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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Amazon Books for Latinos Part 1

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The Brothers Torres ~ Coert Voorhees
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 I love EVERY WORD of this book!, July 7, 2008
Reviewer: Erin E. Mckee (New Orleans, LA)
... a pint of Ben and Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar crunch ice cream I'd only meant to have "a couple spoonfuls" of. The books is just that good. So often when an adult writes as a high school kid, you can tell it's not really a kid. The words the adult uses sound stilted, like ones some anthropologist claims teens of that culture speak... Read more

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Rainbow Boys ~ Alex Sanchez
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 Rainbow Boys: A Perfect Title and Book, December 30, 2005
Reviewer: Chase Trussel
...without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read. The synopsis is three gay teenagers(highschool seniors) each with different personalities and I guaranttee every gay teen relates to at least one of them. Jason is a highschool jock of a latino descent that is still having some questions about his sexuality. Nelson is totally gay, ... Read more
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Perfect Chemistry ~ Simone Elkeles
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 Wonderful Romeo and Juliet Scenario (A Grade), October 19, 2009
Reviewer: K. Garrabrant "Katiebabs" (Bloomfield, NJ USA)
... he is going nowhere fast. He longs to get away from it all but can't because of his role in the gang, the Latino Bloods. He also has a great deal of responsibility of ... of the best Young Adult books I've read this year. Simone Elkeles takes on many subjects concerning teenagers such as acceptance, bias, violence, sex and so much more... Read more
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Can't Get There from Here ~ Todd Strasser
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 Richie's Picks: CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE, March 31, 2004
Reviewer: Richie Partington "http://richiespi..." (Sebastopol, CA United States)
... or Latino. A disproportionate share are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, because adolescents in those groups are routinely jettisoned by their families and are frequently unwelcome in their schools or in foster homes. Many homelessteens are children of the victims of the mid-1980s crack epidemic. A study found one-third of ... Read more
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5.0 Riveting! Intense! Emotional!, December 10, 2003
Reviewer: Anonymous

... of a brave young Latino who got into a gang, then realized he had to get out. Just one problem: when you join a gang "family," they consider you their property for life... capture the confused, raging emotions of teens and younger kids...their fascination with the forbidden, their fear and confusion over the unknown...and most of all... Read more
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5.0 A Very Good for Hispnic Teens, July 19, 2005
Reviewer: Geraldine F. Zietz
As a librarian I am always looking for books for Lation Kids. The short stories in this book are fun. Great characters and plots. Latino teens will enjoy reading this particular book!!! Read more
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Perfect Chemistry ~ Simone Elkeles
5.0 Thrilling read, beautiful love story., August 9, 2009
Reviewer: Liz M "TeenReader" (Canada)

I picked this book up, and was apprehensive of reading it. When I picked up this book I was automatically hooked. "Perfect Chemistry" is about two unlikely teensthat fall in love. Brittany is a rich teen that lives in Chicago, and works really hard to keep up a perfect image, and Alex is apart of a gang called the Latino Bloods...Read more
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5.0 Cuadros Discovers New Ground, March 5, 2009
Reviewer: Douglas G. Berg
...high school soccer team; beyond that it's a story of the Latino Diaspora now taking place. The novelistic structure of the book follows the rule that says, "Leave out the parts that people would like to skip." ... The teenagers in this story are not media-defined, iPod-enclosed teens; these guys are more like something out of Cormac ... Read more
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Sweet Turnaround J ~ P. V. Beck
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 She shoots! She scores!, June 24, 2009
Reviewer: Andi Marquette "Tierra de Andi" (Colorado)

... a basketball fan, so when I read books that deal with basketball, I can tell if an author knows her stuff or not and PV Beck Knows. Her. Stuff. Full disclosure two: I am... read "Sweet Turnaround J" because I'm always looking for YA titles that feature young women for my friends with female teens and tweens in the house, and I'll definitely... Read more
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Urban Gothic ~ Brian Keene
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 Urban Gothic Indeed!, January 19, 2010
... featuring teenagers to start--with the teens on the prowl for pot (if it's not sex then it's drugs or alcohol, as many a Friday the 13th and other slasher films/books have taught us). But things go terribly wrong when the lead wannabe "badass" believes he can't get lost in a neighborhood not suitable for suburbaniteteens on a Saturday... Read more

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