Search Results: "Perry Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

MAKE SOMETHING OF IT by Stephanie Perry Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Too many plotlines, too little nuance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In this series opener, Shelby Sharp, the oldest daughter of a Charlotte, North Carolina, mayoral candidate, pursues her fashion-design dream and takes an earnest but simplistic stand against domestic violence. Read full book review >

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HERO by Perry Moore
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Disappointingly, Moore doesn't dig deeper into Thom's newly found gay world past his coming out, and no doubt readers will be curious as to how he survives in his new skin. (Fiction. YA)"
Superman had kryptonite, and Thom, the teenaged basketball star and son of the now-retired Major Might, tries hard to keep his own Achilles heel—being gay—under the radar. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fans of the series will find this fifth volume inspiring; skeptical readers will likely not be moved. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A sophomore at historically black Western Smith College, Hailey Grant learns a set of predictable lessons about friendship, leadership, sisterhood and God. Read full book review >

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THE WAY WE ROLL by Stephanie Perry Moore
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Although Moore provides a look into the closeted, elite world of African-American Greeks, the novel feels crowded with too many characters and too many subplots, with not enough of the rich history and legacy of these groups. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The second book in the Beta Gamma Pi series features Malloy Murray, the daughter of the national president of the sorority. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS UPBEAT / ALL THAT by Stephanie Perry Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"An engaging pair of tales that communicate a thoughtful message with a light touch. (Fiction. 12-16) "
Husband-and-wife team Stephanie Perry Moore (Get What You Give, 2010) and Derrick Moore (It's Possible!, 2008) deliver a pair of intersecting but distinct stories from the points of view of a cheerleader and a quarterback at a predominantly African-American Atlanta high school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORK WHAT YOU GOT by Stephanie Perry Moore
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Purchase where African-American chick-lit is popular. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Hayden is starting her sophomore year of college, determined to pledge to service sorority Beta Gamma Pi. Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT OF MAN by Grayson  Perry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gender-studies primer that translates academic jargon into conversational argument."
It's a man's world, and we're all the worse for it, according to this concise survey of gender issues and challenges. Read full book review >

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DAVID BARCLAY MOORE
by Megan Labrise

Readers of all ages, get ready to catch a rising star. David Barclay Moore’s electric debut, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, is a middle-grade must-read as vibrant and variant as the thrumming thoroughfare where it unfolds: Harlem’s 125th Street.

“If Harlem was a human body, then 125th would be its pumping heart, throbbing all the time,” writes Moore, who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. Read full book review >

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PROJECT BEST FRIEND by Chrissie Perry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"This series kickoff is a warmly satisfying and very useful exploration of coping strategies—and friendship. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Penelope wants things just-so in her life: crayons all the same height in the mug, books organized neatly, and teddy bears in a tidy row. If only getting along with her classmates were so manageable. Read full book review >

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ALL THE FOREVER THINGS by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"The funeral twist makes for an interesting and unusual romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
This high school romance comes with a twist, as the protagonist's family lives in and runs a funeral home. Read full book review >