Search Results: "Yunte Huang"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Multilayered, provocative and highly accessible, this will appeal to Chan fans, scholars and general readers."
China-born poet and critic Huang (English/Univ. of California, Santa Barbara/Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, 2008, etc.) recounts the making of an American folk hero. Read full book review >

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GOING GEEK by Charlotte Huang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A smart look at class that's undercut by its deemphasis of race. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An amiable yet insufferably class-obsessed LA teen copes with her family's fall from wealth. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED GUARD by Wenguang Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2012

"A trenchantly observed story that depicts the clash of traditional and modern Chinese culture with a powerful combination of sensitivity and mordant irony."
Writer and translator Wenguang Huang's candid memoir about growing up in the turbulent aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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LIVING TREASURES by Yang Huang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A knotty, engaging novel of China's recent history."
A college student faces personal and political challenges in Tiananmen-era China. Read full book review >

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FOR THE RECORD by Charlotte Huang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A pleasant read for teens who dream of a glamorous lifestyle. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Eager to leave her small-town life behind, a high schooler embarks on a whirlwind tour as the new lead singer of an established rock band. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE CUP LOVE by Eddie Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2016

"A challenging author continues to bravely bare his soul along with his best dishes."
BaoHaus celebrity chef Huang (Fresh Off the Boat, 2012) returns with a fresh mélange of hip-hop patter, Chengdu street cuisine, and Asian-American identity politics.Read full book review >

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Eddie Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A unique voice with a provocative point of view."
Up-and-coming celebrity chef Huang serves up a raw memoir recounting his life as an angry young man chafing under generations of stifling Chinese tradition and all-encompassing American "whiteness." Read full book review >

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WHASIAN by Joy Huang Stoffers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"Provocative themes help to mitigate textual infelicities. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
Ava Ling Magee, a college freshman at Davison University, struggles with her mixed-race heritage and a ruthless and controlling parent in Stoffers' debut for teens. Read full book review >

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RIDING INVISIBLE by Sandra Alonzo
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2010

"The tale's many weaknesses are made up for by Yancy's engaging writing style, alternating adolescent poems, narrative and comics. (Fiction. 13-15)"
When Yancy's older brother threatens Yancy's horse Shy, running away seems the only answer. Read full book review >

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MAN ON THE MOON by Anastasia Suen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Thrilling. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A look at the 1969 moon landing in a consummate picture book that also introduces space exploration, recounts historical events, portrays real people, relates facts, tells a story, and leaves readers with the happiest of endings: ``One small step for man . . .'' Suen's first book accomplishes all this clearly and in a way that will interest even young children: ``Moon, do you remember your first visitors?'' The astronauts are succinctly introduced in well-turned sentences: ``Each had flown in space, but no one had ever touched the moon. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 31, 1999

"The language is colloquial; readers will be seduced by the vivacious line and rich verbal description, and will eagerly seek their own animals from the chart at the back. (charts, glossary) (Picture book. 7-12)"
PLB 0-06-027729-7 Huang, well known for his writings on Tai Chi for adults, offers a vibrant book of proverbs for children, brilliantly illustrated with his calligraphic art. Read full book review >

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THE CORPSE WALKER by Liao Yiwu
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2008

"Mingles a scholar's detachment with bemused sadness at the cruelties of a troubled and furious history."
English-language publication of dissident writer Liao's "interviews with people from the bottom rung of society," a 2001 bestseller in China until the government banned it. Read full book review >