Search Results: "Kristine Barnett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SPARK by Kristine Barnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"An invigorating, encouraging read."
A memoir that attempts to answer the question, how do we determine the differences between gifted and disabled? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Source notes, glossary, extensive bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
Born in 1862 in Mississippi, Ida Wells—oldest child of a slave couple—began teaching at 16 and went on to become a journalist, lecturer, and organizer for three great causes that occupied her lifelong—the abolition of lynching, universal suffrage, and the advancement of African-American women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"No bibliography, sources, or index. (Biography. 7-9)"
Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was a journalist whose lifelong fight against discrimination began at age 16. Read full book review >

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A YEAR FOR KRISTINE by Bruce Lucas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2012

"Engaging teen turmoil that only rarely slips into cliché."
Lucas' novel, Part 1 in a three-part series, tells of a young woman's coming-of-age in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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Tall Omaha by Kristine Oakhurst
Released: June 16, 2014

"A promising YA fiction debut from an equestrian expert."
An abused teenage girl and a discarded thoroughbred endure hardships in this first novel of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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IF THIS IS HOME by Kristine Scarrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Trials and tragedy with a happy ending for nearly all, a comfort read for teens. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jayce has coped with too much adult responsibility, with her mom raising the 16-year-old and her 4-year-old sister alone, barely scraping by. Read full book review >

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SEERS by Kristine Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"The ending suggests there's more to come, and both the strong cast and intriguing premise hold promise for sequels—if the author can manage them without, as here, running out of steam. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
In a tale that is electrifying until suddenly going dead, a fiery-tempered teenager who can read and alter memories discovers that she's being played. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Thorough and packed with data but a touch dry. General readers will find much of the same information in Brian Fagan's more engaging book Elixir (2011)."
Water, water everywhere. Or not. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LOVE AN AMERICAN MAN by Kristine Gasbarre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Chick-lit-alicious."
In this fun but also moving debut memoir, Gasbarre tells the story of how she "boomeranged" back home to help care for the newly widowed grandmother who unexpectedly became her "ideal relationship guru." Read full book review >

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Accidental Arrival by Lutricia Barnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"An engaging narrative voice and thoughtful back story add depth to a fairly standard portal-adventure plot."
In this YA fantasy novel, a teenage girl unexpectedly travels to another planet, where she learns that Earth may soon join an intergalactic coalition. Read full book review >

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THE DAYS OF SUMMER by Jill Barnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"Pallid novel that banks on flimsy contrivance."
A highly contrived romantic saga set in sumptuous Southern California brings together successive generations of two families after a definitive car accident. Read full book review >