Search Results: "Susan Kuklin"


BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND MAGENTA by Susan Kuklin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Informative, revealing, powerful and necessary. (author's note, glossary, resource list) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Kuklin (No Choirboy, 2008, etc.) brings her intimate, compassionate and respectful lens to the stories of six transgender young people. Read full book review >

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FAMILIES by Susan Kuklin
Kirkus Star
by Susan Kuklin, photographed by Susan Kuklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Perfect for the ever-popular family curriculum unit that can also be shared at home. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
A family scrapbook candidly portraying many contemporary families: straight and gay, single-parent and nuclear, divorced and blended, Jewish and Muslim, bi-cultural, first-generation immigrants and families with children who have special needs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: May 24, 1991

"B&w photos; glossary. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The author-photographer of Fighting Back: What Some People Are Doing About AIDS (1989) takes a similar investigative approach in interviewing young women and men of varied socioeconomic groups, affiliated with a wide spectrum of agencies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HARLEM NUTCRACKER by Donald Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Authors' note. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Forget the Sugar Plum Fairy and those syrupy waltzes you can't get out of your head each December. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL BALLERINA by Marilyn Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The former is best suited to a young audience, the latter to older readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four female Dance Theatre of Harlem students ranging from a little one in a community program to three in its Pre-Professional program pose and dance, photographed by Kuklin against solidly colored backgrounds. Read full book review >

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FIREWORKS by Susan Kuklin
by Susan Kuklin, photographed by Susan Kuklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 1996

"The subject of fireworks, however, is so inherently exhilarating that readers will easily forgive her for getting a little carried away. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Young and old alike will enjoy meeting the Gruccis, dubbed ``The First Family of Fireworks,'' and learning all the details involved in staging a fireworks show. Read full book review >

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FROM WALL TO WALL by Susan Kuklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Kuklin's thoughtful exploration of these human-made creations is sure to inspire discussion. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Inspired by the emotional barriers of humans, Kuklin's (Harlem Nutcracker, 2001, etc.) latest photo essay focuses on the form and function of walls. Read full book review >

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HOW MY FAMILY LIVES IN AMERICA by Susan Kuklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Recipes at the end (except for the pizza). (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A multicultural consciousness-raiser in which three children, each with at least one parent who did not grow up in the US, describe some of their adapted family customs. Read full book review >

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ALL ABOARD! by Susan Kuklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"These black behemoths almost seem to be running themselves; children will practically be able to hear them chuffing along. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
"Ring the bell / All Aboard / WHOO-WHOO / Ready to go." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The convicts themselves speak with a wisdom that can only come from years of negotiating the dangers of prison life, and their stories may change more than one mind regarding what makes a criminal. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Death Row inmates sentenced to die for crimes they committed as juveniles are profiled here, as well as victims' families, the family of one man already put to death and the lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, an organization focused on the rights of indigent prisoners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIAL by Susan Kuklin
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A good read and an absorbing look inside a trial by jury. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In a fascinating approach to an unusual subject for young readers, this noted non-fiction author describes the intimate details of an unusual trial. Read full book review >