Search Results: "Raquel Rabade Roque"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A spicy mélange of Cuban and Cuban-American cuisine."
Turn your kitchen into an authentic Cuban cocina with these flavorful tropical recipes. Read full book review >

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A Heart Full of Whiskey by Raquel Lesser
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"Often revelatory verse about the status of youth in urban America."
Sixteen-year-old debut author Lesser tackles topics that are far more weighty than typical adolescent angst in this disturbing YA poem. Read full book review >

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BIRD OF PARADISE by Raquel Cepeda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Despite occasional choppy patches, a spirited memoir deeply committed to personal self-worth."
Snappy, jazzy memoir of a Dominican upbringing by a New York journalist and documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 18, 2012

"Despite an interesting premise and rich detail, the novel struggles to create compelling characters whose personal goals clearly motivate their actions."
A rendition of Frankenstein set in 2165, Roque's debut boils over with rogue scientists and megalomaniacs scheming world domination. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An unpretentious feminist tale of love and determination, refreshingly unsentimental."
A sweetly affirming debut novel describing one woman's long journey to autonomy via Spain, Cuba, and the US. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Appropriate for all elementary school collections, but especially in areas with Latino populations. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Meted colors and sharp black outlines characterize Molinari's full-page illustrations for this brief biography of the noted Chilean author. Read full book review >

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JUST ME by Raquel  Cané
by Raquel Cané, illustrated by Raquel Cané, developed by Luis Parravicini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 16, 2011

"Bold colors, minimalist illustrations and the low level of interaction/animation makes the app just about right for the intended audience, so long as they aren't hoping for concrete resolution. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A young bunny compares himself to the members of his family. Read full book review >

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TALES OF A TAILLESS DOG NAMED SAGEBRUSH by Joni Franks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A charming addition to the charismatic pup's ranch adventures."
A young dog discovers the impact of deforestation on the local wildlife in this second installment of a series. Read full book review >

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THE HANDIEST THINGS IN THE WORLD by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"Pure fun that will spark young imaginations. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
What are the handiest things in the world? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"The glimpses of the artists' work are more intriguing than the illustrator's pastels, which include attractive landscapes, handsome animal portraits and human portrayals that vary in quality. (author's note, bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
One might expect that these stories would examine the pivotal points when the four artists decided to take up sculpture or printmaking, but the world of art is far removed from the content of these pieces. Read full book review >

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JUMPING JENNY by Ellen Bari
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bari's story of one girl's approach to the Jewish principle of 'tikkun olam' (literally, 'repair the world') will resonate as readers watch Jenny achieve her exhausting, triumphant success. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl channels her exuberance and excessive pogo-stick jumping into a worthy fundraising venture. Read full book review >