Search Results: "Chris Crowe"


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DEATH COMING UP THE HILL by Chris Crowe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A memorable / and innovative story / of one wrenching year. (historical note, author's note) (Historical fiction/poetry. 12-16)"
Seventeen-year-old Ashe Douglas records the events of 1968 in a novel in haiku. Read full book review >

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JUST AS GOOD by Chris Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fine story about baseball that makes its point quietly and effectively. (historical note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A young boy and his parents gather round their brand-new radio, purchased just for the occasion, to listen anxiously and, finally, exultantly as Larry Doby leads the 1948 Cleveland Indians to World Series victory. Read full book review >

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UP CLOSE: THURGOOD MARSHALL by Chris Crowe
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 3, 2008

"This is a captivating portrait of a heroic champion of justice that also offers great insight into the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement. (source notes, bibliography, further reading, index, photo credits) (Biography. 11 & up)"
Crowe offers an engaging, insightful portrait of the first African-American Supreme Court justice. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI TRIAL, 1955 by Chris Crowe
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

"Teen readers will find themselves caught up in Hiram's very real struggle to do the right thing. (Fiction. YA)"
Historical fiction examines the famous case of Emmett Till, whose murder was one of the triggers of the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2003

"This work, despite its flaws, does bring to a child audience one of the most egregious instances of American injustice, and thus merits consideration. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
An awkward and problematic beginning gives way to a provocative, if occasionally histrionic, account of the 1955 trial of the murderers of Emmett Till, one of the flashpoint moments in the early civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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SHARP HORNS ON THE MOON by Carole Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A strong novel, featuring an unusually scary, mercurial ghost. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A lonely fisherman's daughter finds a dubious playmate in this suspenseful ghost story, set in a remote corner of a Florida island. Read full book review >

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BONE JACK by Sara Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A lovely, eerie adventure that balances the ancient magic with its protagonist's very real character growth. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a grim season, one rural tradition seems less like a boys' romp and more like a gateway for the old powers. Read full book review >

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PIRATES IN PAJAMAS by Caroline Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Few will be calmed by this raucous crew's capers, but at least they'll see that sometimes bedtime can be an adventure all its own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar bedtime routine gets a pirate-themed makeover. Read full book review >

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EVEN SUPERHEROES HAVE TO SLEEP by Sara Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A nonessential addition to the evening storytime stack. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Everybody needs to sleep. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"An insider's illuminating, if tactful, appraisal of a defense establishment in transition, as well as of its varied constituencies and critics. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
The low-key memoirs of a retired admiral whose ascent to four- star rank owed more to his world-class skills as a statesman and technocrat than to time at sea. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The author, an award-winning subject specialist on Hawai'i, its customs and culture, includes acknowledgements and citations on the verso. (timeline, map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7+)"
"In school Duke struggled with his lessons, but in the ocean he was a star." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1993

"More to the point, though, it's a consistently absorbing and instructive piece of work with potentially wide appeal. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
The gritty, well-told tale of an overdue change in leadership at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Read full book review >