Search Results: "Alaya Dawn Johnson"


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LOVE IS THE DRUG by Alaya Dawn Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Utterly absorbing. (Suspense. 13 & up)"
Lost memories, a deadly pandemic flu and the children of D.C.'s elite come together in this sophisticated bio-thriller. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER PRINCE by Alaya Dawn Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Luminous. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
An art project, a rebellion and a sacrifice make up this nuanced, original cyberpunk adventure. Read full book review >

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MOONSHINE by Alaya Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A bit jumbled, but entertaining and potentially a good start for a series offering a different take on the undead craze."
Good-hearted advocate of vampire rights negotiates the mean streets of 1920s Manhattan. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Kevin Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Even when Brooks is not at his best, however, he still produces compelling fiction that will leave teens clamoring for his previous titles. (Mystery. YA)"
Dawn Bundy wants to kill God. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Uri Shulevitz
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Oct. 15, 1974

"Perhaps not every child will be receptive to this lovely impressionistic book, but on the other hand it is hard not to be enveloped by Shulevitz' mood of muted serenity."
Shulevitz' deep-blue, oval watercolors draw you into the still, quiet spot "under a tree by the lake" where "an old man and his grandson cuff up in their blankets." Read full book review >

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DAWN by Elie Wiesel
by Elie Wiesel, translated by Frances Frenaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1961

"Perhaps not a popular form- or theme, but it leaves an inevitable impress."
A spare, spectral short novel follows last year's Night and fills in the hours before dawn spent by Elisha, 18, designated to kill an Englishman- in Palestine- at the time when reprisals were ordered: for the hanging of every Jewish fighter, there was to be the execution of an Englishman. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Molly Bang
illustrated by Molly Bang
Released: Aug. 22, 1983

"Mawkish folderol—which probably would strike some girls (and lots of grownups) as appealingly romantic."
One of those rarefied concoctions of portentous folk motifs that never quite coalesces into anything. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by Peter Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"From the ordinary clay of words, Martin sculpts an impressive image of an extraordinary man."
Reliable, readable life of 18th-century England's most celebrated intellectual, lexicographer, poet, critic, biographer, essayist, Tory, travel writer and—perhaps most of all—Personality. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by David Nokes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Rigorous and scholarly, but an introduction rather than an advancement in knowledge."
A swift life of the author of A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), whose corporal and hygienic eccentricities matched in uniqueness the brilliance of his mind. Read full book review >

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PHILIP JOHNSON by Franz Schulze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"An expansive view of Johnson's prickly intellect, ambition, and shifting aesthetic core. (125 photos, not seen)"
Spry and readable, this first major Johnson biography delivers the goods on the puckish 87-year-old godfather of American architecture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 5, 1992

"B&w photos. (Biography. 11-13)"
The fantasy world we build around professional athletes took a serious hit when this NBA superstar announced his HIV infection and retirement. Read full book review >