Search Results: "Tanita S. Davis"


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HAPPY FAMILIES by Tanita S. Davis
Released: May 8, 2012

"Warmly drawn; a valuable conversation-starter for families like Ysabel and Justin's. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In a compassionate family drama, twins Ysabel and Justin struggle with the revelation that their father has begun living as a woman. Read full book review >

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PEAS AND CARROTS by Tanita S.  Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A worthy read for teens looking to expand their worldviews. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Unwillingly brought together, two girls rely on snap judgements to guide their encounters with each other, and as a result, tempers flare. Read full book review >

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MARE’S WAR by Tanita S.  Davis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 9, 2009

"Absolutely essential reading. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A summer road trip serves as frame for the story of Octavia and Tali's extraordinary grandmother. Read full book review >

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A LA CARTE by Tanita S. Davis
ADVENTURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Davis's debut offering is as delightful and fulfilling as the handwritten recipes-in-progress included at the end of each chapter. (Fiction. YA)"
"The smell of gingerbread is the smell of a thousand afternoons with MaDea...it's always so amazing to me that I can re-create a time just through smell." Read full book review >

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S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

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S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

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HISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a disappointing lack of emotion and humor, the story feels less like a boy's adventure with his first pet and more like a manual on how to (and how not to) care for a pet snake. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Ophidiophobes beware! Readers who aren't genuine snake lovers will likely find it difficult to sink their fangs into this tale. Read full book review >

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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 20, 2012

"A thorough treatment from an atheistic perspective, with numerous examples but few original hypotheses."
Luce sets out to explain why only science and logic are reliable guides for morality. Read full book review >