Search Results: "Laban Carrick Hill"


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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Magical realism from cover to cover. (notes, biographical timeline, suggested reading) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
Two children briefly enter the magical world of surrealistic painter Frida Kahlo in this latest title of the Art Encounters series. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"But in general he offers a coherent, big-picture view that will give young readers plenty of insight into the roots of their own cultures. (timeline, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Hill follows up his Harlem Stomp (2004) with an equally ambitious (and lavishly laid out) social history of the Boomers' finest decade: "Wilder than Gen X, more activist than Gen Y, these youths changed their world like no other generation has before or since." Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The big bibliography doesn't reflect the wealth of resources available for young readers, but the volume offers much for browsers and young researchers. (index, credits) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
As Nikki Giovanni says in her foreword, the Harlem Renaissance was "an American people redefining this great American nation." Read full book review >

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WHEN THE BEAT WAS BORN by Laban Carrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"This effervescent celebration of the roots of hip-hop will make readers feel the beat. (author's note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
The origin of one of the most influential cultural movements in recent times—hip-hop—is presented through the story of DJ Kool Herc, the man who "put the hip hip hop, hippity hop into the world's heartbeat." Read full book review >

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HILL by Jean Giono
by Jean Giono, translated by Paul Eprile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though this novel is nearly 90 years old, its sharp focus and uncompromising storytelling leave it feeling hauntingly timeless—a story of primal conflicts erupting into seemingly pastoral landscapes."
In this newly translated 1929 novel, a small community in Provence is forced to contend with internal strife and environmental catastrophes. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPTING OF THOMAS CARRICK by Stephanie Laurens
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Highly recommended."
A straight-laced Glasgow businessman is drawn back into clan politics and a romance with a woman from a neighboring estate. Read full book review >

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Lords Hill by Maggie Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2014

"A profound meditation on the overcoming of past trauma."
In this unflinchingly candid memoir, debut author Miller recounts a childhood of abuse. Read full book review >

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SUGAR HILL by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A fine tribute to the local color of Sugar Hill, who have made America a better and more interesting country for almost a century. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Weatherford's poetic, swinging textual rhythms meet Christie's artistic razzmatazz to create one hot picture book. Read full book review >

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PROSPECT HILL by Richard Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2004

"A veddy British story for fans of Amis père et fils, Malcolm Bradbury, and even Dickens. Nicely done."
Life is a series of accidents—that just gets weirder when you throw in politics. Read full book review >

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BEULAH HILL by William Heffernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Nifty stuff, with big hooks from page one."
Interracial thriller by Heffernan, known most recently for his tough-talking newspaper tale Cityside (1999). Read full book review >

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NAZARETH HILL by Ramsey Campbell
Released: June 11, 1997

"Shocking surprises, alarming horrors, and believable characters—all expertly blended in a fresh, deft shocker."
British horror novelist Campbell (The One Safe Place, 1996, etc.), expert as ever and with a knack for family chitchat amid the ghoulies, returns with the house from hell. Read full book review >