review: The Last Day of Summer — CrazyQuiltEdi

title: The Last Day of Summer author: Lamar Giles illustrator: Dapo Adeola date: Versify; April 2019 main characters: Otto Alston and Sheed Alston SFF Review based on an advanced copy Otto and Sheed are young Black boys, cousins actually who live with their grandmother in Logan County, Virginia. The two couldn’t be more different. Otto […]

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review: The Poet X — CrazyQuiltEdi

title: The Poet X author: Elizabeth Acevedo date: HarperTeen; 2018 main character: Xiomara Batista YA fiction in verse Like Elizabeth Acevedo, the author of The Poet X, Xiomara Batista is Dominican American. I don’t know what other similarities exist between the two. I do know that The Poet X was Acevedo’s debut novel that has […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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