Search Results: "Shelia P. Moses"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RETURN OF BUDDY BUSH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"She is a likable narrator with spirit, and readers will enjoy spending time with her on Rehobeth Road, learning about her family, visiting Harlem, witnessing Uncle Buddy's trial and getting a lesson in southern justice. (Fiction. 10+)"
"Grandpa and Uncle Buddy are my daddies and that's that. End of story." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Christensen's illustrations aptly complement the text, and the foreword by the great-grandson of Dred Scott will remind readers of Dred Scott's legacy. (author's note, the impact of the decision, chronology, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-14)"
From 1846 to 1857, Dred Scott tried to get courts to recognize his right to freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SITTIN' UP by Shelia P. Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Ultimately, the story is a victim of its own charm. Like sweet tea with sweet-potato pie, it's too much sugar, not enough spice. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Moses presents a tale of sorrow and hope that recalls the simple pageant of life in a close-knit community of tobacco sharecroppers. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It is hard to imagine a more irresponsible, indifferent, negligent mother than the one 15-year-old Joseph Flood has endured. Read full book review >

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THE BAPTISM by Shelia P. Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Includes an enlightening author's note and acknowledgements. (Fiction. 11-14)"
This colloquial first-person novel is set in rural North Carolina in some unspecified time before the modern civil-rights era. Read full book review >

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SALLIE GAL AND THE WALL-A-KEE MAN by Shelia P. Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Adding to the appeal of the straightforward story and short chapters, Daly's numerous illustrations bring the characters to life. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eight-year-old Sallie Gal desperately wants hair ribbons like her cousin Wild Cat's, but with her father away in the army, times are hard on Cumbo Road and her mother insists she work to pay for them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOSES by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A meaty, worthwhile biography by a great interpreter of Jewish texts."
A unique examination of Moses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOSES by Margaret Hodges
by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Barry Moser
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Moser's full-page watercolor illustrations on every other page create a strong visual personality for Moses as he ages from confident prince to elderly prophet. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Hodges retells some of the key events from the life of Moses in a well-written, fluid style that makes the ancient stories come alive for young readers or listeners. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Jenny Perepeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A 'true story' with an extensive text and extra helping of imagination. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A rescued baby elephant raised in Malawi turns out to be much like a human baby, exploring his world, needing cuddles and comfort, learning to use his body parts and making friends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Transcendent. (foreword, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
In elegant free verse, Weatherford imagines Tubman's remarkable escape from slavery and her role in guiding hundreds to freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

P by Andrew Lewis Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A writer to watch."
Patterned on Ulysses, crammed with an entire liberal arts education, this debut's vast ambition goes up against Conn's obvious and genuine talent: against all odds, talent wins. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Ann Keay Beneduce
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The volume's exquisite design includes some illustrated pages with panels incorporating passages of biblical text and smaller spot illustrations at the bottom of many pages adding details and visual interest. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Beneduce retells stories from the life of Moses in a fictionalized biography style told in contemporary language, using both the Torah and the King James Bible as references. Read full book review >