Search Results: "Natasha Anastasia Tarpley"


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BIPPITY BOP BARBERSHOP by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"And their steadiness and warmth are equally applauded in Lewis's sure-handed watercolors—Miles is totally adorable—inviting enough to make readers want to go out and get a trim. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tarpley and Lewis return to the theme of their first collaboration: I Love My Hair (1997). Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY HAIR! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Lewis's imaginative and warm interpretations of these exchanges as well as the inclusion of bits of African-American cultural history expand the personal content. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tarpley's first book for children joins a growing list of titles about African-American hair—linking it to issues of self- esteem and acceptance. Read full book review >

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JOE-JOE’S FIRST FLIGHT by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"An author's note discusses African-Americans in aviation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Beautiful watercolor illustrations highlight a touching account of African-American airport workers' aspirations. Read full book review >

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DESTINY’S GIFT by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"As the story ends, the future of the bookstore is still unclear, but everyone will understand the importance of books and the people who know and love them. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Destiny loves words and, thus, loves Mrs. Wade and her bookstore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 1998

"A graceful and personal telling of a young woman's search for connections."
An absorbing memoir of three generations of African-American women. Read full book review >

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THE HARLEM CHARADE by Natasha Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A story that motivates justice and inspires kindness, this will have readers hoping for another outing with these appealing protagonists. (author's notes) (Mystery. 8-12)"
The worlds of three Harlem kids collide in an intriguing historical mystery. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA by James Blair Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A great, absorbing read by a gifted storyteller. (Two eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
The story—apparently definitive—of Anastasia, the fourth daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 1995

A spirited collection of more than 50 short writings by African-American college students. Read full book review >

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NATASHA by David Bezmozgis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Shades of Isaac Babel, Leonard Michaels, and Aleksandar Hemon in a nevertheless irresistibly original first book. (The stories originally appeared, in 'slightly different form,' in the New Yorker, Harper's, Zoetrope, etc.)"
Seven stories in a debut collection, Farrar, Straus's lead title for spring (treated to an unheard-of, for FSG, prepublication tour), chronologically trace the experiences of a family of Russian Jews living in Toronto. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA by Carolyn Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Both biography lovers and fiction readers alike will gobble it up. (historical note, family tree, and other endnotes, photos, cast of characters) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Immensely readable and interesting, this fictive diary of Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas and Czarina Alexandra, imparts a good deal of history in an entertaining way. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA, ABSOLUTELY by Lois Lowry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As usual, Lowry (The Giver, 1993, etc.) delivers tight, page-turning prose, plenty of humor, and characters right out of readers' neighborhooods. (Fiction. 7-12)"
In which Anastasia Krupnik gets a dog, attends a class in values, and inadvertently deposits a hag of dog poop in a public mailbox. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA AT THIS ADDRESS by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Fine entertainment; a must for fans. (Fiction. 9-13)"
More on-target predicaments and laugh-aloud funny dialogue from Lowry, who now takes her articulate protagonist through some seminal exchanges with the opposite sex. Read full book review >