Search Results: "Sonia Nazario"


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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"This portrait of poverty and family ties has the potential to reshape American conversations about immigration."
An expanded version of Nazario's Pulitzer Prize-winning articles, originally published in the Los Angeles Times, about the harrowing journey hopeful immigrants take from Central America through Mexico into the U.S. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"In stark and heartbreaking contrast to her Sesame Street character, Manzano paints a poignant, startlingly honest picture of her youth. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
Actress Manzano, best known as Maria from Sesame Street, provides a lyrical and unflinching account of her tough Nuyorican upbringing in the South Bronx. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A stunning debut. (author's note, recommended reading) (Historical novel. 12 & up)"
Set in 1969, Manzano's first novel offers a realistically mercurial protagonist struggling with her identity in Spanish Harlem. Read full book review >

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ROOM IN THE HEART by Sonia Levitin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"But when the story moves into the two days of crisis that precede the evacuation of the Jews, the tension ratchets up so effectively that readers will be on the edges of their seats, historical fact having become immediate textual present. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A solid historical novel explores the Nazi occupation of Denmark, from the night it begins to the extraordinary boatlift that saved some 7,000 of the country's 8,000 Jews. Read full book review >

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MY BELOVED WORLD by Sonia Sotomayor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Mature, life-affirmative musings from a venerable life shaped by tenacity and pride."
Graceful, authoritative memoir from the country's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2015

"Not for the fainthearted, but a good wake-up call for those concerned with decent treatment of animals and healthy food on the table."
A searing exposé of the brutal treatment animals receive on their ways to our dinner plates. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE by Sonia Purnell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A riveting, illuminating life of a remarkable woman."
The biography of Winston Churchill's unfailing champion. Read full book review >

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ILLUMINATED UNIVERSE by Sonia Guadalupe
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2016

"A memoir that offers intriguing insights into how one's decisions affect one's body and mind."
In her debut book, a holistic therapy practitioner, reflexologist, and artist relates her story of a near-death experience and its resulting insights. Read full book review >

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THE DARK BETWEEN by Sonia Gensler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Lovers of intrigue should enjoy this lively Victorian mystery whose teen heroes experience danger, romance and ethical dilemmas as they delve into 'the dark between.' (author's note with references) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Three Victorian teens in 1901 Cambridge, England, become perilously embroiled in the Society for Metaphysical Research's deadly investigations of paranormal phenomena. Read full book review >