Search Results: "Michelle Lord"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NATURE RECYCLES by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2012

"Well-meant but not convincing. (Informational picture book. 5-9) "
Reuse and recycling happen throughout the natural world; you should do it, too. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR CAMBODIA by Michelle Lord
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Arihara crafts somber scenes in broad brushstrokes to illustrate this important story of devastation and rebuilding in Southeast Asia. (multimedia resource list) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
A sensitive reconstruction, based both on published sources and several original interviews, of the childhood experiences of Arn Chorn-Pond. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SAP AND MONSIEUR RODIN by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Lovely. (sources, foreword, author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A charming story based on a little-known encounter in which a Cambodian dancer met a famous French painter. Read full book review >

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DING DONG! GORILLA! by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Read it with a little fibber and just laugh and enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The mayhem begins with a pizza delivery, but blame it all on the gorilla. Read full book review >

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LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL SCHOOL by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both beautiful and educational. (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
"Elephants to pygmy wrasses, / vertebrates are grouped by classes." 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK LORD by Jamie Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Best read with its companion tome…let's just say best read; wouldn't want to anger the Dark Lord. (Humorous fantasy. 10-14)"
While the Dark Lord's away, everyone begins living in peace and harmony, much to the chagrin of the White Wizard, Hasdruban. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The disturbing definition of female sexiness just tops off this queen's notably passive and love-focused role, and may well outweigh Brennan's sweet touches and lovely final revelations. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The clever dénouement of the series is crisper than the middle installments but strikingly obsolete in its depictions of gender and race. Read full book review >