Search Results: "Lyn Miller-Lachmann"


BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVING SANTIAGO by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A riveting story of love and acceptance amid a tumultuous political landscape. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Tina, 16, travels from Madison, Wisconsin, to Santiago, Chile, to spend her summer visiting her father, whom she hasn't seen in three years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD IN A SECOND by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"The book's extra-large trim is the perfect format for this mesmerizing vision of a thrillingly expansive world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Even "while you turn the pages of this book, the world doesn't stop…." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGUE by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2013

"An interesting and somewhat enlightening look at a girl struggling but sometimes making bumpy progress in dealing with Asperger's. (Fiction. 12-18)"
An eighth-grader's Asperger's syndrome complicates her navigation of an unpredictable—and often inexplicable—world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRT CHEAP by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2006

"Occasionally hackneyed, but ultimately enthralling and politically astute."
An engrossing, if flawed, eco-thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRINGOLANDIA by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"This poignant, often surprising and essential novel illuminates too-often ignored political aspects of many South Americans' migration to the United States. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Two adolescents, Daniel Aguilar, a high-school student and rock singer, and his girlfriend, Courtney Larkin, a young, passionate writer, recount through separate narration the painful recovery of Chilean Marcelo Aguilar, Daniel's father, tortured under Pinochet's dictatorship in the 1980s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE BALLS OF WOOL by Henriqueta  Cristina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A timely story of refugees and the strength of individuality over conformity. (foreword, maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
For political refugees, bringing something from the old country, even something as simple as color, is a way of remembering and retaining roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LINES, SQUIGGLES, LETTERS, WORDS by Ruth Rocha
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This will have many children looking for meaning all around them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child's transition to literacy is celebrated in this Brazilian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN OF THE FROGS by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2017

"A lovely but garbled fable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pond life: an interrupted idyll. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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LOVING LOCKS WITH SHAREE MILLER
by Julie Danielson

In a recent opinion piece at Blavity, [currently inaccessible online],  guest author and children’s book reviewer “kirkwood1692” weighs in on what she describes as a surge (for various reasons she notes in her piece) in the scholarly interest of the representation of black girls in children’s literature. Of course, the author writes, “just because a book has a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MOAI MURDERS by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Readers will be so mesmerized by Rapa Nui they'll probably add it to their own Life Lists. Hamilton (The Thai Amulet, 2003, etc.) makes an excellent tour guide, even if she packs too much baggage into her mystery."
Archaeologists, tourists, and murder victims converge on isolated Easter Island. Read full book review >