Search Results: "Liz Amini-Holmes"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A moving and believable account. (Memoir. 8-12)"
Desperate to learn to read, 8-year-old Olemaun badgers her father to let her leave her island home to go to the residential school for Inuit children in Aklavik, in Canada's far north. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Olemaun's spirit and determination shine through this moving memoir. (Memoir. 8-12)"
After two years in Catholic residential school, 10-year-old Olemaun returns to Tuktoyaktuk on Canada's Arctic coast, a stranger to her friends and family, unaccustomed to the food and clothing and unable to speak or understand her native language. Read full book review >

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A GENERAL THEORY OF LOVE by M.D. Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Eloquent writing gives weight to a simple, albeit New Age-ish message: feelings count more than intellect in fashioning a healthy psyche. (Charts and illustrations, most not seen) (Author tour)"
An engrossing argument that emotion plays a profound and perhaps prevailing role in a human being's ability to develop and find happiness. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN IN THE KITCHEN by Nnedi Okorafor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Best known for her African-based fantasies (Akata Witch, 2011, etc.), Okorafor leaps into the world of picture books in a most unforgettable way with this playful, fascinating tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anyaugo has a problem. Read full book review >

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YO SOY MUSLIM by Mark Gonzales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"This book will be cherished by Muslim families seeking to boost their children's confidence and intriguing for non-Muslim families seeking to learn. (Picture book. 3-9)"
In Gonzales' first book for children, a father tells his Latin American indigenous, Muslim daughter to face the world's questions with pride in her identity. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A vibrant exploratory presentation that should be supplemented with other books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sophisticated color-concept book featuring a contemporary family introduces Islam to young Muslims and children who don't practice this faith. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND by Kathryn Holmes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Vivid, gripping and believable from beginning to end—a strong debut. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Hallelujah thought that if she kept her head down, pastor's son Luke, the popular boy she once crushed on, would stop bullying her and spreading humiliating lies about what happened between them. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Throw in some smugglers, a few villagers, and a trusty stable lad, and you've got yourself a tale that quite a few readers will like, but shouldn't. (Fiction. 10-15)"
An archetype of children's horse literature is the child (abused/ignored/misunderstood, preferably also an orphan) who rescues and tames the untamable horse (abused/misunderstood/ignored) and by doing so achieves glory. Read full book review >

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ANGEL FALLS by W.A. Holmes
Released: March 27, 2012

"A techno/supernatural mystery that doesn't demand too much of the reader."
A teenage boy must decipher his mysterious past as he battles a supernatural evil that threatens not just his town, but possibly the world, in Holmes' debut novel. Read full book review >

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Daddy Will Fix It by Arlie Holmes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"A bleak book with a sympathetic protagonist."
A debut novel about the trials and tribulations of a gifted, sensitive boy growing up in the bleak, unforgiving environment of the Virginia Mountains. Read full book review >

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NONSENSE by Jamie Holmes
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The author's bright anecdotes and wide-ranging research stories are certain to please many readers."
New America Foundation Future Tense fellow Holmes, a former research coordinator in the department of economics at Harvard, debuts with a provocative analysis of the roots of uncertainty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Almost by itself, this thin historical record makes the case for Baartman's wholesale exploitation, and Holmes would have done better to let that silence speak rather than freight the final chapters with a hopelessly muddled 'significance' the story will not bear out."
The story of Saartjie Baartman, a kidnapped South African who briefly created a sensation in Europe. Read full book review >