Search Results: "Na Liu"


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ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Young readers may enjoy the story, but will likely skip the orthographic history and the vague suggestions for follow-up activities at the end. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This confusing foray into Chinese writing pairs a dreamy narrative illustrated with handsome linocut and painted-paper collage scenes with small representations of selected characters' supposed evolution from pictogram to (simplified) modern form. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Beautifully drawn and quietly evocative. (glossary, timeline, author biography, translations of Chinese characters, maps) (Graphic memoir. 9-12)"
A striking glimpse into Chinese girlhood during the 1970s and '80s. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"There's a lot to absorb even in this abbreviated form, but the visual approach lightens the load considerably. (maps, diagrams, recommended reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-14)"
A cartoon history of the tumultuous 450-year period in Chinese history known as the "Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms." Read full book review >

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THE FOLD by An Na
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A lighthearted and thought-provoking look at a serious teen issue. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The self-imposed pressure to appear as beautiful as her older sister is accentuated by a makeover gift Joyce receives from her domineering family benefactor, Aunt Gomo. Read full book review >

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WAIT FOR ME by An Na
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

"Gripping and engrossing. (Fiction. YA)"
What defines success? Read full book review >

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DEATH'S END  by Cixin Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Liu's trilogy is the first major work of science fiction to come to the West out of China, and it's a masterpiece."
What if alien civilizations do exist? In this final installment of a stunning and provocative trilogy (The Dark Forest, 2015, etc.), Liu teases out the grim, unsettling implications. Read full book review >

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THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Remarkable, revelatory and not to be missed."
Strange and fascinating alien-contact yarn, the first of a trilogy from China's most celebrated science-fiction author. Read full book review >

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HIDE & SEEK by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Ready or not! Here comes a book worth finding. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Expert hide-and-seekers will hear the hushed scuttles and feel the quickened pulses as a group of animals plays a rain forest game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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THE GRACE OF KINGS by Ken Liu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 7, 2015

"A reasonable start, on the whole; let's see where the series goes."
Liu's stories have won most major critical science-fiction and fantasy awards. His first novel, inspired by the civil chaos stemming from the death of China's first emperor, is poised to break him out to a more commercial audience. Read full book review >

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SHADOW GIRL by Liana Liu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 19, 2017

"A breezy thriller with brief forays into matters of race, class, and the paranormal. (Suspense. 12-18)"
When an 18-year-old girl lands a high-paying summer job as academic tutor for the well-behaved Ella Morison, she can't believe her luck. But all is not quite as it seems. Read full book review >

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A CHINAMAN'S CHANCE by Eric Liu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"An eloquent, thought-provoking and timely memoir."
A noted journalist and educator's reflections on his Chinese heritage and on "the chance America still has to be something greater than the sum of its many tinted parts." Read full book review >