Search Results: "Romero Britto"


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IBN AL-HAYTHAM by Libby Romero
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"An illuminating introduction to both a significant era in the history of science and one of its brightest stars. (review quiz, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A glowing tribute to one of Islam's—and the world's—greatest early scientists. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"Twenty years of anecdotes from a terrific storyteller add up to a very entertaining behind-the-scenes perspective on Las Vegas."
A longtime Las Vegas resident shares stories, photos and history from the promotions- and-publicity side in a memoir about Sin City. Read full book review >

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CALLING EXTRA by Kristina Romero
Released: March 9, 2012

"A brave young heroine amid a fascinating historical setting, but short on attention to detail."
Debut author Romero's historical young-adult novel features a homeless 13-year-old girl who finds shelter among New York City's newsboys. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A moving work that deconstructs the American Dream at the fraught intersection of race, class and gender."
In this penetrating case study, Romero (Justice and Social Inquiry/Arizona State Univ.; Maid in the U.S.A., 1992, etc.) examines the life history of Olivia Salazar, a successful public relations professional who grew up in a wealthy Anglo household where her mother worked as a domestic servant. Read full book review >

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TATTOO by Anthony Britto
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1997

"The kitchen-sink plotting and risible motive for the killings sink this first mystery, leaving only a plastic surgeon's endearing pipe-dream of life in the fast lane."
The life of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon isn't all glamorous indolence—not if the surgeon is 40ish Dr. Gareth Lloyd, whose rounds of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Scotch and frozen pizza, child visitation and discreet adultery, are rudely interrupted by the shooting of his colleague Dr. Jack Ehrenberger, patron saint of Hollywood faces, upscale art collector, and husband of Lloyd's current mistress. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLMAKER OF KRAKÓW by R.M. Romero
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"One could wish all war stories were genuine fantasies. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A living, speaking doll; magical and folkloric elements; and Nazi terror meld in this novel set in World War II Krakow, Poland. Read full book review >

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GOD MADE THE ANIMALS by Marie Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A well-intentioned read held back by some design flaws. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about God's creations. Read full book review >

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Academia Style Book; a Guide for Writers and Editors by Jaime I. Romero
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Much-needed guidance for academics looking to strip their writing of unnecessary words and awkward usage."
A detailed guide to English usage, with a particular focus on discouraging academic writers from unnecessary jargon. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"Romero's incredible, inspiring story may not inspire all readers to become record-setting mountaineers, but it will motivate them to set sights on goals of their own to achieve. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The true story of a 10-year-old who climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and subsequently summited the tallest mountains on the other six continents by the age of 15. Read full book review >

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A Mother's Story: Angie Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Maggie C. Romero
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2016

"An often poignant recollection that details the demon of addictive behavior."
A retired English teacher's debut memoir of addiction and codependence. Read full book review >