Search Results: "Román García Mora"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Best adapted for browsing but with some nutritious bits for students of paleontology or animal evolution in general. (Informational picture book. 10-13)"
A portrait gallery of extinct creatures, "scary, attractive, or a little bit bizarre to our eyes," posed with modern relatives. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"Clearly a work of personal importance to the author, the collection is most likely to appeal to students and adults interested in American folklore. (preface, glossary) (Short stories. 8-12)"
New Mexico is the "Land of Enchantment," as even the state's license plates proclaim, and García wrote these tales to share the enchantment of stories he heard as a boy growing up in the Rio Puerco Valley in rural New Mexico. Read full book review >

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SARAH RAFAEL GARCÍA
by Rhett Morgan

Sarah Rafael García likes to say that she’s from between two valleys: the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and the one in Orange County, California. Both being epicenters of Latinx culture in the United States, García’s roots span multiple aspects of the Mexican-American experience, a rich heritage she now brings to her writing and activism work. Her most recent publication ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A well-researched and authoritative history of a Cuban exile who became president."
A debut work examines one of the first leaders of Cuba after its independence from Spain. Read full book review >

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KING OF CUBA by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2013

"A clever, well-conceived dual portrait that shows what connects and divides Cubans inside and outside of the island."
Fidel Castro contemplates his legacy at the end of his life while a disgruntled Cuban expat plots to hurry that end along. Read full book review >

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Released: May 13, 2003

"An illuminating and altogether worthy addition to an excellent series."
Nicely varied selections from 25 authors are organized by Havana-born novelist García (Monkey Hunting, p. 332, etc.) into sections titled after various indigenous dances (e.g., "Rumba," "Mambo," "Salsa"). Read full book review >

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HERE IN BERLIN by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A stunning collection of memories, snippets, and specters."
A visitor to Berlin accumulates the haunting stories of its residents. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE DESERT/OYE AL DESIERTO by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: April 18, 1994

"An attractive book for introducing the desert- -and a second language—to young children. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A very simple text, with each line (``Listen to coyote call, ar-ar-aooo, ar-ar-aooo/El coyote canta, ah£££, ah£££, ah£££''; ``Listen to the wind spin, zoom, zoom, zoom...'') repeated twice in English plus twice in Spanish, becomes a rhythmic, lyrical bilingual chant suggesting the onomatopoeic powers of both tongues. Read full book review >

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A HANDBOOK TO LUCK by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2007

"Another winner for García."
The fortunes of three vividly characterized protagonists are deftly delineated in the Cuban-born author's fourth novel. Read full book review >

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MONKEY HUNTING by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2003

"Sometimes more interesting for its revelation of little-known aspects of Cuban history than for its revelation of characters, but Chen Pan lingers in the memory as a brooding, contemplative patriarch."
García's third (after The Aguero Sisters, 1997, etc.) again lyrically portrays several generations of a Cuban family, this one with Chinese roots. Read full book review >

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DREAMING IN CUBAN by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1992

"Garcia explores Cuban culture and illustrates the dislocations of a family, but the novel—told through interior visions rather than action—lacks sufficient freshness of insight to be consistently compelling."
A patchwork of incident, memory, letters, dreams and visions provides glimpses of a Cuban family at home and in exile in the '70's and '80's, but Garcia's debut suffers from its fragmented style. Read full book review >