Search Results: "Kevin Young"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREY ALBUM by Kevin Young
NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"An imaginary textbook for a daunting Black Studies course that very few students would want to take for credit."
African-American self-creation in literature and music receives a meandering study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A little harsh here, a little overstated there, but all in all a fascinating, well-researched look at the many ways Americans hoodwink each other, often about race."
Is flimflammery, like jazz, a pure product of America? So wonders New Yorker poetry editor Young (Blues Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems 1995-2015, 2016, etc.), adding another Americanism to the mix: Jim Crow. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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ARTICLE

MY CLASSROOM FILE
by Julie Danielson

I feel like a broken record saying this, because I’ve muttered it many times here before, but there are some picture books that make me wish I could snap my fingers and instantly be back in a school library. Or they have me scrambling to find the closest librarian friend who will let me visit and temporarily take over story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SOME THINGS I'VE LOST by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Perhaps more an artist's book than a children's book but universally mesmerizing. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"Where there's an end / there's a beginning. / Things grow. / Things change." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANCY KNOWS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Pure fascination. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Nancy is an elephant who has forgotten something, and she just can't remember what it could be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOMER'S OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD CHRISTMAS by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Kids will connect with this wildly exuberant fantasy, and Zoomer seems destined to zoom off into further ingenious adventures in unexplored territories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this third entry in an imaginative series, Zoomer the zestful hound dog hits his stride with a wacky Christmas Eve visit from aliens who crash-land in the field near his house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED THREAD by Ed Young
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 24, 1993

"Another splendid achievement for this fine artist. (No source given, but LC classes this in 398.21.) (Folklore/Picture book. 4+)"
With an imaginative, innovative use of traditional elements of Chinese art recalling Young's Lon Po Po (1990 Caldecott Medal), another spellbinding Chinese tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICES OF THE HEART by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A labor of love for a versatile illustrator (see review, above) introduces some Chinese characters and invites readers to muse upon human nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DONKEY TROUBLE by Ed Young
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

A traditional fable (not sourced, but often attributed to an Arabian folktale) about an old man and his grandson who go to the market to sell their donkey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T EAT THE BABY by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"Who would have thought that threatened cannibalism could yield such a sweet and original little read in a market glutted with new-sibling stories? (Picture book. 3-7)"
They'll eat him up they love him so. Or so this new big brother fears. Read full book review >