Search Results: "Ann E. Burg"


BOOK REVIEW

SERAFINA'S PROMISE by Ann E.  Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Lilting, lyrical and full of hope. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Serafina has a dream: to go to school and become a doctor. Yet her life outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is filled with urgent chores and responsibilities. Read full book review >

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UNBOUND by Ann E.  Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Beautifully done. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
The author of Serafina's Promise (2013) returns with another lyrical novel in verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE BROKEN PIECES by Ann E.  Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A memorable debut. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Matt Pin's story, told in first-person verse, opens with the evacuation of refugees near the end of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MONEY GAMES by Ann E. Weiss
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
After a major boom in investment and public interest, professional and college sports appear to be faltering under intense criticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Last Torpedo by Frederick Von Burg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2015

"Compelling goals, but this effort falls short of its mark."
In their debut thriller, Freund and Von Burg examine the murderous Nietzsche-inspired ideology that motivated committed Nazis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAUGH WITH THE MOON by Shana Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Ultimately, Burg's lyrical prose will make readers think about the common ground among peoples, despite inevitable disparities. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Melding the colors of heartache and loss with painterly strokes, Burg creates a vivid work of art about a girl grieving for her recently deceased mother against a Third World backdrop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOTTERIES by Ann E. Weiss
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Source notes; short bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A look at a phenomenon that—thanks to government support, misleading advertising, and eager public cooperation—has become this country's number-one growth industry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 1993

"Despite some strong writing: a muddle that obscures the tragic life that should be, yet never quite is, at its center."
True crime, childhood memories, social criticism, and a personal quest for self-revelation jostle awkwardly in this occasionally impressive, but more often confusing, debut from Imbrie (English/Vassar). Read full book review >