Search Results: "Janet Mock"


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REDEFINING REALNESS by Janet Mock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An enlightening, much-needed perspective on transgender identity."
One woman's authentic memoir about becoming her true self. Read full book review >

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SURPASSING CERTAINTY by Janet Mock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2017

"A defining chronicle of strength and spirit particularly remarkable for younger readers, both in transition or questioning."
Journalist and TV television host Mock's second memoir (Redefining Realness, 2014) addresses issues of identity, insecurity, and self-discovery. Read full book review >

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Not All Bad Comes to Harm You by Janice Mock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 2015

"Inspiring, instructive memoir for cancer patients and their loved ones.
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In this debut memoir developed from her blog, a California attorney shares her transformative journey following a midlife cancer diagnosis. Read full book review >

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COMPASS SOUTH by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Complex, engaging, and sure to please a wide audience. (Graphic historical adventure. 8-13)"
Two sets of twins find themselves pursued by gangs and pirates on a swashbuckling sea adventure. Read full book review >

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THE DELICIOUS BUG by Janet Perlman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bright and appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A deadlock between two chameleons disrupts the forest. Read full book review >

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A HONEY OF A DAY by Janet Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"A clever idea, but one that is unsuccessfully executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A host of wild animals attends the wedding of two bears set among the abundant wildflowers that have inspired this story. Read full book review >

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BANANA MOON by Janet Marshall
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"The pages of the book are thick and coated, making them durable and easy for small fingers to turn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Marshall (Look Once, Look Twice, 1995, etc.) uses die-cut illustrations as a tease, for objects glimpsed on the other side of a hole are not what they appear: Candy canes turn out to be the sails of sailboats, and salt-water taffy is transformed into the whorls of a turtle's shell. Read full book review >

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LOOK ONCE, LOOK TWICE by Janet Marshall
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1995

"But the guessing game is fun, and may encourage children to look more closely at patterns in everyday life. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The bold colors, sharp graphics, and pure design of this alphabet book will nab children's attention initially, but the ideas beyond that first look may confuse even older readers. Read full book review >

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EARTH GIRL by Janet Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Action, rich archaeological detail and respectfully levelheaded disability portrayal, refreshingly free from symbolism and magical cures, make this stand out. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
A disabled teen archaeologist works in fascinating, hazardous conditions on a far-future Earth. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET UNDER MY SKIN by Janet McNaughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Readers hoping for a clear story arc, main characters who play major roles in events rather than just watching or hearing about them, or even just a bit of suspense, will be disappointed. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Inept plotting and pacing sinks this idea-rich import, set in Newfoundland. Read full book review >