Search Results: "Ruben Castaneda"


BOOK REVIEW

S STREET RISING by Ruben Castaneda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"The subject matter is explosive and informed by good reporting, but the various narrative lines never really tie together, and the novelistic approach undermines the journalism."
An illumination of the Washington, D.C., crack epidemic. Read full book review >

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ALIEN INVASION IN MY BACKYARD by Ruben Bolling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A credible bit of sleuthing and a spectacular escalation factor give this opener a bit of bounce. (Mystery/fantasy. 8-10)"
A seemingly insignificant clue leads three young would-be detectives to mind-blowing adventures in their outwardly ordinary suburban neighborhood. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLY THIEF OF TIME by Ruben Bolling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A pleaser for Wimpy Kid fans as well as any students who find the last few minutes before the bell rings an eternity. (Graphic/hybrid mystery. 8-10)"
The discovery that time actually does move more slowly in the back of a classroom than in the front puts a trio of amateur sleuths on the trail of even more startling revelations. Read full book review >

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LOTERÍA by Ruben Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1998

"Still, craft and energy enough to suggest that Mendoza is a writer to watch."
An energetic if uneven debut collection focusing mostly on the lives of Hispanics in modern California. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE MONEY by Ruben Alvarado
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"A highly readable disentangling of currency's past and present."
Alvarado, in his debut, offers a detailed study of money and financial concepts through the ages. Read full book review >

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WHITE ON BLACK by Ruben Gallego
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2006

"A rich, haunting and deceptively simple work."
Short, sharp stunner of a memoir of a youth spent in a series of Russian children's homes. Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR ELIJAH by Kelly Easton Ruben
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A sweet Pesach indeed. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Everyone is welcome at the Seder table, but will there be a seat for the Prophet Elijah? Read full book review >

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Released: March 7, 2012

"Fiery self-indulgence glowing in the darkness."
Martinez's debut volume of poetry introduces his alter ego, WolfSaint. Read full book review >