Search Results: "Moira Young"


BOOK REVIEW

REBEL HEART by Moira Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Where Blood Red Road (2011) was fast-paced and chaotic, this meandering book just bogs down. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12 & up)"
Good post-apocalyptic fiction raises questions about humankind's capacity to learn from its mistakes, but this thinly-plotted second installment of the Dustlands trilogy is not up to the task. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"Readers looking for a strong female protagonist will find much to look forward to in this new series. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Born on Midwinter Day, Saba and her twin brother Lugh are opposites—she's dark, scrawny and cantankerous, while he exudes calm with his golden beauty—but that doesn't stop her from rising to the occasion when he needs her. Read full book review >

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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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PROTEST PRIMER
by Julie Danielson

I may as well be honest with you: I’m not feeling very peppy today, as I sit down to type a couple of days after the Las Vegas shooting. It’s another horrific mass shooting with Congress poised to do little to nothing about it. We are a short-sighted country.

However, we can make our voices heard. Always. Speak up. Let ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SNOW DAY by Moira Fain
by Moira Fain, illustrated by Moira Fain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Fain's first book for children, demure and even stilted in text and art, attempts to teach a lesson about self-expression. Read full book review >

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TELL ME A STORY, DADDY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A captivating demonstration of low-tech interactive storytelling. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bedtime story takes some dramatic turns, but thanks to some quick parental thinking, ends as it should in this cozy daddy-daughter exchange. Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will linger over each tableau on the page as if it were a landscape. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Humpty Dumpty ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-67540-X): Here's one version of this verse where the egg hero doesn't end up scrambled! Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR LINDSAY by Moira Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Despite clumsy foreshadowing, a sensitive take of defining family ties forged in childhood by tragedy."
Scottish first-novelist Forsyth depicts four adults blighted by a childhood catastrophe who later, in middle age, find things falling apart once again. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"A jolly good memoir, served with savoir-faire."
Disarmingly bright memoir from a clever food critic. Read full book review >

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LABOR OF LOVE by Moira Weigel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"An earnest plea to think about love mindfully."
Dating undermines authenticity, the author claims. Read full book review >