Search Results: "Nicole Wong"


BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING NICOLE by Amy Ellis Nutt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A timely, significant examination of the distinction between sexual affinity and sexual identity."
How a politically conservative middle-class family defended their transgender daughter against bigotry and won a groundbreaking legal victory affirming gender identity. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL’S MOUNTAIN by Shari Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"This mini-adventure is an absorbing story of determination and a boy's growing independence. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Maxwell is disappointed by the predictability of the new park, but then he sees the mountain: "It was awesome. Read full book review >

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CANDY SHOP by Jan Wahl
by Jan Wahl, illustrated by Nicole Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Still, the message is simple and effective and the story can be used as a springboard for just such a discussion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An act of bigotry gets a sharp and practical response in this message-driven tale. Read full book review >

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THE SAMMY WONG FILES by Eleanor Wong Telemaque
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2007

"This warm account of a Chinese family's assimilation in Minnesota during the anti-Communist '50s is a familiar, heartfelt American tale."
Under the scourge of McCarthyism, 21-year-old Chinese-American Telemaque was forced to question whether she was the all-American she always thought herself to be. Read full book review >

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WILD ROSE'S WEAVING by Ginger Churchill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Ultimately, neither the subject matter nor the presentation is likely to engage young listeners' interest; they'd be better off following Wild Rose's example and playing outside. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Preachy and predictable, this well-intentioned effort tries too hard to convey the joy and value of creativity. Read full book review >

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FERRY TAIL by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Though a dog on the loose on a ferryboat is truly a fairy tale, Walter's story is a tale well-told. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An energetic, joyful dog finds his true home and family onboard a large ferryboat that conveys cars and people to an island community. Read full book review >

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ONLY ONE YEAR by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Wong's graceful black-and-white sketches complement the text. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Cheng, known for exploring issues of diversity (Shanghai Messenger, illustrated by Ed Young, 2005, etc.), tackles a custom that many will find disorienting. Read full book review >

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BRUSHING MOM’S HAIR by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Worthy and moving. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Based on Cheng's experience, this candid story sensitively explores a teenager's emotions as she copes with her mother's illness and recovery during treatments for breast cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2007

"This warm account of a Chinese family's assimilation in Minnesota during the anti-Communist '50s is a familiar, heartfelt American tale."
Under the scourge of McCarthyism, 21-year-old Chinese-American Telemaque was forced to question whether she was the all-American she always thought herself to be. Read full book review >

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NO YEAR OF THE CAT by Mary Dodson Wade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Whether familiar with the tale or not, young readers and folklore students alike will enjoy this latest (but likely not last) retelling. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
A perennially popular pourquoi story gets a fresh, if not entirely necessary, update. Read full book review >

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STANFORD WONG FLUNKS BIG-TIME by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Parts of the story seem drawn out and not all of the complications are credible, but overall readers should find this story amusing, enjoyable and finally touching. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Yee's companion to Millicent Min, Girl Genius (2003) tells the story of the same pivotal summer that Millicent tutors Stanford Wong—but this time through Stanford's eyes. Read full book review >

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MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG by Augusta Scattergood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Even though this is mostly Azalea's tale, it's a refreshing novel inspired by real-life Chinese-American communities not often seen in stories. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1952, and Azalea Ann Morgan, an 11-year-old white girl, doesn't want to leave Texas and help Grandma Clark, who hurt her foot and lives in Paris Junction, Arkansas. Read full book review >