Search Results: "Thomas Gonzalez"


BOOK REVIEW

GANDHI by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"This walk with Gandhi is time well-spent. (Picture book. 6-12)"
McGinty's gentle, poetic picture book, awash with sunrises, salt, sand and sensory images, tells an intense present-tense story of Mohandas Gandhi's 24-day march to the sea in 1930 in search of freedom and peaceful change for the people of India. Read full book review >

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TOAD WEATHER by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A fine addition to the sense-of-wonder shelf. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
At the end of a walk in the rain on a gloomy March evening, Ally and her grandmother find the surprise Mama promised: a street full of migrating toads that need their help. Read full book review >

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SEVEN AND A HALF TONS OF STEEL by Janet Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A deeply felt but not overwrought telling of a story that will be new to most young readers. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A reverent account of the creation of a seagoing 9/11 memorial fashioned by incorporating part of one of the fallen towers into the hull of a Navy ship. Read full book review >

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HOUSE ON DIRTY-THIRD STREET by Jo S. Kittinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A tale of generosity, faith and friendship. Share it quietly within and with others. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl and her mother move into an old, run-down house and dare to dream that one day it will become a cozy home. Read full book review >

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14 COWS FOR AMERICA by Carmen Agra Deedy
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A stirring, heartwarming tale that made headlines when it happened—and is now, thankfully, preserved on the page for children. (afterword) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah is about to return home, to a small village in Kenya. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY ENEMY by Julie Gonzalez
FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

"Gabriel's prankish playfulness and her growing acceptance of responsibility for her own choices. (Fiction. YA)"
Bubba, short for Beezlebub, is Jane's imaginary enemy, the responsible party for all the misfortunes of her life from second grade onward. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2002

"Powerful, poetic, troubling."
Expatriate southwesterner Gonzalez (Literature/Univ. of Minnesota) returns to his stomping grounds to expatiate with passion and wisdom on rattlers, nuclear weapons, poverty, Chicano culture, cave drawings, the Alamo, and scorpions. Read full book review >

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LUZ by Luis Gonzalez
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"An overlong first act that doesn't quite live up to its epic ambitions."
Gonzalez's debut novel, the first in a planned series, follows an idealistic young Cuban woman whose fate may change the course of human history. Read full book review >

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RICOCHET by Julie Gonzalez
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Only for teens looking for an easily digestible tear-jerker. (Fiction. YA)"
On a rooftop, four boys play "idiot's roulette," in which you point the gun at the person next to you rather than yourself: Connor, his best friend Daniel, their old, if not close, friend Ryan and Will, a violent bully who is there by Daniel's invitation. Read full book review >

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MEMORY FEVER by Ray Gonzalez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1993

"A Chicano memoir that should speak affectingly to young poets."
Poet, editor (The Guadalupe Review), anthologist (Mirrors Beneath the Earth, 1992) Gonzalez offers thoughtful, imagistic essays and vignettes about growing up in the desert Southwest and into his literary calling. Read full book review >

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THE THIRTEENTH APOSTLE by Gloria Gonzalez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 1993

"A nice look at Key West, and a police chief who uses extralegal persuasion, but the cartoon villains ultimately sink this first adult tale from YA author Gonzalez."
When a reporter is pitched off his New York high-rise terrace, Earl and Owen—two Key West fishermen and fans of his—wonder whether the murder had anything to do with the story he was working on: Japanese involvement in poisonings at the Cleveland plant of Townehouse coffee. Read full book review >