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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE COMFORT OF HARLEM
by Leila Roy

“Thanks!” Jin said. As she ran off in the opposite direction toward school, she thought about that word: community. Harlem was a diverse place full of all sorts of people, but they all had one thing in common. They cared about the neighborhood. It really was a special place, and if Miss Hardwick and Halmoni were any indication, Councilman ...
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TELL ME ABOUT SEX, GRANDMA by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With its strong message about sexual assault, this is a necessary addition to sex-education collections. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small child asks Grandma what sex is and gets a wise response. Read full book review >

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SMALL KINGDOMS by Anastasia Hobbet
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"It could have read like a soap opera, but Hobbet (Pleasure of Believing, 1997) employs a deft touch as she moves into delicate areas of cultural misunderstanding and romantic complication."
A story of tangled East-West relations in Kuwait six years after the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1991

"Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)."
Up-close and personal perspectives on a consequential Mafia family that law-enforcement agencies and turncoats have all but put out of business. Read full book review >

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PLEASURE OF BELIEVING by Anastasia Hobbet
Released: April 4, 1997

"Altogether, a debut informed by a palpable love of land and open spaces. (Author tour)"
A first novel, pitting environmentalists against ranchers, that's suspenseful, wonderfully written, and remarkably free of didacticism. Read full book review >