Search Results: "Christiane Kohl"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"A story of hallucinatory grotesqueness told in an appalled voice that separates fact from rumor and grows rightfully angrier until the very bitter end. (8 pp. b&w photographs)"
A tale of foul and petty mistrust, nastiness, corruption, and careerism that led to a man's beheading and the incarceration of his charge, during the Nazi Nuremberg years. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Western Civilization,'' and unlikely to appeal to general readers, but very useful, nonetheless, for serious students who really want to know what those twenty-dollar words mean. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Best-known for his exposÇs of conditions in inner-city schools, Kohl pursues educational reform at a different level with this dictionary of important terms in the arts, philosophy, logic, critical thinking, linguistics, and the social sciences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Impressive reportage, a fearless commitment to seeing what there is to see, and a strong sense of history: a fine work of literary travel, one that honors its subjects."
A travel writer's anabasis through a country that is no country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2010

"An entrancing journey through the lower depths."
A sensitive, wildly out-of-control girl grows up battling drug addiction and manic-depression in this memoir of dysfunction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"No answers here, but lots of provocative questions amid sobs, sighs and odes to joy."
Everything you ever wanted to know about in vitro fertilization. Read full book review >

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ABC LOVE by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An emotional mess. Here's hoping Engel finds a text worthy of her playful art. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Children and their grown-ups explore the ABCs of love. Read full book review >

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ABC YOGA by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Still, a sturdy and playful introduction to the popular practice of an ancient tradition. (Board book. 2-4)"
A multihued cast of characters introduce yoga to preschoolers and toddlers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"If grade-schoolers are truly equipped to comprehend a past of poll taxes, lynching and institutional hatred in the place of the current pieties, then Kohl's lesson plan will serve them well."
Everything you know about Rosa Parks is wrong—unless you've been studying with education-reform activist Kohl (A Grain of Poetry, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, this is a book that will recharge a teacher's batteries."
Creed mixed with memoir by a veteran educator. Read full book review >

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Released: July 15, 1995

"The essence of PC educational ideals."
The self-styled radical educator (``I Won't Learn from You,'' 1994, etc.) collects meandering, utterly predictable essays on the importance of narrative in the education of children. Read full book review >

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ZOO STATION by Christiane F.
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Disturbing but compelling. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
An eloquent memoir of teen drug abuse from 1970s Berlin retains a contemporary feel in a new translation. Read full book review >