Search Results: "Bill Wise"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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WISE MEN by Stuart Nadler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"This is a novel of character, persuasive in the telling, less so in retrospect but still impressive; Nadler is a born storyteller."
Money and race poison a father-son relationship in this frequently tense first novel that follows a story collection (The Book of Life, 2011). Read full book review >

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LOUIS SOCKALEXIS by Bill Wise
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

Capped by a climactic 1897 at-bat against the New York Giants' fireballer Amos Rusie, this short profile highlights the achievements of the first verifiable Native American to play in the Major Leagues. Read full book review >

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WISE LATINAS by Jennifer De Leon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2014

"The abundance of high-quality material makes the book hard to put down. While it focuses on Latina experiences, the emotional truths these writers express have a broader resonance."
This aptly named collection of essays lives up to its title, a reference to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's quote that a "wise Latina woman, with the richness of her experiences, would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Although human cognition remains uniquely profound, evolution guarantees that it has a long history, and Morell makes a fascinating, convincing case that even primitive animals give some thought to their actions."
Animals not only have minds, but personalities and emotions. They make plans, calculate, cheat and even teach, writes veteran science writer Morell (Ancestral Passions: The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings, 1997) in this delightful exploration of how animals think. Read full book review >

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WISE GUY by M.D. Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"An intimate, memorable, outstanding introduction. (biographical sketches, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
"He was a curious boy, and cheeky too, but more than anything in all the world he wanted to be happy, he wanted to be good, and he wanted to be wise." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A fascinating introduction to a little-known hero. (author's note, sources, afterward) (Picture book/biography.6-12)"
At a time when deaf people were routinely called "Dummy," William Hoy accepted and owned the nickname proudly. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"A welcome contribution to legal and judicial history."
Cogent biography, at once admiring and damning, that amplifies and corrects the record left by the controversial Supreme Court justice in his memoirs. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by William R. Sanford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pickett's stunt will draw readers in initially, but his life story is inspiring enough to keep them. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
With the superfluous subtitle ``African-American Rodeo Cowboy,'' this entry in the Legendary Heroes of the Wild West series should prove interesting not only to its targeted audience of less-able readers, but to others as well. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by Andrea Davis Pinkney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

From the creators of Dear Benjamin Banneker (1994), rip-snorting picture-book biography of the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Read full book review >