Search Results: "Alix Delinois"


BOOK REVIEW

EIGHT DAYS by Edwidge Danticat
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Whew! (Picture book. 7-11)"
Composed in the wake of the devastating earthquake of January 2010, this inspired child's-eye view will leave no reader or listener unmoved. Read full book review >

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GREETINGS, LEROY by Itah Sadu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A much-needed window and mirror of immigrant experience for young readers. (Picture book 4-7)"
In this loving tale of family migration and making home anew, young Roy's embrace of Bob Marley gives him comfort on his first day of school after the family moves to Canada. Read full book review >

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MUMBET'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by Gretchen Woelfle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A life devoted to freedom and dignity, worthy of praise and remembrance. (author's note, selected bibliography, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
With the words of Massachusetts colonial rebels ringing in her ears, a slave determines to win her freedom. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD ALI by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Despite its arresting visuals, it does not replace other such treatments as Jim Haskins's Champion, illustrated by Eric Velasquez (2002), or Tonya Bolden's The Champ, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (2004). (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Muhammad Ali's life story is interwoven with significant historical events of the latter half of the 20th century—the American civil-rights movement, the war in Vietnam and the growth of the Nation of Islam—and Myers shows how he used his star status to make the case for the rights of African-Americans, conscientious objection and religious freedom as well as boosting his own athleticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"The author's strong background in Russian history and meticulous research establish her as an excellent biographer, although taking the personality tests in the guise of the Czar could be construed as somewhat presumptive."
The intimate correspondence between Nicholas and Alexandra exposes the political naiveté of the ill-fated Romanovs while revealing their deep, loving relationship. Read full book review >

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FIND YOU IN PARIS by Alix Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A lighthearted and satisfying romance in the world of French perfume."
A billionaire lures a grocery clerk into a false marriage for mysterious reasons. Read full book review >

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SAMMY by Alix Berenzy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"What Sammy really wants is love and attention, the students soon see, and that's the best lesson of all. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Though somewhat didactic, Berenzy's latest is an engaging and informative primer for kids with classroom pets. Read full book review >

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WHAT IF IT'S LOVE by Alix Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"An enjoyable love story made even more romantic by its enchanting Parisian backdrop."
An entertaining, lighthearted novel about the trials and tribulations of falling in love in a Parisian cafe. Read full book review >

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GUTENBERG'S APPRENTICE by Alix Christie
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A bravura debut."
Christie debuts with a literary exploration of Gutenberg and his printing press, which sparked a technological revolution—as well as the other men involved who were left in history's shadows. Read full book review >

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THE JOY OF FUNERALS by Alix Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A snappy idea buried by verveless writing."
Novel-in-stories about morbidly lonely thirtysomething women who find comfort in mortuaries. Read full book review >

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ALL TRUE NOT A LIE IN IT by Alix Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The novel sets out to take Daniel Boone from myth to man—but in the process, it transplants him into another sort of literary myth."
A thoroughly researched historical novel reimagines the life of 18th-century frontiersman Daniel Boone, transforming him into a brooding observer of the fall of a country he'd like to consider Paradise. Read full book review >