Search Results: "Élisabeth Combres"


BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN MEMORY by Élisabeth Combres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, readers interested in the topic or engaged in a class setting will find this brief work approachable and evocative, and the dearth of materials on the Rwandan genocide for this age makes it stand out. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Emma is a Tutsi orphan living with the Hutu woman who took her in, at risk of death, during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GANDHI by Élisabeth de Lambilly
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 10, 2010

"The resource list includes works for both adults and younger audiences. (index) (Biography. 11-13)"
This mixed-format profile of the Great Soul sandwiches a concise narrative account of his life—enhanced by plenty of photos and sketched illustrations, plus side boxes and a spread on Hindu theology and customs—between a look at formative experiences in his early career presented in graphic panels and closing spreads of short passages from his works arranged by major themes ("Civil Disobedience," "Love"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAFFI'S NEW FRIEND by Sylvain Meunier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"This overly ambitious title could definitely spark discussion about bullying, violence, prejudice and war, but that presumes that someone can convince children to read it first. (Fiction. 6-10)"
This early chapter book, translated from the French, tackles some weighty subjects and, sadly, is all but drowned by them. Read full book review >