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BOOK REVIEW

TRUTH AND BRIGHT WATER by Thomas King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

A masterful tale that combines the wit of Sherman Alexie with the old-fashioned storytelling of Olive Ann Burns. Read full book review >

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GREEN GRASS, RUNNING WATER by Thomas King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 1993

"Eloquent and outrageous: a richly rewarding saga from a first- rate talent."
Following his successful debut novel Medicine River (1990), part-Cherokee author King (Native American Studies/Univ. of Minnesota) returns with a lively, engagingly loopy tale of modern Indians in Canada who are struggling to find their identity while still fighting white oppression. Read full book review >

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THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN by Thomas King
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"King's wife, reading over his shoulder, suggested he had way too many lists. She's right, but this is still a solid book and a good look at what can be done in the future of Indian-white relations."
"[A]ny discussion of Indians in North America is likely to conjure up a certain amount of rage," writes King (A Short History of Indians in Canada, 2013, etc.) in this quirky history—but also "moments of irony and humour." Read full book review >

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A COYOTE SOLSTICE TALE by Thomas King
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The skillfully rhymed text entertains while making a case for more important aspects of the season than acquiring expensive gifts, and Clement's humorous, cartoon-style illustrations in watercolor and ink add to the story's overall appeal. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This witty winter tale deftly skewers the materialistic aspect of the holiday season in a humorous, trenchant way. Read full book review >

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COYOTE TALES by Thomas King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Though usually cast as the trickster, Coyote is more victim than victimizer, making this a nice complement to other Coyote tales. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Two republished tales by a Greco-Cherokee author feature both folkloric and modern elements as well as new illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG HAIRY SECRET by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Chapter-book readers should latch onto it. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
The Corman Towers apartment building has a creepy outside; wait till Flo sees the inside! Read full book review >

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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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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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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MIDWINTER TREASURES
by Leila Roy

After a physically and intellectually and emotionally exhausting Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta—and a horrorshow day of travel on Tuesday—I am back home in Maine. Congratulations to all of the Youth Media Award winners and honorees, and a very special personal congratulations to the authors and books on the 2017 Amelia Bloomer list.

Due to being in Bloomer deliberations for one ...


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