Search Results: "Josh Blackman"


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UNPRECEDENTED by Josh  Blackman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"With his strong connections among the conservative and libertarian lawyers who mounted the constitutional challenge and his talent for translating arcane legal-speak, Blackman more than capably captures this dramatic constitutional showdown."
A young legal scholar delivers an impressive blow-by-blow account of the court battle to defeat the Affordable Care Act. Read full book review >

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KNIFE EDGE by Malorie Blackman
FICTION
Released: July 24, 2007

"The personal tragedies of Sephy and Jude's lives in a broken world, however, are rich and genuine. (Fiction. YA)"
Sephy is alone and pregnant living in an apartheid state. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The first Albright biography worth reading, but not destined to be the definitive account of a political career. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A reasonably serious biography, by a reporter in Time magazine's Washington bureau. Read full book review >

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KNIFE EDGE by Malorie Blackman
FICTION
Released: July 24, 2007

"The personal tragedies of Sephy and Jude's lives in a broken world, however, are rich and genuine. (Fiction. YA)"
Sephy is alone and pregnant living in an apartheid state. Read full book review >

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NAUGHTS AND CROSSES by Malorie Blackman
CLASSICS
Released: June 1, 2005

What if people were judged by the color of their skin? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"An unpolished chronicle by a self-conscious do-gooder. (photos, not seen)"
So unfocused is the author's account of her humanitarian work in Sarajevo that the ``lost children'' of the subtitle literally become lost in what is primarily a tale of one woman's Bosnian adventures. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2013

"A sometimes flawed narrative that will yet engage the reader in a David-and-Goliath story pitting one brave woman against a corporate giant."
Presbyterian minister, poet and journalist Blackman recounts the story of Jane Gagliardo, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and who sued a pharmaceutical corporation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read full book review >

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SAY IT AIN'T SO by Josh Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Lenny is thrown several curves as he solves the mystery and finds a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a friend in this satisfying caper. (Mystery. 8-12)"
The second installment in the Lenny & the Mikes mysteries finds Lenny Norbeck and his friends Mike and Other Mike in seventh grade with a new case to solve. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR BIJOU by Josh Farrar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid, timely effort. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Surviving middle school and puberty is an age-old challenge that video cameras and YouTube have only complicated, as vividly demonstrated in this enjoyable, seriocomic tale of new love, culture clash, adolescent social stratification and friendship. Read full book review >

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STRIKE THREE, YOU'RE DEAD by Josh Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"An enjoyable baseball story that young fans will follow all the way to the bottom of the ninth. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Lenny Norbeck thought the contest to win a chance to broadcast one inning of a Phillies game would be fun. But it is murder. Literally. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF THIEVES by Josh Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"An enjoyable escapade, delivered with wit, wisdom and just a bit of history thrown in for good measure. (Adventure. 9-12)"
What kid doesn't dream of swashbuckling adventures in faraway places, freed from the strictures of parents, school, siblings and caregivers? Tom Trelawney gets to experience a real adventure in this rollicking tale, but it may just be more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

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BEAR-SUIT MOZART by Josh Starbuck
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"The plot is thin, but fun characters and sharp writing make Starbuck's novel a worthy read."
In this snappy sci-fi debut, artificial intelligence is real and its fate lies in the comically clumsy hands of two investigative journalists. Read full book review >