Search Results: "Helen Wang"


BOOK REVIEW

EXPRESS DELIVERY FROM DINOSAUR WORLD by Yanan  Dong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A sparkling showcase with plenty to offer both art lovers and dinophiles. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A surrealistic vision of the Cretaceous Era, with visual puzzles for intrepid explorers to solve and surprises hidden under flaps. Read full book review >

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BRONZE AND SUNFLOWER by Cao Wenxuan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Readers of all ages should be prepared to laugh, cry, and sigh with satisfaction. (historical note, author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Set during China's Cultural Revolution (1960s-70s), this import follows the trials and tribulations of a poor, rural family. Read full book review >

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THE FROG AND THE BOY by Mao Xiao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Little ones will have fun mimicking the characters without realizing they're learning Chinese at the same time. (glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 3-8)"
Who knew a human boy and a frog could have so much in common? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEW HOPE by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A surprisingly good choice for parents who are more familiar with Star Wars than Goodnight Moon. (Board book. 2-4)"
Apparently you're never too young for Star Wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Obama's Challenge to China by Chi Wang
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2015

"An informative, persuasive look at the current state of Chinese-American relations."
Wang (The United States and China Since World War II, 2013, etc.) offers an analysis of Obama's China policy and the continuing points of contention in the Chinese-American relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEMISTRY by Weike  Wang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2017

"Wry, unique, touching tale of the limits of parental and partnership pressure."
Equal parts intense and funny novel about one woman's breakdown. Read full book review >

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THE MONOLOGUE PLAYS by Patrick Wang
Released: Aug. 19, 2009

"An entertaining read for theater buffs and basic fiction fans alike."
A collection of 75 plays reflecting diverse human and literary voices. Read full book review >

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PLAYING FOR THRILLS by Wang Shuo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1997

"But American readers may well just be reminded of Paco Ignacio Taibo's absurdist Mexican melodramas, or Stella Duffy's British punkers."
It's no wonder that Fang Yan can't remember who the eighth person was at dinner that night. Read full book review >

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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Thought-provoking, as always from Doctorow. (Graphic fiction. 12-16)
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Online gaming and real life collide when a teen discovers the hidden economies and injustices that hide among seemingly innocent pixels.
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BOOK REVIEW

FAKE MUSTACHE by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Total deadpan lunacy. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can one nerdy teen keep a tuft of fake lip-hair from realizing its dream of world domination? Read full book review >