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: 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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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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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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THE POLAR BEARS ARE HUNGRY by Carol Carrick
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"A good choice for the classroom, where teachers can explain the context, but likely to confuse younger listeners. (Fiction. 4-7)"
A confusing ending mars this otherwise attractive repeat collaboration between Carrick and her son Paul (Mothers Are Like That, 2000). Read full book review >

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BIG OLD BONES by Carol Carrick
Released: March 20, 1989

The Carricks' third imaginative picture book involving the most popular of subjects. Read full book review >

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MOON PRINCESS by Barbara Laban
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Friendship, perseverance, suspense, action—plus a little Chinese culture thrown in—this tale has something for most readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Sienna embarks on an adventure with her imaginary spaniel friend, Rufus, to find her missing mother and discovers much more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY PAPER by Elizabeth  LaBan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Completely, sadly skippable. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Boarding school students learn the consequences of poor decision-making. Read full book review >

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THE RESTAURANT CRITIC'S WIFE by Elizabeth  LaBan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"LaBan's novel is best when it focuses on the frustrations and complications of motherhood and family."
A woman deals with her husband's difficult career and her own dissatisfaction in this novel from LaBan (The Tragedy Paper, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Part thriller, part legal primer, and full of trenchant drama and personalities, this book should be mandatory reading for all congressional representatives pondering how they'll vote on the future of the tobacco industry in America. (16 pages b&w photos)"
An eye-opening look at the news behind the news in America's landmark legal pursuit of Big Tobacco. Read full book review >

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WATCH OUT FOR WOLFGANG by Paul  Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Further, while the traditional porcine tale's moral lauds the value of hard work and logic, the message implied by Dudley's victory—be yourself and you will defeat the wolves at your door—is undermined by the equally singular Rod and Slick's undoing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who's afraid of the big bad recycler? Read full book review >