Search Results: "Michelle Roehm McCann"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"This collective biography offers readers great examples of how dreams can be realized through dedication and hard work. (bibliography, websites, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
An engaging collection of profiles of young men who achieved great success, a companion to Girls Who Rocked the World, which publishes simultaneously. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"An inspiring, empowering compendium. (bibliography, websites, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
Like its companion volume, Boys Who Rocked the World, this collective biography offers engaging profiles of women who achieved great success at a young age. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"This book's strong, sometimes-insightful focus on its protagonist makes it a definite improvement on the author's prior outing."
Benacre's (Easter, Smoke and Mirrors, 2014) short story collection trails an Irishman who's been training most of his life to carry out a planned terrorist strike in London.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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What Really Happened To Emma McCann by T.K. Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2016

"Commendable horror tales that confirm dread can be just as terrifying, if not more so, as whatever's out there."
Sinister beings, human or otherwise, populate this collection of grim, disturbing stories. 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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"One of the beautiful, positive stories that emerged from that awful time, to be remembered and passed on to young and old alike. (author's note, including children's names) (Picture book. 7-12)"
McCann conveys the remarkable heroism of Tryszynska-Frederick, a young Jewish nurse imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp. Read full book review >

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AS MEAT LOVES SALT by Maria McCann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A genre-transcending, irreplaceable work: historical fiction at its very best."
It's hard to believe that this accomplished and potent historical tale is a first novel—a sentiment repeatedly echoed by the rapturous reviews that greeted its initial publication in England in 2001. Read full book review >

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MOTHER OF SORROWS by Richard McCann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2005

"Tales too wispy to capture gay life—or death, either, in its different guises."
Ten debut stories, spanning a period of 18-plus years, show a gay-oriented child on the one hand, and a gay adult on the other, yet they don't cohere satisfyingly. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EVIL by Faith Yvette McCann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2007

"Underdeveloped characters and confusing setting changes undermine a potentially entertaining mystery."
Suspenseful mystery debut features complex twists and turns, yet lacks clear, concise writing. Read full book review >