Search Results: "Selina Alko"


BOOK REVIEW

I’M YOUR PEANUT BUTTER BIG BROTHER by Selina Alko
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"An unfortunate mismatch. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A biracial child wonders what his soon-to-be-born sibling will look like. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY-DAY DRESS-UP by Selina Alko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"In all, another happy antidote to the princess plague. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl's mom leads her from princess dress-up to real women in a brief tale that does not let its earnestness get in the way of the fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B IS FOR BROOKLYN by Selina Alko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"It is said that one in every seven Americans has Brooklyn roots; this lively love song to Brooklyn's 2.5 million people and nearly 82 square miles is a welcome celebration of its rich ethnic, culinary, racial and religious diversity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An engaging and hip alphabetical trip through the largest and most populous of New York City's five boroughs—Kings County—better known as Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Despite the gentle way this book unfolds, the language and images deal a blow to racist thinking and just might inspire the next generation of young civil rights activists. (artists' note, sources) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Biography and autobiography intertwine in this account of the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY SUBWAY RIDE by Paul Dubois Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A happy ride around town. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A husband-and-wife team faithfully conveys the vitality of New York City and its subway system—100 years old this year—in this lyrical offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY AM I ME? by Paige Britt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A mindful, captivating ode to wonder and a must for any story- or bedtime repertoire. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Two children think about some big questions in Britt, Qualls, and Alko's quiet picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO FRIENDS by Dean Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Young readers can picture two people of action and resolve and hopefully be equally inspired. (author's note, bibliography, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
Two cups of tea for two powerful advocates for equal rights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Specific enough to hold interest, yet universal enough to appeal to those from almost all walks of life, this is the perfect springboard for family reminiscences. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Told in an irrepressible toddler's voice, this is stream of consciousness at its best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVELYN WAUGH by Selina Hastings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 1995

"In the end, however, perhaps the strongest impression left by this biography is of a writer who like no other great (or nearly great) artist was possessed of so little basic human sympathy. (63 b&w photos, not seen)"
An elegant, well-wrought, and objective biography of a complex but relentlessly unlikable figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 2013

"A wonderfully illuminating, prodigious tour de force of ecclesiastical anthropology."
A seminal epoch explored in terms of statecraft and religion, sociology and belief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 3, 2009

"A novel-sized project unsuccessfully crammed into a novella-length format."
The first, fast-paced episode of an epic about a fractious family of immortal vampires. Read full book review >