Search Results: "Desmond Tutu"


BOOK REVIEW

DESMOND AND THE VERY MEAN WORD by Desmond Tutu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A thought-provoking lesson for young readers on the destructiveness of bullying and racism. (letter to readers from Tutu, author's note) (Picture book/memoir. 4-8)"
Archbishop Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, remembers a life-changing and life-affirming moment from his childhood in racist South Africa. Read full book review >

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DESMOND by Ulysses G. Dietz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"And breathe easy, Anne."
A first novel (subtitled A Novel About Love and the Modern Vampire), that hopes to redefine vampire lore by creating an immortal whose life is dominated by human desires and problems. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"What emerges is a documentary history (albeit in only one voice) of the protracted death of apartheid and an affirmation of nonracial democracy by a man whose political acts are emphatically motivated by his Christian faith."
This chronologically arranged collection of speeches, writings, and letters by Nobelist Desmond Tutu, Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, offers some gripping primary source material from the battle against apartheid. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"There is a disconnect between the gravitas of the surname Tutu in relationship to what is basically a self-help book. Tutu's No Future Without Forgiveness (1999) is a far weightier and more worthy discussion of the topic."
A practical call for forgiveness from people who learned it the hard way. Read full book review >

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NO FUTURE WITHOUT FORGIVENESS by Desmond Mpilo Tutu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"In its sober depiction and searing indictment of evil and in its never-maudlin advocacy of love, this is a masterpiece. (Author tour)"
The story of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and a meditation on evil and forgiveness from Nobel laureate Tutu (The Rainbow People of God: The Making of a Peaceful Revolution, 1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALLULAH'S TUTU by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"An additional purchase. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Tallulah knows she can be "a great ballerina—if only she had a tutu." Read full book review >

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GOD’S DREAM by Desmond Tutu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The noteworthy illustrations include a touching spread showing children of different faiths all praying in their own way and attractive endpapers with a patchwork of African patterned fabrics. (Picture book/religion. 3-8)"
Archbishop Tutu shares his philosophy in simple but eloquent words intended for young children, accompanied by Pham's appealing illustrations of sweet-faced children of different ethnicities. Read full book review >

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THE TUTU BALLET by Sally O. Lee
Released: Sept. 5, 2008

"A picture book with promise but insufficient polish."
Independent-minded, forest-animal children present a choreography challenge for their ballet teacher in this picture book. Read full book review >

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DESMOND AND THE NAUGHTYBUGS by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A lighthearted look at bad behavior with the most understanding parents in the world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Desmond is usually a well-behaved little boy—that is, until his house undergoes an infestation of the Naughtybugs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT THAT TUTU! by Michelle Sinclair Colman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Attracted by the little tulle tutu on the cover, little ones seeking a ballet-themed tale may be disappointed, but this outing will resonate with any youngster who has worn a favorite outfit to shreds. (Board book. 2-4)"
Taylor, with a recognizably preschool fashion sense, wears her tutu everywhere. Read full book review >

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THE YELLOW TUTU by Kirsten Bramsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Unfortunately, characters' occasionally gooey expressions disrupt the gentle pictorial narrative, leaving more sparkle than substance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Margo receives a golden tutu for her birthday, she decides to wear it as a sparkly hairpiece instead of a dance costume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOO MOO IN A TUTU by Tim Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Neither too-too funny nor too-too original. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a cow jeté and plié? Read full book review >