Search Results: "Ann E. Imbrie"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SANCTUARY by Ann E. Eskridge
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Original, dramatic, and genuinely touching, this first novel was inspired by a real event in Detroit. (Fiction. 9+)"
Little Man sees himself as ``an average black kid with a gap in his teeth,'' small for his age and plagued with difficulty understanding grownups. 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 >

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Unfortunately, his organization is somewhat disjointed and he often omits background information that the lay reader might need to follow his argument. (color and b&w photos, charts, graphs, not seen)"
Claims of Martian life continue to spur scientific debate; this partisan account summarizes the arguments to date. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS TRUTH by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"When used in concert with other sources, a powerful life of a determined woman who rose from slavery to preach for freedom. (author's note, photograph, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
An American story of an extraordinary woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATCH WILLIAM WALK by Ann Jonas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations are perfectly synchronized. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jonas (The 13th Clue, 1992, etc.) pens an alliterative, winning work about the letter W. The simple story features two children, William and Wilma, a big black dog, Wally, and a white duck, Wanda. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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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BOOK REVIEW

BIRD AND BEAR by Ann James
by Ann James, illustrated by Ann James
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Ultimately, Bird and Bear are charming characters to look at, but their story needs more…story. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A slice-of-life story describes the friendship enjoyed by the eponymous Bird and Bear. Read full book review >