Search Results: "Mark Obama Ndesandjo"


BOOK REVIEW

AN OBAMA'S JOURNEY by Mark Obama Ndesandjo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A deft memoir that, despite the self-indulgent posturing about unique family dynamics, is oddly engaging."
An Obama about whom we haven't heard a lot seeks, in the story of his cosmopolitan life, to find himself. Read full book review >

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AND THEN LIFE HAPPENS by Auma Obama
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Another treatment of the extended Obama family that enlightens and deepens the public's understanding of the president."
A burnished look at a difficult, ruptured childhood in Kenya by the president's half sister, older by one year. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"At its best, despite an occasional lack of analysis, this affecting study of self-definition perceptively reminds us that the dilemmas of race generally express themselves in terms of individual human struggles."
An honest, often poetic memoir about growing up biracial. Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DILLY DALLY DAISY by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An ode to young daydreamers—and tempting distractions—everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Daisy Marsha Martin has perfected the art of dawdling. Read full book review >

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EARTHLING! by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A fun, intergalactic buddy story that may not reinvent the wheel—or the UFO—but works well here, nonetheless. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
After catching the wrong bus, young Bud finds himself at a school that's out of this world—literally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"It should find a place in every collection. (Nonfiction. 6+)"
A clean, clear, lighthearted look at the communicative clout of color, contrast and contour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNY FARM by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ultimately, there's very little story holding the book together, but the humor found on each page is satisfying in its own right. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this picture-book twist on Green Acres, the joke is on citified cousin Edward, a dapper dog who visits his Uncle Earl's farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUILT BY ANGELS by Mark Podwal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A beautiful, Impressionistic introduction to a portion of Judaic lore and a European architectural marvel. (historical note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Legend, history and spiritual significance intertwine in Podwal's illustrated free-verse poem paying homage to Prague's Altneuschul, or Old-New Synagogue, which is the oldest in Europe, dating back to 1270, and is treasured for its early Gothic architecture. Read full book review >

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THE CHERRY TREE EGG by Mark Birchall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A nicely understated story in cheerfully soft colors full of satisfying details. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Delayed gratification can lead to more profound gratification down the road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST AND FOUND by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The illustrations offer plenty to pore over, and will sustain Teague's fans until his next work rolls out. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wobbly offering from Teague (Baby Tamer, 1997, etc.), in which Wendell and Floyd, who missed their math test when a giant squid trapped them in the restroom, are waiting to see the principal when a new girl, Mona, approaches the lost and found box in search of her lucky hat. Read full book review >