Search Results: "Sarah Cortez"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 30, 2011

"Overall, a consistent, well crafted collection. (glossary, author bios) (Short stories. 12-16)"
Cortez complements her adult level Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery (2009) with 18 new tales (from a largely different set of Latino/Latina authors) featuring teen characters and concerns. Read full book review >

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HOW TO UNDRESS A COP by Sarah Cortez
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"There will always be room on the shelf for 'How To' guides of this nature."
In a society glutted with police shows and detective novels, it is perhaps surprising that more tales of law enforcement have not found their way into poetry. Read full book review >

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OUR LOST BORDER by Sarah Cortez
NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2013

"A tough but eye-opening read."
What has been lost is not a political boundary line between the United States and Mexico, but a 60-mile-wide cultural area above and below that line; the issues raised by the voices here reflect how and why that border has become a zone of fear, violence and bloody murder. Read full book review >

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LA VIDA by Kate Cortez
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An action-packed, old-fashioned Western romance with attractive, capable central characters."
A lawman and a landowner's daughter form an alliance in Cortez's debut romance set in the Old West. 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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Free Your Mind by Cortez R. Rainey
NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2015

"A highly accessible, comprehensive resource for all meditative skill levels that may also attract a few history buffs."
Rainey's debut seeks to introduce meditation to African-American audiences by integrating the historic figures of the Underground Railroad into its teachings. Read full book review >

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FIVE DAYS OF BLEEDING by Ricardo Cortez Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This may be a book that should be heard, not read."
Cruz, whose first novel (Straight Outta Crompton, 1992) won a Nilon Award for Excellence in Minority Fiction, breaks no new ground in this, his seconda rock- and rap-inspired depiction of physical violence and sexual thrust-and-parry among the mean streets of Harlem and dangerous nooks and crannies of Central Park. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BLACK AND WHITE NIGHTY-NIGHT by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Easy, rhythmic text and appealing, high-contrast illustrations on sturdy board pages make this a sweet and suitable addition to lap-time programs or baby's nighttime routine. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A little owlet says goodnight to all the animals on the farm. Read full book review >

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BUCKLE AND SQUASH by Sarah Courtauld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Young readers will laugh themselves silly. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Two sisters living in the Middle of Nowhere get involved in a dangerous plot in this debut fantasy from England. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAY AT ZOO SCHOOL by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Can opposites be friends? Yes, but real friendship is not the one-way street depicted here. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dillard explores friendship between two opposites. Read full book review >