SAVE THE FLORIDA KEY DEER by Margaret Goff Clark
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Most readers will be better served by a more general title on endangered species. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Clark (The Endangered Florida Panther, 1993, etc.) describes efforts to save the Florida Key deer, a toy-sized subspecies of the white-tailed deer. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The book is unflinching in its accounts of the deaths and injuries of so many of the Irish Americans defending this country; their legacy, which will be unfamiliar to most readers, receives an intelligent and thorough treatment. (b&w photos, maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Beller (To Hold This Ground, 1995, not reviewed, etc.) returns again to the Civil War, focusing on the heroic exploits and origins of the Union army's 535-member Irish Brigade. Read full book review >

OLA SHAKES IT UP by Joanne Hyppolite
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A warmhearted look at a potentially explosive emotional situation, handled with grace and humor. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Hyppolite (Seth and Samona, 1995, not reviewed) gives an old story—moving to a new town—an unusual twist and a very appealing protagonist. Read full book review >
RIDING FREEDOM by Pam Muñoz Ryan
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Without exaggerating, Selznick's black-and-white drawings convey a character who could easily pass as a woman or a man, further enhancing this credible and entertaining depiction of an interesting and little-known person. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fictionalized account of the true story of Charlotte Parkhurst, opening with the death of her parents when she was two years old, and covering, subsequently, her life in an orphanage, her decision to run away dressed as a boy, and her career as a stagecoach driver. Read full book review >
WHERE LINCOLN WALKED by Raymond Bial
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The facts of Lincoln's life are well known, but Bial's direct approach has immediacy that will make an impression on readers. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
An extraordinarily honest, if brief, pictorial portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, whose journey from his humble, one-room-cabin origins to the presidency has taken on epic proportions. Read full book review >

CRUSH by Ellen Conford
FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 1998

"Each piece is more of a one-joke concept than a fully rendered story, and doesn't even qualify as brain candy. (Short stories. 12-14)"
From Conford (The Frog Princess of Pelham, p. 638, etc.), a mediocre collection of stories about dating. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 26, 1998

"Margarette Lincoln's The Pirate's Handbook (1995) has only tidbits about a few of these women pirates, but delivers that information in a colorful, pleasing format. (maps, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
These tales of women pirates show that the ``gentle sex'' could be dastardly, too. Read full book review >
EXPLORING AFRICA by Hazel Mary Martell
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"What's more, the voices of Africans and others are categorized in mainly violent terms, not as justifiably reactive. (maps, diagrams, chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
An anachronistic, dry account of European explorations of Africa that exhibits little sympathy for what native people endured, and little grasp of how such ventures were often physical and cultural massacres. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 9, 1998

"Comprehensive enough for classroom use, the book is dry reading for one sitting, but the wide range of material and the recommended reading list is provocative enough to launch research in several directions. (index, not seen, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
This entry in an ongoing series (Ann-Jeanette Campbell's The New York Public Library Amazing Space, p. 551, etc.) offers a history of African Americans in a question and answer format, from the earliest slaves to the present day, illustrated with black-and-white photographs and archival drawings. Read full book review >
A HAITIAN FAMILY by Keith Elliot Greenberg
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 1998

The focus of this entry in the Journey Between Two Worlds series is not a family; instead, Greenberg (Magic Johnson, 1992, etc.) succinctly covers the history and politics of Haiti and how the latter has affected refugees, one family in particular. Read full book review >
NUCLEAR PHYSICS by Harry Henderson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

The history of physics since the turn of the century is set forth in seven biographies that concentrate on the people and lives behind the scientific breakthroughs of the nuclear age. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"This is not a comprehensive volume, but along with its long list of further reading, it has its place as supplementary material. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
``You Will Wonder How I Can Bear It'' is the title of one chapter in a book that attempts to account for the women who helped settle the West, but its scope often includes almost every manner of prejudice and suffering that occurs to any people during that place and time. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >