Search Results: "Hoa Pham Young"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ZENITH by Duong Thu Huong
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A complex, politically daring story, much of which will be unfamiliar to Western readers—and that demands to be read for that very reason."
Scenes from the last months in the life of Ho Chi Minh, as imagined by Vietnamese novelist Huong (Paradise of the Blind, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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PROTEST PRIMER
by Julie Danielson

I may as well be honest with you: I’m not feeling very peppy today, as I sit down to type a couple of days after the Las Vegas shooting. It’s another horrific mass shooting with Congress poised to do little to nothing about it. We are a short-sighted country.

However, we can make our voices heard. Always. Speak up. Let ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS LITTLE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"There is such a thing as little, after all, and can't it be just right? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pham's latest relies on readers' first understanding "little" as a synonym for "trivial" or "unimportant" and then resisting this implication by seeing good, significant things in small packages. Read full book review >

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A PIECE OF CAKE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A treat of a birthday picture book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bringing his friend a birthday surprise isn't exactly a piece of cake for Mouse. Read full book review >

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ALL THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly bland; Pham has done much better. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Mommy-loves-her-young-'un genre is so jam-packed that new entries need to really shine in order to find a place, and this one doesn't. Read full book review >

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BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Pham offers a frothy fun tale that at its heart shows the depth and breadth of these relationships as something to be cherished. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Illustrator Pham's first foray into writing illuminates the complex and compelling world of sisterhood. Read full book review >

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BACKPACKS! by Julianne Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Though the series continues, readers are not likely to want to meet Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick again. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Two students learn to own up to their mistakes—and not to put gum or doughnuts in their backpacks—in actor Moore's new early-reader series. Read full book review >

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ALVIN HO by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Alvin's excitable, first-person narration, replete with his realistic attempts to make sense of what he doesn't understand, will again infect readers with its goofiness. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Alvin Ho's lovable, quirky family is due to increase by one in this fifth installment of the warmly funny series, which again features vibrant, playful black-and-white illustrations by Pham. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"A thrilling integration of verse and image, motivating all to serious fun. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
Turning the adage that sticks and stones may break one's bones on its ear, picture-book titans Singer and Pham team up to entice young readers to go where most Generation Xbox angels fear to tread: outside. Read full book review >