Search Results: "Manu"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAUPADI by Saraswati Nagpal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Children who stay with the book will find war, romance, gambling and political intrigue. But the first chapter or two may feel a little too much like a math test. (character guide, family tree) (Graphic classic. 9-14)"
This graphic adaptation of the Mahabharata would be easy to conceptualize as a math problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"The agenda is never less than obvious, but it's a powerful tale nonetheless. (map, cast list, glossary) (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
Clearly still aiming to shock, Herbstein recasts but does not tone down his debut novel, originally published for adult audiences as Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2001). Read full book review >

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I SEE THE PROMISED LAND by Arthur Flowers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"In the end, it feels more like experimental performance art than biography. (editorial notes) (Graphic biography. 15 & up)"
A new edition of a 2010 graphic telling of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. via Patua scroll paintings. Read full book review >

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THE ILLICIT HAPPINESS OF OTHER PEOPLE by Manu Joseph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"Joseph writes with extraordinary wit, cunning and sympathy about both family relationships and ultimate mysteries."
Ousep Chacko searches for the meaning of the death of his son Unni, who three years earlier had fallen—or perhaps thrown himself?—off a balcony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOYS ARE BEST! by Manuela Olten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"For storytime chuckles, pair this with a tale in which the roles are reversed—if you can find one. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Along the lines of Ole Könnecke's Anthony and the Girls (2006), here's another import that takes a dig at masculine pretensions and is aimed at an older audience than its primary-reader look might suggest. Read full book review >

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HAPPY IN OUR SKIN by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"The combination of lovingly humorous and detailed mixed-media illustrations and infectious rhymes will cause little ones and their families to pore over this book again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than skin deep, this rhyming paean to diversity offers readers an array of families of all colors and orientations, living and loving one another in a vibrant city setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZERO KISSES FOR ME by Manuela Monari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"This is a sit-on-your-lap, kiss-and-hug read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little one goes on strike against kisses. Read full book review >

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THE WOODEN CAMEL by Wanuri Kahiu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"This empathetic look at a Turkana boy's deferred dreams and a family's struggle for a resource taken for granted by most American children strikes an important chord for families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A Kenyan Turkana boy's dreams of racing his family's camels suffer when his father sells them because of the rising price of water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1990

With the pleasing lilt of folklore, a tale about a loving but poor family celebrating Hanukkah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Blood and Ash by Manuel Perez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"A hearty introduction to a world of magic and its equally enchanting inhabitants."
An MIT student with untapped power may play an essential role in a centurieslong war between otherworldly coalitions in this debut supernatural fantasy novel. Read full book review >