Search Results: "Amy Richards"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"An important contribution to the subject, despite its flaws."
By addressing itself specifically to young women, this imperfect but relatively thorough treatise helps fill a gap in the current debate between older feminist luminaries, some would say "dinosaurs", such as Gloria Steinem, and the crop of news making younger female writers who tend to embrace anti-feminism. Read full book review >

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I STILL BELIEVE ANITA HILL by Amy Richards
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A well-pulled-together collection from Richards (Opting In, 2008, etc.) and Greenberg."
The proceedings of a symposium of human rights activists, political analysts, legal experts and artists who came together in 2011 to commemorate Anita Hill's courageous testimony at Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing 20 years earlier. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Less a field guide than an extended advice column, full of encouraging and friendly words."
Instructive anecdotes, garnered from the authors' own experiences and those of women they've known, illustrate some successful tactics of feminist activists. Read full book review >

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BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >

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CRITTER SITTER by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kids who appreciate critters and stories about them will truly enjoy sitting with this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Henry gets much more than he bargained for—and, happily, so do readers—as he attempts to "creature control" a bevy of pets of assorted species: goldfish, boa, tree frog, cockatiel, cat and Slobberchops, the bloodhound. Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

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LULU'S MAGIC WAND by Chuck Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Ultimately, the book succeeds in exhausting readers, but whether from adventure or from terror rests with the beholder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a consolation prize at an amusement park lands in the hands of little Lulu, her imagination—along with everything in sight—goes wild. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE GYM JITTERS by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The playful, plainly competent George makes a refreshing change of pace from the way dads are usually portrayed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Equal parts Chris Van Allsburg, Arthur Geisert, and M.C. Escher, the stunningly accomplished art in this tale of a height-sensitive lad facing a truly gonzo jungle gym makes for a riveting read. Read full book review >

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WINGS by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2014

"Only for those readers who are dying to read the end of Natalie and Ash's story. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
Blood Mates Natalie (all human) and Ash (half human, half vampire) continue the drive to unseat the evil dictator Purian Rose and win justice for all races in the United Sentry States. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH COLLECTOR by Justin Richards
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2006

"Simply smashing. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Scene: the foggy streets of Victorian London. Read full book review >

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ZERO TOLERANCE by Thomas Richards
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Too bad that in the end the revelations accumulated here, like the imaginary dam that brought them together, fail to hold water."
In sinuous, murky first fiction from ex-Harvard lit prof Richards (Imperial Archive, etc., not reviewed), the memory of Vietnam continues to plague the lives of four people who were involved in the failure, in 1973, of a massive dam built to control the mighty Mekong River. Read full book review >