Search Results: "Melita Morales"


BOOK REVIEW

JAM & HONEY by Melita Morales
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Good medicine for those unreasonably afraid of bees and a subtle message about sharing the Earth. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A chance for readers to fly a mile in a bee's shoes. Read full book review >

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NIÑO WRESTLES THE WORLD by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Sure to be a smash. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little luchador Niño battles out-of-this-world opponents one by one until he finally meets his match. Read full book review >

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RUDAS by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A rowdy, raucous return for Niño and a dazzling debut for his most worthy rivals. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pint-sized luchador Niño captured readers' imaginations in the Pura Belpré Award-winning title Niño Wrestles the World (2014). Now he is back, but this time his baby sisters, Las Hermanitas, have come to steal the show. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NIGHT by Yuyi Morales
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2007

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Night hides and Mother Sky must find her behind the hills, in the bats' cave and in the blueberry field. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"As gifted an artist as she is a storyteller, Morales is in top form here. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Even better, if possible, than its predecessor, Just A Minute! (2003), this original trickster tale pitches Señor Calavera (i.e., Death—rendered as a skeleton topped by a hilariously expressive sugar skull) into a frantic hunt for birthday presents for his elderly friend Grandma Beetle. Read full book review >

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JUST A MINUTE! by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Lit with dancing lines and warm colors, Morales's illustrations enhance the appeal of this winning story even further. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Winking and nodding as she goes, a Latino grandmother will charm readers as she charms Death Himself in this original counting-cum-trickster tale. Read full book review >

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THE RAG DOLL PLAGUES by Alejandro Morales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Morales (The Brick People, Death of an Anglo—both 1988) offers a novel that exhibits the very qualities it celebrates: energy, hopefulness, a reverence for roots."
Swarms of butterflies and hummingbirds, a jaguar on a leash, a hero who's writing himself into existence, beneficent ghosts of ancestors—all the trappings of post-Borges magic realism are gathered in this undeniably derivative and yet often quite funny, quirky meditation on Mexican-American relations, the politics of epidemics and the uses of history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Impassioned but fragmented."
A rambling stream-of-consciousness on "the essence of what it is to be Latino/Hispanic." Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS IN MY TOWN by Angela Morales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Essays that are as thematically ambitious as they are deeply personal."
Morales (English/Glendale Community Coll.) debuts with a compellingly rendered collection of essays, the winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize.Read full book review >

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LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A spooky seasonal treat and a great choice for any collection. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Montes's vivid poem, replete with the appropriate creepiness, describes all of the usual—and some not-so-usual—Halloween suspects. Read full book review >

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THUNDER BOY JR. by Sherman Alexie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"An expertly crafted, soulful, and humorous work that tenderly explores identity, culture, and the bond between father and son. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Thunder Boy Smith Jr. hates his name. Read full book review >