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Greg Neri is a storyteller, filmmaker, artist, and digital media producer. When Greg was in college he made an animated film with jazz legend Chick Corea called A Picasso on the Beach which became a student Academy Award finalist and aired on HBO and Bravo. Neri wrote, produced, and directed his mostra'n més first independent feature film called A Weekend with Barbara und Ingrid in 1994. He also taught animation and storytelling to inner city teens in Los Angeles with the group Animactio. They produced over 300 films dealing with issues like teen violence, gangs, and drugs. Greg also co-directed the documentary Fa'a Samoa which followed a 15-year-old Samoan gangbanger through the mean streets of Los Angeles. In 1999, Neri began writing and illustrating for kids and in 2004 started writing for teens. His young adult novels, Chess Rumble (2007 Lee & Low), Surf Mules (2009 Penguin Group), and Yummy (2010 Lee & Low) have garnered numerous awards and honors including American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, International Reading Association Young Adults Choice, American Library Association Notable Book, Society of School Librarians International Best Book in the Language Arts, Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and YALSA Top 10 Quick Picks. Neri currently lives off the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and daughter. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: G. Neri, Greg Neri

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Obres de G. Neri

Ghetto Cowboy (2011) 255 exemplars
Tru & Nelle (2016) 186 exemplars
Chess Rumble (2007) 144 exemplars
Grand Theft Horse (2018) 95 exemplars
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash (2014) 84 exemplars
Knockout Games (2014) 48 exemplars
Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale (2017) 26 exemplars
Surf Mules (1907) 25 exemplars
Polo Cowboy (2020) 22 exemplars
Safe Passage (2024) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices (2013) — Col·laborador — 137 exemplars
Who Done It? (2013) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History (2020) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars

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Altres noms
Neri, Greg
Data de naixement
20th c.
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Florida, USA
Organitzacions
Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective
Agent
Edward Necarsulmer IV

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Ressenyes

A fascinating blend of biography and comics, Grand Theft Horse tells the true story of unsung American hero, Gail Ruffu, who risked everything to rescue a horse who was being mistreated merely for profit in horse-racing. Lovers of horses, biographies, and true stories, will love this graphic biography.
 
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ryantlaferney87 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2023 |
The friendship of Nelle Harper Lee and Truman Capote, inspiration for Scout and Dill in Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, is fictionalized in “a flavorful bowl of southern homestyle yarns.”

A girl dressed like a boy and a boy dressed like Little Lord Fauntleroy meet and become fast friends in Monroeville, Alabama, “sometime in the Great Depression.” They contrive adventures to spice up life in Monroeville, and their stories add up to a fine re-creation of small-town Southern life. Young readers will enjoy Nelle and Tru’s treehouse, adventure at the courthouse, their brush with the Ku Klux Klan, Nelle’s father, Amasa Coleman Lee, staring down the Grand Dragon, and reclusive spooky neighbor Sonny Boular firing their imaginations. Older readers, including all of the teachers of the classic novel, will see in these childhood adventures the makings of To Kill a Mockingbird, and the author’s note adds helpful information and mentions Go Set a Watchman without getting into the intricate relationship of that novel to its famous offspring. Since Nelle and Tru loved writing stories, Neri even includes “reimagined” short stories from Nelle’s and Tru’s lives. The charming and elegantly written novel doesn’t shy away from issues of mental illness, child abandonment, and racism, but they are woven neatly into the fabric of the characters’ lives in the tiny Southern town.

An engaging portrait of two children’s world before they became famous. (Historical fiction. 10-12)

-Kirkus Review
… (més)
 
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CDJLibrary | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Nov 8, 2023 |
Definitely meant for a young audience, this sweet story is the slightly fictionalized friendship between Truman Capote and Harper Lee. I’ve been to their hometown and seen the rock wall between the plots where they used to live. This would be a great introduction for people who know less about famous authors. It’s a bit disjointed, but I love all the real facts that are worked into the story.

“One thing I learned on the river is that if you don’t act scared, you can talk to anyone.”… (més)
 
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bookworm12 | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Aug 28, 2023 |
Christo are Jeanne-Claude were fascinating people and all of their family members are also interesting people. No matter what you think of their art (I knew mostly about The Gates and Running Fence and not about many of the others) I think most readers will be glad to get to know them. I enjoyed reading about them and learning about them and their philosophy of art. I admire their philosophy of life and their philosophy of art. This book is an interesting and informative introduction to their unconventional lives and to their unorthodox art. It’s excellent. I’m glad that I read it. I would have preferred photos of their art and not illustrations of it. 3-1/2 stars… (més)
 
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Lisa2013 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 27, 2023 |

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Obres
14
També de
4
Membres
1,479
Popularitat
#17,374
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
122
ISBN
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Llengües
2

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