Search Results: "Wes Lowe"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

"A testament to the importance of youth mentoring; includes an afterword by Tavis Smiley and a guide to more than 200 youth-service groups nationwide."
A story about two young African-American men who share the same name and grew up on the same inner-city streets, but wound up in vastly different places. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING WES MOORE by Wes Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Though awkward, this adaptation still makes for a hopeful and inspiring story. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This story, an adaptation for young people of the adult memoir The Other Wes Moore (2008), explores the lives of two young African-American men who share the same name and grew up impoverished on the same inner-city streets but wound up taking completely different paths. Read full book review >

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FINDING SAMUEL LOWE by Paula Williams Madison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"A well-structured memoir told in brief, punchy vignettes alternating between past and present."
A spirited pursuit of her mother's roots takes one African-American woman from Jamaica to Harlem to China. Read full book review >

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The Too-Brief Chronicle of Judah Lowe by Christopher Carter Sanderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"An unusual bildungsroman that mostly transcends the limitations of its formats."
In two linked novellas with strict word/character limits, Sanderson (Theatre/State Univ. of New York, Oswego; Gorilla Theater, 2003) playfully narrates the coming-of-age of a New Jersey high school student.Read full book review >

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Parchment by Wes Davies
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Despite some pacing issues, a promising start to a new series."
Three young siblings find themselves transported back in time to the 1453 fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in the first entry in Davies' YA saga. Read full book review >

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BREAK by Wes Grant
Released: Feb. 19, 2011

"Great potential for a comic-book rendering but still commendable in its novel form and certain to appease superhero buffs."
A young man uses his newfound ability to readily access his adrenaline to stop injustice and protect the innocent in Jersey City, in this first of a proposed series. Read full book review >

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THE MARVELOUS MAGIC OF MISS MABEL by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Wild fantasy, sly satire, and sharply observed family dynamics are the hallmarks of this tasty, effervescent series (along with mouthwatering recipes); this volume's the most delectable yet. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Nora was thrilled to find Mabel in a flowerpot on her doorstep, even if the baby's unconventional arrival displeased their neighbors in 1881 Yorkshire. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1995

"The heat it gives off is a blast."
Like a brain in a bell jar, Lowe's first book fascinates with its intricate construction and explicit display of human wonder. Read full book review >

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LOGAN'S LEAP by Wes  Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Fans of Westerns will enjoy this unusual, if flawed, contribution to the genre."
In Barry's debut novel, a billionaire playboy trades a luxurious but ultimately meaningless life for one filled with adventure when a scandal tarnishes his reputation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Of interest to the legions of Carolina fans, but others should wait until the season starts to get their basketball fix."
Former Tar Heel basketball player chronicles his senior season. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"With no hook to pull young readers in or warmth to cheer them, it reads like an extended and unimaginative exercise in adult nostalgia. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1961, the New York Yankees' Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle were in competition to see who might break Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a baseball season. Read full book review >