Search Results: "Leah Wilson"


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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Hardly a model for budding literary critics, but the stronger chapters and 11 new verses from Hopkins will entice—and appropriately frighten—readers. (Nonfiction. YA)"
This uneven collection of essays about Ellen Hopkins's Crank (2004) and Glass (2007) combines outside analysis with firsthand perspectives from the people behind the characters. Read full book review >

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DEATH MARKED by Leah Cypess
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 3, 2015

"Somber and disquieting but alight with flickers of hope. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A sorceress without magic navigates lies, treachery and despair in this thoughtful conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with Death Sworn (2014).Read full book review >

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AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES by Leah Bobet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"War, community, long-festering anger, and forgiveness—all thoughtfully and deliberately conveyed. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
When a supernatural war reaches her farm, Hallie fights to defend her land while struggling with familial estrangement. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2012

"While readers who long for concrete answers may be frustrated, those willing to go along with this captivating exploration of both individual and collective identity will find themselves pondering its implications long after the last page. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In a world where "Sick's the same as Freak Above," only below is Safe. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

In an entry in the Constitution series, this tedious, though up-to-date, discussion covers the history of the First Amendment, the rights it guarantees, and how it works (or is supposed to work): to limit government more than it does the individual. Read full book review >

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BODY OF A GIRL by Leah Stewart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2000

"An unsparing portrait of a woman who drinks too much, pushes too hard, and whose choices are frequently easy to disapprove of. But with this taut, tense thriller Stewart debuts auspiciously."
A young reporter investigates both a murder and herself in this no-holds-barred thriller debut. Read full book review >

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PRISONER 88 by Leah Pileggi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Young readers, including reluctant ones, will be rooting for Jake. (archival photograph, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A surprisingly affecting portrait of a 10-year-old boy in 1885 who is sentenced to five years for manslaughter and sent to the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A well-written litigation case history involving free-speech rights for students is the newest title in the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TIME WE WERE US by Leah Konen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"An easy, intelligent coming-of-age tale. (Romance. 14-18)"
All teens want to be popular in high school…but not all are. Konen combines humor and pathos for a realistic novel about the conflict between peer pressure and personal strength. Read full book review >

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THE MYTH OF YOU & ME by Leah Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"A terrific opening slides into heavy-handed philosophizing and sentimental romance."
A young woman travels from Mississippi to Massachusetts to look up her former best friend. Read full book review >

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DOWN CITY by Leah Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"An honest and probing memoir of coming to terms with family."
A debut memoirist tells the story of her mother's brutal murder and her difficult relationship with her father, who followed his wife to the grave 14 years later. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF US by Leah Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"With a playwright's precise, sometimes excoriating dialogue and an insightful novelist's judicious use of interior monologue, Stewart crafts a tearful yet unsentimental family coming-of-age story."
A professor who raised her late sister's three children grapples with the long-term consequences. Read full book review >