Search Results: "Nancy Garden"


BOOK REVIEW

HOLLY’S SECRET by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2000

"Still, while getting a good look at a close, stable, gay household, readers will understand the source of Holly's conflicting feelings, and feel her relief at the end. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Garden (The Year They Burned the Books, 1999, etc.) again traverses scantly explored territory with this earnest tale of an adopted child who tries to cover up the fact that her two moms are gay. Read full book review >

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DOVE AND SWORD by Nancy Garden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 24, 1995

"In a season of plenty for fine historical fiction, Garden's gripping, gritty tale ranks as one of the best. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the winter of 1429 a young peasant girl from the French village of Domremy sets off to do the unthinkable: to lead an army that will wrest the throne from the Britisher who rules France and restore it to the French dauphin, Charles, in the process ending the bloody Hundred Years War. Read full book review >

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MOLLY’S FAMILY by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2004

"The real question is why are there still so few Mollys for child readers to encounter? (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this long-overdue alternative to Lesléa Newman's groundbreaking, but one-dimensional Heather Has Two Mommies (1989), a kindergartener has a quiet crisis when a classmate confidently informs her that she can't have both a mommy and a Mama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2007

"Nonetheless, GLBT teens will find themselves in this important collection and likely come to appreciate the roots of their Pride all the more. (Fiction. YA)"
Garden, the author of the GLBT teen classic Annie On My Mind (1982), offers this chronological collection of essays and stories. Read full book review >

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MEETING MELANIE by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"Questions of out-of-wedlock pregnancy, class distinctions, wealth, and poverty are touched upon, if not wrestled with, and there's just enough food for thought to keep things interesting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Allie, almost 12, loves her life on Seal Head Island off the coast of Maine, but it promises to be a hard summer. Read full book review >

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LARK IN THE MORNING by Nancy Garden
FICTION
Released: May 10, 1991

"Nevertheless: an involving, smoothly written novel with believable characters and engrossing issues. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A gay teenager hides two runaways while trying to help the more disturbed youngster find a reason to live. Read full book review >

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ENDGAME by Nancy Garden
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Riveting. (Fiction. YA)"
Having gotten into trouble for reacting too violently to the bullies at his old school, Gray seriously hoped that things would be better in his new community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR THEY BURNED THE BOOKS by Nancy Garden
Released: Sept. 22, 1999

Garden (Good Moon Rising, 1996, etc.) returns to territory she's staked out in previous novels for this drawn-out tale of gay teenagers caught in a small town conservative backlash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD MOON RISING by Nancy Garden
FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"This is not Annie on My Mind (1982) revisited, but it covers similar territory. (Fiction. 14+)"
Following a successful stint in summer stock, Jan fully expects her drama teacher, Mrs. Nicholson, to give her the best part in the school play, The Crucible. Read full book review >

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It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HENRY AND THE VALENTINE SURPRISE by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Carlson's familiar characters provide a sweetly thought-provoking Valentine interlude for the early-elementary set. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Henry and his classmates find a heart-shaped box on Mr. McCarthy's desk, Sydney wonders whether "Mr. McCarthy has a girlfriend." Read full book review >

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BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST!  by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A solid addition to storytime, as well as to the shelves of English teachers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An ingenious treatment of not only comparisons but also synonyms and antonyms that all the while exposes children to some fantastic vocabulary. Read full book review >