Search Results: "Nikki Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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JIMMY CARTER by Tim O’Shei
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2002

"This series and the accompanying easy-to-navigate Web site will make this predictable assignment less daunting and a little more interesting for the writer. (index, chapter notes, annotated Web addresses, bibliography.) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Jimmy Carter's life story presented specifically for the reader who has a report to write for school. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A readable, if utilitarian, update for Ed Slavin's Jimmy Carter (1989) and the other series biographies. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-13)"
In Schraff's view, although Carter's presidential record is decidedly mixed, in the days since he sacrificed his political career to save the lives of the Iran hostages, he has become our ``best example of a retired former president.'' In clear, concise prose, this entry in the United States Presidents series traces Carter's career from five-year-old peanut vendor to venerable peacemaker, showing how he overcame the obstacles of a rustic background and substandard education to excel in the navy, in business, and in politics, closing with a summary account of his post-presidential achievements up to his 1996 visit to Tunisia to mediate the Rwanda-Burundi conflict. Read full book review >