Search Results: "Willie Perdomo"


BOOK REVIEW

¡CLEMENTE! by Willie Perdomo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"Though, like Jonah Winter's similar but lower-key biography, Roberto Clemente, Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates, illustrated by Raul Colón (2005), there's no chart of Clemente's outstanding career stats, heartfelt personal statements from the author and illustrator add a shiny finish to this infectiously energetic tribute. (timeline, sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Riding the tide of his own father's ("president of the GREATEST FANS OF ROBERTO CLEMENTE CLUB, Boogie-down Bronx chapter") hero worship, a young narrator named after the great ball player and humanitarian highlights Clemente's life and achievements up to that fatal "last sacrifice fly" (he was killed in the crash of a plane filled with earthquake-relief supplies in 1972), then pays homage to his strength of character, his belief that "con respeto, / con orgullo, with faith, with hope, / with belief in yourself…/ anything is possible in this world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VISITING LANGSTON by Willie Perdomo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"In this year of Langston Hughes's centennial, this work does him great honor. (Poetry. 6-10)"
A little girl is going with her daddy to visit the home of Langston Hughes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"This tale of the discrimination, rejection, and misunderstanding that Willie faced is redeemed by a portrait of parents who persisted until they found the right slot for their son. (Author tour)"
A mother's account of raising a child who threw tantrums, had sleep disturbances and speech problems, scratched and hit schoolmates, but was also loving and bright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE WINS by Almira Astudillo Gilles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2001

"An understated pearl of a story, humbly and somewhat awkwardly illustrated in deep-colored acrylics, with two affecting characterizations and an exemplary bond of love. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tender but vital tribute to a father's love and a son's faith, as well as a gratifying sleeve across a bully's windpipe, from a talented newcomer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE THE WHEEL by Eric Chenn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Tales from 'Gingerbread Boy' to Deborah Lund's All Aboard the Dinotrain (April 2006), illustrated by Howard Fine, better celebrate the joys and sorrows of going mobile. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A wheel finds more fulfillment in work than in being a work of art in this rough-hewn tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE NELSON by Joe Nick Patoski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2008

"Patoski's profound understanding of Nelson's life, character and milieu make this the Willie bio to get."
In-depth celebration of the Lone Star music legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE BROWN by James Richardson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This is a must-read for anyone interested in recent California history or in politics as sport. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
An informed and entertaining biography of the San Francisco mayor and longtime speaker of the California State Assembly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE JEROME by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fine tribute to going one's own way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Willie Jerome is up on the roof of a Harlem tenement blowing his horn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE AND UNCLE BILL by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Emerging readers will appreciate the feel of a chapter book, but this dynamic duo will surely be adored (and envied) by all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Uncle Bill visits, adventure is never far behind! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREWSIE AND WILLIE by Gertrude Stein
Released: July 1, 1946

"Miss Stein at her most lucid and most liberal, and making sense on both scores most of the time."
Wars I Have Seen broke Gertrude Stein's sales record. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE MAYS by James S. Hirsch
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Well-researched and fluid, but tendentious and tunnel-visioned."
An admiring—at times even worshipful—portrait of one of baseball's greatest players, whose on-field exploits were astonishing but whose inner life remains largely hidden. Read full book review >