Search Results: "Mimi Chapra"


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SPARKY’S BARK/EL LADRIDO DE SPARKY by Mimi Chapra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sweet, languid and full of family warmth, this is perhaps better suited to one-on-one parent-child readings than group read-alouds and should prove especially useful where immigration and separated families are part of the local fabric. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Something of the tenderness of 1960s and '70s picture books suffuses this bilingual tale of a young girl's trip with her mother from tropical Latin America to Ohio to visit relatives. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Sweet-tempered and inviting, Chapra's debut zeroes in on a common emotion, while also introducing Amelia's Cuban culture, inserting Spanish words into the English text, and referring in passing to children named Parvati, Moyo, and Akio. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Amelia, a young Cuban immigrant to the US, is so excited to think of the possibilities of her first "show-and-tell" experience that she doesn't quite get the directions down; instead of bringing something small to put in the basket and pass around the room, she wears her fiesta dress. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Voyeuristic and occasionally fascinating."
Kiss-and-tell memoir about the author's affair with President John F. Kennedy, beginning when she was a White House intern in 1962. Read full book review >

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THOUGHTS FROM A QUEEN-SIZED BED by Mimi Schwartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2002

"A gentle, moving celebration of the quotidian."
Brief essays about an enduring marriage, motherhood, breast cancer, and aging. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 19, 1990

"A fine debut."
With his chronically mismatched attire, Daddy can be embarrassing. Read full book review >

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DREAMING THE BEAR by Mimi Thebo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"A romanticized and often implausible story of human and wild that doesn't do justice to either. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A white teenage girl finds acclimating to the Montana wilderness difficult after her life in England until she has a life-changing experience with a grizzly bear. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2008

"A ruminative exploration of the murkiness of collective memory."
The American-born daughter of a German Jew tells the story of her father's tiny village, where charity mostly trumped hate during Hitler's reign. Read full book review >

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THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG by Mimi Pond
Kirkus Star
written and illustrated by Mimi Pond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Immensely enjoyable."
The new graphic novel from Pond (Over Easy, 2014, etc.) follows a young cartoonist struggling to free herself from the distractions of romance, drugs, and her colorful co-workers and customers at an Oakland diner in the late 1970s. Read full book review >

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benediction for a black swan by Mimi Zollars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A set by a brilliant new poet, featuring exquisite emotional nuance and an impressive mastery of craft."
A debut collection of poems exploring love, art, and loss. Read full book review >

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"I'm right here, with you" by Mimi Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"While earnestly written and heartfelt, Lutz's unwieldy life story may confound readers."
Sixteen years in the making, Lutz's whirlwind personal chronicle begins when her parents divorced and she and her mother immediately relocated to Portugal. Read full book review >

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PURSUIT OF JUSTICE by Mimi Latt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

Ho-hum woman-in-peril yarn from former L.A. lawyer Latt (Powers of Attorney, 1993). Read full book review >