Search Results: "Zak Smith"


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WE DID PORN by Zak Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"The pleasure in this book comes not from living through the author's atypical experience, but in being taken deeper into areas of thought commonly perceived as taboo—a wild, entirely worthwhile ride."
Intelligent, frank and often hilarious meditation on the author's dual career as an artist and actor in adult videos. Read full book review >

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THE WORST BREAKFAST by China Miéville
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A brilliant, original, infinitely rereadable book that can sit alongside Sendak and Dahl. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
A young black girl tells her little sister that the breakfast before them reminds her of the worst breakfast, but her sister has no recollection of that terrible meal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Substantial bibliography (largely adult); index. (Nonfiction. 10- 14)"
An uneven but thoughtful entry in the Young Readers' History of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"A scrupulously reported, gracefully told, exquisitely paced debut."
Centering on a single episode, a powerful declaration of conscience,a Washington Post reporter tells an intensely unsettling story about living with our nuclear arsenal. Read full book review >

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THE TERRORIST'S SON by Zak Ebrahim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Ebrahim turns Auden's cautionary words on evil upside down with this brief but moving 'portrait of a young man who was raised in the fires of fanaticism and embraced nonviolence instead.'"
The inspiring story of a peace advocate who was raised in the dogma of hate but chose a different path. Read full book review >

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The Odds of Our Times by Zak Vegha
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2016

"An engaging though excessively wordy examination of Nigeria and the challenges facing the nation."
A debut memoir explores life in Nigeria from the earliest days of independence to the present. Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Holden
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"As an illustrator of the grotesque, Zak has great facility, but this rendition is not for readers unfamiliar with more traditional versions. (Picture book/folklore. 8-12)"
Developing the theme that there was no particular difference between the rats of Hamelin and its greedy, ungrateful populace, Zak draws both with beady eyes, snaggle teeth, and disagreeable sagging bodies. Read full book review >