Search Results: "Sharon Dennis Wyeth"


BOOK REVIEW

A PIECE OF HEAVEN by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

A spirited African-American girl finds refuge from the chaos of her life in her summer job cleaning out the cluttered backyard of a singing teacher. Read full book review >

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ORPHEA PROUD by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"The unusual format, along with young-adult literature's dearth of gay African-American characters, make this piece notable, but it's Orphea's passionate and poetic voice that makes it special. (Fiction. YA)"
In one long onstage monologue with a smattering of recited poems, 17-year-old Orphea tells lyrically yet directly of the love and pain her life has held. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF DAUGHTER MCGUIRE by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Yet Wyeth is to be commended for taking on a big subject and providing means for one individual to formulate a satisfying answer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Racial and ethnic identity are untangled and rewoven by one Daughter McGuire, 11, who—with her mother and younger brothers- -has moved next door to her grandparents in Washington, D.C., while her father has run off to Colorado to write a book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fascinating. (Historical fiction. 7-12)"
Corey Birdsong and his family have reached freedom in Canada in this sequel to Freedom's Wings (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE ON THIS RIVER by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A mixed effort, with many impressive moments. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From Wyeth (Always My Dad, 1995, etc.), an interesting historical novel set in an African-American community—made up of slaves and free blacks—in New York City and the Hudson River Valley circa 1760. Read full book review >

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THE GRANDDAUGHTER NECKLACE by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A lovely family tribute. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Drawing on family history, Wyeth exalts intergenerational bonds and the heirloom that symbolizes them. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS MY DAD by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 1995

"Newcomer Col¢n's muted, stylized prints beautifully enhance the bittersweet tale; with sculpted forms set against a scratchy texture, and filled with playful, pliant light, this is some of the most evocative art ever to grace a page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Based on her own childhood experiences, Wyeth's first picture book tells of a girl's special relationship with her father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARON by Gilad Sharon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Sharon's son provides a solid template on which subsequent biographers will have to build."
The life and times of Israel's warrior leader Ariel Sharon, chronicled by his son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW WYETH by Richard Meryman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1991

"Excellent color reproductions with full citations; b&w photos; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DENNIS CHÁVEZ by Cissie Coy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Quibble aside, the historically notable achievements of this great but nearly forgotten American qualify this title as a must-read. (Biography. 8-12)"
Dennis (Dionisio) Chávez had his work cut out for him in 1935 as the first U.S.-born Latino senator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

N.C. WYETH by David Michaelis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 1998

"Michaelis leaves no Wyeth neurosis unexplored, but his deliberate analysis—while infusing the text with a necessary skepticism'strips it of vitality. (32 pages color, 94 b&w illustrations)"
A measured, careful examination of the celebrated illustrator's life and art, both fused in the crucible of his family. Read full book review >