Search Results: "Jeremy Ben-Ami"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"Certain to provoke strong reactions from supporters and detractors, this is a must-read for anyone with a stake—or even an interest—in this difficult issue."
A powerful argument for the importance of a new approach to solving the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Read full book review >

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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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MAGIC COMES IN ITS TIME by Berniece Rabe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Still, the interaction of the boys is healthy and believable, the outcome is heartwarming, and Ben-Ami's sensitive b&w illustrations—whether of second-graders or of storks—are especially affecting. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
Returning to the Germany of his birth with his adoptive parents (Dad's a US Army doctor), Jonathan makes the mistake of confiding a beloved family story to his new class. Read full book review >

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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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ROBOFICTION
by Leila Roy

This marks the very last week of my library’s Summer Reading Program, and I’ve been so busy working on all of the details—making lists of kids who’ve earned various merit badges, making lists of books to buy to celebrate said merit badges, printing out and personalizing a billion bookplates, etc—that reading has been ENTIRELY off the table.

That doesn’t mean ...


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DOG NUMBER 1, DOG NUMBER 10 by Ami Rubinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"Visually, it's got plenty of pizzazz, but other counting books do the job better; this one just doesn't wag its tail. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With scores of counting books available, a new one must be inventive, appealing and stand out from titles by such standbys as Dr. Seuss and Richard Scarry. Read full book review >

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GRACEFULLY GRAYSON by Ami Polonsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A kind and earnest look at a young transgender adolescent's experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sixth-grader Grayson realizes a dream but attracts controversy by taking the role of the female lead in the school play. Read full book review >

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THREADS by Ami Polonsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A courageous story filled with hope. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
An urgent message for help and a family picture found in a department-store purse connect two girls, one in China, the other in the United States, and set in motion a life-saving journey. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN CURE by Ami McKay
Released: June 26, 2012

"Very low-key, but rewarding for patient readers."
On the lawless streets of the 19th-century Lower East Side, a 12-year-old girl's choices seem limited to servitude or prostitution. Read full book review >

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EARLY BRIGHT by Ami Silber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A middling debut novel, but Silber shows much promise."
In 1948 Los Angeles, a white grifter haunts black jazz clubs and dreams of bebop fame. Read full book review >

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THE ONE by Belle Ami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"A fast-paced, if somewhat muddled, novel that offers a fine mixture of sex and suspense."
In Ami's debut novel, a beautiful equestrienne finds herself caught between her husband, who wants ownership over her body, and his sister, who's desperate for a child. Read full book review >

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Stop Pressuring Me by Ami Dzissah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2015

"A meandering volume of poetry and prose that focuses on a teenager from Ghana and school issues."
A short novel and a collection of poems deal with the subjects of peer pressure and bullying. Read full book review >