Search Results: "Sarah Jamila Stevenson"


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THE TRUTH AGAINST THE WORLD by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2014

"A fresh-air alternative to claustrophobic dystopias. (Ghost story. 11-15)"
Two teens thousands of miles apart discover they're haunted by the same desperate ghost. Read full book review >

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THE LATTE REBELLION by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

Shy Asha Jamison is snowed under with AP classes, college-application essays and the sky-high expectations of her Indian-American mom and Mexican-Irish-American dad. Read full book review >

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UNDERNEATH by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2013

"This frustratingly slow-moving tale with more depth than breadth takes readers on a profound journey even if it ends not far from where it began. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like her name, Sunshine Pryce-Shah is a cultural hybrid with Pakistani and American hippie roots. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE BEACH by Sarah N. Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"This fast-paced adventure misses the mark with a bland narrative and equally bland characters. (Adventure. 12-16)"
What is supposed to be an intervention program for troubled teens goes awry. Read full book review >

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SEE NO EVIL by Jamila Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2009

"It's a muddle, with good parts but no center. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The author of Coram Boy (2001) again tells several affecting tales at once—but here they're all weighed down by a baroque literary artifice and a gooey, simplistic ending. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD STONE by Jamila Gavin
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2005

Rich prose punctuated by changes of tense and person create a dreamlike atmosphere for this tale of a lad who travels from Renaissance Venice to the India of Shah Jahan to ransom his errant father. Read full book review >

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CORAM BOY by Jamila Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2001

"This is the stuff of high melodrama, and readers of the genre who will be swept along by the theatrics will not be disappointed. (Fiction. 11-16)"
This historical novel, winner of the 2000 Whitbread Award, deals with one of the more lurid and fascinating bits of English history. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MUD FLAT APRIL FOOL by James Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Tongue-in-cheek humor, delivered in deft and funny chapters. (Fiction. 6-8)"
April Fools' Day brings out the joker in Mud Flat's animal residents: George the fox breaks out his squirting lapel rose, Newt the gator tries the old dollar-on-a-string trick, a mole produces a note that she claims was left by space aliens. Read full book review >

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THE CASTAWAY by James Stevenson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2002

"Young travelers, timorous or otherwise, will chuckle. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stevenson continues the adventures of his usually intrepid mouse Hubie (The Stowaway, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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CORNFLAKES by James Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2000

"Tailor-made for sharing, in class or on a lap. (Poetry. 7-9, adult)"
Picking up where his third gathering of poetry and pictures (Candy Corn, 1999) left off, Stevenson gives wry or gently sentimental twists to 25 more everyday sights: fathers and sons in the park; bicyclists; old people and buildings; his paintbox; his wastebasket; a mountainous hamburger. Read full book review >

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SWEET CORN by James Stevenson
POETRY
Released: April 1, 1995

"A book that says much in small ways. (Poetry. 8+)"
``WHY AM I HAPPY / THAT I WAS BORN? / JUST ONE REASON / (IN SEASON): / SWEET CORN!'' And so this exaltation, titled, ``Roadside Stand,'' sets the tone for Stevenson's collection of 28 short poems. Read full book review >