Search Results: "National Alliance on Mental Illness San Fernando Valley"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Families affected by serious mental illness will find useful resources and a sense of connection within these pages."
A carefully curated anthology of short passages by mental health patients and their families from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"As with Jennifer Armstrong's monumental American Story (2006), illustrated by Roger Roth, even brief dips into this will leave readers with the clear sense that we do have a national history, and it's worth knowing too. (source notes, contributor bios, index) (Anthology. 8-adult)"
In this sumptuous pro bono volume, 108 children's authors and illustrators (with the occasional celebrity, president or other official chiming in) contribute original art, personal reminiscences, short stories, poems and historical vignettes about the White House and its residents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 25, 2008

"A neat slice of local color, regional history and the joy of amateur sport."
Valley reflects on the zeal, pride and love his amateur team from Rye, N.H., brought to hockey through the 1940s and '50s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIASPORA BOY by Eli Valley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 2017

"For those as interested as the artist in the limits of satire, this audacious, potent collection pushes past them."
A cartoonist's collection of graphic provocations on Zionism, the Diaspora, and Jewish stereotypes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS! by National Geographic
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"These busy arrangements require an older audience and a different format. (Board book. 2-3)"
Though bright and bold, this exploration of color demonstrates a dreary understanding of tots' abilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED IN BED by Josh On
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2013

"A solid and satisfying offering on all fronts. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
This simple yet substantive story gives toddlers a valuable primer on color and music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VINE BASKET by Josanne La Valley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A haunting tale of artistic vision triumphing over adversity. (map, note from Mamatjian Juma of Radio Free Asia, afterword) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a remote corner of China, a Uyghur girl faces government oppression and family troubles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACTORY GIRL by Josanne La Valley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A thought-provoking look at oppression and the power of words from a viewpoint not often heard. (author's note) (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Roshen, a 16-year-old Uighur girl from northern China, is sent away for a year to work at the Hubei Work Wear Company, a factory in the south, she faces cultural, societal, physical, and psychological challenges far beyond her worst nightmares. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUTSIDE by National Geographic Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A pleasant-enough exploration of the outside world. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about their environments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOUT ME by National Geographic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Clear nonfiction for the very young is hard to come by, and it appears that the Look & Learn series may finally be on the right track despite earlier titles that were much too conceptual for the audience. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An exploration of the human body through colorful photos. Read full book review >