Search Results: "Sourcebooks"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT NIGHT BOOK by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Don't be fooled by the hype: For a much better treatment of 'personalization,' check out Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App! (2011). (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A superficial, lackluster adaptation of Richmond's 2010 traditional book. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Inspiring, if agenda driven, and serviceable as a companion or alternative to Heather Lang's Swimming with Sharks, illustrated by Jordi Solano (2016). (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. Read full book review >

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THE RADIUM GIRLS by Kate Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"Moore offers such vivid portraits of suffering that certain passages can be difficult to read, but this is an important story well told."
British author Moore (Felix the Railway Cat, 2017) takes a slice of ugly American history from nearly a century ago, telling a compelling narrative that could be ripped from recent headlines. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF NO CLUTTER by Eve O. Schaub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A wry account of the author's quest to 'pitch, plunder, recycle, and sell.'"
How a self-identified "amateur hoarder" managed to rid her life of the overabundance of "stuff" that littered her home. Read full book review >

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A COUNTRY BETWEEN by Stephanie Saldaña
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2017

"A serene memoir in which the author takes valuable time to regard the character of the Palestinian people and their way of life."
Reflections of a young American wife and mother trying to make a home in war-torn Jerusalem. Read full book review >

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SUMMER INDISCRETIONS by Tamara Mataya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A vacation in itself, this summer-fling fantasy is more romantic, more fun, and even hotter than the real thing."
A young professional falls in love with her brother's best friend—and discovers her wild side—when she books a vacation using a house-swapping app. Read full book review >

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PANCAKES IN PARIS by Craig Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A light, entertaining story of how a man turned his pipe dream into a profitable, highly respected business."
How the author created the ultimate American diner experience in Paris. Read full book review >

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IGNITING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Derek W. Beck
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A knowledgeable, elegant account full of elaborate depictions, complete with a thorough bibliography."
A descriptive account of the people (both rebel and loyalist) and events that propelled the great rupture with Britain. Read full book review >

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UNDER A DARK SUMMER SKY by Vanessa Lafaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Character-driven drama that, while it doesn't offer any new insights into our country's racist past, explores a unique setting."
It's 1935. As a monstrous hurricane bears down on the Florida Keys, black and white residents and a group of World War I veterans building a bridge must face not only the truth of nature's cruelty, but also of man's. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS GAY by James Dawson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"Important for its frank sex talk but far less inclusive than it aims to be. (glossary, resources) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An exuberant guide to LGBT life takes the stance that "being L or G or B or T or * is SUPER FUN." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Overall, a worthwhile and eye-opening study."
An exploration of radical Judaism's treatment of women in Israel. Read full book review >

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ZEN UNDER FIRE by Marianne Elliott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"An earnest but fairly unskilled rendering of a humanitarian worker's trials and tribulations in Afghanistan."
An activist's candid account of the hardships she endured working as a human rights officer for the United Nations. Read full book review >