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Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

Across Many Mountains

Yangzom Brauen tells the story of three generations of women in her family, beginning with her grandmother’s young adulthood spent as a Buddhist nun in Tibet. The family fled Tibet in 1960 to escape the Chinese, ending up in India, then Switzerland and, eventually, the United States. Yangzom’s mother, Sonam Dolma Brauen, is now an [...]

The Infernals

The Infernals

The Infernals is published as a young adult novel under a different title (Hell’s Bells) in the U.K.  It is the second in a series, following The Gates (which is lucky enough to be published under the same title on both sides of the pond). Much was made in the U.K. of John Connelly’s switch to [...]

Unveiling Reality through Fiction

Zahra's Paradise

from graphic novel guest blogger Francisca Goldsmith: While the civil protests and military strong-arm tactics that comprised the event we call Tiananman Square were televised to the world and have been revisited regularly since by activists, politicians and historians from all nations, the brutal suppression of Iranian protesters 20 years later, in response to a [...]

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel

I am half-sick of shadows

Alan Bradley is quick! His last Flavia de Luce, A Red Herring Without Mustard, came out in February. Now we have another, this one a perfect addition to upcoming holiday displays. Flavia de Luce is an ideal mystery series for young adults that, in its fourth outing, has yet to flag in quality. Every entry [...]

The Lady of the Rivers

Lady of the Rivers

Only two month ago I posted a review of The Women of the Cousins’ War, the nonfiction book Philippa Gregory shared with historians David Baldwin and Michael Jones. Now she releases a novel based on the life of Jacquetta, one of the women featured there. The Lady of the Rivers has many teen elements, from [...]

American Boy

American Boy

Author Larry Watson returns to Milkweed Press for the publication of his new novel. He has written about adolescence before, most famously in Montana 1948 (Milkweed 1993). Montana 1948 is assigned in schools, and found a place on YALSA’s Outstanding Books for the College Bound list in 1999. From looking at Watson’s website, it continues [...]

Oil and Water

Oil and Water

from graphic novel guest blogger Francisca Goldsmith: Unlike teens in many other cultures, Americans are shy about discussing the ramifications of class. Teens recognize that some of their peers may be significantly better or worse off than themselves, and feel discomfort with the lack of parity. Making the stretch to recognize that, while one acts [...]

Triangles

Triangles

Today we are doing something a little different. The purpose of AB4T is to offer reviews of books published for the adult market that are recommended for teen readers. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins (Atria, ISBN 978-1451626339) is one that we didn’t feel we could allow to pass us by, even though it focuses on three middle-aged [...]