Books by Paul Lee

Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"It is a pity that Lasky chooses to impose her own feelings and voice upon this woman whose voice she purports to celebrate. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A sizable dose of imagination seeks to illuminate the life of Phillis Wheatley, the 18th-century slave poet, but reveals more about the author than the subject. Read full book review >
HANK AARON by Peter Golenbock
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pair this for the perfect spring story hour with Lesa Cline-Ransome's Satchel Paige (not reviewed) and Elisha Cooper's Ballpark (1998). (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The veteran sportswriter, whom readers will remember from his affecting story of Jackie Robinson and PeeWee Reese (Teammates, 1990), takes the real-life tale of baseball slugger Hank Aaron and fashions it into a fable of hope, endurance, and faith. Read full book review >
by Harjo, illustrated by Paul Lee
Released: April 1, 2000

"Anyone who has loved a cat will find plenty to identify with here, and those who haven't had the pleasure will get a sense of what they are missing in terms of affection and missed heartbeats. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Poet Harjo's first children's book is a highdrama tale of a cat with more than nine lives. Read full book review >
ARMISTAD RISING by Veronica Chambers
Released: March 1, 1998

"The hopeful outcome is succinctly communicated by the closing page's illustration of empty, open shackles. (Picture book. 8-11)"
If oceans could talk and shores could speak, according to Chambers, they would tell a story of Joseph CinquÇ and his freedom fight aboard the Spanish slave ship Amistad. Read full book review >