Search Results: "Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan"


BOOK REVIEW

SARONG PARTY GIRLS by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A rowdy tale, memorable language, and a very distinctive protagonist."
One young Singaporean woman's meandering journey toward self-actualization. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A delightful take on the relationship between food, family and tradition."
One woman's quest to reconnect with her family by way of traditional Singaporean food. Read full book review >

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AMY TAN by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

Kramer (Alice Walker, 1995) describes in a clear narrative Tan's complex personal history, her intricate Chinese-American family story, and above all, her tangled relationship with her mother as the wellsprings for her fiction. Read full book review >

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Released: June 3, 2012

"Uniqueness triumphs in this colorful, fun tale of an unusual flamingo."
A flamingo who doesn't look anything like the rest of her flock is tired of always standing out. Read full book review >

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Finding Lien by R. Bruce Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A tense and distressing tale of a sad and all-too-common kidnapping in an exotic land."
A look at the sex trade in East Asia, told as a suspense novel. Read full book review >

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TAN TO TAMARIND by Malathi Michelle Iyengar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Undoubtedly well-intentioned, this effort falls regrettably flat. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
Helping ethnic children find the beauty in themselves is the goal of Iyengar's celebratory cycle, which venerates various hues of brown in each poem. Read full book review >

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LU XUN'S REVOLUTION by Gloria Davies
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2013

"A rich, scholarly work that will attract more academic than general readers."
A critical analysis of the political and polemical essays of Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881-1936), whose literary stature remains Olympian. Read full book review >

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STAR OF LU°S by Marc Talbert
Released: March 22, 1999

While addressing themes of identity, family history, racism, and coming of age, Talbert (Heart of a Jaguar, 1995, etc.) doesn't focus enough on any one issue to give his book power. Read full book review >

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RUBY LU, BRAVE AND TRUE by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Hooray for Ruby Lu: she can ably join Hurwitz's Russell and Elisa, McGovern's Julian, and Cleary's Ramona on the shelves of excellent series fiction for new chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Welcome Ruby Lu! Read full book review >

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BLACK IS BROWN IS TAN by Arnold Adoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"As the number of interracial families goes up but their representation in picture books remains vanishingly slight, this fresh rendition still makes a cogent statement. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
The author and illustrator of this groundbreaking 1973 portrait of an interracial family (Adoff and his wife, the late Virginia Hamilton, were the models) reunite for this updated overhaul. Read full book review >

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RUBY LU, EMPRESS OF EVERYTHING by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Peppered with delightful illustrations of the myriad adventures and mishaps, this follow-up to Ruby Lu, Brave and True (2004) does not disappoint. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The best thing about Flying Duck and her family emigrating from China to live with Ruby Lu's family is that everything is new and exciting, but her mother warns her that even the most exciting things can grow old. Read full book review >

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LU AND THE SWAMP GHOST by James Carville
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Here's hoping Carville's momma told him some more stories for Catrow to illustrate. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Carville—yes, that one—retells a tale learned from his Louisiana mother, about her own Depression-era childhood. Read full book review >