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Muerte en una estrella - Shooting Star: An excellent, disturbing novel in first English translation - #fiction #bookreview

 

Muerte en Una Estrella – Shooting Star

Sergio D. Elizondo

English Translation by Rosaura Sánchez and Beatriz Pita

(Arte Público Press – paperback)

Available for… 268 more words

Book Reviews

The Shifting Cultures of Multiracial Boyle Heights

In a critical scene from the 1997 neo-noir “L.A. Confidential,” the ambitious and overzealous Detective Ed Exley (Guy Pierce) escorts rape survivor Inez Soto (Marisol Padilla Sanchez) through the tumult of press coverage upon her discharge from the hospital. 2,130 more words

Cities

sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Ryan Reft at Tropics of Meta has another blog post on the multiracial history of Los Angeles. In this article, Reft examines the development of Boyle Heights. Boyle Heights is bordered on the north the USC Health Scienes Campus, east of the Los Angeles River and north of I-5. It is one of the older neighborhoods of Los Angeles and has a unique history. Due to restrictive covenants, Jews were prohibited from buying homes in much of Los Angeles and settled into the multiracial enclave of Boyle Heights with African and Japanese Americans. Overtime, Boyle Heights morphed into a predominately Latino community. Reft traces the history of this neighborhood and explains how its past has helped bring Los Angeles' Jewish and Mexican American communities closer together.

The Valley - Estampas del valle: Now in bilingual paperback for the first time - #bookreview

The Valley / Estampas del valle

Rolando Hinojosa

(Arte Público Press - paperback)

The long-turbulent Texas-Mexico border is in the news once again. So this is a timely moment to introduce or reintroduce readers to the famed… 272 more words

Book Reviews

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Reading level: 5.0 (ish)
Genre: Realistic fiction
ELL-Friendly: Yes
Library recommendation: High school

Goodreads summary:

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. 492 more words

YA Books

Separate is Never Equal

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014.

Description From the Publishers: 473 more words

Children

“Students must have initiative; 
they should not be mere imitators. 
They must learn to think and act 
for themselves – and be free.” 
Cesar Chavez

Initiative Quotes