Search Results: "Davida Adedjouma"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PALM OF MY HEART by Davida Adedjouma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"With an introduction by Lucille Clifton. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A collection of works, subtitled ``Poetry by African American Children,'' that showcases an exciting new artist whose style is unique and fully realized. Read full book review >

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SPORTS
Released: July 21, 1995

"Brief accounts of the ancient Games, 19th-century precursors, and highlights of the first few Olympics flesh out the narrative, as do occasional side essays, plenty of small black-and-white photosold and newas well as some in full color. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12- 15)"
In the Sports Legacy series, a sympathetic, overdue look at a man with an extraordinary vision, and extraordinary will to match. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALANCHINE by Davida Kristy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 26, 1996

"The writing is very straightforward and plain, which makes the book accessible but does not capture all Balanchine's complexities. (b&w photos, sources, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
How Gyorgy Balanchivadze, would-be naval cadet in Tsarist Russia, turned into one of the principal figures in American dance is a riveting story. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE THE SOUL SOFTLY by Davida Wills Hurwin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"A fairly graceful presentation of an ungraceful topic. (Fiction. YA)"
Katie's starting tenth grade at a ritzy private school in the new community where her mother's fiancé lives. Read full book review >

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FREAKS & REVELATIONS by Davida Wills Hurwin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A yawner of a story based on true events. (Fiction. YA)"
Tattooed, abused, racist, shaven-headed Doug smokes, drinks and travels with a pack of thuggish, troublemaking punks in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE FARTHER YOU RUN by Davida Wills Hurwin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2003

"Upscale Lurlene McDaniel fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Samantha, the surviving friend in perennially popular A Time for Dancing (1995) continues her life immediately following Julie's death by leaving dancing completely alone. Read full book review >

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A TIME FOR DANCING by Davida Wills Hurwin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The novel is beautifully composed, with dialogue that never falters, characters who are fully realized, and plotting to make readers turn the pages through their tears. (Fiction. 12+)"
Samantha and Juliana have been best friends forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN SMALL BEDS by Kate Kasten
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"An uneven though readable novel about making sense of family history beset by secrets and pain."
Kasten's (The De-Conversion of Kit Lamb, 2010) latest novel centers on a middle-aged clinical psychologist who returns home after her father's death and her mother's diagnosis of Alzheimer's. Read full book review >