Search Results: "Somaly Mam"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"An urgent, though depressing, document, worthy of a place alongside Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone, Rigoberto Menchú's autobiography and other accounts of overcoming Third World hardship."
Candid memoir of a woman trapped in the sex-slave trade, who is now an activist against it. Read full book review >

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FRANCISCO'S KITES / LAS COMETAS DE FRANCISCO by Alicia Z. Klepeis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2015

"Francisco's transformation from pensive newcomer to entrepreneurial kite master is inspiring and well-detailed in this successful slice of life. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A resourceful boy in a new town discovers a talent for giving old scraps flight in this immigrant's story. Read full book review >

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LOOK BOTH WAYS IN THE BARRIO BLANCO by Judith Robbins Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Still, a valiant effort that wrestles with important, complex themes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A preteen Mexican-American girl gains a locally famous white woman as her mentor—but feels like she's losing her identity. Read full book review >

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HARRY MILLER'S RUN by David Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A rich and resonant short story. (Illustrated fiction. 10 & up)"
Nearing the end of his life, a beloved old runner passes the torch to an eager young one. Read full book review >

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DON'T SAY A WORD, MAMÁ / NO DIGAS NADA, MAMÁ by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This book overflows with affection—and you can never have too much of that. (Bilingual picture book. 4-7)"
Mamá has always been proud of her loving daughters, even when they've grown. Read full book review >