Search Results: "R. Gregory Christie"


BOOK REVIEW

MOUSETROPOLIS by R. Gregory Christie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A welcome addition to any folk-tale collection, this clever retelling and its warm, embracing illustrations demonstrate the enduring appeal of this classic tale. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-8)"
A 21st-century update to Aesop's enduring fable finds cousins City Mouse and Country Mouse spending time in each other's locale to realize that they both prefer life at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOTS AND BLUES by Arnold Adoff
FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"An incandescent, important work. (Poetry. 8 & up)"
Adoff creates a moving meditation on the roots of American blues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK MAGIC by Dinah Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Adults will find this book a great conversation starter with little ones. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"My hundred black braids make a spiderweb around my head, / and Mama's voice is black and sweet as I fall asleep." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2005

"Powerful and deeply moving, but definitely not for the youngest readers. (author's note, afterword) (Picture book. 10+)"
When their village in Sudan is attacked and their families lost, Garang and countless other boys have to embark on a long journey during which they deal with severe hunger, thirst, illness and exhaustion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUGAR HILL by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A fine tribute to the local color of Sugar Hill, who have made America a better and more interesting country for almost a century. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Weatherford's poetic, swinging textual rhythms meet Christie's artistic razzmatazz to create one hot picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MR. ROSENWALD by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Accomplished yet accessible, this is an important book for every library. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Set in the rural south in the early 1920s, this terrific picture book uses evocative free verse to describe the building of a school for black children using seed money from Julius Rosenwald, the Sears catalog magnate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"From the author's heart to America's readers: a tribute to a man who believed in and lived black pride. (afterword, author's note, selected bibliography, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
A man with a mission leaves a memorable mark in Harlem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Somber and inspirational. (thumbnail sketches) (Poetry. 10-16)"
The Children's Poet Laureate salutes 15 men and women, including one child, who spoke out and acted for equality and liberty, several at the cost of their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST ZERO by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A treasure. (Fiction. 5-8)"
"Everything we have is a gift," or at least that's what Dyamonde's mom says. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"An excellent addition to the biography shelf as a compelling story of an extraordinary woman, as well as for its pertinence to school assignments. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
A lot of information is packed into this picture-book biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Accessible, inspiring accounts of courageous men and women. (notes, timelines, bibliography, index) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
Biographical sketches tell of 13 remarkable black men and women, including a double agent, a traveling female preacher, an admired poet, and a successful whaling captain. Read full book review >