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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FEMINIST AND ABOLITIONIST by Virginia Sánchez-Korrol
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Flawed as it is, readers may still find this portrait of the little-known, remarkable revolutionary of interest. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Despite the publisher's description of this as a biography, it is rather a finely detailed historical novel that sticks closely to the facts of this little-known Latin American activist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2001

"Although heartwarming, the abrupt ending leaves the reader a little shortchanged, since the authors do not reveal if the most successful defector has any lingering homesickness or loyalty to Cuba—an intriguing premise only hinted at in the epilogue."
Yankee pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernández is the focal point of this informative, behind-the-scenes look at the role of baseball in US-Cuban relations. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTLIGHT by Sonia Gensler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Frightening and engrossing. (Horror. 10-14)"
A preteen girl and her newfound friend investigate paranormal activity on her grandmother's farm. Read full book review >

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THE REVENANT by Sonia Gensler
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"While Willie's personal story and the school mystery don't always mesh, the well-drawn characters and suspenseful plot should keep readers fully engaged. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
When her mother insists she leave boarding school and come home, Willie, 17—a teen rebel à la 1896—assumes the identity of another student who's decided to decline a teaching position at the Cherokee Female Seminary. Read full book review >