Search Results: "Sami Adwan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A small but important step, if not toward peace, then perhaps toward understanding."
The Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) constructs an innovative textbook juxtaposing the historical narratives of two peoples in seemingly endless conflict. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS SPEAK IN RIDDLES by Sami Gjoka
Released: March 24, 2011

"Sometimes gentle, sometimes harsh and often insightful, Gjoka's poems take readers on a journey, leading them to new insights and helping them see the world through a unique perspective."
Gjoka's first book of poems in English offers readers a rare chance to see the small moments of life through another's eyes. Read full book review >

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FURRY FRIENDS by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2009

"The differences are subtle, but interesting to explore—expressions, colors and number of features change, creating many avenues for conversation between grown-up and toddler as well as providing basic animal-identification opportunities. (18-36 mos.)"
An oversized book distinguished by SAMi's trademark clean design and use of die-cuts encourages toddlers to examine small differences in facial features and expressions. Read full book review >

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We Shall Meet In Other Deaths by Sami Gjoka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"Inconsistent but valuable for its mythologizing of the Kosovar struggle to exist."
This poetry collection veers between subjects ranging from war in the Balkans to misanthropy at a bar. Read full book review >

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I, MIGRANT by Sami Shah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"Humor at its most vigorous and unsparing."
A Pakistani-born comic's account of how he sought salvation in stand-up comedy and then found a new home in Australia. Read full book review >

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HERBIE JONES SAILS INTO SECOND GRADE by Suzy Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sunny pen-and-ink illustrations brighten each page and make Herbie Jones's story easily read by the youngest reader. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Herbie Jones is back—but now he's in second grade. Read full book review >

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PLAY! by Harriet Ziefert
by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by SAMi
SIZE, SHAPES & PATTERNS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Fun, age-appropriate ingenuity."
Triangle, circle, square, rectangle, oval: Brightly colored die-cut pages allow toddlers to encounter these basic shapes in a variety of incarnations. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA BUD by Linda Wylie BearDen
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A matter-of-fact kids' book about coping with grief and working on a cow ranch."
In BearDen's debut children's book, a young boy remembers his recently deceased grandfather while visiting a ranch. Read full book review >

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MOOMIN AND THE LOST BELONGINGS by Riina and Sami Kaarla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2013

"Should future updates improve the navigation, add the complete text and correct the huge typo on the title screen, this will be a Moominmust. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
New Moominapps are always welcome, but this one's not quite ready for prime time. Read full book review >

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A TRUMPET IN THE WADI by Sami Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A fresh take on a very old story: elegant and enriched with real understanding."
A vivid account of star-crossed lovers in the maelstrom of Middle Eastern politics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Memorably captures in one man's story the hard work of peacemaking in the Middle East."
One Palestinian's tale, from Fatah fighter to prisoner to peace activist. Read full book review >