Search Results: "Traci L. Jones"


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FINDING MY PLACE by Traci L. Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 25, 2010

"Still, a well-told story that will hold readers. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Tiphanie Baker is beginning high school as the only black female student at Denver's Brent Hills High. Read full book review >

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STANDING AGAINST THE WIND by Traci L. Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2006

"Moving and thought-provoking. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Patrice's rarely seen mother is in jail, and shy, studious Patrice lives with her aunt in a crowded apartment in the Chicago projects. Read full book review >

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SILHOUETTED BY THE BLUE by Traci L. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A compassionate portrait of an African-American family coping with grief and mental illness. (Fiction 10-14)"
A young teen struggles to balance responsibilities she shouldn't have to assume against the day-to-day travails of seventh grade. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"This, above all else, is what makes the collection powerful, and is what will make it a welcome addition to any teen collection of writing anthologies. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A diverse collection of excellent poems and stories offers readers insight into the experiences of contemporary young American Indians. Read full book review >

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This Page Intentionally Left Blank  by Raymond L Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Respectful while maintaining an ebullient, sometimes-facetious tone, even in a war zone."
Jones' debut is a lighthearted autobiographical account of his time in the Army and endless dealings with those less bright or couth; as he affectionately dubs them, knuckleheads. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"What remains is a pleasing journey over well-blazed historical trails."
Biographical and background sketches from a pen skilled enough to attract Civil War buffs who seek renewal of their knowledge about the era's best-known figures without requiring challenging new insights. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Will answer many questions regarding what occurred at the northern end of the Underground Railroad."
The stories of the settlements in Canada founded and developed by fugitive slaves from the United States who traveled along the Underground Railroad and gained freedom—and even prosperity—at a variety of northern termini. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE NEAR NORMAL by Traci Foust
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Foust's work fits neatly within the genre of the mental-illness tell-all, though the lack of restraint and stylistic competence makes for a lackluster reading experience."
In her debut memoir, Foust offers a meticulously documented account of the mysteries of her OCD. Read full book review >

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THE READER by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This cleverly layered fantasy leaves more questions than it answers, but fortunately, it's only the first of what promises to be an enchanting series. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
In her debut for teens, Chee takes readers on a heart-racing adventure. Read full book review >

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21 SECRETS TO AMAZING HEALTH by Traci Ferguson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 2008

"A manageable dose of useful medical information."
A board-certified internal-medicine physician takes the guesswork out of maximizing a healthy lifestyle. Read full book review >