Search Results: "Jasmine Richards"


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SECRETS OF VALHALLA by Jasmine Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"The combination of adventure, appealing characters, and high stakes should satisfy middle-grade fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Two unlikely preteens battle the gods of Norse mythology to save their world from Ragnarok—chaos and destruction. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WONDERS by Jasmine Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A sprightly, accessible series opener recommended for those ready for a change of venue from standard-issue, middle-grade fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Dipping into the deep plot well of Middle Eastern fairy and folk tales, this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. Read full book review >

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A GIRL, IN PARTS by Jasmine Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"One tough heroine and a clear-eyed author willing to go take her wherever she needs to go, honestly and without compromise."
A winning debut in which growing up happens fast—and all out of order—for one young girl. Read full book review >

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MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES by Jasmine Warga
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Earnest and heartfelt. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 13-17)"
Two teenagers make a suicide pact in this poignant, first-person debut. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S DANCER by Jasmine Silvera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2016

"A spirited, sexy paranormal romance."
Sparks fly when a mighty sorcerer recruits a dancer to help unravel a supernatural mystery. Read full book review >

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THE BISHOP'S WIFE by Jasmine Christine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"A descriptive and dramatic, if somewhat disjointed, tale of infidelity."
An erotic novel of love and religion in the Caribbean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAMN LOVE by Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"The author's success—she's a minister and LGBT rights advocate—lies in the simplicity of her style and the honesty of her words as she builds each story, one as fine as the next."
Whether she's writing about gay or straight relationships, the dynamics of family ties or friendships, Beach-Ferrara's exploration of the numerous types of love are spot-on in her debut short story collection. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2001

"A wide-ranging reassessment of Holiday's work, best suited for Lady Day admirers."
An erudite fan attempts to reconstruct the life of singer Billie Holiday in a more positive light, by deconstructing her previous biographies. Read full book review >

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HARLEM NOCTURNE by Farah Jasmine Griffin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An engaging biography of three remarkable women who taught art to reflect life."
Griffin (English/Columbia Univ.; If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday, 2001) explores the brief period of opportunity in the 1940s when the remarkable talents of Pearl Primus, Ann Petry and Mary Lou Williams changed art and society. Read full book review >

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BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >