Search Results: "Kathryn Lee Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

IN PEACE AND FREEDOM by Bernard LaFayette Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"An inspiring story of the human qualities and sacrifices that helped bring about a world we sometimes take for granted."
A co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee tells the story of how a little town in central Alabama became the national stage for the movement that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"It is a pity that Lasky chooses to impose her own feelings and voice upon this woman whose voice she purports to celebrate. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A sizable dose of imagination seeks to illuminate the life of Phillis Wheatley, the 18th-century slave poet, but reveals more about the author than the subject. Read full book review >

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SOUL MOON SOUP by Lindsay Lee Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"The use of free verse for novels has gained sudden popularity, but this particular effort could have used a slower pace, a separation between poems, and some grit. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Phoebe Rose and her mother are homeless, abandoned by Daddy with no resources to support them, but shelters and a suitcase. Read full book review >

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NITRO MOUNTAIN by Lee Clay Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An ambitious, disturbing, and daring debut."
Appalachian noir at its darkest and most deranged. Read full book review >

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WORLDS APART by Lindsay Lee Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"This disturbing peek inside a mental institution from Winnie's perspective raises important questions about those who are marginalized out of ignorance. (Fiction. YA)"
A teen moves from Chicago to rural Minnesota in 1959 and finds her new life "worlds apart" from normalcy. Read full book review >

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UNATTACHED by Kristin Lee Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Johnson (Unprotected, 2012) draws on 20 years' experience as a child protection worker in this chilling look at the darker side of childhood."
A social worker's troubled past threatens her livelihood. Read full book review >

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THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH by Lindsey Lee Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Hella effort but may not make bank."
Kids face every possible pitfall of modern adolescence as they go from eighth grade to senior year of high school in Mill Valley, California. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Published a shade too late to join the flood of books commemorating the 150th anniversary of the gold rush, Johnson's study makes a useful yet decidedly secondary reference for scholars and students of the period."
A dutiful, ponderous reconstruction of daily life in the California gold fields. Read full book review >

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Body Archaeology by Kate Lee Diehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"Poems and images that ask readers to appreciate a searching body for its beauty and grace."
Diehl's debut poetry collection showcases the arduous search for human connection and self-understanding. Read full book review >

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TEN MOONSTRUCK PIGLETS by Lindsay Lee Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Both the eye and the ear will be entranced. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As everybody knows, piglets are unhinged by the moon, to the light of which they are drawn like really big moths. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE HENRIETTA by Lindsay Lee Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Henrietta's hungry hair.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Hurricane Henrietta has the longest hair in Bald Eagle Falls and she prides herself so much on her long, flowing mane that she refuses to cut it. Read full book review >

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BOW-WOW BIRTHDAY by Lee Wardlaw
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Maris's friends appear to be so obnoxious that the party can't possibly be that much fun, but the warmth between child and dog will make readers smile. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bow-Wow Birthday (32 pp.; $14.95; Feb.; 1-56397-489-4): Young Maris throws the grizzled dog, Rambler, a 100th (in dog years) birthday party, but while she and her friends energetically bicker and chow down, he disappears. Read full book review >