Search Results: "Ashley English"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Excellent for those looking to take a slight step off the grid."
Somewhat dry but easy-to-follow guide to the mysterious world of homemade dairy products. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2007

"Much fun here, as chords, riffs and upbeats turn some mighty egos into a barrel of monkeys."
When you think, “I've heard that somewhere before,” it could well be, as demonstrated in English's exploration of borrowed music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROYAL KEMETIC EMPIRE by Travis English
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An often rousing account of ancient Egyptian politics, despite some moments of unspectacular writing."
A historical novel set in 3,500 B.C. that chronicles a seemingly inevitable war between Upper and Lower Egypt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"Engrossing history of a city with the enduring power to fascinate."
Timbuktu has generated myths that persist into the 21st century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCIE by Karen English
Released: Oct. 13, 1999

"This inexplicable ending mars an otherwise compelling story about the sheer exhaustion, fear, and frustration suffered by many poor African-Americans in the rural south. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In pre-Civil Rights rural Alabama, Francie goes to school and works, helping her mother as a maid for white families in town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2006

"A well-conceived and well-researched stroll through a musical minefield, but missing the kind of belly laughs that would make it a must-have."
An irreverent, opinionated look at rock-'n'-roll plagiarism, guaranteed to elicit laughter and/or fistfights among your friendly neighborhood music geeks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPOLOGY by Timothy English
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"An enlightening, accessible book that will appeal to academics and casual music fans as well as history and pop-culture trivia buffs."
Chronologies of the lives of four historical figures from the 1960s as seen through the lens of popular music. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >