Search Results: "Paula Young Shelton"


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CHILD OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT by Paula Young Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2009

"Essential. (bibliography) (Picture book/memoir. 4-9)"
Civil rights can be a difficult topic, even for adults, so finding simple language to explain the complexity of injustice and oppression to children is challenging. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN CHAIRS by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An enjoyable collection of ghost stories, perfect for reading by flashlight. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Summoning the courage to open a creaky door inside a spooky old house, Jack finds himself in a candlelit room with 12 strangers sitting around a table. Read full book review >

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A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Diverting but unanchored, this is training wheels for Waiting for Godot. (Fable. 8-12)"
This ocean adventure reads fast and clever but remains what it says on the jacket. Without backstory, identities or context to moor the boy or the bear to the rest of the world, off floats the story on its own. Read full book review >

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CHEWY MOON by Paige Shelton
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A compelling contemporary fantasy entwined in historical context that offers a positive message filled with hope."
Through an unlikely relationship, a lonely and emotionally scarred little girl discovers her own strength and a sense of freedom as she learns to shed fear and enjoy life. Read full book review >

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DREAMWORLDS OF ALABAMA by Allen Shelton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Redolent plants that require pruning to reveal their nourishing fruit."
A farmer turned itinerant professor debuts with an uneven set of essays deeply rooted in his native Alabama. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 13, 1989

An unsparing audit of Kremlin finances, which attests that voodoo economics has an Eastern variant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Touching, inspiring and at times frightening: a tangible demonstration of the healing powers of art."
What do you do with a convicted killer who has a poetic bent? If you're Richard Shelton, you help him. Read full book review >

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OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES by Paige Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"This sequel to The Cracked Spine (2016) is rich in Scottish dialect and eccentric characters, including a well-meaning heroine who brings on most of her own troubles."
A murder at a Scottish castle reveals a murky past. Read full book review >

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NOBODY RICH OR FAMOUS by Richard Shelton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A quietly profound memoir 'of a family and how it got that way.'"
An award-winning writer tells the story of his family by exploring the lives of three remarkable female relatives through three generations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"An uneven work that addresses pressing problems facing the black community but offers debatable solutions."
Shelton addresses the continuing effects of slavery in America and calls for new leadership and new ways of thinking in his debut nonfiction book. Read full book review >