Search Results: "Stephanie Perry Moore"


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MAKE SOMETHING OF IT by Stephanie Perry Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Too many plotlines, too little nuance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In this series opener, Shelby Sharp, the oldest daughter of a Charlotte, North Carolina, mayoral candidate, pursues her fashion-design dream and takes an earnest but simplistic stand against domestic violence. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fans of the series will find this fifth volume inspiring; skeptical readers will likely not be moved. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A sophomore at historically black Western Smith College, Hailey Grant learns a set of predictable lessons about friendship, leadership, sisterhood and God. Read full book review >

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THE WAY WE ROLL by Stephanie Perry Moore
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Although Moore provides a look into the closeted, elite world of African-American Greeks, the novel feels crowded with too many characters and too many subplots, with not enough of the rich history and legacy of these groups. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The second book in the Beta Gamma Pi series features Malloy Murray, the daughter of the national president of the sorority. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS UPBEAT / ALL THAT by Stephanie Perry Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"An engaging pair of tales that communicate a thoughtful message with a light touch. (Fiction. 12-16) "
Husband-and-wife team Stephanie Perry Moore (Get What You Give, 2010) and Derrick Moore (It's Possible!, 2008) deliver a pair of intersecting but distinct stories from the points of view of a cheerleader and a quarterback at a predominantly African-American Atlanta high school. Read full book review >

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WORK WHAT YOU GOT by Stephanie Perry Moore
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Purchase where African-American chick-lit is popular. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Hayden is starting her sophomore year of college, determined to pledge to service sorority Beta Gamma Pi. Read full book review >

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BARTHOLOMEW’S BLESSING by Stephanie S. Tolan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The final page of this gentle story shows an outdoor vista of the peaceful stable scene, speckled with snow, and 'filled with blessings.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bartholomew is a tiny mouse, "a small animal, used to being ignored." Read full book review >

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HERO by Perry Moore
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Disappointingly, Moore doesn't dig deeper into Thom's newly found gay world past his coming out, and no doubt readers will be curious as to how he survives in his new skin. (Fiction. YA)"
Superman had kryptonite, and Thom, the teenaged basketball star and son of the now-retired Major Might, tries hard to keep his own Achilles heel—being gay—under the radar. Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT OF MAN by Grayson  Perry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gender-studies primer that translates academic jargon into conversational argument."
It's a man's world, and we're all the worse for it, according to this concise survey of gender issues and challenges. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS
by Maya Payne Smart

Ominous and timely, No One Is Coming to Save Us explores the sense of displacement and dispossession that burrows within communities—and individuals—when work vanishes. The novel follows residents of Pinewood, a declining North Carolina factory town, as they ponder the twin perils of staying stuck in the stubborn red clay beneath them or moving earth to cut their own new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PROJECT BEST FRIEND by Chrissie Perry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"This series kickoff is a warmly satisfying and very useful exploration of coping strategies—and friendship. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Penelope wants things just-so in her life: crayons all the same height in the mug, books organized neatly, and teddy bears in a tidy row. If only getting along with her classmates were so manageable. Read full book review >

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ALL THE FOREVER THINGS by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"The funeral twist makes for an interesting and unusual romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
This high school romance comes with a twist, as the protagonist's family lives in and runs a funeral home. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS BEGINNING by Anne Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

'Tis the week before Christmas, and inquiry agent William Monk's ex-boss Supt. Runcorn, having decided to get as far away from his depressing London beat as possible, runs into a brutal murder on an isolated Welsh isle. Read full book review >