Search Results: "Joyce Lee Wong"


BOOK REVIEW

SEEING EMILY by Joyce Lee Wong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sensitive and finely crafted. (Fiction. 14+)"
In this coming-of-age montage, a Chinese-American teen discovers her world is "richer with the music of two languages, the rhythm of two cultures." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"History buffs will revel in Peter's never-before-told story, which makes a vivid addition to Revolutionary War literature."
The life of a young Massachusetts slave who fought for his freedom in the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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SHOUTING! by Joyce Carol Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Whether enjoyed as a long-overdue validation of personal experience or appreciated as a glimpse into an unknown world, this portrait of an African-American tradition is likely to be warmly welcomed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A paean to "shouting," the holy dancing that occurs in some African-American churches, this evocative picture book pairs a free-form poem with double-page spreads in warm colors and soft textures. Read full book review >

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QUACKERS by Liz Wong
by Liz Wong, illustrated by Liz Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Both relevant and adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cat who thinks he's a duck learns about himself. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 1996

"Tellingly detailed recollections of the journeys of an observant and engaged traveler through interesting times. (Author tour)"
A crackerjack journalist's (she's a George Polk Award winner) immensely entertaining and enlightening account of what she learned during several extended sojourns in the People's Republic of China. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING WITH THE GODS by Jean Wong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A playful collection for romance readers who may wonder what the Greek gods are up to these days."
A slim but passionate debut story collection about modern men and women having passionate affairs with human incarnations of ancientGreek gods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"While not as action-packed as the first two Yellow Green Beret books, this third certainly holds its own for readers interested in the U.S. military and life at West Point."
The third installment from author Wong (Yellow Green Beret Vol. II, 2012, etc.) about the nitty-gritty realities of life as a U.S. Special Forces officer. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A joyful return to the paroxysms of laughter lurking in the American Midwest."
Violence, soy sauce and zombie survivalists abound in this clever and funny sequel to John Dies at the End (2009). Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 2012

"Required reading for those interested in the Green Berets or life in the U.S. Army."
More accounts about the life and making of a U.S. Special Forces officer from author Wong (Yellow Green Beret: Volume I, 2011). Read full book review >