Search Results: "Susan Guevara"


BOOK REVIEW

CHE GUEVARA by Jon Lee Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

A sweeping biography of the Latino revolutionary and pop-culture hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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TIGER, TIGER by Dee Lillegard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Stunning, jewel-toned illustrations in gouache and chalk pastel on mixed-media paper bring a young boy's imagination to life in this riveting tale. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISABEL’S HOUSE OF BUTTERFLIES by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Undeniably didactic, the story highlights the economic and cultural complexities of preserving endangered species, and provides a welcome complement to the many other books on monarch migration. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Eight-year-old Isabel, who lives in a small impoverished village in the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico, tells the story of the annual monarch butterfly migration to the magnificent oyamel tree beside her casita. Read full book review >

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CHATO AND THE PARTY ANIMALS by Gary Soto
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"Here is a party that all will enjoy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Chato, Novio Boy, Chorizo, and the mouse family next door in the animal barrio of Chato's Kitchen (1995) are back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2000

"The book is strengthened even more by Yolen's extensive 'Notes on the Stories' and an excellent bibliography for those who want more, making it a useful reference tool for classroom or library. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In her introduction, the author states that the 13 stories in this book "have always been around, hidden away in the back storeroom of folklore." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHE GUEVARA by Stuart A. Kallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fine introduction to Latin American history and the ideas of capitalism, socialism and communism. (timeline, who's who, source notes, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
How did a wealthy, asthmatic boy from Argentina grow up to become a famous Communist revolutionary? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD WOMEN OF THE WILD WEST by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Young researchers eager to know more about outlaw Belle Starr and adventurer and philanthropist Nellie Cashman might start here, but they will have to move on to more reliable sources. (timeline, map) (Collective biography. 9-12)"
A good idea by a fine author and illustrator goes somewhat awry in this middle-grade collective biography of 15 women of the Old West. Read full book review >

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CHATO GOES CRUISIN’ by Gary Soto
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"A glossary of Spanish words aids in the enjoyment of a just-silly-enough tale that still has sly lessons about being a friend, keeping your word and judging your fellows—even if they are dogs. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The Cheech and Chong of the cat world are back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not to be dismissed as a firsthand document. But for a more entertaining take on the journey, see Patrick Symmes's Chasing Che (2000), an altogether better read."
Of motorcycles, maté, and Marx. Read full book review >