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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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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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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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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PINK by Nan Gregory
by Nan Gregory, illustrated by Luc Melanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Tender, melancholy and warm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Language and colors glow together as a young girl yearns to fill her life with pink. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF BIG BROTHERS by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This flaw is a small one, however, given the unusual and touching nature of the whole. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Growing up with two older brothers is never boring. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 10, 1990

The poignant life story of a professional stripper. Read full book review >

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DEAREST WILDING by Yvette Eastman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"Essentially for those whose interests are academic or voyeuristic or both. (14 b&w photos, not seen)"
This fragmentary memoir, supplemented by love letters from Theodore Dreiser, offers little of interest about either the author, her famous lover, or their relationship. Read full book review >

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UNCONFESSED by Yvette Christiansë
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"A gorgeous, devastating song of freedom that will inevitably be compared to Toni Morrison's Beloved. But it deserves to stand on its own."
Based on actual court records, the story of a South African slave who was sentenced to death for murdering her son 50 years before the American Civil War. 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 >