Search Results: "Sonia Faleiro"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"Gritty, gripping and often heartbreaking—an impressive piece of narrative nonfiction."
A harsh, cinematic look at the international sex trade. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented—a must-read. (epilogue, afterword, notes) (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nazario's critically acclaimed book Enrique's Journey, a heart-wrenching account of one young man's journey to migrate illegally from Honduras to the United States to find the mother who left when he was 5, has been newly adapted for young people. Read full book review >

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TAKING CHARGE by Sonia Levitin
Released: March 1, 1999

"Smith's watercolors inject some spunk, but it may be time for Amanda's adventures to come to a rest. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Amanda (Boom Town, 1998, etc.) returns for her third adventure, this time standing in for her mother who has returned to the East to care for her ailing mother. Read full book review >

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DREAM FREEDOM by Sonia Levitin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Although the story is intended for 10-14-year-olds, readers older than Marcus, the character who ties the story together and who seems to be a fifth- or, at most, sixth-grader, will find him immature and hence be put off the story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Writing from several points of view, Levitin relates the story of modern-day slavery in Sudan and of the destruction of village and family life that civil war has brought to that beleaguered country. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BOY by Sonia Craddock
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The jacket painting instantly evokes Jamesina's world; in text and in art, she's an appealing heroine, full of old-fashioned spunk. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A curse dropped on the shoulders of a baby by an angry neighbor is subverted into a saving grace when WWII roars through Germany, in this allegorical tale, built along the plot lines of Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

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SPEAK OF ME AS I AM by Sonia Belasco
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A stirring account of the trials of adolescence. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Art helps two teenagers cope with unbearable sorrow in this novel of loss and self-discovery. Read full book review >

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RANI PATEL IN FULL EFFECT by Sonia Patel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A powerfully particular, 100 percent genuine character commands this gutsy debut. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Rani Patel, daughter of Gujarati immigrants, feels isolated for more than one reason on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in 1991. Read full book review >

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THE HOLOCAUST KID by Sonia Pilcer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2001

"Fresh and affecting takes on deep if familiar ground."
Fifteen finely crafted, interconnected stories, loosely based on the life of novelist Pilcer (a novel: I-Town, 1987, etc.), that cumulatively reflect the tensions haunting the children of Holocaust survivors, Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2010

"A sad, sobering account with important lessons for medical historians, anthropologists, biologists and, most of all, policymakers."
Investigative journalist Shah (The Body Hunters: How the Drug Industry Tests Its Products on the World's Poorest Patients, 2006, etc.) argues that the mosquito-borne parasite is in control and will remain so. Read full book review >

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GREAT WITH CHILD by Sonia Taitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"The concept of family is expansive in Taitz's (Down Under, 2012, etc.) latest novel."
A busy lawyer on the partner track finds her life suddenly more difficult to control. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER by Sonia Taitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An affecting, brisk read, especially noteworthy for its essential optimism and accomplished turns of phrase."
An invigorating memoir about coming of age as the daughter of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants and Holocaust survivors. Read full book review >

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THE GOODNESS GENE by Sonia Levitin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Still, teen readers will enjoy teasing out the historical parallels and wondering 'what if,' making this an excellent choice for book discussions. (Science fiction. YA)"
A didactic dystopia ponders big issues: nature versus nurture, and the existence of souls. Read full book review >