Search Results: "Sonia Leong"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMEO AND JULIET by Sonia Leong
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Gorgeous, readable, original—a winner. (plot synopsis, Shakespeare biography) (Graphic novel. YA)"
Everyone retells the Bard. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Still, her primary devotion was to her painting, which she practiced until the very end of her life: She died in her studio in 1979, at the age of 94. (115 color plates, 88 b&w illustrations)"
An artist whose career spanned the whole of the modernist movement is finally receiving her due. Read full book review >

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SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Sylvia Mendoza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Definitely on a mission, but some sense of the woman beneath the robes comes through. (notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-14)"
An analytical view of the personal and cultural values that make the Supreme Court's first Hispanic and third woman justice an admirable role model. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONIA GANDHI by Rani Singh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A book of humane scope that reveals an intriguing political history and a life of compassion."
A London journalist presents a biography of one of the world's enigmatic female leaders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADAME SONIA DELAUNAY by Gérard Lo Monaco
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Children who want to know more (i.e., anything) about Delaunay's life or artistic context will have to look elsewhere, but this bonbon should leave a taste for further enquiry. (thumbnail index includes media and locations) (Pop-up art book. 6-10)"
This small but fulsome tribute to the underrecognized artist/designer pairs pop-up versions of many of her semiabstract works with fanciful interpretive notes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET STORY OF SONIA RODRÍGUEZ by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Sonia's perspective is necessarily subjective, but her own development as a character fails to bring needed balance to these depictions. (Fiction. YA)"
Sonia Rodríguez is the American-born daughter of illegal Mexican immigrants. Read full book review >

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SONIA AND BARNIE AND THE NOISE IN THE NIGHT by Rachel Pank
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"A promising debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When Sonia sees the pointy-nosed creature making a strange noise in the garden, she decides—with a delicious thrill—that it's a wolf. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"For those who love playing with words, this should be right up their alley."
With a twist on the anagram, this book gives die-hard word-puzzlers something new. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LETTER TO THE KING by Leong Va
by Leong Va, translated by James Anderson, illustrated by Leong Va
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Chinese text that appears as a superscript is nowhere explained. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Translated from the Norwegian, an earnest fable about a girl who counters sexism in ancient China: she proves her value by presenting to the king, who is unjustly imprisoning her father, an eloquent letter offering to take his place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANDEMIC by Sonia Shah
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This is not fun reading, but it's necessary—one can only hope that it drives more effective surveillance and rapid response to tomorrow's plagues."
Vibrio cholerae was once a species of marine bacteria attached to some plankton in the coastal wetlands of the Bay of Bengal. In grim detail, science journalist Shah (The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years, 2010, etc.) demonstrates how it became the global source of horrendous deaths and how the story of cholera is paradigmatic of how pandemics happen. Read full book review >