Profiles the prolific Hispanic American author, discussing the influences and themes of her novels and poems as well as her career as a teacher.
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Part of the Twentieth Century’s Most Influential Hispanics series, this introduction to author Alvarez gives a comprehensive look at the Dominican American writer’s life and literary career. The lively writing, suggesting the author’s deep enthusiasm for Alvarez’s work, is supported by numerous quotes from Alvarez and details, particularly about Alvarez’s teenage adjustment to life in New York, that will pique kids’ interest,.Separate text boxes summarize high-interest points throughout the book. The color photos are a standard mix of personal and stock images; notes and further reading conclude this up-to-date, well-written biography. Grades 7-10. --Gillian Engberg
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Book Description Lucent, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1420500228