Search Results: "Mehded Maryam Sinclair"


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WHEN WINGS EXPAND by Mehded Maryam Sinclair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"There are so few children's books featuring sympathetic Muslim characters that it's impossible to discount this one, but it's pretty pallid stuff. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old Canadian Muslim girl chronicles the death of her terminally ill mother and her slow healing. Read full book review >

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UPTON SINCLAIR by Lauren Coodley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A thoroughly engaging monograph."
Coodley (California: A Multicultural Documentary History, 2008, etc.) claims that Sinclair (1878-1968)—social justice advocate, California gubernatorial candidate and author of the classic The Jungle—deserves to be viewed through a feminist lens. Read full book review >

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"A warmly inviting book, but the heroine's rebelliousness suggests there's more to the story."
In Iran, a young Muslim girl forms a strong, affectionate bond with a Jewish family, as recounted in this illustrated children's book based on the author's life. Read full book review >

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RADICAL INNOCENT: UPTON SINCLAIR by Anthony Arthur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2006

"An immensely readable biography."
Lively, unsparing look at the turn-of-the-century muckraker, social critic and novelist who changed the way America did business. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 7, 1962

"This protest of life, at 83, telling many generations that Upton Sinclair is still among us, will be read more deeply than it was written."
This is Upton Sinclair's protest to the world signifying that he is still very much alive. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 7, 2007

"A middling morality tale. (Picture book. 4-8.)"
A teddy bear teaches his friends about the importance of diversity. Read full book review >

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MY HERESY by Maryam Schonbeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2011

"For readers who can swallow their repulsion at the idea of incest, this is a romantic, thoughtful read that could make them reconsider the meaning of love."
First-time author Schonbeck offers a romance tale based around a great taboo. Read full book review >

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The Street of Good Fortune by Maryam Manteghi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2014

"Manteghi weaves together her diverse international life experiences to create an insightful, lively self-portrait."
In Manteghi's memoir, she reflects with compassion and humor on her year spent as a 34-year-old battling breast cancer, interspersing memories of her childhood as an Iranian in Canada and her pre-cancer years in Bosnia. Read full book review >

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STONE SOUP WITH MATZOH BALLS by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The missing ingredient for this conventional retelling is the characteristic foolishness of a Chelm-centered story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A classic European fable goes to Chelm for Passover. Read full book review >