Search Results: "Amy Chua"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"An antidote to the typical one-market tidings, and bad news for those contemplating investments abroad."
A nuanced contribution to the debate over whether free markets spread democracy or merely advance the McDonaldsization of the globe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"The author gives short shrift to forces introduced by petro-politics or the nuclear threat, but still an illuminating exploration of what makes a superpower."
This analysis of world-dominant powers from ancient Persia to the modern United States yields an intriguing set of common traits and progressions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"On a highly touchy subject, the authors tread carefully, backing their assertions with copious notes. Though coolly and cogently argued, this book is bound to be the spark for many potentially heated discussions."
Husband and wife professors at Yale Law School explore why some cultural groups in the United States are generally more successful than others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLD BY THE INCH by Lawrence Chua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"The idea of an architect who can't impose order on his experiences and emotions is a promising one, and the narrator's pain and outrage seem real enough—but Chua's first fiction flies in too many directions at once to engage the reader's interest fully."
Imagery suggesting the-urban-jungle-is-hell-nor-are-we-out-of- it threatens to suffocate a frenetic first novel about an Asian- born architect's return from America to his native Thailand. Read full book review >

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LEAH'S MUSTACHE PARTY by Nadia Mike
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Quirky, playful, affirming fun! (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl's pirate costume inspires a love of mustaches, which her mother happily indulges. Read full book review >

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HOW NIVI GOT HER NAMES by Laura Deal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An affirming book for readers of Inuit heritage and a window into their world for outsiders. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book introduction to traditional Inuit naming practices and Inuit custom adoption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"A shocking, aggressively written marine park exposé."
A former SeaWorld killer whale trainer dispenses serious allegations against the company and the industry at large. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POCO LOCO! by J.R. Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"¡Que rico! Mucho más, por favor.(Picture book. 3-8)"
What has that crazy ratón Poco Loco got planned for his birthday?Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISHING WITH GRANDMA by Susan Avingaq
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"It's good fun to see this vigorous, involved Grandma leading the fishing expedition. (list of tools, glossary) (Picture book. 5-7)"
An Inuit brother and sister learn to jig for fish with their anaanatsiaq.Read full book review >

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POCO LOCO by Maria Chua
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"¡Ay, Poco Loco! We hope to see you again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Poco Loco the mouse may be a little nuts, but he's got some great ideas, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE AND UNCLE BILL by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Emerging readers will appreciate the feel of a chapter book, but this dynamic duo will surely be adored (and envied) by all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Uncle Bill visits, adventure is never far behind! Read full book review >