Search Results: "Paula Jolin"


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THREE WITCHES by Paula Jolin
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The author's depiction of teens struggling with conflicting cultural expectations is riveting and convincing, but it needs more support than is provided by this novel's flimsy premise. (Fiction. YA)"
Her debut novel, In the Name of God (2007), introduced Jolin as a writer of power and promise. Read full book review >

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IN THE NAME OF GOD by Paula Jolin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nadia's story reminds us that some truths are best expressed by fiction. (Fiction. YA)"
In the cramped Damascus apartment 17-year-old Nadia shares with her family, life is tough and getting tougher. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIR! by Dominique Jolin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The cartoon-style manner of the telling is reminiscent of a long foldout greeting card; this is lively, but artificially sweetened. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An angry girl comes home from school (motion lines and cloud puffs indicate the door slamming behind her), and, finding her father at the computer, launches into a litany of generic complaints. Read full book review >

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MOON JUMP by Paula Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Jersey,'' they shouldn't all look like Guernseys)—but the idea is unusual, and the brightly colored, nicely designed illustrations have a merry verve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bearing a pole and a pack, Miss Heiferton arrives in time to draw then tenth and last turn for the moon-jumping contest. Read full book review >

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THE LINE by Paula Bossio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Though the art has its charms, the story, wordless as it is, unsettles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wordless tale with a trick ending. Read full book review >

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LILY WOOL by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Delightful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Don't judge a sheep by its cover. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS by Paula Weston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Generic and grisly. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Mysterious Rafa arrives, putting everything and everyone 18-year-old Gaby knows at risk. Read full book review >

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The Black Leather Satchel by Paula Czech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A moving story that will inspire fellow survivors everywhere."
A memoir about overcoming abuse to find happiness and fulfillment. Read full book review >

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LEAVING EGYPT by Paula Sadok
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A humorous, painful, and mesmerizing cultural and political journey that challenges stereotypes."
Members of a Sephardic Jewish family, driven out of Egypt, establish new lives in New York City in Sadok's debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A disquieting reminder of the old maxim, 'The dead can't answer back.'"
An attempt to explain a friend's baffling suicide. Read full book review >

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THE PISTACHIO PRESCRIPTION by Paula Danziger
Released: April 1, 1978

"Not improbable, but shallow—a synthetic slice of 'typical teenage' life."
Thirteen-year-old Cassie starts her first-person story with the assertion that "Pistachio nuts, the red ones, cure any problem," and she ends with "Twinkles, I bet, are the answer"—a fair enough indication of the level of growth that has transpired in between. Read full book review >

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THE HEMINGWAY BOOK CLUB OF KOSOVO by Paula Huntley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"Powerful and bleak: Huntley doesn't see much but bones for the Kosovars to be gnawing on in the near future."
Diary detailing a charged and watchful year living in Kosovo directly after the Serbs' retreat. Read full book review >