Search Results: "Michelle Rhee"


BOOK REVIEW

RADICAL by Michelle Rhee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Rhetorically soaring but somewhat lacking in substance."
An education-reform manifesto from Rhee, StudentsFirst founder and former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools. 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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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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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 >

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MAGIC SPRING by Nami Rhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1993

"A delightful story in an attractive edition. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-8)"
From Korean-born Rhee, a graceful retelling of an amiable tale about a gentle, poor old couple who labor on without complaint, even when their greedy, wealthy neighbor taunts them with their lack of a son to help them. Read full book review >

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TRAUMA RED by Peter Rhee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Not for the squeamish, the book provides a fascinating glimpse into a world of rapid life-or-death decisions and actions."
From the chief of trauma at Tucson's University Medical Center, where Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was taken after the mass shooting in 2011, comes a memoir filled with explicit details about repairing horrific damage to human bodies. Read full book review >

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THE VOICES OF HEAVEN by Maija Rhee Devine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"A complex, uniquely Korean love story that shouldn't be missed."
In Devine's debut novel, war and traditional Confucianism tear apart an idyllic Korean family. Read full book review >

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EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES by Rhoda Belleza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An exceptionally satisfying series opener. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A galaxy perches on the edge of war when word goes out that the crown princess has been assassinated. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Though the writing is clever and there are plenty of amusing incidents included, life lessons and existential truths overwhelm everything, suggesting that the audience for this uneasy amalgam of whimsy and wisdom will be small. (Fiction. 8-10)"
An imaginary friend who yearns to be real learns about life along with the children who conjure him up in a variety of guises. Read full book review >

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THE TALENT SHOW by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"An author's note detailing more strategies for overcoming stage fright follows the text. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
Jackson Magnet School is having a talent show and Howardina Geraldina Paulina Maxina Gardenia Smith is determined to be the star. Read full book review >