Search Results: "Michael J. Neufeld"


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VON BRAUN by Michael J. Neufeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2007

"Densely packed with political and technical detail, but nonetheless engrossing: the defining work on a still-controversial figure."
Judicious biography of the Nazis' chief rocket designer, who went on to lead the U.S. space program. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"Neufeld deserves his due for thorough research of both German and American archives, but his analysis is questionable and the writing is not up to the potential of the narrative."
A dry history of the Nazi rocket program, concentrating on the development of liquid fuels for missiles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The definitive resource for understanding this deeply troubling episode in the 20th century's greatest horror. (8 pages b&w photos, 4 maps)"
Essays by military and Holocaust historians (whose answers to the question in the subtitle vary widely), supplemented with relevant primary documents. Read full book review >

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A.D. by Josh Neufeld
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Bristling with attitude and pungent with social awareness."
Graphic artist Neufeld paints an emotive portrait of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, as seen through the eyes of seven of the city's citizens. Read full book review >

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BOYS LIE by John Neufeld
Released: April 1, 1999

"The story may be issue-heavy, but everyone displays conflicting emotions, and both good judgment and bad. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Despite an obvious agenda, this probing study of an eighth grader's battle with terror and frustration will hit readers close to home. Read full book review >

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THE HANDLE AND THE KEY by John Neufeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Unsettling and memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Dan has been adopted into the Knox family, a time that should be filled with happiness, but the reality is that it's filled with confusion, jealousy, and outright hostility. Read full book review >

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GAPS IN STONE WALLS by John Neufeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

An often enthralling, not entirely satisfying, mystery, set in Martha's Vineyard in 1880, a closed community where deafness is commonplace. Read full book review >

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ALMOST A HERO by John Neufeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

Ben Derby's spring vacation is preempted by a class assignment requiring students to help out in one of various social agencies. Read full book review >

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GOD LOVES HAIR by Vivek Shraya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Running the emotional spectrum from shame to pleasure and acceptance, Shraya offers a refreshing window into the intimate struggles of youth. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young boy grapples with his self-image and budding homosexuality. Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS by Michael J. Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2000

"Definitely yes. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The author of Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas (1992) takes another careful, penetrating look at cultural and religious boundaries. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"An engaging, if occasionally disjointed, memoir."
A proud father shares correspondence with his son, who served in the Peace Corps in Fiji. Read full book review >