Search Results: "Glenda Armand"


BOOK REVIEW

IRA'S SHAKESPEARE DREAM by Glenda Armand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2015

"Shakespeare, racial discrimination, and strong doses of inspiration and determination—all in one notable life. (photograph, afterword, quotation sources, books, and websites) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
In the 1800s, an African-American boy dreamed of performing on stage and found success in Europe. Read full book review >

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LOVE TWELVE MILES LONG by Glenda Armand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Share this with young readers as a series of homilies on dreams and a family love strong enough to overcome any adversity. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Frederick Douglass' mother imparts 12 lessons, one for each mile she walks on her clandestine nighttime visits to him. Read full book review >

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DIEGO AND THE RANGERS OF THE VASTLANTIC by Armand Baltazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"Expert illustration and imaginative worldbuilding with unfortunate stereotyping. (Steampunk. 8-12)"
The great Time Collision ripped apart time and space and remade it: dinosaurs in the distance, spaceships in the skies, robots, and humans of all eras now inhabit this remixed world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 1991

"A great get-well giftto yourself or anyone who needs a dreamlift."
The fabulous friends of film producer Deutsch, who clearly has lived a dream life. Read full book review >

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THE TABLETS by Armand Schwerner
Released: July 1, 1999

"For an audience, by and large, that's already predisposed."
paper 0-943373-56-5 The seriocomic masterwork of the late experimental poet and performer, now published here for the first time in complete form. Read full book review >

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Bank of The Dragon: The Tale of a Chinatown Banker by Armand Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An engaging black comedy set in the greedy mid-1990s."
In this darkly comic debut novel, an incompetent law-school graduate gets in over his head as counsel to a bank in Houston's Chinatown. Read full book review >

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HEARTACHE AND OTHER NATURAL SHOCKS by Glenda Leznoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Steeped in the history of the Quebecois separatist movement and 1970s fashion and pop culture, this isn't groundbreaking stuff, but it is a refreshing break from contemporary teen fiction. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
She said, she said, with a dose of Shakespearean intrigue. Read full book review >

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THE HOTTEST NIGHT OF THE CENTURY by Glenda Adams
Released: May 25, 1989

Short story collection, released simultaneously with Adams' novel (see above): a dozen rather slight stories, some experimental in structure, few more than ten pages in length. Read full book review >

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POWER UP! by Shaker Paleja
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An inviting introduction to energy, its nature and indispensability, and the baggage it trails in its wake. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Paleja presents a formal yet friendly tour of energy: where it comes from, how we use it, and who's using it how. Read full book review >

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ONCE A SHEPHERD by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Taken together, the folkloric simplicity of the text and the quiet beauty of the illustrations pack a powerful punch for those families that want—or need—to confront wartime violence with their little ones. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Millard and Lesnie, Australians, present a picture book about the Great War with beautiful, green-dominated watercolors and a spare text with occasional end rhymes. Read full book review >

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AND RED GALOSHES by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"First published in Australia in 2011, this import's gentle whimsy should find a warm welcome on these shores. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pair of bright red galoshes inspire a small girl and her little brother's entertainment on a windy, rainy day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"For Americans who believe the modern civil-rights movement began with the Montgomery bus boycott, Gilmore ably readjusts the record."
Gilmore (History/Yale Univ.; Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, 1996) reconstructs the battle of radical Southern activists against Jim Crow in the three decades preceding Brown v. Board of Education. Read full book review >