Search Results: "Yong Kim"


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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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FISHING FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH BAO PHI
by Julie Danielson

Minneapolis-based writer and poet Bao Phi, who has made his way in the world of poetry (he has a poem in 2006 Best American Poetry and is a National Poetry Slam finalist), sees his debut early next month in the world of children’s literature. A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, is an autobiographical picture book, a tender story striking ...


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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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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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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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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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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 >

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FLOSS by Kim Lewis
by Kim Lewis, illustrated by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 5, 1992

After the old man gives Floss, his Border collie, to his son, she's trained to take over the work of the old sheepdog on the son's farm. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE FLOSS by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Setting her story against a wintry backdrop, Lewis captures the spirit of puppies and their young caretakers at play. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural instincts of a border collie pup are at work in this gratifying sequel (Floss, 1992) that plays to the heart. Read full book review >

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ONE SUMMER DAY by Kim Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1996

"A book with a drop of humor and a spoonful of wistfulness. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When Max, who looks about two, sees a tractor drive by his window, he is mesmerized. Read full book review >