Book Review: Call Me Maria

Judith Ortiz Cofer was the first author to win the Pura Belpré Award for her first young adult book An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio. On December 30, 2016, she passed away at the young age of 64, due to cancer. This week, we celebrate her life and work with reviews of four […]

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Book Review: Proof of Lies

Review by Elena Foulis DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages. And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead. She’s the only one who believes […]

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Book Review: The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lillian Rivera

Reviewed by Elena Foulis DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Things/People Margot Hates: Mami, for destroying her social life Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal The supermarket Everyone else After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot Sanchez suddenly finds herself grounded. And by grounded, […]

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Book Review: Even if the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia – Latinxs in Kid Lit

Review by Troi Genders DESCRIPTION FROM THE PUBLISHER: One midsummer night. Two strangers. Three rules: No real names. No baggage. No phones. A whirlwind twenty-four-hour romance about discovering what it means to feel alive in the face of one of life’s greatest dangers: love. Who would you be if you had one night to be […]

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Libros Latinx: The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande — Latinxs in Kid Lit

The original version of this memoir was written for general audiences. This review is based on an advance reader’s copy of the young readers edition. Reviewed by Lila Quintero Weaver Echoes of Cinderella reverberate throughout Reyna Grande’s forceful and captivating memoir of a family torn apart by internal and external stressors, centered in a years-long […]

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Review: Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez — Read Diverse Books

Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s Reputations was originally published in 2006 in the author’s native Spanish. Ten years after publication, English-speakers finally get the chance to read this novel by the award-winning and often-lauded Colombian writer. I don’t read nearly enough translated fiction, especially from South American authors, so Reputations sounded like the perfect book for me. Plot Overview …

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