Search Results: "Kristin Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

ABC.DC by Kristin Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Though some of it may sail over the audience's heads, this shot at early art appreciation is certainly worth the chance. (iPad alphabet app. 4-8)"
Choice reproductions of artwork from the National Gallery of Art are matched with letters and words for some amusing, very simple interplay with readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK TAKES A RIDE by Kristin Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Though visually pleasing, this app fails to provide children with an engaging story. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
This imaginative portrayal of ancient animal figures does not realize its full potential. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL BEAUTY by Kristin Roskifte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It rarely comes amiss to give superficiality a poke in the eye, but this is an awfully sharp stick. (Picture book. 5-9) "
Denizens of the zoo become slaves to fashion, with predictably unfortunate results. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EVERY LAST PROMISE by Kristin Halbrook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"A devastating, important examination of the far-reaching, insidious nature of rape culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A small-town girl is forced to choose between doing the right thing or fitting in after a night of unforgettable violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"This engaging story, with its emphasis on the impact of friendship and on finding one's voice when it is most important to be heard, will no doubt appeal to a broad range of readers and inspire many interesting conversations. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The remarkable story of the Little Rock Nine is familiar to many, but what happened next? In this quietly powerful page-turner, Levine focuses her attention on the events that unfolded in Little Rock the year after the integration of the city's public schools. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER GATE by Kristin Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Tender and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wynn is a sweet-natured 11-year-old with physical and mental challenges that have caused her to be labeled a changeling and hidden away with her mother in a lonely hut far from the serfs' village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"A standout in this season's deluge of war books, bringing a vital, often overlooked perspective on America's ongoing debates about Iraq."
An eye-opening account of war's reach into military homes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIRTY LIFE by Kristin Kimball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A hearty, chromatic account of a meaningful accomplishment in farming, 'that dirty concupiscent art.'"
A freelance writer moves from Manhattan to create an organic farm in upstate New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLONDE THEORY by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"A dull and disjointed second effort from the self-described 'Lit Chick.'"
New York attorney concocts a strange theory to explain her dating slump. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY’S HOUSE by Kristin Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2007

"Despite a few wicked sparks (the reality show starring the ex-president is priceless), Gore's satire is more affectionate than biting."
In this jokey, sometimes juicy romance-and-politics comedy, the eponymous heroine, who was a senatorial aide in Gore's first novel (Sammy's Hill, 2004), finds herself working in a scandal-ridden White House, territory Al's daughter obviously knows well. Read full book review >