Search Results: "Ricardo Sandoval"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"This strives to be candid and intimate, yet ultimately its commentary fails to break through the commemorative into the kind of real analysis that would have revealed more of the man behind the movement icon. (105 b&w photos, not seen)"
A useful survey and pictorial of the extraordinary career of the visionary Mexican-American labor leader and human-rights activist, who died in his sleep in 1993 at age 66. Read full book review >

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THE STANDING DEAD by Ricardo Pinto
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Richly imagined but brutal fantasy—not for the squeamish, as they say."
This sequel to The Chosen (2000) returns to the Three Lands, where a haughty elite rules over a helpless subject population. Read full book review >

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BE PATIENT, ABDUL by Dolores Sandoval
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"An author's note provides a brief history of Sierra Leone. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Abdul sells oranges in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where it costs money to go to school. Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY, JUST GO TO SLEEP by Adam Mansbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2012

"Just as manipulative as the books it claims to mock. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The prepublication smash hit of 2011 Go the Fuck to Sleep gathers itself for a second run at number one on the bestseller list with a slightly repackaged version that features kid-safe language. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN MAGIC by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Both the concept and the well-paced suspense will appeal. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Ryder has just turned 11, the same age as the cartoon character created by her years-dead mother, and learns that she can enter the cartoon world—and possibly save it. Read full book review >

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MAKE A FACE by Ricardo  Alegria
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Readers will make faces, but they'll be faces of confusion and disappointment. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Zany moods abound in Alegria and Kuvarzina's picture book. Read full book review >

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON by Ricardo Cortez Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Raging energy and cruel humor: so up-to-the-minute it's hard to judge its lasting power, but an explosive package for 1992."
A rap, jive, and video-inflected hallucination of the L.A. black ghetto, winner of the 1992 Nilon Award for minority fiction: a violent, slangy, tour-de-force debut. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHES OF RUIDOSO by John Sandoval
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Elegant prose is a highlight in a book whose memoirlike tone and heavy nostalgia make it feel like an offering for adults, not teens. (Fiction. 17 & up)"
A posthumously published coming-of-age story in which an old man recounts meeting his first love in New Mexico Territory in 1895. Read full book review >

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ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION by Ricardo Piglia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

Published in Argentina in 1981 when that country still labored under authoritarian rule, Piglia's ambitious, multivalent novel explores the abrasive relationship between the human imagination and human history. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2013

"A hard-nosed, cleareyed analysis of a legacy of institutionalized corruption and its dire consequences for human lives."
One of the clearest accounts yet of the causes for the violence in Ciudad Juárez and the convoluted politics behind Mexico's attempts to keep it from dragging the whole nation down. Read full book review >