Search Results: "Thomas Brothers"


BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS ARMSTRONG, MASTER OF MODERNISM by Thomas Brothers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A masterful performance that displays the author's vast archival research, musical knowledge, familiarity with cultural history and profound sensitivity to America's vile racial history."
The author of Louis Armstrong's New Orleans (2006) continues his stellar account of the great trumpeter's life (1901-1971), focusing on the 1920s and '30s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS ARMSTRONG by Louis Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"This collection transcends jazz and conventional grammar, revealing the humor and spirit of a legendary entertainer. (29 halftones)"
These writings from jazz great Louis Armstrong swing with the same warmth, rhythms, and inventive phrasing that made his music so popular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME by Meagan Brothers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Carefully and subtly imagined. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In a small town in North Carolina, a close friendship between two eccentric high schoolers breaks apart, leaving a rift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MEMORY STONES by Caroline Brothers
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Australian native Brothers' epic about an Argentine family torn apart by the 1976 military coup is enjoyable as it goes but lacks the creative spark or sense of risk to stand apart."
After 19-year-old Graciela Ferrero and her fiance are "disappeared" by Argentina's military junta in the summer of 1976 during a coup, her parents, Osvaldo and Yolanda, devote their lives to finding her—or, failing that, the baby with whom they learn she was pregnant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1994

"Sexist advice more suited to old-fashioned women's magazines. (First serial to Parade)"
Pop psychologist Brothers', (Widowed, 1990; The Successful Woman, 1988) easy-answer tactics for women suffering from low self- esteem are unlikely to help those who are in serious trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEBBIE HARRY SINGS IN FRENCH by Meagan Brothers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teens probably won't mind, however, and will most likely get sucked right in to Johnny's world of punk, strife, curiosity and confusion. (Fiction. YA)"
After a trip to the emergency room occasioned by an adverse drug-alcohol interaction, troubled, Blondie-obsessed Johnny moves from Tampa to South Carolina to stay with his uncle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HINTERLAND by Caroline Brothers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2012

"A debut that personalizes a humanitarian crisis but fails to fully penetrate others' lives as does, say, Uncle Tom's Cabin."
School in England is the dream motivating two Afghan boys on their dangerous trek across Europe. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by The Brothers Grimm
Released: Nov. 12, 1974

"None of the impish subtlety of deRegniers and Gorey (KR, 1972), but then, 'all the better to catch hold of you with, my dear.'"
"Do I find you here, you old sinner! . . . Long enough have I sought you!" exclaims the huntsman before cutting Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother out of the greedy wolf's belly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOJAVE GREEN by The Brothers Washburn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Scary, fun and cool. (Horror. 12-16)"
Cal Jones and Camm Smith may have left their hometown of Trona, but the spooks and ghouls sure haven't. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2011

"With the thumbnail page scroll and the ability to turn wooden text and narrative off, kids can easily navigate and enjoy what this app has to offer. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This classic tale of karma, retold in rigid rhyme and re-tooled with a different moral than the original, will enchant more with its activities than with its storytelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Bland at first glance, appropriately eerie and disquieting on closer examination. (Novelty picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
An accordion-folded edition of the classic cautionary story, with deceptively simple cut-out illustrations on card stock that can be viewed in color or, reversed, as silhouettes. Read full book review >