Search Results: "Yuko Shimizu"


BOOK REVIEW

A CRACK IN THE SEA by H.M. Bouwman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"This novel touches on sensitive and tragic moments in history and gives them fantastical remediation for a provocative, immersive read. (afterword, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In the "second world" dwell people who did not arrive of their own volition. But in that world exist communities and harmony, between and among the Raftworlders (with dark brown skin and tightly curled hair) and the Islanders (with lighter-brown skin and straight hair). Read full book review >

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BARBED WIRE BASEBALL by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A worthy companion for Ken Mochizuki and Dom Lee's Baseball Saved Us (1993). (author's note, artist's note, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Kenichi Zenimura built a baseball legacy in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A likable and occasionally provocative set of variations on kid-lit themes."
An assortment of fairy tales revised and thrust into the present day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORIBITO by Nahoko Uehashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Jam-packed with monstrous combat, ethnic conflicts and complex mythologies, Balsa and Chagum's story will win many new fans for this series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
This newly translated 1996 Japanese fantasy has spawned nine sequels, a radio drama, a manga comic book and an anime television series in Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OCEAN IN THE CLOSET by Yuko Taniguchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A diffident debut from poet Taniguchi."
Three generations suffer war's devastation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Not recommended for readers looking to become more informed about this issue; suitable for those who already align with the authors' viewpoint."
Desrochers (Geography/Univ. of Toronto) and Shimizu formulate counterarguments to claims made by proponents of locavorism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

"Scientific names of plants in the index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Eye-catching, full-color flower photos enhance this adaptation of Colors of Flowers and Insects (published in Japan in 1988). Read full book review >