Search Results: "Lisa Greenwald"


BOOK REVIEW

PINK & GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lucy's inimitably irrepressible manner makes her a fine guide through the shoals of early adolescence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Change is looming for 13-year-old Lucy. Read full book review >

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MY SUMMER OF PINK & GREEN by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Through Lucy's perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit, Greenwald reminds readers that dreams are worth pursuing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this sequel to My Life in Pink & Green (2009), 13-year-old Lucy returns, industrious, resourceful and determined to succeed. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO DOG BEACH by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Remy's quiet tale of change and growth marks a promising start to a new series. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A characteristically sensitive exploration of the emotional life of preteens from Greenwald. Read full book review >

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11 BEFORE 12 by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Yet another novel about dreading middle school, this breezy beach read is well-done but offers little new. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Two BFFs tackle the anxiety-riddled transition to middle school by creating a list of 11 things to accomplish before their 12th birthdays in November. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE IN PINK AND GREEN by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This refreshing novel successfully delivers an authentic and endearing portrait of the not-quite-teen experience. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When 12-year old Lucy learns the family pharmacy might close, she decides to attract customers using her preternatural knowledge of make-up application and products. Read full book review >

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SWEET TREATS & SECRET CRUSHES by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The story is as sweet as the treats the girls dole out. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grade friends Olivia, Georgia and Kate can't wait for Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

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REEL LIFE STARRING US by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This funny, nuanced tale offers keen observations on middle-school life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For eighth-grader Dina, being the new girl at school is a disaster. Read full book review >

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KALE, MY EX, AND OTHER THINGS TO TOSS IN A BLENDER by Lisa Greenwald
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Decent enough for readers looking for something fast and fun to pack in a beach bag, but young feminists will likely throw it at the wall. (Fiction. 13-17)"
It's summer before senior year, and Mia, who needs a boyfriend to "feel like a person," finds herself on the receiving end of a publicly humiliating breakup. Read full book review >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Readers will connect with Rosy's troubles and share her contentment when she comes out on top once more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to believe, but Greenwald's Rosy Cole (Rosy Cole: She Walks in Beauty, 1994, etc.) is in eighth grade—``Top of the Heap''—at Miss Read's School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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HERE'S HERMIONE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

This spin-off of the popular Rosy Cole stories stars Rosy's friend Hermione Wong, who is sure that her boring life as a N.Y.C. fifth grader would be fabulous if only she were famous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 13, 2014

"Greenwald's polemical tone does not lessen the disturbing quality of these revelations."
Personalized account by Greenwald (With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, 2011, etc.) regarding his encounters with Edward Snowden and their exposure of the National Security Agency's program of "indiscriminate mass surveillance." Read full book review >

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STUCKSVILLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The characters are engaging and the plot moves along gently, leading to a satisfying happy ending. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Emerald is given a school assignment to write an essay entitled "My New York," but she feels New York isn't hers, any more than the many other places she has lived with her actor parents. Read full book review >