Search Results: "Yvette Melanson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"As an inspirational story for adoptees, particularly American Indians, seeking to uncover their past, however, it has many merits."
A slender memoir of a Native American adoptee's search for her true family. Read full book review >

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NOT YET, YVETTE by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

Dad and little Yvette spend a companionable day cleaning the house, baking a cake, and preparing a birthday party for ``a cat doctor''—a day punctuated with Yvette's eager questions and Dad's patient responses until at last the guest of honor appears. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER by Yvette Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"But, ultimately, the lack of resolution leaves the reader with a lingering sense of the unfinished."
After the murder of 16-year-old Ryan Williams, his mother, Marcia, is consumed by grief as she struggles to find answers to his killing. Read full book review >

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REDHEADED ROBBIE’S CHRISTMAS STORY by Bill Luttrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Too much lesson, perhaps, but a 'flurry Flickmas to all' anyway. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Redheaded Robbie is a shy but well-liked second-grader who gets so tongue-tied in front of the class that he speaks in nonsense phrases, reproduced in the text in a loopy cursive type font. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A timely story of fragmentation and division and of picking one's way through the minefield that was—and is—the racially riven South."
"The only thing I felt certain about was how little progress I was making in understanding my grandfather"—a searching quest for roots in the African-American heartland. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM SONGS by Yvette Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

"An uncompromising first novel that's easily strong enough to carry its educational load. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A Brooklyn teen-ager becomes a Civil Rights activist after witnessing the savage effects of racism. Read full book review >

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ROSARIO'S FIG TREE by Charis Wahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2016

"A child's wonder at the care it takes to make things grow and the joys of fresh figs make an engaging story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Rosario is a magician, though not the kind that pulls rabbits out of hats. Read full book review >