Search Results: "Lisa R. Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2009

"A masterful combination of deep human interest and detailed criminal investigation into a parent's worst nightmare."
An engrossing account of a watershed missing-child case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL WE KNOW by Lisa Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Ambitious, erudite and only occasionally pedantic."
Meticulously researched biography about three extraordinary but underappreciated women who, as they memorialized themselves, also "colluded in [creating their] own invisibility." Read full book review >

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LITTLE STEVIE WONDER by Quincy Troupe
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 4, 2005

"Closing with a recap and chronology, and even provided with a 2-song CD for a soundtrack, this will energize new listeners—and old ones, too. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
"Oh, isn't he lovely, / this blind black boy, / born to love everyone?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUND OF KWANZAA by Dimitrea Tokunbo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Cohen's equally simple illustrations complement the text, the deep, vibrant colors reflecting the festive and reflective atmosphere of the celebration. (author's note, recipe, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
"Come close, gather 'round. / Listen to the sound of Kwanzaa." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUES SINGERS by Julius Lester
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Excellence wears many faces: this works as biography, as source material for school reports, and as compelling storytelling. (bibliography, recommended listening) (Collective biography. 7-10)"
What is clearly a labor of love creates quite an extraordinary collective biography for young people, from a veteran observer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"For an academic study of the Middle Ages, remarkably accessible and timely."
A thorough comparative study of the conditions of medieval Jewish life in Christian and Muslim lands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE LIL AND THE SWING-SINGING SAX by Libba Moore Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Newcomer Cohen's illustrations are bright, bold concoctions, as flat and stylized as poster art, full of visual energy as they snap and sizzle along with the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Lil lives with her mother, Mama Big Lil, and her ``fat- cheeked, curly-haired, horn-blowing Uncle Sudi Man.'' They are poor, but they love each other, and they laugh more than they cry. Read full book review >

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DANCING THE RING SHOUT! by Kim L. Siegelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An author's note gives a brief history. (Picture book. 4 -7)"
Toby is now old enough to join his family at the ring-shout in this story that draws on the African-American tradition of circle dances accompanied by call-and-response singing. Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU WERE HERE, MI AMOR by Samantha R. Vamos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This Spanish-flavored introduction, with its universal message of love for new babies and siblings, will become a favorite among growing bilingual families. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A new baby is welcomed by the entire family as Mami recounts everything that happened in preparation for and anticipation of the little one's arrival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAZZ BABY by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Exultant and infectious, from the red-and-yellow-striped endpapers to the final 'OH YEAH!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A snappy rhyming text celebrates an extended family's joyous gyrations to the jazz spinning on the turntable. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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