Search Results: "Ona Gritz"


BOOK REVIEW

TANGERINES AND TEA by Ona Gritz
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Arch, brash, cunning. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A quite unusual abcedarium presents the letters of the alphabet in alliterative one-line rhymes, e.g. Read full book review >

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STARFISH SUMMER by Ona Gritz-Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"It's unfortunate that Amy's independence and bravery comes only to gain Crystal's approval; the greater problem is that in presenting an interracial friendship (Crystal and Raymond are African-American), the author smooths over personalities to the point of blandness. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Amy's painful separation from her mother is soothed by a budding friendship with Crystal and her brother Raymond in this idealized story of one girl's summer. Read full book review >

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RULE OF CAPTURE by Ona Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An entertaining whodunit with a striking protagonist and a compelling cultural backdrop."
A solid mystery that takes intriguing liberties with historical events. Read full book review >

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SLEEP ON, BELOVED by Cecil Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"A moving—though sometimes one-dimensional—account of the immigrant struggle. (First printing of 25,000)"
A sharp-edged, if rather bleak and overdrawn, evocation of the Caribbean immigrant experience in Canada: Barbados-born Foster's second novel after the luminous No Man in the House (1992). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A startling, well-researched slave narrative that seriously questions the intentions of our first president."
The story of a favored slave of the Washingtons who had the "impudence" to flee a life of benevolent servitude. Read full book review >