Michael de Guzman

Finding Stinko

Reviews


"In a world where redemption seems impossible, this parable of survival is riveting, and yet manages a tender element while never lacking in bravado." -- School Library Journal

"de Guzman’s commentary on the potential pitfalls of America’s foster-care system is honest in its portrayal of a boy who’s been on his own since birth, his life on the streets a powerful thumbnail view of that harsh existence." -- Kirkus

"The optimistic ending of this otherwise dark story of life on the streets is a relief, and Newboy’s desperate adventures will keep readers turning the pages of this unusual and haunting novel." -- Kliatt

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

Books for young and teen readers, and their parents.

This is the Spanish edition of Growing Up Rita
Rita Martinez is separated from her mother in an immigration raid and must find the courage and skills to survive while she tries to find her and get her mother back.
Once again, Cosmos splits his time between reality and his imagination. With far reaching results.
A dog, a boy and a man save each other's lives.
Cosmos DeSoto takes on his toughest case, when he's hired to protect the star of the movie in his mind, TEETH.
A mute runaway boy finds a ventriloquist’s dummy and rediscovers his own voice.
Fifteen-year-old Alison spends the summer with the father who abandoned her many years earlier. Theirs is a story of rejection and acceptance. The struggle to achieve a relationship.
A journey of self-discovery that takes Sidney, a boy with an enormous head on a pencil thin body, on a bus trip across America.
Beekman and his father have moved a dozen times in his brief life in Manhattan. He's been to nearly that many schools. All he wants in life now is to stay in one place.
Albert’s dream of adventure comes true when Wendell, the grandfather he’s never met, shows up unexpectedly and they go off together on an unexpected journey.
Henrietta must find the courage to confront change and tragedy when her perfect world is turned upside down.
Fiction. Young readers.
Maxim faces his impending death with courage, intelligence and humor.
Young adult and older readers
A daughter and mother fight their way to a relationship.

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