Search Results: "Mike Duncan"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Crucial decades in the history of the ancient world vividly rendered."
Exploring the significant period from 146 to 78 B.C.E., which laid the groundwork for the violent decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Read full book review >

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FUNNY BONES by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Following on his Sibert Honor-winning Separate Is Never Equal (2014), Tonatiuh further marks himself as a major nonfiction talent with this artistically beautiful and factually accessible offering that effectively blends artistic and political content for young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-13)"
Tonatiuh's Mixtec-influenced illustrations make an apt complement to this picture-book biography of one of Mexico's most beloved artists, José Guadalupe Posada. Read full book review >

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DEAR PRIMO by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In a story based on the author's childhood experiences, two cousins, Charlie and Carlitos, exchange letters. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"An incandescent, humane and terribly necessary addition to the immigrant-story shelf. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A brilliant modern fable—eloquent, hopeful and heart-rending—about a rabbit family whose members cross the border in search of a better life, and each other. Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. (glossary, author's note, bibliography, lists of museums and paintings) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A simple picture-book biography of Diego Rivera concentrates on his artistic career and encourages children to imagine themselves painting their own world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph. (author's note, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
A Mexican legend explains the origins of two volcanoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A compelling story told with impeccable care. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children is told with lively text and expressive art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH by Daniel Duncan
by Daniel Duncan, illustrated by Daniel Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sweet and affecting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely fisherman finds an unexpected seagoing friend. Read full book review >

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DANZA! by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Play music from Mexico and dance to the beat. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An ode to Mexico's rich heritage of indigenous dance. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MIKE WALLACE
by Megan Labrise

When it comes to chronicling turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace takes a novel approach.

“History is written in the grooves,” says Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898-1919. “There are economic historians, political historians, cultural historians, social historians, gender historians, African-American historians...and people who are specializing in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ON THE EDGE by Lois Duncan
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"This collection provides a bite of yummy suspense to suit nearly everyone's taste. (Fiction. 12+)"
Duncan's (Trapped!, 1998; Night Terrors, 1996; etc.) third collection of sizzling suspense tales from YA authors. Read full book review >