Search Results: "Jorja Leap"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Provides unique insights into a community intent on moving forward."
A former gang leader and an academic researcher team up to bring about change in a struggling community. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"An impassioned, disturbing and not-terribly-optimistic account of a continuing American crisis."
Synthesis of memoir and polemical narrative from an expert on gangs, based on her research in the bloody trenches of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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LEAP by Campbell Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Converting such a flimsy ambition into any worthy goal would require a mighty leap of imagination indeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A cocky lad announces his intention to jump from the moon down to Earth. Read full book review >

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LEAP! by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Like a ball rolling downhill, the combined momentum of verse and page turn should impel pre-readers to leap and then sleep—but not before demanding that those reading to them repeat: not to be missed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Creatures great and small spring into action on a sunny day. Read full book review >

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LEAP by Jane Breskin Zalben
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Yeah, you make Chevy Chase and his falling act on the old SNL look like nothing'), Zalben understands a 'tween's range of emotions and that their friendships and first kisses are as important as solving the world's problems. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Long-time picture-book author Zalben jumps back into novels with a sensitive coming-of-age story, told in alternating voices, of Krista and Daniel's first year in middle school. Read full book review >

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LEAP, FROG, LEAP! by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Librarians, teachers, and caregivers will want this and its companion in their board-book collections. (Board book. 2-5)"
An exploration of animal actions in rhyme. Read full book review >

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LEAP IN by Alexandra Heminsley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2017

"A lighthearted book to appeal to fellow swimmers."
Having conquered land as a serial marathoner, the author turns her athletic attentions toward the sea. Read full book review >

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LEAP DAYS by Katherine Lanpher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Tempting fare for anyone who's ever wondered: Who am I and how did I get here?"
Essays by a displaced over-40 divorcee with deep Midwestern roots who moves to Manhattan. Read full book review >

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SAPPHO’S LEAP by Erica Jong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2003

"Nevertheless: one of Jong's most enjoyable books."
The feminist maverick who's been tweaking sexual conventions ever since Fear of Flying (1973) now reimagines the life and numerous loves of the seventh-century (b.c.) Greek poetess. Read full book review >

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AARON'S LEAP by Magdaléna Platzová
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The revelations redeem some of the stilted writing and the characters' senses of self-importance, as the reader comes to connect with and care for these characters as more than mouthpieces for history."
A Czech novel about art, death and sex set against the backdrop of the Holocaust and never-ending war. Read full book review >

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LEAP DAY by Francis M. Nevins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Skip the soft-boiled stories; try them hard-boiled or over-easy."
Ellery Queen and Cornell Woolrich, the subjects of Nevins's two Edgar-winning critical biographies, are the presiding spirits of this collection of 14 reprints (1973-2002). Read full book review >

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FLYING LEAP by Judy Budnitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1998

"A good mix, overall, of the fantastic and mordantly funny."
The title is apt; this nimble debut collection of 23 stories takes a variety of chances, impressing by its audacity and originality. Read full book review >