Book Reviews

Steve Sheinkin’s ‘Most Dangerous’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
An account of Daniel Ellsberg and his release of the Pentagon Papers introduces young readers to the Vietnam War.









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‘A Step Toward Falling,’ by Cammie McGovern

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
After an assault, four high school students, two with mental disabilities, become linked by universal emotions and challenges.









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‘The Snow Rabbit,’ by Camille Garoche, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
From toys left to their own devices to an enchanted hare to a zooful of playfellows, flights of flakes lead to flights of fancy.









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‘The League of Unexceptional Children,’ by Gitty Daneshvari

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A middle-grade novel invents a spy network of children so ordinary they can carry out their mission without being noticed.









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‘Vasilisa the Beautiful’ Retold by Anthea Bell, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Three illustrated books for a broad range of ages find ways to shine new light on classic fairy tales.









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‘Out of Darkness,’ by Ashley Hope Pérez

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Racism, love and friendship power a story that begins with a girl’s pain and ends in a town’s tragedy.









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Rick Riordan’s ‘Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A novel from the author of the Percy Jackson series uses a boy’s adventure to enter the world of Norse mythology.









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‘Everything, Everything,’ by Nicola Yoon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A girl whose compromised immune system has kept her isolated decides to take a risk for love in this young adult novel.









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‘Dream On, Amber’ and ‘Full Cicada Moon’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
In two books, biracial girls face an absent father, a cross-country move and the bigotry of those around them.









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‘The Hired Girl,’ by Laura Amy Schlitz

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Escaping a brutal home, this protagonist models herself on inspiring fictional characters.









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‘The Rest of Us Just Live Here,’ by Patrick Ness

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A novel plays with Y.A. formulas, keeping the supernaturally special teenagers in the background.









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Philip C. Stead’s ‘Lenny & Lucy,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Imaginary sidekicks help their picture-book friends through tight spots and tough times.









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Sonia Manzano’s ‘Becoming Maria’ and Margarita Engle’s ‘Enchanted Air’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Look for your life: Two Latina writers explore the experience of finding their own way among multiple cultures.









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‘Becoming Nicole,’ by Amy Ellis Nutt

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A family rises to the challenge when their son insists he is a girl.









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‘Kid Moses,’ by Mark R. Thornton

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A homeless Tanzanian boy leaves Dar es Salaam for the unknown wilderness in this debut novel.









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Open Book: Putin, Reimagined

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Authors with Russian roots discuss why Putin might appeal to novelists.









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Gloria Steinem's 'My Life on the Road' is a trip worth taking

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 16:31

The feminist icon looks back on a life well-traveled and well-lived.

        
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'City on Fire' burns with passion

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 16:29

Garth Risk Hallberg's epic novel is set in New York City in the 1970s.

        
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Rowling revealed the American word for 'Muggle' and fans are NOT pleased

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:27

"No-Maj"!?!? WHY J.K. WHY!??!

        
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Nathan Lane: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 07:00
The actor and author of “Naughty Mabel” owns a very dusty copy of “The Complete Book of Abs”: “You know, for the pictures.”









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