Search Results: "Yvette Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Heartfelt and most effective when the author's lens moves from herself to the events beyond her."
Continuing a tale echoed fictionally in her When the Cypress Whispers (2014), Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Corporon relates a story of compassion and collective resistance during World War II, linking it to contemporary events. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1994

US Customs special agent Gately (aided by freelancer Fernandez) describes a sting operation that brought down two Mafia operatives and transformed them into useful turncoats for the federal Protected Witness Program. 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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DAVID BARCLAY MOORE
by Megan Labrise

Readers of all ages, get ready to catch a rising star. David Barclay Moore’s electric debut, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, is a middle-grade must-read as vibrant and variant as the thrumming thoroughfare where it unfolds: Harlem’s 125th Street.

“If Harlem was a human body, then 125th would be its pumping heart, throbbing all the time,” writes Moore, who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOCKEY OPPOSITES by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The hockey theme fills a niche nicely, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Opposites collide on the hockey rink. Read full book review >

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WORMS by Bernard Friot
by Bernard Friot, illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey, translated by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers may carefully pick through their lettuce from now on, just in case. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A French import about an impish boy and one very impulsive decision he makes to liven up his father's dinner party. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL MASQUERADE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A good choice for imaginative animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Animals everywhere, all in disguise! Read full book review >