Search Results: "Toni Cade Bambara"


BOOK REVIEW

THOSE BONES ARE NOT MY CHILD by Toni Cade Bambara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1999

"But it's a masterwork in any case: as replete a revelation of urban black life as American fiction has seen."
The other side of Atlanta from Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full is explored in Bambara's powerful last testament—the book she worked on for 12 years before her death in 1995. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 27, 1996

"Whether she did or not, with the release of Deep Sightings, many readers will."
A resonant posthumous collection of pieces—most of which have never before appeared in print—from a distinguished black woman writer. Read full book review >

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TONI  by L.J. Alonge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A fine story for sports fans and anyone in the mood for a fast, character-driven read. (Fiction. 10-16)"
The Blacktop series continues on the basketball courts of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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JILLIAN CADE by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not a meal but an entertainingly tasty snack on the light side of the genre. (Paranormal romance. 12-15) "
With well-earned cynicism, high school junior Jillian is trying to carry on Umbra Investigations, her absent father's business and area of "expertise": he's a paranormal researcher, or, in Jillian's words, a trafficker "in bullshit." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Frissell's shots of horses, hunters at rest, and the eager snouts of hounds suggest that in hunting she found one of the few social activities that sanctioned the kind of avidness she brought to her work behind the lens. (First serial to Town and Country)"
Before Toni Frissell (190788) became the first woman staff photographer for Sports Illustrated (which was long before the first swimsuit issue), she had already revolutionized fashion photography by shooting models outdoors for such magazines as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Read full book review >

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TONI MORRISON by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This book will inspire readers and allow them to see that focus, hard work, and discipline have given Morrison and her work a prominent perch in our literary heritage. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
An extremely well-written and powerful entry in the African- American Biographies series about a young girl who became a writer and went on to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Read full book review >

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DEAR TONI by Cyndi Sand-Eveland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A great addition to middle-grade collections. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The assignment: For 100 days sixth-grader Gene Tucks must write a daily entry in a notebook that will be stored in a time capsule and opened 40 years in the future. Read full book review >

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AGATHA CHRISTIE AND THE ELEVEN MISSING DAYS by Jared Cade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Ardent fans may be enthralled; she would be appalled. (31 b&w photos)"
A sympathetic biography of the celebrated mystery writer that focuses on her strange disappearance in 1926. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OWL by Toni Yuly
by Toni Yuly, illustrated by Toni Yuly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"This charming exploration of sound words will stand up to repeat bedtime reads for young preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Yuly's latest, a companion to her debut, Early Bird (2014), introduces a young owl who's listening for his mommy's return.Read full book review >

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CAT NAP by Toni Yuly
by Toni Yuly, illustrated by Toni Yuly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Delightful pre-nap read-aloud fare. (Picture book. 1-3)"
When Cat agrees to play hide-and-seek with Kitten, he underestimates his relentless opponent. Read full book review >

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Writings in the Sand by Toni Treworgy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"This modern tale about hard work and faith surmounting all hurdles should inspire readers who believe in the 'persistence and prayer' that the author advocates to overcome setbacks."
A Florida innkeeper recounts her rebound from a difficult childhood in New Jersey to success as an adult in this debut memoir. Read full book review >