Love of life, music, sex and language redeem a work that might have benefited from more continuity and focus."
Storytelling that playfully illuminates the essence of storytelling, though heavier on atmosphere and color than narrative momentum and cohesion. Read full book review >