Search Results: "Lynn Joseph"


BOOK REVIEW

FLOWERS IN THE SKY by Lynn Joseph
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Though imperfect, this story is a tale that needs to be told, its quiet, unflinching portrayal of a girl struggling to grow up in less-than-perfect circumstances an important one. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A coming-of-age story chronicles the challenges of moving to a new land. Read full book review >

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JUMP UP TIME by Lynn Joseph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"Saport's calypso colors perfectly capture the warmth of the culture and the expressive characters that star in this rare treat—a festival of Caribbean life and family camaraderie. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's Carnival time in Trinidad and everyone is ready to celebrate, especially sisters Christine and Lily. Read full book review >

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THE MERMAID'S TWIN SISTER by Lynn Joseph
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 1994

"Inviting, neon-bright pastels vibrate in the jacket art; each chapter has its own full-page b&w illustration. (Folklore. 8-12)"
A sequel to A Wave in Her Pocket (1991, ALA Notable) with six more tales featuring such characters from superstition and folklore as ``de duennes,'' the mischievous spirits of babies who died unbaptized, and ``La Diablesse,'' ghost of the last Arawak on Trinidad: a siren with one cloven hoof who dances men to their deaths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WAVE IN HER POCKET by Lynn Joseph
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1991

"Glossary. (Fiction/Folklore. 8-12)"
The author of Coconut Kind of Day (1990) returns to the Caribbean to present a series of six vignettes featuring traditional folklore. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF MY WORDS by Lynn Joseph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"This is an achingly beautiful story that will awaken profound emotions in the reader. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-11)"
This standout novella lustrously portrays Ana Rosa and the rich simplicity of her family's daily life in the Dominican Republic. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE RAIN by Lynn Joseph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"This book will break readers' hearts and then put them back together, in the best way. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two Dominican children, one in the Dominican Republic and one in the United States, find their lives intertwined following the 9/11 attacks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Lynn Joseph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A welcome contribution. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the vernacular Joseph used so effectively in A Wave in Her Pocket (1991, ALA Notable), Rosie describes her family's preparations for a Trinidad Christmas: plucking sorrel to make a traditional drink, baking currant cake, welcoming the ``parang'' men who serenade from house to house, repainting the guava branch the family uses as a tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY, BESSIE, FLY by Lynn Joseph
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Joseph allows inspiration to form from a quiet presentation of facts; adding to the aura of possibility and grace under fire are Buchanan's sure, atmospheric ink-and-watercolor illustrations. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Joseph (Jump Up Time, p. 1119, etc.) uses a strong, steady present-tense narration to tell the story of Bessie Coleman, African-American, Texan, and world's first black woman aviator. Read full book review >

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JASMINE'S PARLOUR DAY by Lynn Joseph
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"There's hardly more drama here than a generous gesture toward a grump who, for once, almost smiles; but the joyfully bustling milieu comes alive in Joseph's descriptions and Grifalconi's subtle characterizations and vibrant settings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In prose enriched by the lilting patois of her native Trinidad, the author of Wave in Her Pocket (1991, ALA Notable) portrays a day when wares are sold from seaside "parlours" (stands). Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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