Search Results: "KA Yoshida"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REASON I JUMP by Naoki Higashida
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Anyone struggling to understand autism will be grateful for the book and translation."
A 13-year-old Japanese author illuminates his autism from within, making a connection with those who find the condition frustrating, mysterious or impenetrable. Read full book review >

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FALL DOWN 7 TIMES GET UP 8 by Naoki Higashida
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"Autism is a mysterious neurological condition. While the science is incomplete, Higashida gives us a thoughtful view of the art of living well in its shadow."
A young Japanese man's searching account of autism, following The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism (2013). Read full book review >

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RHINOCEROS MOTHER by Toshi Yoshida
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 1991

"Somber and realistic as far as it goes, though there is no mention of the rhinoceros's endangered status; still, the lovely, panoramic spreads make a potent implicit plea for its vanishing world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the author of Young Lions (1989), another handsome look at animals in their African habitat. Read full book review >

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MY GREAT BIG MAMMA by Olivier Ka
by Olivier Ka, illustrated by Luc Melanson, translated by Helen Mixter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"One quick disparagement of thinness is less than ideal but doesn't spoil Ka's welcome new celebration of being 'perfect just the way you are.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A soft, cozy portrait of a soft, cozy mamma whose little boy loves her fatness. Read full book review >

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PARADE by Shuichi Yoshida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A monochromatic sketch of emotional disconnect."
Five Japanese quarter-lifers disclose secrets and glimpses of their dark sides in a chilly slice of vérité from Yoshida (Villain, 2010). Read full book review >

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WHY RAT COMES FIRST by Clara Yen
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1991

"Details on the Chinese lunar calendar are included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Chinese-American author says that, when she was a child, her father read her several folk tales explaining the ordering of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, but she preferred this one, which he had ``made up.'' From his throne high in the sky, the Jade King invites all the animals to a feast, but just 12 come. Read full book review >

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DANCING ON BROKEN GLASS by Ka Hancock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"A tidily crafted but treacly excavation of misery in the name of higher sentiments."
An unexpected pregnancy ratchets up the complications for a cancer survivor and her bipolar husband in a three-handkerchief family weepy. Read full book review >