Search Results: "Reyna Grande"


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ACROSS A HUNDRED MOUNTAINS by Reyna Grande
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2006

"A politically well-timed tale of the journey to El Norte."
An affecting debut on Mexican poverty, illegal immigration and cosmic injustice. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Reyna Grande
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This heartrending and thoughtful memoir puts a human face on immigration's personal toll. (Memoir. 12-18)"
This moving coming-of-age memoir by novelist Grande was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist in 2012. It has now been adapted for a younger audience. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Reyna Grande
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A standout immigrant coming-of-age story."
In her first nonfiction book, novelist Grande (Dancing with Butterflies, 2009, etc.) delves into her family's cycle of separation and reunification. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH BUTTERFLIES by Reyna Grande
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Absorbing arcana about butterflies and Folklórico traditions, descriptions of food way beyond burritos, not to mention an unflinching depiction of the immigration debacle's personal toll, underscore the fierce humanity of these wise-Latinas-in-training."
Four Los Angelenas connected to the vibrant world of Mexican Folklórico dance tell their stories. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Throughout the narrative runs an accomplished combination of history, geography, archaeology, and ecology. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Lourie, following the format of his previous photo-essays (Yukon River, 1992, etc.), traces the route of the Rio Grande, third longest river in the US, from its origin high in the Colorado mountains, 1,885 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Read full book review >

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LA GRANDE by Juan José Saer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Dolph's fine translation eases us through the dense paragraphs of this major addition to Saer's oeuvre."
This final novel by the renowned Argentine writer (1937-2005) is a daring, idiosyncratic work that examines the idea of an individual person navigating the whirl of random events that helps shape everyone's lives.Read full book review >

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RIO GRANDE STORIES by Carolyn Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"Pronunciation guide; glossary. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A collection of regional lore in the guise of chapters contributed by a fictional class of Albuquerque seventh-graders to a book featuring their various cultures, incorporating material as diverse as a recipe for bizcochitos (New Mexico's anise-flavored state cookie), an interview with a marrana (a ``Hidden Jew'') descended from Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition, and an essay on Estebanico, the African slave/guide who explored for the Spanish in the early 16th century. Read full book review >

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RIO GRANDE FALL by Rudolfo Anaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 1996

"A fascinating hybrid of detective story, adventure yarn, and shamanistic magic that will infuriate some readers (identifying the triggermen in the drug killings turns out to be stunningly mundane) and captivate others."
The killers from Zia Summer (1995) are down but not out. Read full book review >

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SUPER EXTRA GRANDE by Yoss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"An exceptionally enjoyable comic tale set in a fully realized, firmly science-fictional universe."
A lighthearted space-opera adventure by Cuban author Yoss (A Planet for Rent, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1974

"And Meltzer draws together a number of critical issues — including slavery, expansionism and the Presidential conduct of foreign policy — which converge to make the Mexican War such an important period in the American past."
This is not another history from the Mexican or Mexican-American viewpoint, but a study of how the war with Mexico grew out of the spirit of Manifest Destiny and the conflict between anti-and pro-slavery forces. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Useful only to those who will actually be standing in front of the painting—along with the hundreds of others in the room. (Timeline, author's note, glossary, selected bibliography, illustration credits, acknowledgements) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Publishing in connection with a June exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago devoted exclusively to Seurat's most famous painting, Burleigh does his best to make a detailed examination of the work—its subject, style, and the methods of its creator—interesting to a young audience. Read full book review >