Search Results: "Ellen Airgood"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EDUCATION OF IVY BLAKE by Ellen Airgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"An uplifting coming-of-age story that foregrounds both the loss and the luster involved in creating an identity all one's own. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It seems like 11-year-old Ivy Blake's dreams are coming true when she is reunited with her mother, but she quickly realizes that this is not the happy ending she's been yearning for. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE EVERS by Ellen Airgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Thoughtful readers will no doubt sympathize with Prairie's feelings of loneliness and celebrate the new friendship she finds, even—or perhaps especially—when it gets complicated. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This easygoing, earnest story of friendship and family is set in upstate New York, but its heart is nestled deep in the mountains of North Carolina. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF SUPERIOR by Ellen Airgood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2011

"Pleasant and comforting, like Gladys' cardamom rolls."
Madeline Stone goes back to her roots in rural Michigan and finds the missing bits of herself, in a heartwarming if drawn-out debut. Read full book review >

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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHASKA AND THE GOLDEN DOLL by Ellen Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"A likable, useful contribution. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
The true story of how one Andean village was able to fund a school. Read full book review >

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NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON MY BLOCK by Ellen Raskin
Released: March 22, 1966

"The pictorial counterpoint to Chester's claim to dissatisfaction offers hours of diversion to children who will find themselves picking out first the obvious then the many minute details, each a complex narrative in itself, as well as a graphic illustration of the sort of atmosphere that can turn a little boy into an unnoticing nobody."
Chester Filbert is the obverse of the little boy who saw it all on Mulberry Street. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Forney's story should resonate with those grappling with similar issues, while her artistry should appeal to a wide readership."
For anyone who loves graphic memoir or has concerns about bipolar swings, creativity and medication, this narrative will prove as engaging and informative as it is inspirational. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMPULSE by Ellen Hopkins
FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"A fast, jagged, hypnotic read. (Fiction. YA)"
In sharp, searing free verse divided into two-page chapters, Hopkins sketches three adolescents who have just attempted suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN TROUBLE by Ellen Levine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Valuable insight into a time when abortions were illegal and pregnant teenagers were hidden away instead of filmed for a reality TV show. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Teen pregnancy long before 16 and Pregnant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE & LIES by Ellen Wittlinger
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A rich and solid representation of a girl on the cusp of maturity. (Fiction. YA)"
It's been nine years since the publication of Hard Love (1999), but only four months have passed for Marisol, who's deferred her matriculation at Stanford to write a novel. Read full book review >

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IDENTICAL by Ellen Hopkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Sharp and stunning, with a brilliant final page. (Fiction. YA)"
Hopkins's gift with free verse reaches new heights in this portrait of splintered identical twins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBBER HOUSES by Ellen Yeomans
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Dismal reading. (Fiction. YA)"
Continuing her thematic preoccupation with death, Yeomans creates a free-verse diary for 17-year-old Kit's year-long period of grief, guilt and ultimate coping strategy following the loss of her nine-year-old brother Buddy to cancer. Read full book review >