Search Results: "Yong Kim"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Thanks to Kim's courageous testimony, as the translator notes in an excellent contextual introduction, knowledge of these camps has been exposed to the outside world."
A rare, chilling glimpse inside the totalitarian regime of North Korea. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

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A GIFT by Yong Chen
by Yong Chen, illustrated by Yong Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Quietly told, it is probably best for a child and a caregiver to read while sitting close together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's Chinese New Year, and Amy and her mother (there's no mention of a father) are preparing for the holiday in their suburban house. Read full book review >

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CHOP SUEY, USA by Yong Chen
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A well-researched study of Chinese-American food, the people who brought it to our neighborhoods and how Americans grew to love it."
Chen (History/Univ. of California, Irvine; Chinese San Francisco, 1850-1943: A Trans-Pacific Community, 2000) shows how enterprising immigrants turned Chinese food, reviled by 19th-century Americans, into one of the country's favorite ethnic meals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An exceptionally informative, beautifully written book that will profoundly shift one's sense of self to that of symbiotic multitudes."
The microbiome is one of the most talked-about topics in modern science, but it's a complex and evolving field with important nuances often missed by the media. Atlantic science writer Yong refines the natural history of these microscopic wonders and breaks down the cutting-edge science that may soon result in revolutionary medical advances. Read full book review >

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Improve Your Odds by Alan Yong
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2016

"A clearly worded handbook for covering the business basics."
A debut guide offers a systematic plan for entrepreneurs to improve their companies. Read full book review >

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FINDING JOY by Marion Coste
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Coste has a lovely story to tell, but crosses the line from simple to simplistic. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Simple, brief prose and watercolor paintings attempt to tell a complex story. Read full book review >

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MIZ FANNIE MAE'S FINE NEW EASTER HAT by Melissa Milich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The faces almost uniformly wear smiles, rendering the book one-dimensional with its glowing good will. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A truth-is-stranger family story from Milich (Can't Scare Me!, 1995, etc.) and newcomer Chen. Read full book review >

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CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they're scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Ethan woke up his freshman year as a white girl, sophomore year as a black boy, and now junior year as a fat Asian girl named Kim. Read full book review >

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STARFISH SUMMER by Ona Gritz-Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"It's unfortunate that Amy's independence and bravery comes only to gain Crystal's approval; the greater problem is that in presenting an interracial friendship (Crystal and Raymond are African-American), the author smooths over personalities to the point of blandness. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Amy's painful separation from her mother is soothed by a budding friendship with Crystal and her brother Raymond in this idealized story of one girl's summer. Read full book review >