Search Results: "Vali Mintzi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WITH A BRAVE HEART by Rita Jahanforuz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Despite a little too much emphasis on its moral, a satisfying story of just rewards for just actions. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A girl who is beautiful within becomes beautiful without, but her mean stepsister cannot follow her path. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEET ME AT THE WELL by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A much-needed, thoughtful updating of Bible stories about women that functions as both storytelling experience and classic reference tome. (Religion. 10-14)"
Two award-winning children's-book authors team up for a more modern, feminist take on stories of girls and women in the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Much blood has been spilled over the doctrinal dispute between the two factions, a gap that continues to widen. Nasr's book is a helpful footnote to the headlines, now that 'war on America is war on Shi'ism, and war on Shi'ism is war on America.'"
A conflict of civilizations may be raging between Islam and the West, but a sectarian battle within Islam itself could turn out to be the main event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISPENSABLE NATION by Vali Nasr
Released: April 23, 2013

"An informed, smoothly argued brief that will surely rattle windows at the White House."
The dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies pens an insider account of the Obama administration's diplomatic fecklessness in the greater Middle East. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2008

"Hilarious travel writing for the chronically snarky."
A drunken challenge pits Hollywood television writers against each other in a bumbling race around the world. Read full book review >