Search Results: "Avraham Burg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A sharp, appropriately tendentious lecture with much wisdom, a bestseller in Israel and worthy of global consideration."
An activist Israeli politician challenges his native country to be more than just the progeny of the Shoah and to chart a renewed course as a light unto the nations—to be an Israel in which Hitler's ghost is finally exorcised. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 28, 1992

"This piece could have been one of Reb Nachman's Hasidic tales, so deft and surprising is it—and it gives a strong flavor of the timelessness and security of the shtetl life now forever gone except in its faithful representations."
The White Russian-born Reisen (1876-1953), who spent the last 40 or so years of his life in N.Y.C., was a standby of the American Yiddish papers for his sketches of shtetl life. 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

A THOUSAND NEVER EVERS by Shana Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2008

"Addie Ann's story will help young readers realize that 'You're never too young to speak up for justice and lead by your own example.' (author's note, afterword, chronology) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Until now—1963—in Kuckachoo, Miss., Addie Ann Pickett never thought much about how unfair things are. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO YOU STILL LOVE ME? by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The important message in Burg's story is delivered with a directness appropriate for her very young target audience; the bright illustrations have a blurry finish that adds warmth to this purposive tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A sad young rabbit gets a little help from a friend when her parents' arguing gives her the blues. 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

WHAT WILL YOU BE, SARAH MEE? by Kate Aver Avraham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Still, readers interested in Korean culture will welcome the description of this unique tradition, especially since there is little else on the topic. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
The celebration of a Korean baby's first birthday has special significance, with a fortune-telling ritual taking center stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Hardly a gripping tale, but as a paradigm for those struggling to make their way in the world of corporate sales, it could prove somewhat enlightening."
An entertaining parable that could help hone business skills. Read full book review >