Search Results: "Floella Benjamin"


BOOK REVIEW

SEA OF TEARS by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"An implausible novel not worth the sea salt of the title, despite the Caribbean setting and nod to island life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Can a British teen overcome her bitterness at leaving London when her family moves to Barbados? Read full book review >

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MY TWO GRANNIES by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Chamberlain's bright, childlike illustrations capture all three worlds and add a gently humorous touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alvina loves her two grandmothers more than anything. Read full book review >

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MY TWO GRANDADS by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Cheery, brightly colored, cartoon-style illustrations reiterate the text, which, while a touch didactic, laudably expands on the typically monocultural depictions of families in picture books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Benjamin and Chamberlain's picture book is squarely focused on family diversity as it tells the story of a biracial boy and his musical family in a companion to their earlier collaboration, My Two Grannies (2008). Read full book review >

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SKIP ACROSS THE OCEAN by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The bonus is the design of the endpapers, comprised of a riotous patchwork quilt of images. (Picture book. 2- 6)"
Exuberant childlike paintings glow and almost run away with this eclectic grouping of 32 nursery rhymes. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR'S SONG by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"This extraordinary picture book, first published in France as Une chanson d'ours (2011), is as happy a surprise as finding a honey-filled hive at the end of a fur-raising journey. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Hibernation is for grown-ups—Little Bear has adventure on his mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHERRY AND OLIVE by Benjamin Lacombe
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Told and illustrated in a restrained way, the episode may make heartening reading for sensitive children. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shy, chubby bookworm that she is, Cherry leads a lonely existence until she meets a mournful-looking Shar Pei in her father's animal shelter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACE by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Nonetheless, a worthy subject that should give kids plenty to think about. (Fiction. 10+)"
Looks may not be everything, but few high-school students would deny that physical appearance is connected to self-esteem and social standing. Read full book review >

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OUT ON A LIMB by Benjamin Kilham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"A powerfully original study of bears."
Independent researcher Kilham (Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild, 2002) shares what he has learned over the decades about black bears and their society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"DeMott argues his case persuasively in this important book, a clarion call to those still willing to consider the lessons of history before TV and advertising erase them completely."
DeMott (The Imperial Middle, 1990, etc.), having explored America's inability to face issues of class, now turns his considerable intelligence to our other dirty little secret, race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CULTURE CLASH by Benjamin Long
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"An excessively long but edifying meditation on the power of culture."
A debut memoir of a life painfully, but successfully, devoted to cultural assimilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Adelante by Ian Benjamin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A smooth, mellow read with notes of inspiration and drama, and a satisfying finish."
A dissatisfied Manhattan office dweller escapes to Chilean wine country in Benjamin's rich debut novel. Read full book review >