Search Results: "Judy Juanita"


BOOK REVIEW

VIRGIN SOUL by Judy Juanita
Released: April 18, 2013

"The novel skates along the surface of '60s political upheaval and the Black Power movement, making those times seem like a phase that the protagonist (and its author?) were passing through."
A debut novel about a young woman's coming-of-age with the Black Panther Party has more emotional power than depth. Read full book review >

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DE FACTO FEMINISM by Judy Juanita
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"The author refers to herself as 'an observational ironist,' and her incisive comments on black life's contradictions make this essay collection a winner."
This extraordinary set of autobiographical essays gives insight into a black woman's life in the arts: everything from joining the Black Panthers to avoiding African-American chick lit. Read full book review >

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EYES LIKE WILLY’S by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Worth a look. (illustrations not seen) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
This WWI story poses an interesting question: what happens when enemies are also friends? Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"This sensitive treatment of the topic makes the book ideal for group discussion. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Jamaica (Jamaica and Brianna, 1993, etc.) is back in another a gentle story, and in for another moral dilemma. Read full book review >

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BATTERED by Juanita  Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An inspiring, if often despondent, novel about one girl's fortitude and perseverance."
Ray's debut novel presents the story of a young woman suffering years of abuse at the hands of a new woman in her father's life. Read full book review >

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JAMAICA TAG-ALONG by Juanita Havill
Released: March 5, 1990

"This simple but important lesson is attractively illustrated in realistic watercolors, most of them broad double-spreads that draw the reader in and are large enough for use with groups."
When Jamaica (of Jamaica's Find, 1986) wants to play basketball with her big brother Ossie and his friends, he scornfully excludes her. Read full book review >

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KENTUCKY TROLL by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"In Dodson's lively pencil and watercolor illustrations, the overalled troll is appealingly ugly in the manner of the popular toys; the longish tale makes an entertaining analogue to their recent US invasion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Troll—ever curious about people—stows away on a sailing ship from Sweden and ends up in Kentucky, where no one has heard of trolls. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Uneven, but not without its bright charms. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty poems celebrate the denizens of the garden through day, night and all sorts of weather. Read full book review >

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CALL THE HORSE LUCKY by Juanita Havill
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The watercolor illustrations are just as straightforward and honest as the text, and, given the economy, this book may well see a lot of use. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A surprisingly effective story about horse rescue. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE A BABY by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"While the narrative's pointed message specifically targets new parents, taut pacing and soothing art combine to create a vibrant read-aloud for young listeners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everyone in baby Ellen's extended family has big dreams for their little girl. Read full book review >