Search Results: "Alan Lawrence Sitomer"


BOOK REVIEW

HOMEBOYZ by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"However, the fast-paced plot and lurking threat of violence will capture readers' attention, and older readers will find this a satisfying conclusion of the Hoopster trilogy. (Fiction. YA)"
When his sister is shot and killed in a gangland drive-by shooting, Teddy plots revenge, and the tension of this gritty and violent story lies in just how he will do it. Read full book review >

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NOBLE WARRIOR by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 21, 2015

"A sequel that destroys the goodwill established by its predecessor. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage mixed martial arts genius works covert ops for the U.S. government. Read full book review >

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CAGED WARRIOR by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Smart, insightful and brimming with earned optimism. (Fiction. 12-16)"
McCutcheon "M.D." Daniels has one dream: to get out of poverty-stricken Detroit. His golden ticket? The violent, underground sport of mixed martial arts. Read full book review >

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DADDY'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING ADVENTURE by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Sure to induce giggles and maybe even defuse some tension surrounding kids' own back-to-school shopping. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even the best-laid plans pale in the face of nostalgia…. Read full book review >

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DADDIES DO IT DIFFERENT by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"Unfortunately, this does not salvage the tale. Better choices abound, such as Marjorie Blain Parker and R.W. Alley's When Dads Don't Grow Up (2012) and Stephen Cook's Day Out with Daddy (2006). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Readers are in for a predictable, stereotypical comparison of how this particular mother and father differ in how they interact with their winsome daughter. Read full book review >

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HIP-HOP HIGH SCHOOL by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"A work for teens that adults would do well to read—along with Jonathan Kozol's recent study, The Shame of the Nation. (Fiction. YA)"
"You have big shoes to fill, Miss Theresa Anderson. Make good choices, please." Read full book review >

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THE SECRET STORY OF SONIA RODRÍGUEZ by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Sonia's perspective is necessarily subjective, but her own development as a character fails to bring needed balance to these depictions. (Fiction. YA)"
Sonia Rodríguez is the American-born daughter of illegal Mexican immigrants. Read full book review >

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THE DOWNSIDE OF BEING UP by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"As a highly specific thesaurus it excels; as a story, not so much. Alan Cumyn covers much the same ground with considerably more nuance, though for slightly older readers, in Tilt (2011). (Fiction. 12-14)"
The story of a boy and his boners. Read full book review >

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A CATASTROPHE OF NERDISH PROPORTIONS by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 31, 2012

"Truly, as Maureen triumphantly proclaims, 'Nerds rule' in this satisfying sequel. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Defiantly nerdy and full of spunk, Maureen along with friends Alice and Barbara return in this boisterous sequel. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF THE DORKASAURUS by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"Even though the story's resolution is slightly contrived, readers will be cheering for these girls as they bravely go forth, proudly proclaiming their nerdiness. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Wise-cracking eighth-grader Maureen is the self-described "anti-cool" heroine of this droll tale of a talent-show showdown. Read full book review >

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THE HOOPSTER by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Readers will look forward to the next volumes in the planned trilogy. (Fiction. YA)"
When assigned to write his first full-length feature article—on racism—for Affairs magazine, Andre Anderson balks: Just because he's black doesn't make him an expert on racism. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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