Search Results: "Maya Jasanoff"


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MAYA by Mahak Jain
Kirkus Star
by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Jain and MacKay's story and art work seamlessly to convey an important and subtle story of love, loss, beauty, and joy. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young girl and her mother soothe themselves to sleep during a power outage in modern urban India, despite how sorely they both miss Maya's dead Papa. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN WATCH by Maya Jasanoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An insightful perspective on Conrad's life and turbulent times."
An absorbing biography melds history and literary analysis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"Splendidly researched, sensibly argued and compassionately told."
Jasanoff (History/Harvard Univ.; Edge of Empire: Life, Culture, and Conquest in the East 1750-1850, 2005) examines the effects of the American Revolution on those whose loyalty to the Crown compelled them to flee the new United States. Read full book review >

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MAYA LIN by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An engaging, admiring, and insightful portrait of an uncompromising, civic-minded, visionary artist. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 12-15)"
One of the world's most celebrated creators of civic architecture is profiled in this accessible, engaging biography. Read full book review >

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Riviera Maya by Robert Leslie Fisher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"An ambitious novel that falls short of its lofty goals.
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Smarting from the wound of her husband's desertion, a young professional architect nevertheless tries to win him back in Fisher's (Vanilla Republic, 2009, etc.) novel.Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Miles Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Oddly abbreviated chronology; further reading (mostly Angelou's books); index. (Biography. 11+)"
Closely following events the poet has described in her several autobiographical volumes (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1970, etc.), this entry in the Black Americans of Achievement series focuses on her youth and, with somewhat less detail, her early adulthood—the extraordinary range of successful careers, as cook, dancer, madam, singer, actress, poet, administrator, journalist, and professor, for none of which she trained formally (again and again, she landed a job in an untried field and carried it off with panache). Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Lisbeth Kaiser
by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Leire Salaberria, translated by Raquel Pitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Stirring encouragement for all 'little people' with 'big dreams.' (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
"There's nothing I can't be," young Maya thinks, and then shows, in this profile for newly independent readers, imported from Spain. Read full book review >

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Maya Rising by Melissa Roen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A vividly imagined but dark dystopian fantasy complete with passionate romance and dangerous alliances."
An intrepid pair has survived the apocalypse, but the worst is yet to come in Roen's sequel to Last Call for Caviar (2013). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"A readable, detailed rendering of ancient Mayan life and how the glory of Palenque may have ended."
Palace intrigue reigns in the ancient Mayan city of Palenque in Wiseman's debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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MAYA LIN by Jeanne Walker Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Overall, a fine celebration of a renowned woman artist. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A concise biography introduces the Chinese-American artist and designer Maya Lin, best known for her architectural plan for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Read full book review >

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NAMING MAYA by Uma Krishnaswami
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2004

"Both setting and protagonist are entirely memorable, and difficult to leave behind. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a narrative redolent of spices, an American-born Indian girl sorts out memory and identity in the house of her grandfather. Read full book review >