Search Results: "Michelle Khan"


BOOK REVIEW

CHINGIS KHAN by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

Demi describes this handsome but problematic life of the Mongol leader generally known as Genghis Khan as her own ``interpretation...based upon both historical resources and folklore.'' Emphasizing his heroic deeds, genius as a leader, and the sheer magnitude of his empire, she conjures up a warlord to inspire pride, as Diane Stanley did with Shaka, King of the Zulus (1988); like Stanley, she focuses more on the glory than on the gore—the tyrant's horrendous other side. Read full book review >

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THE HIJAB BOUTIQUE by Michelle Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Books about North American Muslim life are badly needed, but this short novel is too pedantic, albeit well-meaning, to appeal broadly.(Fiction. 9-11)"
Farah, a fifth-grade student of Indian Muslim origins at a fancy girls' school in Los Angeles, must bring in something representing her mom for International Women's Day, but the usually creative student can't imagine what would impress her classmates. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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Heavenly Khan by Victor Cunrui Xiong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An engrossing fictionalized history that examines an ingenious and powerful Chinese ruler."
Xiong (The A to Z of Medieval China, 2010, etc.) tells the story of Chinese Emperor Taizong of Tang in this historical novel.Read full book review >

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GENGHIS KHAN by Frank McLynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"Thoroughly researched, grim, grisly, and sometimes even grudgingly admiring."
A prolific historian, biographer, and journalist returns with a sanguinary and thorough account of "the greatest conqueror the world has ever known." Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF GENGHIS KHAN by Tim Severin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Travel writing at its best. (Photographs—16 pages b&w, 8 pages color—not seen.)"
Reflecting that peculiarly British enthusiasm for travel and adventure in distant and usually inclement climes, veteran writer and traveler Severin (Tracking Marco Polo, 1986, etc.) went to Mongolia ``to see how much of the traditional way of life survived.'' Having written a thesis at Oxford on the first Europeans to venture into Central Asia during the great Mongol Empires of the 13th and 14th centuries, Severin was delighted when asked in the late 1980's to visit Mongolia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

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ACHARYA USTAD ALLAUDDIN KHAN by Anjana Roy
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A hagiographic bio, of interest mainly to musicologists."
A debut biography of a key figure in the Indian classical-music renaissance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHELLE CARTLIDGE'S BOOK OF WORDS by Michelle Cartlidge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The only surprises here are disappointing. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
In this standard word book from Cartlidge (A Mouses's Diary, 1982, etc.), a family of mice are followed through some typical events: getting dressed, going to school, shopping, attending a birthday party for Brother Mouse. Read full book review >