Search Results: "Alice Mead"


BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING TO AMERICA by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2005

"Readers will be rooting for this plucky heroine as she struggles along to the 'ultimate destiny of power and stubbornness—adulthood.' (Fiction. 10-13)"
A class project is the catalyst for 13-year-old Linda Berati to learn about her illegal immigrant family's soul-crushing past in Albania, their difficult and dangerous journey to America, and how her mother got the long facial scar she has always refused to discuss. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER MOM by Alice Mead
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, her true compassion is reserved for the blameless, powerless Jas, who has no choice but to cope with the decisions of the adults around her. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Mead (Junebug and the Reverend, 1998, etc.) wants readers to know that war is hell, not only for the soldiers, but for the families they leave behind. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE STARLIGHT BRIDGE by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A believable and compelling portrayal of a Native American family coexisting with white society while retaining its own traditions. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After he watches her unwrap her ninth-birthday presents, Rayanne's father announces that he's leaving the family on the Penobscot reservation in Maine and traveling west. Read full book review >

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MARGARET MEAD by Joan Mark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Mead's remarkable 50 years of work in the field of anthropology are retold in this inspiring biography in the Oxford Portraits in Science series. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF NO RAIN by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2003

"The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work. (map, introduction) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The year 1999 in South Sudan was one of no rain and little mercy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

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DAWN AND DUSK by Alice Mead
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"It's an important story, and any reader, young or old, wishing to know more about Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Sudan and other troubled spots of the modern world would do well to start with Mead's many informative works. (Fiction. 10+)"
It was an ordinary day when the bombs fell over Sardasht, Iran. Read full book review >

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JUNEBUG AND THE REVEREND by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A fine follow-up. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Mead's prose is fluid and rhythmic in this sequel to Junebug (1995). Read full book review >

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JUNEBUG by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 1995

"Readers will be rooting for Junebug and his dreams all the way. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Reeve McClain, Jr.Junebughas a dream of one day escaping the decrepit housing project in which he, little sister Tasha, and his mother are forced to live, a dream in which he's a ship's captain, sailing free. Read full book review >

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JUNEBUG IN TROUBLE by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2002

"A wonderful addition to this series, featuring a hero who is at once brave and fragile. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Junebug and his family have moved away from the housing projects, where drugs and gangs were part of everyday life, but he meets up with some people from his past, which is both heartbreaking and uplifting. Read full book review >

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MADAME SQUIDLEY AND BEANIE by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Fans of Junebug will enjoy Beanie. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Beatrice Kingsley, Beanie, has spent the summer hanging out with her younger brother Jeremiah—Jerm—and their neighbor and Beanie's best friend Charles, who has to wear a back brace when at home. Read full book review >

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GIRL OF KOSOVO by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2001

"This difficult tale will give readers a sense of the sufferings of war and the emotional struggle needed to survive against a totalitarian state. (Fiction. 10-14)"
As in her novel Adem's Cross (1996), Mead portrays the horrors of the Balkan conflict, this time through the eyes of a young Albanian girl. Read full book review >