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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interview: Padma Venkatraman — CrazyQuiltEdi

I recently reviewed The Bridge Home and today, I have a wonderful interview with the author, Padma Venkatraman. “THE BRIDGE HOME is that long overdue promise. It was, indeed a very hard story to write, because in writing it I had to revisit some very painful times in my childhood and adolescence and that’s always a bit […]

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title: Tight author: Torrey Maldonado date: Nancy Paulsen Books; 2018 main character: Bryan middle grade fiction Bryan lives with his parents and sister, Ava, in Brooklyn. Mom works in a social service agency where Bryan often spends time after school. Bryan truly loves his mom and enjoys spending time with her. He loves his dad […]

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Book Review: Telegrams to Heaven–Blog Post in Latinxs in Kid Lit

Review by Jessica Agudelo DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Telegrams to Heaven / Telegramas al Cielo recounts the moving childhood of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, who from an early age discovers the candor, light and power of the word, which he uses to pray and to write poetry, sending telegrams to heaven from his […]

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Book Review: Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer–Latinxs in Kid Lit Blog Post

Reviewed by Lila Quintero Weaver Publisher’s Description In this hybrid memoir, Alberto Ledesma wonders, At what point does a long-time undocumented immigrant become an American in the making? From undocumented little boy to “hyper documented” university professor, Ledesma recounts how even now, he sometimes finds himself reverting to the child he was, recalling his father’s […]

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May Releases Blog Post by Edi Campbell

All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor (HarperTeen) In this gripping, genre-defying YA novel, four Long Island teens befriend a bestselling YA novelist, only to find their deepest, darkest secrets in the pages of her next book—with devastating consequences. Told as a series of interviews, journal entries, and even pages from the book […]

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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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Book Review: La Princesa and the Pea

Review by Dora M. Guzmán DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling. El principe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree. The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa. […]

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