Search Results: "Charlayne Hunter-Gault"


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IN MY PLACE by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A remarkably generous, fair-minded account of overcoming some of the biggest, and most intractable, obstacles ever deployed by southern racists. (Photographs—not seen.)"
From the national correspondent for PBS's MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour: a moving memoir of her youth in the Deep South and her role in desegregating the Univ. of Georgia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A missed opportunity to offer something special. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Starting with the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009 and working back to the early 1960s, Hunter-Gault covers many of the significant moments in the civil rights movement, including her own pivotal role in desegregating the University of Georgia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"A refreshing alternative to the dismal views of Africa's prospects that pervade the press."
Despite HIV/AIDS, oppressive governments, genocide and poverty, the winds of hope are blowing across much of Africa, declares one of the most celebrated names in American racial history. Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S CHRISTMAS by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The basic plot and short length make this a good choice for toddlers who need a short, calming bedtime story on Christmas Eve—just like Humphrey and Lottie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Humphrey and his older sister Lottie are young elephant siblings in this third offering in a series for preschoolers by Hunter (Humphrey's Bedtime, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S BEDTIME by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Funny and sentimental: a cozy tale to share with newly autonomous preschoolers and their younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trio of young elephants settles down to sleep in this sweetly illustrated bedtime story. Read full book review >

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POSSUM AND THE PEEPER by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Alternating between close-ups and sun-filled landscapes, the scenes capture the essence of spring and complement the well-paced, gently humorous text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum (Possum's Harvest Moon, 1996), curled in his warm winter nest, reluctantly opens one small eye to the "Peep! Read full book review >

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WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
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INTO THE WILD by Erin Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Teen readers will readily identify with Firepaw's strenuous efforts to fit into the group, applaud his courage to follow his own convictions, cheer his eventual recognition by ThunderClan, and rejoice at the promised sequel. (Fantasy. 11+)"
Hunter debuts with a suspenseful animal adventure that will leave readers eyeing Puss a bit nervously. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS by Erin Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"However, a current of warmth runs underneath the distractingly precious prose, making the cats easy to care about. (name chart, maps) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
The plight of the four cat Clans becomes desperate in this third installment of a series with good plotting but cloying diction. Read full book review >

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TWO THE HARD WAY by Travis Hunter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The didactism that is an element of this genre is here handled with a deft touch and never gets in the way of the storytelling. (Fiction. YA)"
High-school football star Romeo Braxton has more than the game on his mind. Read full book review >

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ALMOST MIDNIGHT by C.C. Hunter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Works as a series introduction or continuation for fans. (Paranormal romance/suspense. 12-18)"
This compilation of novellas set in the Shadow Falls universe fills in some gaps in the original series. Read full book review >