Search Results: "Nikki Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

TIME TO SHINE by Nikki Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A solid entry in a successful series. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The fifth installment in Carter's Fab Life series revisits some familiar territory but still delivers its proven mix of music-industry insiderdom, interpersonal drama and solid, affirming friendships. Read full book review >

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DOING MY OWN THING by Nikki Carter
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Juicy drama with constant twists, turns and bons mots and plenty of room for additional episodes. (Urban chick lit. 12 & up)"
Another smart, gossipy peek into the music industry with level-headed rising star Sunday Tolliver and her impulsive, self-centered cousin Dreya. Read full book review >

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NIKKI & DEJA by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2011

"While beginning chapter books with African-American characters are rare and usually welcome, this particular installment in a usually sunny series falls flat. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Best friends Nikki and Deja are back in a tale of school elections and friendship. Read full book review >

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NIKKI & DEJA by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"English nicely fills an underdeveloped area—this is a first-chapter book featuring African-American girls, and race is presented as an attribute of the characters rather than as an issue. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nikki and Deja are best friends, next-door neighbors and schoolmates. Read full book review >

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NIKKI & DEJA by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

"Likable and independent African-American girls are a rare find in early chapter books—let's hope these two can start a trend. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Little girls, little girls…they can be mean sometimes. Read full book review >

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ON THE FLIP SIDE by Nikki Carter
Released: March 1, 2012

"Another hit for Sunday Tolliver. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The fourth installment in Carter's (Not a Good Look, 2010, etc.) Fab Life series sees R&B sensation Sunday Tolliver starting her first year at Spelman College. Read full book review >

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NOT A GOOD LOOK by Nikki Carter
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For celebrity-drama lovers everywhere. (Urban chick lit. 12 & up)"
This genuine and delicious first installment of the Fab Life series stars down-to-earth R&B songwriter Sunday Tolliver and her high-maintenance, hip-hop-diva cousin Dreya. Read full book review >

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STEP TO THIS by Nikki Carter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"This is the first in the So For Real series. (Fiction. YA)"
Gia, a high-school sophomore, wants to improve her style, secure a spot on the Hi-Steppers dance squad and go on a date. Read full book review >

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GET OVER IT by Nikki Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Wholesome, down-to-earth fun. (Fiction. 12-18)"
This sixth installment brings levelheaded songwriter and pop star Sunday Tolliver's career and romantic life to a comfortable—if not definitive—conclusion. Read full book review >

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IT’S ALL GOOD by Nikki Carter
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Carter portrays a rounded picture of African-American teen life anchored by school, church and family. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Gia and her girls from the Hi-Steppers dance squad are back, and junior year of high school holds such promise. Read full book review >

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CARTER CLAY by Elizabeth Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A masterful story of simple people trying to understand God's inhumanity to man."
Agonizing, uncompromising southern gothic that glares unflinchingly at the cultural motifs of sin and salvation as they reassemble the shattered life of a burned-out Vietnam vet. Read full book review >

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HODDING CARTER by Ann Waldron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"Waldron eschews both hero-making and debunking: readable if surfacey."
Workmanlike biography of the combative (but socially adept) editor/publisher of Mississippi's Greenville Delta Democrat-Times. Read full book review >