Book Review: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Rating: 5 stars “And for those who bear the brunt of hate because of the color of your skin or the sound of your name, for those who are spat upon, for those who are told to “go home,” when you are home: you are known. You are loved. You are enough. Let your light […]

via LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS by SAMIRA AHMED — Written In Ink Blog

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Book Review: Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics

Reviewed by Lila Quintero Weaver FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot—the Hispanics featured in this collection come from many different backgrounds and from many different countries. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today! Poems spotlight Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, […]

via Book Review: Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle, illus. by Rafael López — Latinxs in Kid Lit

Book Review: The Go-Between by Veronica Chambers

Review by Araceli Méndez Hintermeister DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress. Her father is the go-to voiceover talent for blockbuster films. Hers is a world of private planes, chauffeurs, paparazzi and gossip columnists. Meet Camilla del Valle, or Cammi […]

via Book Review: The Go-Between by Veronica Chambers — Latinxs in Kid Lit

Book Review: The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary

Review by Mark Oshiro DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Macy’s school officially classifies her as “disturbed,” but Macy isn’t interested in how others define her. She’s got more pressing problems: her mom can’t move off the couch, her dad’s in prison, her brother’s been kidnapped by Child Protective Services, and now her best friend isn’t […]

via Book Review: The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos — Latinxs in Kid Lit

Book Review: The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

Review by Jessica Agudelo DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL? For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. […]

via Book Review: The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya — Latinxs in Kid Lit