Search Results: "Kirstin Cronn-Mills"


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THE SKY ALWAYS HEARS ME AND THE HILLS DON’T MIND by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Her emotional landscape is all shades of gray, and teens might well find it liberating to meet a character who can, in the end, take on life's messiness and forgive it. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Morgan lives in central Nebraska, a fact that, along with PMS and life in general, drives her to the hills to scream her lungs out, usually something along the lines of "DIE ASSHOLE DIE." Read full book review >

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LGBTQ+ ATHLETES CLAIM THE FIELD by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"High appeal for both athletes and those who support LGBTQ rights. (timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Hope is found in the past for present and future athletes who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning/queer, or other. Read full book review >

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TRANSGENDER LIVES by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Susan Kuklin's Beyond Magenta (2014), which documents the lives of transgender teens in their own words, is a superior title in every way. (timeline, glossary, notes, bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An outsiders' guide to the experiences of transgender individuals. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FOR UGLY CHILDREN by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A kind and satisfyingly executed portrait of a music-loving teen coming out as transgender. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Readers first meet Gabe as he DJs his first community-radio show, Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL FAKE by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2016

"Inky comics washed and textured with bright orange are interspersed throughout—a fine embellishment in this distinctive, smart novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Loner artist Frankie struggles with his family when he helps a street artist renowned in his hometown near the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Read full book review >

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GEORGE MILLS by Stanley Elkin
Released: Oct. 25, 1982

"So, though this 488-page novel is a leaky collection of parts rather than one whole strong book (Elkin is a short-form writer no matter how he's packaged), connoisseurs of comic fiction will consider it required reading: a brilliant set of flags blowing the irrepressible wind of Elkin's fierce, bold comedy."
George Mills, who lives in St. Read full book review >

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HOPE MILLS by Constance Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"It's hard not to think of Gibbons's suggestive, economic style and her subtle feminism when slogging through Pierce's relatively artless complaints against small-town life in another era."
A first novel by storywriter Pierce (When Things Get Back to Normal, 1987) travels the same Carolinian terrain as the much more elegant work of Kaye Gibbons; thematically, it bears a lot in common with Robert Clark's novel, In the Deep Midwinter (1996), which also culminates in an illegal abortion during the Eisenhower years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"Of much interest to environmentalists, community planners, and policy wonks."
Create a clean, green paper mill in the heart of New York, adding jobs and dollars to a failing economy? Rare is the good idea that is realized without being made somehow less good. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2009

"Fascinating, if academic portrayal of an inspiring legislator and reformer."
Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Downey deconstructs the life of a passionate labor advocate who became the nation's first female Cabinet member. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA by Kirstin Downey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A strong, fascinating woman, Isabella helped to usher in the modern age, and this rich, clearly written biography is a worthy chronicle of her impressive yet controversial life."
Downey (The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR'S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience, 2009) brings her journalistic expertise to this excellent chronicle of the end of the Middle Ages and that time period's most significant female figures. Read full book review >

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NIGHT AT THE FIESTAS by Kirstin Valdez Quade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2015

"Quade is a writer to watch."
Debut collection of stories set in New Mexico from an award-winning writer. Read full book review >

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CLOTHED, FEMALE FIGURE by Kirstin Allio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Marvels of craft and insight."
First collection by a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and author of Garner (2005), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times' Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. Read full book review >