Search Results: "Samantha Power"


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SAMANTHA by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Reminiscent of Leo Lionni's minimalist fare, this personable piece will find an audience in all toddlers taking their first timid steps toward independence. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The popular cut-paper collage mice return to help Walsh (Pip's Magic, 1994, etc.) with a gentle lesson about feeling safe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2002

"A well-reasoned argument for the moral necessity of halting genocide wherever it occurs, and an unpleasant reminder of our role in enabling it, however unwittingly."
The executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy presents a superb analysis of the US government's evident unwillingness to intervene in ethnic slaughter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"A well-rendered account of one of the UN's best in pursuit of 'the flame of idealism that motivated many to strive to combat injustice and that inspired the vulnerable to believe that help would soon come.'"
Biography of the handsome Brazilian intellectual who served as the UN's top troubleshooter from East Timor and Bosnia to Iraq, where he died in a terrorist car bombing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Reverential but mostly evenhanded assessment of a singular diplomat."
An elucidating collection of writing by and about the late fiery, outspoken, undeniably capable United Nations ambassador and longtime diplomat. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SANDERSON AT THE MOVIES by Robin Caroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Formulaic and forgettable. (discussion questions) (Mystery. 9-12)"
An intrepid middle school reporter gambles her career on cracking a bombing case. Read full book review >

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Power by A. J. Mahler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2015

"A dizzyingly enjoyable spy plot that offers consistent suspense."
In Mahler's (Money, 2011, etc.) latest thriller, secret agent Betty Thursten ends up in the cross hairs of her black-ops employer, who thinks that she's gone rogue.Read full book review >

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Power by Julie Diamond
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2016

"An intensely readable field guide to using power without abusing it."
A book offers a taxonomy of the different kinds of power and a manual for understanding and employing it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An occasionally hagiographic but surprisingly captivating biography."
An authorized biography of J.D. Power, who built an eponymous business that revolutionized the relationship between automobile manufacturers and consumers. Read full book review >

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POWER by Linda Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 1998

Before her time, a 16-year-old Native American girl is thrust into adult turmoil as the only witness to the shooting by her best friend of an endangered Florida panther, in Hogan's (Solar Storm, 1995, etc.) latest complex exploration of Native ways and the environment at risk. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA ON A ROLL by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A memorable first skate by an irresistible imp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Things get a bit dicey when plucky Samantha experiments with her new roller skates in one frightening, hilarious inaugural "roll" through town. Read full book review >

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BRAVO ZULU, SAMANTHA! by Kathleen Benner Duble
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Although a warm account of a turbulent but strong relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, this text remains flat until a surprise conflict in the final chapters slightly ratchets up the tension. (author's note, fact sources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Sam finds out she's visiting her grandparents for a whole month of summer vacation, she's beyond bummed, especially because it means spending lots of time with her grandfather the Colonel, a grumpy retired fighter pilot. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SUTTON AND THE LABYRINTH OF LIES by Jordan Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Hardy readers will be eager to explore another lost world in the promised sequel. (Mystery. 9-13)"
When 12-year-old Samantha Sutton gets to join her archaeologist uncle on an actual dig in Peru, she learns the secret behind the local tradition of a madman in Chavín de Huántar, but not before some terrifying moments both above and below ground. Read full book review >