Search Results: "Silvana Paternostro"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"A worthwhile look at some unexpected aspects of gender and the AIDS epidemic that should prompt other, more comprehensive and neutral studies of Latin American sexuality."
Paternostro, a fellow at the World Policy Institute and a journalist whose work has been featured in the Washington Post and various other publications, travels throughout Latin America to research this arresting but unpolished book on gender, sex, and AIDS. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A conflicted memoir of bodegas, bullets and a country tearing itself apart from within."
A Colombian-born journalist returns to her homeland in an attempt to reconcile her own past and her country's chaotic present. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

From Italy, a gently whimsical tale of transformation and survival. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DRAGON by Silvana De Mari
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readers are left assured that kindness and hope will prevail, however tenuously, over anger and fear. (Fantasy. 10+)"
In the first section of this wise, warmhearted fairytale, the elf Yorsh is only a sweetly naïve child; but as the last of his kind, he accepts his destined burden to return summer to a world of endless rain and famine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIA by Silvana Goldemberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Teen readers need realistic novels set in contemporary Latin America that capture culture while avoiding stereotypes, but Goldemberg's effort fails to engage. (glossary, song list) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Brutality and poverty threaten the life of a young girl in Paraná, Argentina. Read full book review >