Search Results: "Becky Usry"


BOOK REVIEW

SISTERHOOD OF THE NIGHT by Becky Usry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Although Usry's story includes tales of rogue cops, Washington blackmail, and murder, its matter-of-fact tone, a deliberate brake on sensationalism, robs it of the force that could make it a powerful tool in her campaign. (Author tour)"
An entreaty from a courageous, or perhaps foolhardy, woman who launched a campaign to help prostitutes come in from the cold. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH THE DREAMER by Becky Laff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A lively version of a biblical story of wisdom, wits, treachery, and repentance. (Graphic fiction/religion. 8-11)"
The Old Testament story of Joseph, the brother sold into slavery who becomes the pharaoh's grand vizier, is interpreted in graphic-novel format. Read full book review >

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FINDING GRACE by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Dysfunctional-mother fiction is a crowded genre; this one lacks sufficient punch to distinguish itself. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Hope didn't even know that Grace was missing—she thought the girl to whom she's secretly written for years was imaginary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR SKIN HOLDS YOU IN by Becky Baines
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The lively design and small trim size invite early readers, but the difficulty of some words and lack of glossary may require them to seek an adult's help at first. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This appealing young-readers' introduction to skin is illustrated with photographs of children and adults of many races, overlaid with drawings and labels to show relevant details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF! by Becky Bloom
Released: March 1, 1999

"The cartoonish figures have expressive faces and postures, offering plenty for readers to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A compassionate narrative about how one group of friends helped each other thrive after the deaths of their spouses."
How to cope with tragedy with the help of good friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORYSPINNER by Becky Wallace
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"An overlong and overcrowded but action-packed beginning. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A circus girl attempts a balancing act when she gets involved in feudal politics and ancient magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING by Becky Citra
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Even with all that, it's not bad overall, but still—better to tell only one story and do it well. (Mystery. 8-12)"
After several years of rootlessness following her mother's death, Thea and her Dad start to find a home for themselves when he takes a job renovating an old guest ranch in the Canadian Cariboo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUKE'S DEN by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sweet and lively. (Fiction. 8-11)"
An 11-year-old girl does her best to protect her mom's new tenants as they run an animal-rescue center out of the basement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GENTLEMEN'S CLUB by Becky Due
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2003

"Achingly sincere, angry and socially minded."
After years of abuse a young woman takes back her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"Funny, moving and emotionally wise. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A gay teen comes out to friends, family and classmates after his secret correspondence with another boy is discovered. Read full book review >