Search Results: "the stars beneath out feet"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET by David Barclay Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A debut that serves as a powerful instructive for writing from and reading the intersections—125th Street-size intersections for all readers to enjoy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Multicultural Harlem lives again in this daringly diverse tale of growing up against the odds and the imaginative, healing possibilities that we can create through the choices we make. Read full book review >

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THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1999

"An unparalleled demonstration of a great writer at the peak of his powers."
The blessings and curses of fame, the seismic character of sociopolitical change, and the dream of transcending our earthbound natures are the commanding—though scarcely only—themes of this brilliant epic reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, by the internationally acclaimed and reviled author of The Satanic Verses. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A seaworthy effort. (b&w photos, illustrations)"
Lively, encapsulated histories of a dozen or so adventurers, scientists, and eccentrics who experimented to discover ways to plumb the depths of the ocean, written by British scientist Trevor (Marine Biology/Univ. of Liverpool). Read full book review >

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THE STREET BENEATH MY FEET by Charlotte  Guillain
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"An unusual offering for the young geology nerd. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This British import is an imaginatively constructed sequence of images that show a white boy examining a city pavement, clearly in London, and the sights he would see if he were able to travel down to the Earth's core and then back again to the surface. Read full book review >

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ONCE BENEATH THE STARS by R.S. Lentin
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"Despite some heavy-handed prose, this novel inspires with its chronicle of perseverance and courage."
Lentin's debut novel follows the tumultuous journey of a football player imprisoned in his own body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"An important update on the state of human rights that depresses as it uplifts."
A senior fellow at the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations explores human-rights advances in the most conservative Muslim states. Read full book review >

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BENEATH MY MOTHER’S FEET by Amjed Qamar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 17, 2008

"Reminiscent of Suzanne Fisher Staples's Shabanu (1989), this beautifully written depiction of life in modern Pakistan offers readers a painful and stirring view of a girl with limited choices but great inner strength. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old Nazia is a good Muslim girl. Read full book review >

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BENEATH WANDERING STARS by Ashlee Cowles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Though a bit oversimplified at times, the story will open a portal to families with injured soldiers and propel conversations about war, identity, philosophy, and hardship. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After her older brother, Lucas, is wounded in action and rendered comatose, 17-year-old Gabriela Santiago decides to honor a promise to her brother by walking the Camino de Santiago alongside Seth Russo, the unlikeliest of companions. Read full book review >

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STARS BENEATH YOUR BED by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

To a set of (appropriately) atmospheric scenes of sunsets and swirls of wind, dry desert, ocean spray, scattered stars and volcanic clouds, Sayre briefly explains dust's various terrestrial and cosmic origins, what's in it and how it turns skies red at sunrise and sunset. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT THE STARS WENT OUT by Suz Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"This friendship tale doesn't shine. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All work and no play does more than make Alien a dull guy. Read full book review >