Search Results: "Kari Trogen"


BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET AND THE MOTH TREE by Brit  Trogen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"While possibly reaching for a bit of Lemony Snicket's basket of queasy joy, this falls very flat. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A tale that starts badly and ends more or less well, with an underpinning of dubious philosophy and a shrill, "now I shall teach you" voice. Read full book review >

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TRICKY by Kari Rust
by Kari Rust, illustrated by Kari Rust
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Rich images and a lovable dog make up for the slightly cloying message in this promising debut. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dog and his man find redemption in this old-time cinema-style picture book. Read full book review >

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Standby for Broadcast...I'm Dying Right in Front of You by Kari Rhyan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2016

"A forthcoming and brave testament to our capacity to transcend the grip of trauma."
In her debut memoir, Rhyan, a Navy nurse, writes about contending with the emotional aftermath of war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Kari Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Readers will be moved by Maddie and Ivan's deep, enduring friendship. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two friends grapple with parental pressures and neglect as they struggle to take control of their lives the summer following graduation. Read full book review >

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SHIMMY by Kari Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Entertaining and insightful for young dancers. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Lila wants to become a professional belly dancer but learns that she might have chosen a more difficult road than she expected. Read full book review >

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10 ULTIMATE TRUTHS GIRLS SHOULD KNOW by Kari Kampakis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A smart and solidly written guide to life as seen through stained-glass windows. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Expanding on the author's popular, titular blog comes this guidebook for teen girls. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH FOR DEMOCRACY by Kari Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A thought-provoking study of a family caught up in both political and domestic crises in a foreign land. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Title notwithstanding, historical events in Ghana remain largely offstage as a 12-year-old, recently arrived from Canada, struggles to cope with her mother's descent into a nervous breakdown. Read full book review >

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RUN Ragged by Kari Aguila
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2015

"A captivating story and a thought-provoking consideration of gender, systemic inequality, and the cost of willful ignorance."
In this dystopian suspense novel, a falsely imprisoned woman learns grim lessons about the new world order during her stint in a re-education camp in a postwar, matriarchal society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FAIR DEAL by Kari Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Jones catches the beauty of fair trade in the way it strengthens morale and human dignity for all those engaged, and she provides a grounded (and painless) introduction to world geography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
"Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about bringing justice to people around the world." Fair enough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN'S WORK by Kari Aguila
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"A novel of ideas can easily become righteous and preachy; this thoughtful matriarchal tale impressively rises above that."
Finally in charge of the planet, women resolve to do a better job than men; but for all their good intentions, Utopia eludes them in this study of human nature and gender roles. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS IN TEXAS by Kari Lynn Dell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A sexy, engaging romance set in the captivating world of rodeo."
When rodeo contractor Violet Jacobs hires a relatively obscure bullfighter for a short contract and gets superstar Joe Cassidy instead, she's blindsided by the blazing attraction that flares between them but intimidated by all the differences she's convinced will keep them apart. Read full book review >