Search Results: "Marsha Coleman-Adebayo"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Though the narrative bogs down in a large cast of characters, this is an inspiring and worthwhile trek through one woman's brave battle against a system favoring the powerful."
Coleman-Adebayo's memoir recounts the legal battle culminating in the 2002 No FEAR Act, "the first civil-rights and whistleblower act of the 21st century." Read full book review >

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ORNETTE COLEMAN by John Litweiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1993

"Litweiler focuses strongly on the music, though if one hasn't heard it, no words can describe it—and newcomers will find it tough to follow the overload of ever- shifting personnel changes. (Eight page of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Life of the innovative, ``free jazz'' composer-musician that attempts to place him among the gods with Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. Read full book review >

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OLURONBI by Adebayo Adegbembo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2013

"A bland digital alternative to Phillis Gershator and Holly C. Kim's Iroko-Man (1994) that, in its own mild but firm way, makes points about respecting nature and keeping promises. (iPad folktale. 6-8)"
A rhythmic Swahili song, a gender switch and a grafted-on happy ending sweeten this version of a West African tale about a childless woman who makes a rash promise to a tree spirit. Read full book review >

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STAY WITH ME by Ayobami  Adebayo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Adebayo's debut marks the emergence of a fine young writer."
A couple struggles with fertility—and fidelity—as Nigeria falls apart around them. Read full book review >

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GREEK: DOUBLE DATE by Marsha Warner
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The premise is mild fun, but because it centers around previously established characters, the appeal is mostly limited to those who already enjoy the TV series. (Fiction. YA)"
Casey, pledge trainer for Zeta Beta Zeta, agrees to do a favor for her brother, Rusty. Read full book review >

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IF NIGHTS COULD TALK by Marsha Recknagel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although sections of the narrative read like a beach-book paperback, the luminous and hopeful ending—just barely—makes up for it all."
An intriguing tale about the union of an unlikely mother and son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"It's not literature, but it is honest, energetic, and profoundly evocative of the deep, deep psychological imprint of the question of color in the South. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troubling account of the search for roots in the racially and psychologically complex American South. Read full book review >

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HOMETOWN by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This stunning mastery of technique makes the characterization of every person in this arresting work appear effortless. (Fiction. 12+)"
Border Baker is a tough street kid, hailing most recently from Albuquerque. Read full book review >

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EDGE OF DECEPTION by Marsha Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2013

"An odd but intriguing mix of paranormal research, spy action and vision-based theology."
Cold War spies and parapsychology collide in Stephens' multifaceted adventure. Read full book review >

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BREATHING ROOM by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"A quiet, sober story of a genuine heroine who survives a devastating disease with grace. (photographs; author's note; notes on photographs) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Confined to a tuberculosis sanatorium in rural Minnesota, 13 year-old Evelyn Hoffmeister develops inner strength as she copes with loneliness, loss and the insidious disease that threatens her life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"Limited appeal for serious crafters."
Vintage handkerchiefs receive new life as couture fashion for dolls. Read full book review >