Tag Archives: Latino/a

Lowriders in Space

One more late addition to Latin@ week!  Lowriders to the Center of the Earth was a Cybils finalist this year, and I thought I’d read this first Lowriders book while waiting for the second to arrive at my library. Lowriders … Continue reading

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

I’m continuing Latin@ week at alibrarymama with a book that’s become a classic just in the five years since it came out. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Simon … Continue reading

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Hour of the Bees

I’m celebrating Latin@ books this week, today with lyrical and leisurely middle grade fantasy Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar. Continue reading

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Stef Soto, Taco Queen

A rare upbeat but realistic view of middle great in Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres. Continue reading

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Labyrinth Lost

A Brooklyn teen must come to terms with her inherited bruja powers in this Cybils young adult speculative fiction finalist. Continue reading

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Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

This book was showered in honors last year, including a Newbery honor and an Odyssey honor for audio production for children.  A great audiobook involving music, magic and history was one I didn’t want to miss. Echo by Pam Muñoz … Continue reading

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Cybils Countdown – Easy Reader Finalists

The winners of the Cybils awards will be announced in just a couple more days!  My daughter is in first grade right now, and though she prefers to check out early chapter books for herself, easy readers are really her … Continue reading

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Cybils Countdown – Picture Book Finalists

So as I said, somehow I’ve not been able to get to all the Cybils finalists I’ve wanted to.  There were seven picture book finalists, and I have read only four of them.  At least I very much enjoyed the ones I … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Sisters and Nomad

I always have the best of intentions about reviewing all my Cybils books as I read them – but I’m still behind.  Here are a couple more middle grade fantasy books from my December reading, both sequels in beloved series. … Continue reading

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The Second Guard

The Second Guard by J.D. Vaughn. Disney Hyperion, 2015. The Second Guard is an epic fantasy with two cool and unique features: the kingdom of Tequende, where it’s set, is something like a South American kingdom, still under indigenous rule … Continue reading

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