Search Results: "Anita Silvey"


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UNTAMED by Anita Silvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"A serviceable biography. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Jane Goodall, whose pioneering observations of chimpanzees in the wild changed scientific thinking about the differences between humans and apes, found a broader mission in conservation and education. Read full book review >

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LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD by Anita Silvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A fine introduction to a musical icon. (photographs, quotation source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Silvey examines the life of Pete Seeger, whose folk music and social activism brought both worldwide acclaim and a decade of government persecution. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"A valuable resource. (author's note, bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Silvey carefully documents a little-known side to the Civil War: the hundreds of women who fought for both sides. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Who could have imagined that something as seemingly ordinary as a plant could incite such ardor and devotion? (timeline, author's note, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Greed! Obsession! A passion for nature and travel! All these and more have driven intrepid explorers to search for exotic plants around the globe for centuries. Read full book review >

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MARRYING ANITA by Anita Jain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"A sparkling, enjoyable look at how globalization affects love."
Single Indian-American female, 33, seeks worldly yet marriage-minded man abroad and finds a complex blend of perspectives on relationships. Read full book review >

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ANITA AND ME by Meera Syal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Far from just another coming-of-age saga, Syal's impressive debut offers a charming yet troubling evocation of recent times."
Nine-year-old Meena Kumar's cheeky narrative of her life as the only Punjabi girl in a small English village unfolds through wonderfully evocative description. 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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JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE IS YAWNING by Anita Bijsterbosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Irresistibly somniferous. (Pop-up picture book. 2-8)"
One animal after another yawns with the lift of a flap…even the small child at the end. Read full book review >

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LENA'S SLEEP SHEEP by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A lovely 'Going-to-Bed Book' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When Lena's parents tuck her into bed, she inadvertently unleashes a bit of ovine chaos by asking them to leave the curtains open so she can see the full moon. Read full book review >