Search Results: "Lori Aurelia Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN CHINA by Lori Aurelia Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 5, 2010

"Those with a taste for gleams of sunshine in their grit will find this just the ticket. (Fiction. YA)"
Only 14, China's two-year-old daughter is the center of her universe. Read full book review >

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SHAYLA’S DOUBLE BROWN BABY BLUES by Lori Aurelia Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fine second effort from a promising author. (Fiction. YA)"
This sequel to When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune (2000) stands firmly on its own merits. Read full book review >

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MAXINE BANKS IS GETTING MARRIED by Lori Aurelia Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"It's a pleasure watching her learn from experience and apply that earned wisdom, especially the dawning recognition that if Demonee has the right to be loved and accepted for who she is, so has Maxine herself. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
From the first line, the eponymous narrator—affectionate, funny and smart—draws readers into her story with the same strong will she uses to persuade her longtime boyfriend, Brian, to tie the knot. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2011

"While not groundbreaking, this simple, short book may find an audience with readers looking for hope and a gentle push in a healthy direction."
A wife and mother of six, Williams shares her struggles with food and dieting, and delivers her perspective on the sensitive topic of weight loss. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE I WANTED TO BE by Aurelia Wills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A melancholy, memorable piece tackling shame, unkindness, poverty, and, finally, hope. (14 & up)"
A teen tries to escape a miserable existence by posing as someone else. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2007

"The laborious agonies of creating beauty, captured in relaxed, anecdotal prose."
Investigative visits with some gung-ho rose-lovers, who reveal their methods, motivation and super-competitive ways. Read full book review >

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Released: June 29, 2012

"Readers with even a passing interest in charitable giving will find this guide to be an informative, go-to resource on how to get started."
Gitelson (Multilateral Aid for National Development and Self-Reliance, 1975) draws upon her extensive background working with various international organizations to create an accessible, encyclopedic reference volume for average citizens interested in contributing to the greater good. Read full book review >

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MAPLE by Lori Nichols
Kirkus Star
by Lori Nichols, illustrated by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"An arboreal homage perfect for children reveling in alone time or reeling with a new sibling's arrival. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl and a tree grow up together in this sweet debut. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW TOGETHER by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Strong sibling bonds are perfectly described through spare language and artwork as lush as a forest of maple and willow trees. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maple and Willow do just about everything in sweet, sisterly symbiosis. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. Read full book review >

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THE PUFFIN PROBLEM by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2017

"This whimsical, intriguing, and perplexing puzzle provides an entertaining introduction to puffins. (notes) (Picture book. 3-8)"
When a coastal city in Newfoundland is mysteriously inundated with puffins, no one knows what to do until "someone small and smart" devises the perfect plan. Read full book review >

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PAX AND BLUE by Lori Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Nicely pitched to young readers' empathies. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An ordinary city pigeon follows a little boy onto a subway train. Read full book review >