Search Results: "Plan International"


BOOK REVIEW

AS A BOY by Plan International
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2016

"An uneven if well-intentioned offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An NGO's follow-up to previous books about girls' education and empowerment offers a well-meaning companion message of solidarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY TO SCHOOL by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is both a fascinating look at school around the world and a very subtle message to readers to appreciate what they have. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Riding the school bus will lose some of its allure and excitement but not its value for readers after seeing how kids around the world get to school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY DAY IS MALALA DAY by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2014

"A brief but moving manifesto that will spark both sympathy and heightened awareness of an endemic global outrage. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
An uplifting letter of tribute to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager made famous by her determined advocacy for girls' education, illustrated with photos of her and other young people from around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE I AM A GIRL by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2014

"A clear call for change as well as a chorus of affirmation that change is possible. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Girl Power in the Third World and elsewhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREE? by Amnesty International
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"A mostly solid volume for a good cause. (foreword, biographical sketches of contributors, editors' note, the articles of the Declaration) (Short stories. 10 & up)"
Fourteen top writers from around the world contribute short stories for a collection benefitting Amnesty International. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2008

"A photo gallery of the contributors caps this worthy, earnest collection. (Picture book. 8-11)"
In this pro-bono album, a simplified version of the UN's Universal Declaration, as provided by Amnesty International, has been illustrated by an international cast of 30 artists, from South Africa's Niki Daly and South Korean Hong Sung Dam to Debi Gliori (Scotland), Jan Spivey Gilchrist (United States) and Bob Graham (Australia). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMS OF FREEDOM by Amnesty International UK Section
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With proceeds going to Amnesty International, this album provides much food for thought for those children—and adults—who take the time to contemplate its pages. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Twenty artists from around the world illustrate many aspects of the concept of "freedom," accompanying inspirational sayings from thinkers living and dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Sure, there are some perfectly decent low-fat recipes here— but in an age when perfectly decent low-fat recipes crowd our shelves, that's not enough."
The introduction to this latest Weight Watchers compilation promises ``something for everyone,'' ``variety and flexibility...to fit your unique life-style.'' Which is just another way of saying that this is one more characterless Weight Watchers mishmash of convenience, contrivance, and clichÇ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"An excellent blend of common-sense nutritional advice and inviting recipes for mothers and their charges."
La Leche League International presents a balanced diet for pregnant mothers, new mothers and, by extension, the whole family. Read full book review >