Search Results: "Vilma Ortiz"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >

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THE INTERNATIONAL DIABETIC COOKBOOK by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles
Released: March 1, 1989

Claiming that "most cookbooks for diabetics offer unimaginative, bland food ideas," Chantiles (Nutrition/N.Y.C.) has raided the global pantry—or, more accurately, tapped doctors and dieticians throughout the world—and come up with a refreshing range of unusual, even esoteric dishes. Read full book review >

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AN AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINX HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Paul Ortiz
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A sleek, vital history that effectively shows how, 'from the outset, inequality was enforced with the whip, the gun, and the United States Constitution.'"
A concise, alternate history of the United States "about how people across the hemisphere wove together antislavery, anticolonial, pro-freedom, and pro-working-class movements against tremendous obstacles." Read full book review >

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IF I COULD FLY by Judith Ortiz Cofer
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

Sixteen years after the publication of the Pura Belpré-winning An Island Like You (1995), Cofer returns to the characters of her New Jersey barrio with an affecting treatment of one girl's coming-of-age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not for novices, but a useful guide for organizations who want to increase their online presence through Twitter."
How to get the most out of your Twitter account. Read full book review >

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THE POET UPSTAIRS by Judith Ortiz Cofer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"This interesting-enough, though obvious tale is made remarkable by its illustrations. (Picture book. 5-9)"
With help from her imagination and the poet upstairs, a young Latina escapes a dreary winter in the city. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Simultaneously serious, funny, and extremely lyrical, Cofer's intonation is authentic and her book has real worth. (Fiction. 12+)"
A pastiche of 12 short stories about Puerto RicanAmerican teenagers growing up in a New Jersey barrio. Read full book review >

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EVA PERÓN by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"But, like an impressionist painting viewed from just the right angle, the book does convey an intriguing image of one the most controversial and fascinating women of our century."
An impressionistic portrait of a woman revered and reviled in Argentina, just in time for the scheduled December release of the Madonna film Evita. Read full book review >

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THE MEANING OF CONSUELO by Judith Ortiz Cofer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Perfect for girls growing out of YA titles, and adults will also savor this lovely coming-of-age tale for its elegant language and nuanced but definite judgments about manners and morals."
The young narrator and her native Puerto Rico go through major transitions, in this reflective second novel by Cofer (The Line of the Sun, 1989; stories: The Year of Our Revolution, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >