Search Results: "Meredith Sayles Hughes"


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PLANTS VS. MEATS by Meredith Sayles Hughes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"Good food for thought that won't leave readers feeling stuffed. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
The moral, healthful, and historical reasons we eat what we eat. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 30, 1999

"Science meets history—Napoleon ate bananas, Gilgamesh relished melons, and Roman soldiers drank vinegar—in a text especially useful in the curriculum that includes foods across time and cultures. (diagrams, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
An inviting plethora of little-known facts about the origins, history, biology, travels, and cultivation of bananas, pineapples, grapes, berries, and melons—the unlikely but worthy stars of this entry in the Plants We Eat series. Read full book review >

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A MOMENT IN THE SUN by John Sayles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A long time in coming, with an ending that's one of the most memorable in recent literature. A superb novel, as grand in its vision as one of President McKinley's dreams—but not for a moment, as Sayles writes of that figure, 'empty of thought, of emotion.'"
Noted novelist/director Sayles (Union Dues, 2005, etc.) turns in an epic of Manifest Destiny—and crossed destinies—so sweeping and vast that even he would have trouble filming it. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDFISH YAWNED by Elizabeth Sayles
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-6)"
At least partly in homage to "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," Sayles sends a young child on a rhymed dream voyage aboard a toy boat, past a "sock and sneaker reef," through the bedroom window and out to a garden, where "Raccoons tumbled. / An owl ho-o-o-oted" and a banjo-accompanied chorus of "Crickets began to sing!" Read full book review >

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THIS MESS by Pam Conrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"With friendly clutter in every corner of each scene, and the agreeable patterns in the children's clothing, Sayles gives readers plenty to pore over and their own ideas about how to make a room 'better.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
A winsome, wacky look at what happens when a father instructs his three children to "make this room look better." Read full book review >

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I'VE GOT SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Cover Story: Beautiful Big Face
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
10
Talky Talk: 2 Legit 2 Quit
Bonus Factors:
Trans Representation, Friendship, Faith, Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: Please Know That I'm Yours to Keep

Cover Story: Beautiful Big Face

My disdain for Big Face is well-documented (it ...


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MEREDITH WADMAN
by Alexia Nader

Meredith Wadman found the story that would become her first book The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease in a reader letter in a 2012 edition of Science magazine. In response to a policy forum about whether tissue donors should be compensated for their contribution to medical research, prompted by Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal ...


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DILLINGER IN HOLLYWOOD by John Sayles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Not much in the way of knockouts here, but plenty of solid shots."
Ten stories from the legendary Hollywood director: some good, some passable, all worthwhile. Read full book review >

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LOS GUSANOS by John Sayles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 1991

"So all we have is the makings of a big book-and the distressing waste of a prodigious talent."
With that Spanish title (translation: The Worms), and his liberal use of Spanish dialogue, Sayles is paying homage to the Cuban milieu of his first novel since Union Dues: a long, broken journey, starting in Miami, then weaving back through Batista's Cuba, Castro's Cuba, and Guatemala (training-ground for the Bay of Pigs Brigade). Read full book review >

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WON’T PAPA BE SURPRISED! by Terri Cohlene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Ribbon imagery is woven well throughout illustrations and text, making this Father's Day story a favorite any day of the year. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mikele and her Papa share a special Sunday together eating oatmeal, gardening, fixing the front step, hanging a fish-like windsock, washing the car, and finally enjoying a honey cake and tea break while they exchange presents for Father's Day. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT CROSSING by Karen Ackerman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"B&w illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
With the air of family history reshaped as fiction, a Jewish family's escape on foot from Innsbruck to Switzerland just after Hitler's 1938 annexation of Austria. Read full book review >

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DANIEL MIYARES
by Megan Labrise

For author-illustrator Daniel Miyares, Langston Hughes’s “Dream Variation” (1926) was a revelation.

“To fling my arms wide / In some place of the sun, / To whirl and to dance / Till the white day is done,” begins Hughes’ famous poem, whose two stanzas juxtapose stark and hopeful versions of a day in the life of an African American in the early ...


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