Search Results: "Nalo Hopkinson"


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Released: April 12, 2012

"Rich in voice, humor and dazzling imagery, studded with edgy ideas and wildly original, this multicultural mashup—like its heroine—defies categorization. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Noted for her fantasy and science fiction for adults, Hopkinson jumps triumphantly to teen literature. Read full book review >

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THE SALT ROADS by Nalo Hopkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"Sexy, disturbing, touching, wildly comic. A tour de force from one of our most striking new voices in fiction."
Historical fantasy with a strong erotic element from the Locus award-winning author. Read full book review >

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THE NEW MOON’S ARMS by Nalo Hopkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 23, 2007

"A winningly told tale filled with regional color."
Hopkinson (The Salt Roads, 2003, etc.) sets her latest in the fictional Caribbean nation of Cayaba. Read full book review >

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SKIN FOLK by Nalo Hopkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"These wonderful duppy and jumby things leave you with a belly full of good feelings, like dumplings bobbing in you like you've never tasted before."
Fifteen Afro-Caribbean-flavored fables, some set in Toronto, by lauded Locus Award winner Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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SISTER MINE by Nalo Hopkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2013

"Excessive and overwrought, though Hopkinson's fans may love it anyway."
Canadian science fiction/fantasy author Hopkinson (The Chaos, 2012, etc.) goes about five steps too far in this wildly overstuffed tale blending made-up nature mythology with a coming-of-age odyssey. Read full book review >

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BROWN GIRL IN THE RING by Nalo Hopkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1998

"A splendid if often gruesome debut, superbly plotted and redolent of the rhythms of Afro-Caribbean speech: 'You just don't let she go, or I go zap the both of allyou one time.'"
Winner of the publisher's First Novel Contest (out of nearly 1,000 entries), Hopkinson's debut evokes Afro-Caribbean magic against a near-future Toronto damaged by riots and neglect and abandoned by all but the most desperate inhabitants. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Not merely a book about Guyana, but an impressively rendered story about imperialism in general and cultural imperialism in particular."
An illumination of the interplay of art, culture, politics, race, and history in Guyana, a Caribbean country mostly ignored by the rest of the world but which serves here as a fascinating microcosm for the power of art to inspire change. Read full book review >

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DIVE! by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Fascinating World War II history for history buffs and browsers alike. (epilogue, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Hopkinson's writing plumbs the depths in relating the undersea exploits of American submariners during World War II. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A thorough and absorbing recreation of the ill-fated voyage. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
In what's sure to be a definitive work commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Hopkinson offers a well-researched and fascinating account of the disaster. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Based on eyewitness accounts, the tale brings to life an event young readers will find fascinating. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Running away from the county poor farm in Texas, 11-year-old Nicholas Dray arrives in San Francisco penniless. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2006

"What might have been a dry topic is lively, the voices of the children vivid and personal. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
"The voices of children weave through the story of cotton," and the story of cotton weaves through the story of our nation. Read full book review >