Search Results: "Lee McClain"


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SIZZLE by Lee McClain
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A charming heroine and a happy, if slightly unrealistic, ending make this stand out above the usual fare. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
An unexpected family illness forces a 14-year-old Latina foodie to leave her Arizona home for a large Pennsylvania household. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 1995

"McClain's warm, wise, funny, and provocative book is must reading for all who work for a Jewish future."
Easily the most eloquent, impactive, and therapeutic treatment ever written about Jewry's sacred bogeyman. Read full book review >

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JAPAN by James L. McClain
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An excellent general history that chronicles the rise and fall of a bygone Japan."
A history of Japan, from its centralization in 1603 to the recent past. Read full book review >

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YOU HAVEN’T DIED OF DYSENTERY. YET.
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Going Out West

Bonus Factors: Diversity, Oregon Trail, Shakespearean Retelling

Relationship Status: Friends Forever

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

I adore this cover. It’s so simple, but manages to incorporate so many story references: the ...


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ONE GOOD MAMA BONE by Bren McClain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"A thought-provoking story about families and the animals who sustain them."
A single mother and her son raise a steer with hopes of winning a cash prize in the local 4-H competition. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE UNDER MY FEET
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: I Feel The Sky Come Tumbling

Bonus Factors: San Francisco, Diversity, Boarding School

Relationship Status: I Feel My Heart Start Trembling Whenever You’re Around

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Boy, has Stacey Lee ever lucked out with covers! I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MIRROR by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The ensuing conversation holds the key. (Picture book. 9-12)"
A Rorschach-like inkblot—darling in one glance, malignant in the next—patterns the yellow endpapers of this haunting, wordless story, a precursor of what's to come. Read full book review >

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SHADOW by Suzy Lee
by Suzy Lee, illustrated by Suzy Lee
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"One hopes, however, she will explore new emotional and narrative ground in her next book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An ingenious girl plays with shadows in the attic. Read full book review >

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BUBBLEMANIA by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this is a lively and enjoyable treatise on a subject close to most kids' hearts. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As complete a compendium of information about bubble gum as anyone is ever likely to want. Read full book review >

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PLAY WITH ME! by Michelle Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A nice, gentle reminder that it takes two to make a friendship work. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two friends with different ideas of fun find a way to play together. Read full book review >