Search Results: "Shawn Ryan Rosa"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2013

"A sound discussion of America's version of 'empire,' disappointingly followed by narrowly partisan bullet points."
A vast, sweeping political analysis of the principal elements of American "empire." Read full book review >

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WHAT I AM, YOU WILL BE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Cities in the Mist

BFF Charm: Make It Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Timey-Wimey

Bonus Factors: Time Travel, Diversity, Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Relationship Status: Crewmates

 

Cover Story: Cities in the Mist

Until I started writing this section, I hadn’t noticed the city in the upper-left corner. But now ...


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SHAWN WEN
by Vincent Scarpa

Rare is the book about which one can say, in earnest, “I’ve never read anything like this before,” yet with A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Shawn Wen has written such a book. From its idiosyncratic area of interest to its chameleonic formal modalities, Applause resists easy categorization at every turn, and this is one of its ...


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WE COME IN PIECES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

The Deal:

Derek is a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PRESIDENT'S CADDY by Tony Rosa
Released: July 4, 2014

"An elegant tale, perfect for golfers and nongolfers alike."
In Rosa's (Birdie, 2012, etc.) novel, Sam Parma, an observant, self-conscious teenager, learns about life, love, human nature and himself as he caddies for an ex-president at a local golf tournament. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE LAST WILD PLACE by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The issues of development and declining habitats, and the importance of protecting 'these last wild places' are made both real and exciting for middle-grade readers. (Internet resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absorbing sequel to Lost Goat Lane (2004) and The Goatnappers (2007), almost 13-year-old Chip Martin discovers a mother panther and her two cubs while exploring the "Old Place," an abandoned farm near his home in rural south Florida, the back half of which is still in native vegetation. Read full book review >

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MY LOVE, MY LOVE by Rosa Guy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bring on the violins: a hopelessly two-dimensional story rendered more so by its sentimentality."
Trinidadian-born Guy (The Sun, the Sea, and a Touch of the Wind, 1995, etc.) offers an excruciatingly atmospheric retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF LETICIA VALLE by Rosa Chacel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"A notable debut."
First published in 1945 and now making its US debut: in luminous prose, an elliptical tale of seduction from one of Spain's leading women writers. Read full book review >

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SOLEDAD SIGH-SIGHS/SOLEDAD SUSPIROS by Rigoberto González
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2003

"These strengths, combined with González's insights into the child's mind, create a visually inviting and emotionally encouraging experience, but one that will likely function better as a shared reading between adult and child rather than a child's read-alone. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Soledad (whose name means solitude) sighs because she is a latchkey kid. Read full book review >

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ROSA PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"B&w photos, chronology, & index not seen. (Autobiography. 10+)"
Even those familiar with her name will realize on reading this engrossing account how little they really know of Parks's life and the events that surrounded the dawning Civil Rights movement. Read full book review >