Search Results: "Selma Dabbagh"


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OUT OF IT by Selma Dabbagh
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Fine work from a gifted writer who has important subject matter to explore."
British-Palestinian writer Dabbagh's debut examines her people's tragic past and conflicted present through the prism of one family's experiences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Her Liuzzo is not a saint, but a courageous woman—restless, idealistic, stubborn, principled, and tragically ahead of her time. (23 illustrations, not seen)"
A loving tribute to civil rights martyr Viola Liuzzo adds a heartfelt, substantive, and long- neglected page to the movement's historical record. Read full book review >

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KISS KISS by Selma Mandine
by Selma Mandine, illustrated by Selma Mandine, translated by Michelle Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2009

"When they're finished, readers will enjoy creating their own catalogues of kisses. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A puzzled teddy bear asks its child, a round-headed, button-nosed tot clad in a yellow top with stocking-cap hood, "What's a kiss like?" Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1993

"A balance of chilling documentary evidence with poignant personal reminiscence."
Here, Williams (Divine Rebel, 1981) gives voice to those silenced lawyers, academics, and civil servants—the nearly invisible federal employees who filled the government's vital middle ranks—whose lives and careers were destroyed by the federal loyalty program whose purpose was to expose Nazis and Communists in government. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Lanes brings us deliciously closer to the works and process of Ursula Nordstrom (chapter title: 'Some Editor'), William Steig, E.B. White, and others in personal musings full of both romance and pragmatism."
With lilting voice and great enjoyment, Lanes brings readers behind the scenes where Maurice Sendak sits at home sketching, Beatrix Potter marries and leaves literature behind in favor of sheep, Hans Christian Andersen writes letters for years to a young editor he wishes to ignore. Read full book review >

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THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF NILS by Selma Lagerlöf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"An artistic showcase that also serves as a teaser for a once-popular, and not entirely dated, children's classic. (map) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Intricate cut-paper overlays highlight the art that accompanies this abbreviated version of the travels of a peripatetic young Swede. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 1999

CANCER TALKVoices of Hope and Endurance from "The Group Room", the World's Largest Cancer Support GroupSchimmel, Selma R. & with Barry Fox Read full book review >

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THE SQUICKERWONKERS by Evangeline Lilly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"While it's gratifying to see a story that trusts readers with fear, the lack of a substantial plot and poor rhyme quality make this one to pass by, Peter Jackson's imprimatur in the introduction notwithstanding. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Actress Lilly makes her picture-book debut. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE THEY MARCHED by Russell Freedman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Richly illustrated, this deserves a place alongside other important depictions of this story. (timeline, bibliography, photo credits, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
One of the most decorated nonfiction writers in the field brings his style to a well-told story of the struggle for voting rights in the American South. Read full book review >

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THE CHANGELING by Selma Lagerlöf
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 1992

"Brock Cole's lighthearted Alpha and the Dirty Baby (1991). (Fiction/Picture book. 6-11)"
The first publication in English of a long tale by a Swedish author (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, 1907) who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909. Read full book review >