Search Results: "Sonia Sánchez"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WONDERFUL HABITS OF RABBITS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Small and friendly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Florian's whimsical poem is set against a plethora, indeed a veritable multitude, of rabbits. Read full book review >

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HERE I AM by Patti Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"Sánchez has captured a kaleidoscope of emotion and powerful sensations in a way children will grasp completely. It's The Arrival for younger readers. (Graphic novel. 5-10)"
Beautiful, evocative pictures tell the story of a boy who comes from an Asian land to a big U.S. city. Read full book review >

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SISTER DAY! by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Nice for family sharing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Using her large imagination, a little girl shows how much she loves her busy big sister. Read full book review >

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GREEN GREEN by Marie Lamba
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The intricacies of the vibrant artwork dazzle, helping to lift the weak storyline. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As a community garden springs up between concrete blocks and asphalt slabs, the literal urban jungle's praises are sung with each scene of burgeoning life. Read full book review >

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FISHING FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH BAO PHI
by Julie Danielson

Minneapolis-based writer and poet Bao Phi, who has made his way in the world of poetry (he has a poem in 2006 Best American Poetry and is a National Poetry Slam finalist), sees his debut early next month in the world of children’s literature. A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, is an autobiographical picture book, a tender story striking ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"For Sánchez fans and those unafraid to fire up their taste buds like a pro."
Popular Food Network personality, restaurant owner and executive chef Sánchez (La Comida del Barrio, 2003) infuses personal history and big flavors into more than a dozen fiery components of Mexican cuisine. Read full book review >

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MOGADOR by Alberto Ruy Sánchez
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Memorable novella about being both untouched and seized—all described in prose that mixes dreamy arabesque with crystalline precision."
Sensuous evocation of the climate and geometry of desire—the amorous dreams people evoke all unknowing in one another—set in Morocco, by the Mexican critic and writer. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTIQUITY STREET by Sonia Rami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Despite the claim, this is no competition to Lawrence Durrell's still peerless Alexandria Quartet."
Life in Cairo and Alexandria is vividly evoked in this first novel from Egyptian writer Rami—but not vividly enough to compensate for an improbable protagonist and a theme that, in trying to mean so much, doesn't mean much at all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANDEMIC by Sonia Shah
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This is not fun reading, but it's necessary—one can only hope that it drives more effective surveillance and rapid response to tomorrow's plagues."
Vibrio cholerae was once a species of marine bacteria attached to some plankton in the coastal wetlands of the Bay of Bengal. In grim detail, science journalist Shah (The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years, 2010, etc.) demonstrates how it became the global source of horrendous deaths and how the story of cholera is paradigmatic of how pandemics happen. 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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VICTUS by Albert Sánchez Piñol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"With extraordinarily gut-wrenching descriptions of bayonets, bloodshed and battle, and the terrors and tribulations inflicted upon besieged Barcelonians, Piñol makes real a tragedy that shaped Spain and Europe."
Imagining himself into the mind of a military engineer, Piñol (Pandora in the Congo, 2009, etc.) draws an epic tale from the 1714 Siege of Barcelona. Read full book review >