Tag Archives: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Review Wednesday: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe

I mentioned this book a few days ago. I first posted this review about it almost a year ago. Since then, that review has gotten more hits than all but two books I’ve reviewed in the past four years on this … Continue reading

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Racism: Let’s Talk about It.

Racism is on a lot of people’s minds right now. My sister told me last night that there were riots in Portland over the results of the Darren Wilson case. And last week folks in the children’s book world were … Continue reading

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Gay Mexican Teen Boys in the Desert Southwest?: Review of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

For someone who claims to blog about children’s books, I actually review very few books on here. I think that’s because if I read a really good book, I take a very long time to digest it. And because I … Continue reading

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Why Not All Kids Need to Read To Kill a Mockingbird

Last week I talked about the wonderful novel Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz, but I cautioned that the book might not be appropriate for some teens. This is a point that I’ve made before in … Continue reading

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Maybe God Wrote “Change”: Review of Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz

So I have another wonderful book to share with you all. I am probably the last one to read Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz–another Cinco Puntos Press book–but it was one of the most powerful books … Continue reading

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