Search Results: "Clayton Hanmer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET LIFE OF MONEY by Kira Vermond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A good guide for beginners and browsers, but not suitable for research. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This chatty guide to money works to make the subject appealing to middle-schoolers but is regrettably short on sourcing. Read full book review >

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HALF-TRUTHS AND BRAZEN LIES by Kira Vermond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Yes, sometimes lies grease the wheels—'society would collapse if we told the truth all the time,' say some experts. You wouldn't want that to happen, so let Vermond be your guide. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
We all lie. We can't help it. Read full book review >

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THE LOWDOWN ON DENIM by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Humor and information combine in appealing nonfiction for middle-grade and middle-school readers. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A lighthearted look at the history of everyone's favorite pants couched as a detention report written by a couple of middle-school pranksters. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND by Rita Williams-Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add layers to this warm family story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An African-American youngster is happiest when he can play his harmonica with his bluesman grandfather until tragedy removes the music from his life. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON STONE, FACING OFF by Ena Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Politics and espionage combine for a great read. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Only a few weeks after capturing a ring of kidnappers in Clayton Stone, at Your Service (2015), 13-year-old Clayton Stone is assigned his second mission for the Special Service. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER BEN CLAYTON by Stephen Harrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2011

"A heartening novel about art, war and the tug of family relationships."
A Texas rancher wants to commemorate his son, killed in World War I, by commissioning a statue, but we discover this public act covers up a failed relationship. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Blending scholarship and ironic detachment, an admirably balanced treatment of a politician who provoked anything but objectivity during his Marion Barry-like career. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The first full-length biography—and likely the authoritative one for years to come—of the flamboyant black congressman who, as civil-rights gadfly and as libertine, exemplified the gap between our nation's ideals and practices that was given a name in Gunnar Myrdal's ``American Dilemma.'' Blessed with good looks, eloquence, and a bully pulpit (he succeeded his father as head of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the nation's largest black congregation), Powell became ``Mr. Civil Rights'' in the pre-King era by combining agitation and electoral politics. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE by Ena Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Clayton's endearing senses of loyalty to and responsibility for both family and friends is the undercurrent that gives this story depth and sets it apart from the rest. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Thirty-six hours and one intercepted phone call from the president of the United States is all it takes for 12-year-old Clayton Stone to go from an average, lacrosse-playing seventh-grader to secret agent for the U.S. Special Service. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; source notes, bibliography, index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In an excellent summary of the history, development, and controversies surrounding affirmative action—the US government's initiative to assure better employment opportunities for women and people of color—Hanmer concentrates especially on how the program applies to African-Americans. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AWESOME by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not awe-ful. (Inspirational picture book. 6-8, adult)"
The creator of An Awesome Book! (2012) and its titularly similar companions offers an alphabet of uplift. Read full book review >