Search Results: "Angela Johnson"


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ANGELA MERKEL by Matthew Qvortrup
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2016

"This eye-opening biography, drawing from rich behind-the-scenes knowledge, is necessary reading for anyone who wants to broaden his or her perspective on the world today."
A biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (b. 1954) that provides insight and clarity into Germany's often underreported role in shaping the European political landscape. Read full book review >

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ANGELA AND DIABOLA by Lynne Reid Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"The two approaches don't always blend: Banks often sacrifices subtlety for the broad satire of Roald Dahl's work, but the conclusion is both satisfying and novel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Banks (The Mystery of the Cupboard, 1993, etc.) introduces readers to twin girls—one purely good, one purely evil—who make a hash of their well-intentioned parents' lives. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by Peter Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"From the ordinary clay of words, Martin sculpts an impressive image of an extraordinary man."
Reliable, readable life of 18th-century England's most celebrated intellectual, lexicographer, poet, critic, biographer, essayist, Tory, travel writer and—perhaps most of all—Personality. Read full book review >

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ANGELA LANSBURY'S POSITIVE MOVES by Angela Lansbury
Released: Nov. 7, 1990

A charming, low-key exercise/diet/cookbook from the actress best known for her role as writer/sleuth Jessica Fletcher on TV's popular Murder, She Wrote. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A lovely and sad glimpse of individuals caring for one another in an imperfect world. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bird confronts friendship, family, and human limitations in this poignant tale. Read full book review >

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WHEN MULES FLEW ON MAGNOLIA STREET by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Middle readers will find Magnolia Street well worth repeat visits. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Following up Maniac Monkeys on Magnolia Street (1998), Johnson rejoins Charlie and her friends, Lump and Billy, for more neighborhood comings, goings, and hijinks. Read full book review >

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SONGS OF FAITH by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"But the message is uplifting—even though her family cannot be together, and she is still in pain, Doreen is left at the conclusion still full of love and, more importantly, hope. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young African-American girl struggles to reconcile her parents' divorce and the subsequent fragmentation of her family in this eloquent and life-affirming novel from Johnson (Humming Whispers, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMMING WHISPERS by Angela Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"An ambitious work, as startling in its originality as Johnson's award-winning Toning the Sweep (1993). (Fiction. 12+)"
The slow and melancholy stream of consciousness of Sophy, 14, whose life and thoughts revolve around her older sister, Nicole. Read full book review >

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A COOL MOONLIGHT by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Poignant, evocative, and as lingering as sunburn, Lila's story is one of courage, hope, and dreams. (Fiction. 8-11)"
The innovative Johnson has crafted an original story in both content and writing style. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST PART LAST by Angela Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2003

"It's the tale of one young man and his choices, which many young readers will appreciate and enjoy. (Fiction. YA)"
"The rules: If she hollers, she is mine. If she needs to be changed, she is always mine. Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING by Angela Johnson
Released: March 1, 1999

An older sister's wedding makes a girl feel lonely at first, but she is ultimately caught up in the bonds created by this big family gathering. Read full book review >