Search Results: "Miguel Lopez de Leon"


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Released: June 15, 2014

"A resounding success that will have audiences begging for more."
In this YA fantasy debut, a lonely boy discovers that his fate is tied to a hidden realm. Read full book review >

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Galadria by Miguel Lopez de Leon
Released: March 27, 2014

"A grand finish to a YA trilogy that never fails to challenge audience expectations."
The final chapter in a YA fantasy trilogy about a boy who learns that he's the prince of a magical, parallel world. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 2014

"Mature YA fantasy full of wondrous themes and characters."
The sequel to Peter Huddleston & the Rites of Passage (2014) finds its hero learning behaviors suitable for a prince, including staying alive. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATE! IT’S CINCO DE MAYO!/¡CELEBREMOS! ¡ES EL CINCO DE MAYO! by Janice Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Perfectly targeted at young listeners and readers who may have been celebrating Mexico's favorite national holiday without knowing why. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Levy's central text combines a celebration of Cinco de Mayo with a brief recounting of the date's significance: the Mexican army's victory in 1862 over an invading French force. Read full book review >

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MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >

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FORTUNATE SON by Charles Ponce de Leon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Nothing revelatory here, but a thoughtful synthesis of the most intelligent writing on the Presley phenomenon."
A surprisingly worthwhile addition to the groaning shelf of Elvis books, emphasizing the historical and cultural context for his music and celebrity. Read full book review >

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WISE LATINAS by Jennifer De Leon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2014

"The abundance of high-quality material makes the book hard to put down. While it focuses on Latina experiences, the emotional truths these writers express have a broader resonance."
This aptly named collection of essays lives up to its title, a reference to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's quote that a "wise Latina woman, with the richness of her experiences, would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." Read full book review >

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Released: May 3, 2012

"Split between old and new, this translation seeks a niche audience."
This new translation of the beloved classic attempts to return to the roots of its earliest English translation. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1994

"More than an account of hardships endured or individual histories, this is a meditation on man's age-old dream of eluding death and leaving his mark on the world as he journeys through life."
The Uruguayan literary critic's stunning first novel: a lyrical, powerful recreation of Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan's historic search for the Spice Islands and his expedition around the globe. Read full book review >

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EXEMPLARY NOVELS by Miguel de Cervantes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Late works from a font of so much subsequent literature; essential for students of literary history."
Cervantes' follow-up to Don Quixote, retold for a new generation of readers. Read full book review >