Search Results: "Beth Macy"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"This first-rate journey into human trafficking, slavery, and familial bonding is an engrossing example of spirited, determined reportage."
A consummate chronicler of the American South spotlights the extraordinary history of two kidnapped African-American brothers enslaved as a circus sideshow act. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"A masterly feat of reporting."
The story of one man's fight to save American furniture manufacturing jobs in the face of a deluge of cheap Chinese imports. Read full book review >

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GIRLS GOT GAME by Sue Macy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2001

"With its original topics and insights, this thematic anthology should find a place in all libraries that serve middle-schoolers. (Short-story/poetry anthology. 11-14)"
This welcome anthology of original stories and poems explores a wide range of emotions and experiences of athletic girls. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"It's a relatively quick once-over, but, capped by a superb, annotated, multimedia source list for readers seeking systematic statistics or specifics about individual events, this sets a pace that few, if any, competitors are likely to match. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
In time for this summer's Games, a slickly produced overview that's just right for getting readers up to speed on the modern Olympics' revival, development, and high (or low) spots. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Macy wheels out another significant and seldom explored chapter in women's history. (index, statistics, source notes, annotated reading list) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Well-documented proof that, when it came to early automobiles, it wasn't just men who took the wheel. Read full book review >

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THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PLAY by Caitlin Macy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"A winning debut: traditional in all aspects and remarkably adept."
A witty and sophisticated tragicomedy of errors that echoes the melancholic delight of The Great Gatsby. Read full book review >

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BEARLY DEPARTED by Meg Macy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"The first in a new series features a complex plot awash in red herrings, a perky heroine whose many problems are certain to blossom in future installments, and everything you ever wanted to know about teddy bears."
A solid Michigan family business cracks when an employee is murdered. Read full book review >

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BYLINES by Sue Macy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Complete with full-spread photos, quotes, maps and faded-newsprint backdrops, this attractive package will appeal to young journalists and thrill-seekers alike. (afterword, author's note, timeline, resources, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Nellie Bly's life was full of derring-do and adventure. Read full book review >

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A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME by Sue Macy
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Outstanding. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Drawing on abundant source material, Macy delivers an articulate, authoritative account of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1943-54)—that grand and (until recently) obscure chapter in American sports. Read full book review >

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WINNING WAYS by Sue Macy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"The lively text, coupled with the photos, ads, trading cards, and other illustrations, is informative and commanding. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A celebration of athletes, all of them women, in a book heavy on facts and firsts, and full of black-and-white photographs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"An entertaining account of fierce combat and adolescent military horseplay."
An above-average macho war memoir, full of high-tech gadgetry and deadly fireworks. Read full book review >

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SALLY RIDE by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Macy's slim, empathetic account makes readers see the woman behind the achievement. (author's note, timeline, further reading and viewing, bibliography, source notes, index, endnotes) (Biography. 9-14)"
A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut. Read full book review >