Search Results: "Yolanda Kondonassis"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The result of this Grammy-nominated harpist's effort to simplify a complex scientific subject is a medley of environmental tweets. (Informational picture book. 7-9) "
Pollution, energy use, and simply throwing things away have created a worldwide mess that kids can help clean up with an eight-step action plan. Read full book review >

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INSIDE HUDSON PICKLE by Yolanda Ridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Such stronger middle-grade narratives interweaving sports and life's struggles as Newbery winner The Crossover and newcomer Shamini Flint's Ten (2017) mean this one can stay on the bench. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle schooler struggles to reconcile family secrets, his asthma, and his love of sports and firefighting. Read full book review >

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MY FINE LADY by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Lively mix from a popular author who's got it going on."
Rap singer with big dreams. Read full book review >

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ON OUR WAY TO BEAUTIFUL by Yolanda Young
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2002

"Preachiness aside: a lively, intelligent example of African-American Christian uplift."
In a memoir larded with inspirational messages, its title borrowed from her syndicated column, Young describes her childhood in Shreveport, Louisiana, during the Carter and Reagan administrations. Read full book review >

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Released: March 24, 2009

"A fantastic science-fiction ride for young adults."
A pair of child TV stars lead double lives in this rollicking YA science-fiction adventure. Read full book review >

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FALLING LEAVES OF IVY by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Wooden characters, bad prose, but the straight-on treatment of racial issues adds something new to this kind of schlock."
Four young best-friend Yalies—two white, two black—and their triumphs and troubles, including the consequences of two violent deaths: clunky contemporary suspense debut. Read full book review >

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WHEN IT BURNED TO THE GROUND by Yolanda Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"An exciting debut, if still in the process of formation."
A spirited debut embodies an intrinsic, disjointed portrait of a poor black street in L.A. pre the '92 riots. Read full book review >

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VIDEO COWBOYS by Yolanda Joe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2005

"Georgia presents lots of FROTHY ACTION in a vernacular style heavily dependent on CAPITAL LETTERS readers are likely to find either AMUSING or IRRITATING."
Georgia Barnett, TV investigative reporter, plays video Cowboys and Indians, revising the role of Annie Oakley in her own Chicago image. Read full book review >

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THE HATWEARER’S LESSON by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2003

"Warmhearted country romance, from the author of, most recently, Bebe's By Golly Wow (2000)."
Ain't nothing like the real thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HE SAY, SHE SAY by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1997

Joe's second (Falling Leaves of Ivy, 1992) is a sassy, lively- -if thematically shopworn—exploration of dating and relationships in the '90s, told in the alternating voices of four African- Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2010

"A commendable guide for finding meaning after considering suicide—from the heart of a survivor."
A suicide survivor shares her conviction that the Christian faith can overcome a suicidal past. Read full book review >

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HIT TIME by Yolanda Joe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2002

"Georgia blithely interferes with police investigations, callously retails people's private lives, and irresponsibly airs dangerous half-truths, all for the sake of film at eleven."
Joe's, or Garland's, second case for Chicago TV reporter Georgia Barnett (Details at Ten, 2000) begins with the discovery of an unidentified gunshot victim in Lake Michigan. Read full book review >