Search Results: "Phillippe Diederich"


BOOK REVIEW

PLAYING FOR THE DEVIL'S FIRE by Phillippe Diederich
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Childhood at its most hopeful and heartbreaking; readers seeking lighthearted, sanitized fare should turn away. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-15)"
In photojournalist Diederich's harrowing debut novel, 13-year-old Liberio "Boli" Flores endures the effects of narcoviolence sweeping Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL by Marilyn Nelson
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: April 4, 2005

"The latter two are rather unfortunate additions, as the words, purified in the crucible of the form, speak eloquently enough on their own. (Poetry. 12+)"
Only Marilyn Nelson can take one of the most hideous events of the 20th century and make of it something glorious: An intricate cycle of 15 sonnets—an Heroic Crown, in which the last sonnet is made up of the first lines of the previous 14. Read full book review >