Books by Victoria Sherrow

WILMA RUDOLPH by Victoria Sherrow
Released: Feb. 21, 2000

"Despite that hitch, readers will find this an inspiring story. (Biography. 8-12)"
paper 1-57505-442-6 This entry in the On My Own Biography series provides a serviceable introduction to running star Rudolph, once considered "the fastest woman in the world." Read full book review >
ENDANGERED MAMMALS OF NORTH AMERICA by Victoria Sherrow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The title includes full-color photos, color maps of species ranges, and brief biographical sketches of naturalists. (further reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Nine mammals are described in detail in this rather dry entry in the Scientific American Sourcebook series that will be useful for assignments. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1995

"By ignoring the moral issues involved in the pursuit of scientific discoveries, Sherrow shortchanges readers; a more balanced account of this partnership can be found in Joyce Baldwin's DNA Pioneer: James Watson and the Double Helix (1994), geared to the same age group. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A flawed entry in the Partners series of biographies, this book explores the unique relationship between Watson and Crick, who (along with Maurice Wilkins) were awarded a Nobel prize for solving the mystery of the structure of DNA. Read full book review >
POLITICAL LEADERS AND PEACEMAKERS by Victoria Sherrow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 15, 1994

As a part of their American Indian Lives series, Facts on File has produced a collection of biographies of important Native Americans dedicated to peace for their tribes. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"B&w photos; source notes; chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11-14)"
The life of one of the century's most influential political leaders, from birth and a lackluster academic career in India and England to emergence as a social activist who combated racism in South Africa and, later, India. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Basing her account on extensive sources such as those she lists as ``Books for Further Reading'' (an eclectic mix of books for young people, scholarly works, and periodical articles), Sherrow suggests the reasons that people gathered to help each other out and describes such events in authentic detail. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"B&w photos; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
As briefly documented in this closely focused treatment, the electronic media—especially TV—have transformed our political system, resulting in shallow coverage that ignores serious issues for attention-grabbing sensationalism. Read full book review >
CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION by Victoria Sherrow
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the ``Issues for the 90s'' series, a free-lancer offers a contemporary overview that frequently quotes the national reform panels of the past decade. Read full book review >