Search Results: "Ezekiel Kwaymullina"


BOOK REVIEW

SAM'S BUSH JOURNEY by Sally Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Includes endnotes on the book's creators, who are all of Aboriginal descent. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sam lives in Australia and loves to visit his Aboriginal Nanna, except for one thing: the scratchy, spiky, low-hanging, buggy bush that surrounds her house and through which she takes a walk each day. Read full book review >

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ME AND MY DAD by Sally Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Seek out more successful funny tales of fathers and sons, such as Ethan Long's My Dad, My Hero (2010) and Liz Rosenberg's Tyrannosaurus Dad, illustrated by Matthew Myers (2010).(Picture book. 3-5)"
In this average offering, a boy, his dad and their small dog spend a day at the beach. Read full book review >

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Released: April 16, 2012

"A fine, moving meditation on mourning and the wisdom it brings to the living."
A bereaved mother finds healing at her child's graveside in this debut memoir of grief and consolation. Read full book review >

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THE INTERROGATION OF ASHALA WOLF by Ambelin Kwaymullina
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"If an 'exhilarating dystopia' strikes you as oxymoronic, this vivid, original debut just might change your mind. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A dystopian adventure from Australia breaks the mold. Read full book review >

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THE FORETELLING OF GEORGIE SPIDER by Ambelin Kwaymullina
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 9, 2017

"If the plot's complex, the theme resounding through this powerful trilogy couldn't be clearer: we have the power to choose love over hate and life over death, to forgive ourselves and others; either all life matters or none of it does. (author's note) (Indigenous futurism. 12-adult)"
The Tribe depends on Georgie's ability to foresee possible futures; now a world-ending blizzard of emptiness is snuffing futures out, each time precipitated by Ashala's death, in this conclusion to the trilogy begun with The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (2014). Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMBER CROW by Ambelin Kwaymullina
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"Fresh and fascinating. (author note) (Indigenous futurism. 12-18)"
Six months after the events in series opener The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (2014), the Tribe is thriving; then Ember Crow fails to return from a scouting mission, and Ashala and Connor, searching for answers, make a discovery that upends what they thought they knew about their friend and their own history.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"An important challenge to the naysayers on both sides of the political divide."
Emanuel (Medical Ethics and Health Policy/Univ. of Pennsylvania; Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family, 2013, etc.) views the Affordable Care Act as a success story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"A sometimes muddy book that virtually ignores the historical and cultural roots of American racism, but that succeeds in taking the reader deep inside the racist mind."
The strength and weakness of this study of neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan is the inability of the author to keep his subjects at arm's length. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS EMANUEL by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Released: March 26, 2013

"Well-written and heartfelt but short on dramatic moments and memorable anecdotes."
The brother of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel relates the history of his family's classic immigrants-make-good American story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An exciting, thought-provoking new reading of a famously complex biblical text."
A revelatory new examination of the book of Ezekiel. Read full book review >

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DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN by Elizabeth Fixmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2015

"An absorbing treatment of a fascinating subject. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl slowly realizes that she must escape the religious cult in which she has grown up. Read full book review >

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THE WISHED FOR COUNTRY by Wayne Karlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A nice portrait of an interesting (and underappreciated) time and place."
An elegant and thoughtful historical set in 17th-century Maryland. Read full book review >