Search Results: "Ebony Joy Wilkins"


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SELLOUT by Ebony Joy Wilkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2010

"Some at the center are predictable tough-girl characters, but the dialogue is authentic, and NaTasha's growth feels right. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
NaTasha has well-meaning parents and a supportive best friend, so being nearly the only African-American teen at school only occasionally gives her problems. Read full book review >

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JOY by Abigail Santamaria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."
A woman's quest for faith and love. Read full book review >

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ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >

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Joy by Lucindi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Sweet reflections on adopting a positive perspective."
A career woman-turned­-stay-at-home mother shares her thoughts on embracing inner joy in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >

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JOY by Marsha Hunt
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Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Hunt, famous for 15 minutes during the late Sixties as the Broadway star of Hair and the mother of Mick Jagger's first child, makes her fiction debut with a dark, flash-backed tale about three poor black sisters—and a God-fearing old woman—burned by fleeting fame. Read full book review >

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THE EBONY SWAN by Phyllis A. Whitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"A sound, well-crafted mystery with every thread tied and knotted—plus Whitney's usual tour-guide view of some fine coastal scenery. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for Summer)"
Whitney's 36th mystery suspense is tighter, neater, better than ever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A groundbreaking history that will no doubt contribute to a reappraisal of some deep-rooted founding myths."
An eye-opening examination of how America's colonial-era colleges were rooted in slave economies and "stood beside church and state as the third pillar of a civilization built on bondage." Read full book review >

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THE EBONY TOWER by John Fowles
Released: Nov. 8, 1974

"And as always he proceeds with splendid ease and confidence to catch the eye at a pleasurably decorative level and then turn it inward."
Maugham once said "The artist's egoism is outrageous; it must be; he is by nature a solipsist and the world exists only for him to exercise upon it his powers of creation." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"A readable story of one woman's reevaluation of faith and finding peace with God."
A woman's account of her spiritual journey from unquestioning compliance with learned Christian practices and beliefs, to discovery of a more personal relationship with God. Read full book review >

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UNSPEAKABLE JOY by Fred Moody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"A brave and eye-opening memoir by a writer who has stood on both sides of the wall between the public and the Catholic Church."
A memoir of the disillusionment and growth by a lapsed Catholic who learned of the church's failings. Read full book review >

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GREAT JOY by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"This simple but powerful story will indeed bring the reader great joy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Newbery Medalist DiCamillo is joined again by the illustrator of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2005) in this moving story that offers the reader (or young listener) a treat: a story with an outwardly simple plot but with an inner core of meaning that is deeply satisfying. Read full book review >

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CAPTURING JOY by Jo Ellen Bogart
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 13, 2002

"With all its flaws, it remains a charming introduction to a gifted folk artist. (Biography. 8-12)"
Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis was disabled, poor, and untrained. Read full book review >