Search Results: "Deborah Jiang Stein"


BOOK REVIEW

PRISON BABY by Deborah Jiang Stein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"A book of hope for lives that need turning around."
The story of how discovering the secret of her birth transformed Stein's life. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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A LITERARY SECURITY BLANKET
by Leila Roy

I have a problem, and I suspect that some of you out there might suffer from it, too: there are too many books in my bag.

I try to keep their numbers down—after all, I really only bring my bag to work with me, and I work less than ten miles from home—but no matter how many times I empty ...


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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR IN APRIL 2017
by Leila Roy

Now that we’ve made it through April Fools’ Day mostly unscathed (I hope?), let’s take a look at some of this month’s upcoming books:

What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold

Earlier this year, Elana K. Arnold brought us A Boy Called Bat, a gentle, smart, funny, and utterly lovely middle grade book about a boy and a ...


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ARTICLE

MY CLASSROOM FILE
by Julie Danielson

I feel like a broken record saying this, because I’ve muttered it many times here before, but there are some picture books that make me wish I could snap my fingers and instantly be back in a school library. Or they have me scrambling to find the closest librarian friend who will let me visit and temporarily take over story ...


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NONFICTION SPOTLIGHT
by Leila Roy

I’ve always been a fiction reader. While I’ve certainly read some nonfiction—mostly personal essays and memoirs, because of the narrative—when it comes to longform work, I’ve always been more drawn to fiction.

Serving on the Amelia Bloomer Project committee—helping to put together a list of the year’s best feminist books for readers 0-18—has forced me to broaden my reading horizons ...


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SEVEN IMPOSSIBLY GOOD BITS OF BOOK NEWS
by Julie Danielson

Is the news getting you down? Are you experiencing a bit of a summer slump? (Here in the South anyway we are halfway done with summer break.) Or just ennui in general? I’ll be the first to raise my hand and answer my own questions: yes to all of the above!

When this happens, I like to think about the ...


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BOOKS TO FALL FOR
by Julie Danielson

I know we haven’t seen Summer picture book releases yet, so forgive me, but I’m looking at my stack of Fall picture book F&Gs and wanting to write a sneak-peek about some books I’m excited to see. F&Gs, for those who may think I’m suddenly and inexplicably cursing (“F&Gs” has always sounded like that to me), are early, pre-bound versions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

REJECTION PROOF by Jia Jiang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"A breezy guide to dealing with rejection and transforming it into a learning experience."
A book written from personal experience about rejection—how to live with it and learn from it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"From the booming paigu to the delicate strings of the ruan, the lutelike pipa and the yangqin, or hammered 'butterfly harp,' a lively medley that will expand the musical boundaries of most young audiences. (bibliography) (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Thirteen young musicians of diverse ethnic background ready themselves to play their traditional Chinese instruments on stage in this informative and gracefully illustrated twin debut. Read full book review >