Search Results: "Jennifer New"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN ELDON by Jennifer New
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Surely by coincidence, a biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe is in development. (Biography. 13-18)"
Strictly for completists, this album combines new and previously published pages from the collage-filled notebooks of a 22-year-old photojournalist killed in Mogadishu in 1993, along with yet another account of his brief life and peregrinations. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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NONFICTION SPOTLIGHT
by Leila Roy

I’ve always been a fiction reader. While I’ve certainly read some nonfiction—mostly personal essays and memoirs, because of the narrative—when it comes to longform work, I’ve always been more drawn to fiction.

Serving on the Amelia Bloomer Project committee—helping to put together a list of the year’s best feminist books for readers 0-18—has forced me to broaden my reading horizons ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE KAMINSKY CURE by Christopher New
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"The Tin Drum meets Life Is Beautiful in this tragicomic, one-of-a-kind novel."
If Dave Chapelle were a 10-year-old in Austria during World War II…. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Fresh and engaging. (bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
paper 0-517-88586-7 Berry and the other eight girls in the New Moon Books Girls Editorial Board, buoyed by some very supportive adults, are behind this lively and straightforward book that could be used for fun and profit by most readers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A first choice for those who want an illustrated overview. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Taken from its own coverage of the events of September 11th and their aftermath, New York Times editors have adapted a Young Reader's Edition from their adult title of the same name. Read full book review >

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THE BIG <i>NEW YORKER</i> BOOK OF DOGS by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A real treat for New Yorker fans and dog lovers alike."
A New Yorker anthology provides a classy tribute to man's best friend. Read full book review >

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NYPL BIBLION: FRANKENSTEIN by The New York Public Library
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 4, 2012

"More information than any one person needs on a single novel, but there's plenty of diversion here for the Shelley scholar and dilettante alike."
A grab bag of Frankenstein-ia, including source documents, essays, interviews, video and more. Read full book review >

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THE 50s by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Superb: a gift that keeps on giving and a fine introduction to the life and letters of a supposedly (but not really) gray decade."
Following on the previous anthology, The 40s (2014), the editors of the New Yorker continue to mine the magazine's impossibly rich history.Read full book review >

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THE BIG <i>NEW YORKER</i> BOOK OF CATS by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The quality, humor and variety make for another successful New Yorker collection."
A worthy follow-up to last year's Big New Yorker Book of Dogs.Read full book review >

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THE 40s by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 6, 2014

"An absolute treat. Hopefully, the New Yorker will continue to publish such anthologies on other decades."
Make room on the bookshelf. The New Yorker's look at 1940s history, culture, literature and civilization is a book to be read, reread and savored. Read full book review >