Search Results: "Margo Jefferson"


BOOK REVIEW

NEGROLAND by Margo Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Jefferson swings the narrative back and forth through her life, exploring the tides of racism, opportunity, and dignity while also provocatively exploring the inherent contradictions for Jefferson and her family members in working so tirelessly to differentiate themselves."
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning theater and book critic, a memoir about being raised in upper-class black Chicago, where families worked tirelessly to distance themselves as much from lower-class black people as from white people. Read full book review >

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ON MICHAEL JACKSON by Margo Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A righteous journalist tours the Jackson freak show."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jefferson offers her sensible, outraged two cents on the sad plight of the beleaguered pop star. Read full book review >

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WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A naïve 14-year-old longing for a first romance believes she has found it with an online stranger. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2000

"A respectful look at an aspect of pop culture not normally treated in such unsensational terms. (22 b&w photos)"
Nonprofit fundraiser and tattoo enthusiast DeMello offers an academic account of the history and evolution of body tattoos and their sociocultural roles through the years. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1996

"Lively and amusing, with a cast of characters that calls for its own sitcom. (Author tour)"
The usual mix of architects, contractors, and building inspectors is scrambled with two pug dogs and a location in socially dysfunctional Venice Beach, Calif., for a witty entry in the library of diaries about the nightmare of renovating a house. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Do you wonder why Kaufman doesn't just trade the thankless beasts for a Lab and get on with her life?"
Pug stories—really a lot of pug stories, from sublime to ridiculous—by Kaufman (This Damn House, 1996). Read full book review >

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KISSING IN AMERICA by Margo Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Wise, inspiring, and ultimately uplifting—not to be missed. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Best friends leave New York City for the first time and take a transformative road trip to Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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YELLOWCAKE by Margo Lanagan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Familiar roots and accessible themes make this strong collection a good introduction to Lanagan's mind-bending work. (author's note) (Fantasy/short stories. 14 & up)"
Lanagan unravels familiar myths and fairy tales, weaving them into unique, sharply resonant forms in this characteristically stunning collection. Read full book review >

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BLACK JUICE by Margo Lanagan
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

These ten new tales from Down Under take readers to worlds like, yet tantalizingly unlike, their own. Read full book review >

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TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Not to be missed. (Fantasy. 15 & up)"
Lanagan's debut U.S. novel after three spectacular short-story collections, including the Printz Honor-winning Black Juice (2005), scintillates, titillates and altogether wows. Read full book review >

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HOW IS DAN DOING? by Margo Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Candid and heartbreaking memoir that may appeal to those whose experiences mirror the author's."
A mother chronicles the struggles of having a child with antisocial personality disorder. Read full book review >