Search Results: "T Cooper"


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CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"A mixed bag plotwise, but Oryon's humor and insight will keep readers turning pages. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
The body-swapping Changer who spent her freshman year of high school as Drew (Changers: Drew, 2014) now spends his sophomore year as Oryon.Read full book review >

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CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A fresh and charmingly narrated look at teens and gender, but the worldbuilding is distractingly bizarre. (Urban fantasy. 12-18)"
On the morning of the first day of high school, a boy named Ethan wakes up as a girl named Drew. Read full book review >

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REAL MAN ADVENTURES by T Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A memoir infused with personality and the ballsy honesty of someone for whom becoming a man was 'the most natural thing in the world.' "
Sublime confidence and spirit distinguishes this unorthodox memoir of gender and identity. Read full book review >

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CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they're scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Ethan woke up his freshman year as a white girl, sophomore year as a black boy, and now junior year as a fat Asian girl named Kim. Read full book review >

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SOME OF THE PARTS by T Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, a strong, fearless writer not afraid to show her characters' most unflinching vulnerability. Worth watching."
An androgynous freak show act at Coney Island, a beautiful, sexually conflicted soccer goalie, and a bitter, HIV-positive gay man make up the gallery of curiosos plugging through life in Cooper's sassy, affectingly earnest first novel. Read full book review >

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LIPSHITZ SIX, OR TWO ANGRY BLONDES by T Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"A novel still in search of itself."
Cooper's bifurcated follow-up to Some of the Parts (2002) musters its scant cohesiveness from a touchingly confused search for identity. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUFORT DIARIES by T Cooper
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 6, 2010

"Outlandish and frequently hilarious."
An unlikely premise—a polar bear makes it big in Los Angeles and then crashes—but somehow Cooper (Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes, 2006, etc.) makes it work. Read full book review >

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The Men of the USS Arizona (BB-39) by T. J. Cooper
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"Perhaps too dense for casual readers, but serious history buffs will be astonished."
An exhaustive compendium memorializing every serviceman assigned to the USS Arizona, destroyed by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

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JUNETEENTH FOR MAZIE by Floyd Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A quiet and informative picture of belated emancipation. (afterword) (Picture book. 4-9)"
A father shares an important holiday with his daughter. Read full book review >

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WILLIE AND THE ALL-STARS by Floyd Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Triumphant. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
In 1942 on Chicago's North Side, Willie, a young African-American boy, dreams of becoming a great baseball player in the Major Leagues, like Joe DiMaggio or Dizzy Dean. Read full book review >

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DELICIOUS! by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Recipe for Pink Soup included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat, Duck and Squirrel from Pumpkin Soup (1999) and A Pipkin of Pepper (2005), return in another culinary adventure. Read full book review >

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MAGIC THINKS BIG by Elisha Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"No maybes about it, this very large, very round, very imaginative cat will work his magic on readers, grown or not, who will purr with delight over his story. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Magic is the ultimate cat. Read full book review >