Search Results: "Leanne Lieberman"


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GRAVITY by Leanne Lieberman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Heartfelt—a must for Jewish and GLBT collections. (glossary) (Fiction. YA)"
A religious girl struggles to accept a sexuality that she's taught is sinful. Read full book review >

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LAUREN YANOFSKY HATES THE HOLOCAUST by Leanne Lieberman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A thought-provoking exploration of a teen's evolving ideals. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A Jewish teen who has decided to become "un-Jewish" experiences a soul-searching junior year. Read full book review >

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OFF POINTE by Leanne Lieberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A formulaic story that will appeal to dance fanatics. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A teen with a ballet obsession learns to appreciate modern dance. Read full book review >

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THE MOST DANGEROUS THING by Leanne Lieberman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"An approachable, earnest, feel-good romance between a white Jewish girl and a Chinese-Canadian immigrant boy provides the flavor for a tale of recovery and empowerment. (Fiction. 13-15)"
An eleventh-grade girl wants to start a relationship but is stymied by depression and anxiety. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF TREES by Leanne Lieberman
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The issues are vitally important, but the heroine's facile acceptance of a hot boy's pacifism is hardly convincing, the straw-man yeshiva students diminish the painful political realities and Mia just isn't likable enough to carry the tale. (Fiction. 12-13)"
A 17-year-old has a shallow religious epiphany followed by an equally shallow retreat from religion and political awakening. Read full book review >

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IRIS AND THE TIGER by Leanne Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A quirky, cleareyed enchantment. More like this, please! (Mystery. 10-14)"
A biracial (Chinese/white) Australian girl unravels art-historical and familial mysteries at a relative's estate in rural Spain. Read full book review >

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ISHI'S TALE OF LIZARD by Leanne Hinton
edited by Leanne Hinton, translated by Leanne Hinton, illustrated by Susan R. Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, fascinating, valuable source material, in striking format. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Ishi, last of California's Yahi tribe, emerged from hiding in 1911; his memoirs, including family stories, were subsequently transcribed by anthropologists. Read full book review >

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THUMB AND THE BAD GUYS by Ken Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Entertaining for children who've moved beyond early readers and want some thrills but who are not ready for too much complexity or fright. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In a hamlet on the coast of British Columbia that is reachable only by air or boat, 12-year-old Thumb is known among the 143 other villagers as the one who plays a trick on newcomers. Read full book review >

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I LOVE SHARKS, TOO! by Leanne Shirtliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Fascinating shark information in a muddled package. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mother and her shark-enthusiast son don't quite see eye to eye. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by Leanne Hall
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"This inventive read successfully combines elements of contemporary teen lit, dystopian adventures, and The X-Men into a delicate, elliptical, and heartfelt genre all its own. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
Two teens rekindle their romance and stage a daring metaphysical rescue in an intoxicating alternate reality. Read full book review >

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ADMISSIONS by Nancy Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Which school does Zoe land in? Not telling. All in all: big fun for select readers."
For its intended audience, a laugh-out-loud debut about admissions to Manhattan's coveted private schools. Read full book review >

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SHADOW DANCERS by Herbert Lieberman
Released: June 7, 1989

A psycho-killer-stalks-Manhattan novel that recycles the middle-aged cop-hero and high-impact prose of Lieberman's best (Nightbloom, 1984) but that generates only the modest thrills of his The Green Train (1986) or Night Call from a Distant Time Zone (1982). Read full book review >