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review: Pig Park

November 30, 2014


Title: Pig Park Author: Claudia Guadalupe Martinez Date: Cinco Puntos; 2014 Main Character: Masi Burciaga Masi is a 15 year old growing up in an area outside Chicago known as Pig Park. This once thriving working class neighborhood is falling apart after losing its main source of income, the lard company that helped give the […]

Done Deal

November 25, 2014


I’m currently reading Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel. “Half fairy. Half human.Half Black When Jazz ruled Chicago.” This is the third book in the American Fairy trilogy and easily stands alone. I should finish soon! Endings. ALAN just ended as did Grand Jury deliberations in Ferguson. I’m here in this resort setting in Maryland […]

November Releases

November 21, 2014


Loweriders in Space by Cathy Camper; Chronicle Books Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team’s favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a […]