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January 2003

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published January 2003.

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The Yawn Heard 'Round the World

“Her mother tucked her into bed, / but ‘I’m not sleepy,’ Sara said. / ‘I’m not through having fun today. / Let me stay up. I want to play!’” Then-she yawns. Yawns can take on a life of their own and Sara’s yawn is quite... Read More

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Easter Day Alphabet

From springtime “Animals” to an Egg hunt “Zigzag,” vibrant, vintage illustrations illuminate a standard children’s theme in this fine follow-up to the author’s previous books, St. Patrick’s Day Alphabet, A Mardi Gras... Read More

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In English, of Course

by Linda Salisbury

There are two Josephines to this story-the author and her autobiographical character. The author was born in the Bronx to Italian immigrant parents in 1953 and grew up there in Little Italy. Her father worked as a bricklayer; Nobisso... Read More

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Fourteen Female Voices From Brazil

“I started ‘writing’ before I knew how to write” explains the first author in this anthology, “I began my apprenticeship telling and hearing stories.” What follows is a “chorus of female voices,” in keeping with an oral... Read More

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The World Is Round

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

When the poet bites into her first taste of shark, the flesh in her mouth turns blood-rich and the moment suddenly, devastatingly, becomes cannibalistic as she eats what she imagines to be a shark made large on the bodies purged from... Read More

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Finding Faith

by John R. Selig

Taylor Connolly returns home early to his city condo after winning a huge settlement for his client (and a large fee for himself) in a high-profile sexual harassment case. He had been planning to celebrate his victory, but instead finds... Read More

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101 Tips for Coping with Diabetes

“Approximately 17 million people in the United States, or 6.2% of the population, have diabetes,” according to the American Diabetes Association. Knowledge is the key to cutting the incidence and sequela of diabetes. Formatted as... Read More

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The Verb 'To Bird'

by David Zimmerman

The house sparrow, Passer domesticus, the familiar sooty little brown city bird, is not a sparrow at all, but a weaver finch from Europe that was released in the United States with all the wrong intentions. In this book, the author... Read More

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