Search Results: "Rafael López"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A beautiful account of a young girl's bravery and her important contribution toward gender equality in the creative arts. (historical note) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Pura Belpré winner and Newbery honoree Engle, known for writing free-verse historical fiction, introduces readers to Millo Castro Zaldarriaga with this illustrated poem, inspired by her subject's childhood. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"A great choice for family readings at primary and nursery programs all year long. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A happy assortment of multicultural children, adults and friendly critters celebrate books and reading in recognition of El día de los niños/El día de los libros. Read full book review >

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BRAVO! by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"An unusually slight offering from an author whose work is usually so compelling. (Picture book/biography/poetry. 8-12)"
This book features the lives of a variety of Latinos who faced life's challenges with aplomb and in their own ways. Read full book review >

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TITO PUENTE, MAMBO KING / TITO PUENTE, REY DEL MAMBO by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A vibrant, reverent celebration of the godfather of salsa. (biographical note; brief musical notation for rumba beat included in the text) (Bilingual picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Brown and López, who previously teamed for the award-winning My Name Is Celia (2004), collaborate anew in this energetic bilingual tribute to the salsa drummer and band leader extraordinaire. Read full book review >

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YUM! MMMM! ¡QUÉ RICO! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"More interesting as social science than as poetry, but visually gorgeous. (Nonfiction/poetry. 7-12)"
Haiku celebrating the diversity of edible plants native to the Americas—blueberries, chocolate, prickly pears, pecans and more. Read full book review >

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THE CAZUELA THAT THE FARM MAIDEN STIRRED by Samantha R. Vamos
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A wonderful read-aloud, filled with merriment and conviviality. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With the help of her animal friends, a farm maiden begins to cook. Read full book review >

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OUR CALIFORNIA by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A brilliant tickler for budding historians and travel bugs. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
A historical and regional tour revealed through rhyming snippets and bright acrylics welcomes the young picture-book audience to California. Read full book review >

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MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL by F. Isabel Campoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative and lively, beautiful art: simply superb. (authors' note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a neighborhood full of gray, young Mira shares her colorful art (and heart) with the world beyond her window. Read full book review >

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ROOTING FOR RAFAEL ROSALES by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Full of heart and hope. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young man grows up in the Dominican Republic with ambitions to play baseball while a young girl in Minnesota finds the world both bigger and more encouraging when she becomes his fan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REALM OF HUNGRY SPIRITS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2011

"An entertaining appreciation of one woman's journey, sometimes ribald and funny, sometimes ironic and self-deprecating."
Marina Lucero reads the Dalai Lama, ponders Gandhi and yearns for inner peace. What she has is a challenging and needy family and a demanding and clueless set of friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >

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CONFETTI GIRL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Local idioms of Spanish proverbs—dichos—used as chapter headings enlighten both characters and readers. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Apolonia "Lina" Flores loves science and mathematical riddles, playing volleyball and collecting extravagant, romantic and lonely socks. Read full book review >