Search Results: "Sylviane A. Diouf"


BOOK REVIEW

SLAVERY'S EXILES by Sylviane A. Diouf
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A neglected chapter of the American slave experience brought sensitively and vividly to life."
A curator at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture reconstructs the lives of blacks who sought freedom and self-determination on the margins of an American slave society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK POWER 50 by Sylviane A. Diouf
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The text and visuals combine for an educational, eye-opening experience."
An illuminating text accompanies visuals from an exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’D REALLY LIKE TO EAT A CHILD by Sylviane Donnio
ANIMALS
Released: April 24, 2007

"On the whole, a nice addition to storytimes about finicky eaters. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Achilles the crocodile is adored by his parents. Read full book review >

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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PEARL'S FIRST PRIZE PLANT by A. Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1997

"This is a great book to have on hand for young gardeners who may not achieve results that match the pictures on the seed packets. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In fewer than 200 words, Delaney (The Gunnywolf, 1992, not reviewed, etc.) constructs a small, endearing drama around the idea that biggest isn't always best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARK by A. A. Peterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Stark and somber, like the protagonist's profession, but with a brooding ambience that will leave an imprint in readers' minds."
In Peterson's debut thriller, a contract killer's latest assignment puts him in danger and leaves him torn between revenge and protecting a woman he's only just met. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO EARTH by A. Aithal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Dystopian, cautionary sci-fi that leaves a lot to be desired—including an ending."
Three lost space shuttle explorers and some alien friends land on late-21st-century Earth and find America to be a devastated, brutal, and divided land in Aithal's (Beyond the Milky Way, 2015)sequel.Read full book review >