Search Results: "Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson"


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TO BE A DRUM by evelyn coleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"That's the moment, in this joyful and robust chronicle, to turn to the art, where the energetic montages bustle with multi-textured backgrounds and figures, employing cloth, cotton, old buttons, sisal, wool, clay, and more, in theatrical, pulsing settings. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The drum is a mytho-poetic symbol that links people to their African roots and to the rhythm of the earth, or so Daddy Wes tells his children, Mat and Martha. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A story that will appeal more to parents than to the target audience. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the relationship between an African-American girl and her grandfather, Fox (Tough Boris, p. 479, etc.) has written a simple tale about the life cycle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A fine tribute to an intriguing character; an interfaith story with true respect for both faiths. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Elijah Pierce (1892-1984) was an African-American barber in Columbus, Ohio—as well as a widely exhibited woodcarver (first prize at the International Meeting of Naive Art in Zagreb) and a lay minister. Read full book review >

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A SCHOOL FOR POMPEY WALKER by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

The collaborators on Elijah's Angel (1992) have created a remarkable novella disguised as a picture book in which Pompey Walkera composite character made up of voices and facts drawn from different slave-narrativesreminisces for a group of children in the new elementary school bearing his name. Read full book review >

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A STREET CALLED HOME by Aminah Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"There is an agreeable sentimentality to this 1940s tableaux that refuses to go pretty, a sense that readers are witnessing the real thing. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In an accordion book with flaps, an extraordinary celebration of Mount Vernon Avenue, a street that sprang from an Ohio shantytown called the Blackberry Patch that was the destination for many African-Americans pushing north during the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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YOUR CONSTANT STAR by Brenda Hasiuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A superb novel from a rising Canadian literary star, best for adult and mature crossover readers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Pregnancy, adoption and parenting decisions past and present link—and haunt—a Chinese-Canadian adoptee, her now-pregnant former friend and the biological father-to-be. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGES OF SUMMER by Brenda Seabrooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Best of all, past and present mores are contrasted in an absorbing story where both are presented with acumen and sympathy. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A sophisticated young New Yorker returns unwillingly to her roots when her mother sends her for a summer with her grandmother Quanimina, who lives the traditional life of the Gullah off the Carolina coast. Read full book review >

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WOLF NATION by Brenda Peterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Though with some overlap with the existing literature, a useful survey of the current state of all matters lupine."
Blending solid history with on-the-ground reportage, natural history writer Peterson (Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America, 2016, etc.) turns in a spirited defense of Canis lupus. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN OF SECRETS by Brenda Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A fantasy that embraces its love-triangle motif and deftly manages to create a believably fragile political system at risk of collapse—unless the heroine can save it."
Magic and mayhem return to the world's libraries in this YA sequel. Read full book review >

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A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR by Brenda Ashford
Released: April 2, 2013

"Ashford recounts a life filled with love, devotion and hard work—a snapping good story by a true British treasure."
Reflecting on her 62 years as a nanny, Ashford presents a delightful compilation of memories, child care tips and insights from a radically different time and place. Read full book review >

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EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT by Brenda Jernigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Sluggish and predictable."
A first novel with a provocative idea—the price paid for possessing healing powers—turns into an overfamiliar, plot-worn love story with a small-town setting. Read full book review >

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"A practical, vivid guide to the use of color in interior design."
An interior designer's guide to help amateurs select colors and fabric designs. Read full book review >