Search Results: "Bill Konigsberg"


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THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"Equal parts funny and profound. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A straight, white wisecracking atheist from New York City finds both his mind and heart opened when he spends a summer in Billings, Montana, with his estranged, dying father. Read full book review >

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OPENLY STRAIGHT by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2013

"An eye-opening story of wish fulfillment. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Going back into the closet isn't as easy as it seems. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE POCKET by Bill Konigsberg
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"What is clear however, and what readers should take away, is that despite the price, there are great rewards to being who you are. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this unusual hybrid that juxtaposes hard-hitting, play-by-play football action with scenes of psychological soul-searching, a gay high-school football player is publicly shoved out of the closet and then has to cope with the aftermath. Read full book review >

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HONESTLY BEN by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A fresh, insightful, inspiring take on what it means to come out. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Not your average boarding school drama. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RELATION by Eric Konigsberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The kind of man who makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up—and readers get to enjoy the creepy thrills without actually having to meet him face-to-face."
Disconcerting profile by journalist Konigsberg of his father's Uncle Heshy, a murderous freelance gangster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A pithy review of our grief culture, its wobbly underpinnings and the frequently opportunistic industry that preys upon it."
Journalist Konigsberg gives serious grief to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, her mantric theory and her many spawn. Read full book review >

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LOOK AND SEE by Bill Kontzias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"What's 'not-the-same' as any given I Spy title? Not much. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a set of side-by-side scenes made with scads of small toys, buttons, stones, plastic letters or craft materials, Kontzias invites viewers to spot which items have been moved or removed. Read full book review >

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BEARD IN A BOX by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Yes, dads are awesome, and if you hang out with them, they'll teach you to be awesome too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy scientifically proves that it's the beard that makes his dad so awesome. So…how to get one? Read full book review >

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BIG STAR OTTO by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"For devotees of Asterix and perhaps Tintin, but not for everyone. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Otto's in Hollywood, but he doesn't care about stardom; he wants his best friend, Georgie. Read full book review >

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HELLO, AIRPLANE! by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A nice choice for those who love planes or who are about to fly for the first time. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's time to fly! Read full book review >

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LOUIS SOCKALEXIS by Bill Wise
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

Capped by a climactic 1897 at-bat against the New York Giants' fireballer Amos Rusie, this short profile highlights the achievements of the first verifiable Native American to play in the Major Leagues. Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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