Search Results: "Shawn Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING LIKE HOPE by Shawn Goodman
FICTION
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"He delivers a gritty, frank tale that doesn't shrink from the harshness of the setting but that also provides a much-needed redemption for both Shavonne and readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Caught in the juvenile-justice system since eighth grade, 17-year-old Shavonne struggles with her emotions on a daily basis. Read full book review >

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KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS by Shawn Goodman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Readers who are not familiar with the often-harsh conditions of the juvenile justice system will receive a realistic and compelling examination of adolescent life behind bars in this second novel from the author of Something Like Hope (2011). (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A naïve young man does his best to survive a brutal stay in juvie in this story that is reminiscent of the work of E.R. Frank and Walter Dean Myers. Read full book review >

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THIS WAY HOME by Wes Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A taut, haunting tragedy. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Lifelong best friends and basketball teammates Elijah, Dylan, and Michael become reluctantly entangled with a Baltimore street gang. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? by Allan Wolf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"A heartfelt, intricate examination of what underlies human behavior. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
The day after a summer festival, two teenagers find the body of a schoolmate by the side of a road. Read full book review >

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SHAWN LOVES SHARKS by Curtis Manley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shawn knows just about everything there is to know about sharks, but friendship proves a little trickier to grasp in Manley and Subisak's collaboration. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid exploration of a resonant musical partnership at a historically significant moment in American music. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
This married author-illustrator team (Light in the Darkness, 2013, etc.) here highlights the innovative, barrier-breaking collaboration of African-American Wilson and Jewish-American Goodman. Read full book review >

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THE TRIAL OF ABIGAIL GOODMAN by Howard Fast
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Fast, in any event, is donating profits from the book to Planned Parenthood."
That robustly persistent booster of the cause of civil liberties and the brotherhood of man, and author of over 80 published works (most recently, Being Red, 1990), now takes on the cause of women's rights—specifically the right to choose abortion- -and produces a lively courtroom drama, set in an unnamed southern state. Read full book review >

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SHAWN AND KEEPER SHOW-AND-TELL by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"After all, 'they were the best of friends.' (Fiction. 4-7)"
A lively easy reader in which the author takes a page from Letterman's stupid pet tricks and the illustrator captures the hilarity. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I STUBBED MY TOE by Shawn Byous
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An eye-tickling, cacophonous vocabulary builder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Byous explores the domino theory—and they all fall down—to comic effect. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORWOOD by Shawn Sheehy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An auspicious debut, imparting a worthy message in playful language and harmonious, sophisticated paper design. (Informational pop-up book. 6-9)"
Seven big, multileveled pop-up versions of animal-built homes or other structures highlight nature's interconnectedness. Read full book review >

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PANTHEON by David Shawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"An action-packed story trying hard to be edgy; hard-core supernatural action fans will eagerly grab hold."
Greek mythology, vampires and strange spiritual energies forge an unholy mix in this second installment of a ruthless tale of blood, murder, power and betrayal. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH by Shawn Colvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"Ultimately, there's too much 'Of Meds and Men' and too little of the music that made Colvin popular."
A chatty, but only occasionally enlightening, life story from the confessional singer-songwriter. Read full book review >