Search Results: "Doreen Carvajal"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A mesmerizing journey through time, across cultures and into one woman's rich personal history."
The haunting account of an investigative journalist's efforts to uncover her family's hidden Sephardic Jewish past. Read full book review >

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CYCLONE by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sensitive exploration of the high costs of failing to really connect with those around us. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Cronin, famous for solving cow communication problems with a typewriter in Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2000) and sequels, offers her debut middle-grade novel illuminating human communication problems. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Thorough, deeply researched and stylistically clear, this is a necessary, exemplary book. (pronunciation guide, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
In a book that is the very model of excellence in nonfiction, Rappaport dispels the old canard that the Jews entered the houses of death as lambs led to the slaughter. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Bracing and inspirational. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The subtitle here is misleading: though they all took unusual risks, these six women were not merely daredevils. Read full book review >

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42 IS NOT JUST A NUMBER by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A pinch hitter, at best, behind a strong lineup of competitors. (timeline, endnotes, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A tribute to a man who spoke out forthrightly against racial injustice—until, on a larger stage, he let his deeds do the talking. Read full book review >

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THE LIZZIE BORDEN TRIAL by Doreen Rappaport
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Forty b&w photos and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In ``you be the jury'' format, a re-creation of a notorious 19th-century murder trial, complete with contradictory testimony, inflammatory press reports, and the defendant's emotional reactions. Read full book review >

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IN PLACE OF ME by Doreen Stock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2015

"A forceful argument for Stock's growing relevance as a West Coast poet.
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A rousing retrospective of the more recent work of a prolific poet, by turns wide-ranging and piercing. Read full book review >

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TROPICAL FISH by Doreen Baingana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Like Christine's family, these stories suffer from excessive gentility and emotional reticence."
Baingana's linked stories parse the destinies of three sisters in post-Idi Amin Uganda. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2008

"Charming enough in small doses, but ultimately irritating and inconsequential."
How to get away from it all while taking it all with you. Read full book review >

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EVEN MONSTERS SAY GOOD NIGHT by Doreen Mulryan Marts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Share this with those looking for a benign Halloween story or for those children who always resist bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Avery never liked bedtime, and she liked it even less on Halloween when all the monsters were out." Read full book review >

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FREDERICK'S JOURNEY by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fittingly inspirational tribute to a most praiseworthy man. (author's note, illustrator's note, important dates, selected research sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Brilliantly crafted words, both written and spoken, defined Frederick Douglass' dedication to the abolition of slavery and achievement of dignity for all peoples. Read full book review >