Search Results: "All American Boys"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL AMERICAN BOYS by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"If the hands and agenda of the authors are evident, their passion elevates the novel beyond a needed call to action to a deeply moving experience. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two boys, one black and one white, act out an all-too-familiar drama when the former is brutally beaten during an arrest and the latter witnesses it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An intriguing, well-written and poignant work that transcends its historical genre."
This is history at its best: the riveting, realistic story of courageous sailors forgotten by their country. Read full book review >

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TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2014

"Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An ultimately compelling exploration of teenage growth and young love. Read full book review >

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ALL AMERICAN by Steve Eubanks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Long on heroism, short on analysis and critical acumen."
Veteran journalist Eubanks (To Win and Die in Dixie: The Birth of the Modern Golf Swing and the Mysterious Death of Its Creator, 2010, etc.) follows the careers of two young men: one a cadet at West Point, the other a midshipman at the Naval Academy, from 9/11 to the present. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Destined to win accolades from Fox News."
Linebacker turned JAG officer McGovern delivers propaganda for the Bush administration. Read full book review >

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ALL AMERICAN by Bill Crawford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"An athlete who merits recognition today, here given justifiable due."
Bad enough to have been used for athletic talent. But to be betrayed by one's coach and manager? There's the crux of this modest contribution to sports history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL-AMERICAN GIRL by Meg Cabot
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Great fun. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series turns to a different head of state in a comedy about a privileged but disaffected adolescent girl whose life undergoes a radical transformation when she instinctively jumps on a gunman, foiling his plan to assassinate the president. Read full book review >

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ALL AMERICAN DREAM DOLLS by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

"Haynes's strokes are broad, but he delivers a frequently hilarious novel, with consistently on-target punch lines and an eye for real people. (Author tour)"
Haynes (Live at Five, 1996, etc.) unleashes his satiric verve on preteen beauty pageants and midlife crises in this tale of an adwoman who returns to the nest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"With vivid expressiveness, Peck charts a particularly hazardous passage of self-discovery. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An absorbing memoir of a tormented upbringing in the fundamentalist Christian South. Read full book review >

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An All-American Family by Joel Spring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"An educational, entertaining look at how one family pursued the American dream."
Spring's (American Education, 2011, etc.) first historical novel presents an alternative, somewhat sarcastic narrative of Native American history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Filled with tidbits both salacious and violent (JFK's inauguration-night orgy, the disposition of Rosselli's bullet- heavy, dismembered corpse), but successful above all in its scary sense of how Rosselli epitomizes the dark side of the American dream. (Sixteen b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Los Angeles-based journalist Rappleye and Las Vegas p.i. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN HERITAGE FIRST DICTIONARY by American Heritage
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1994

"Altogether, a fine book for both home use and classroom. (Reference. 6-8)"
An excellent reference book for first, second, and third graders, with 1800 entries, each followed by an example sentence. Read full book review >