Search Results: "Sheila Heen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"With a culture increasingly focused on the individual and the self, this book on developing the ability to accept and utilize the input of others constructively deserves a wide readership."
A guide to taking the bad feedback with the good and learning from what we're told. Read full book review >

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GRANDPARENTS SONG by Sheila Hamanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Like the beautiful child who gracefully combines the sometimes conflicted heritage of her ancestors, this lovely work combines diverse artistic traditions to create a whole that is, like the American family tree, beautiful and strong. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Stunning illustrations inspired by folk art illuminate Hamanaka's song celebrating the diversity of a young American girl's heritage and her roots in the land. Read full book review >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Readers will connect with Rosy's troubles and share her contentment when she comes out on top once more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to believe, but Greenwald's Rosy Cole (Rosy Cole: She Walks in Beauty, 1994, etc.) is in eighth grade—``Top of the Heap''—at Miss Read's School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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PEACE CRANE by Sheila Hamanaka
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"They may question Hamanaka's statement that Sadako folded a thousand paper cranes; as the story goes, Sadako died before she was done, and other childrenin tributecompleted her work. (Picture book. 8+)"
The African-American narrator of this apostrophic verse has heard the story of Sadako's thousand paper cranes; the crane, traditional Japanese symbol of longevity, represents her hopes for peace, both in her violent urban milieu and the world. Read full book review >

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ABCD by Sheila Moxley
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Children just peering over the edge of literacy may chuckle, but there are many other simple alphabets—Flora McDonnell's ABC (1994), to name one—that will leave a more lasting impression. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Aa. Arnold is an amazing aviator. Read full book review >

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EVIE BROOKS IS MAROONED IN MANHATTAN by Sheila Agnew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A predictable plot and poor character development squash this outing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A summer in Manhattan unites an orphaned girl with an uncle she barely knows. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING by Sheila Turnage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"This delightful sequel demonstrates that Tupelo Landing may be even better on a second visit. (Mystery. 10-14)"
With heaps of Southern charm and the homespun humor of a favorite uncle, Turnage presents the spirited follow-up to her Newbery Honor debut, Three Times Lucky (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Readers may find they never want to leave Tupelo Landing. (Mystery. 10-14)"
What do you get when you combine Because of Winn-Dixie's heart with the mystery and action of Holes? You get an engaging, spirit-lifting and unforgettable debut for young readers. Read full book review >

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WHEN COMPANIES KILL by Sheila Bautz
Released: March 27, 2011

"While the manuscript would benefit from further polishing and a better organized ending, it is a compelling and well-researched examination of workplace safety laws."
A memoir covering a young widow's investigation into the work-related death of her husband. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE A GREAT WHITE LIGHT by Sheila Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 1991

"At its best, a graceful debutwith a quirky voice and a couple of offbeat perspectives."
A first collection of nine stories, mostly about families: a good dose of Ann Beattie minimalism with a Jewish slant and with some witty Lorrie Moore urban angst thrown in for good measure. Read full book review >