Search Results: "Clifton L. Taulbert"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Lewis's paintings are homage to a simpler time and a close community; his luxurious watercolors portray houses, landscapes, and a town's main street lined with beautiful period automobiles. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A honeyed reminiscence of a real time and place sustains appreciation for its characters, and the gentle humor that informs their daily lives. Read full book review >

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WATCHING OUR CROPS COME IN by Clifton L. Taulbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"I could eber count'') will not play well with most readers. (b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A tepid recollection of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War from a man who watched both primarily from the sidelines. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TRAIN NORTH by Clifton L. Taulbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1992

"Some charming moments, but not the equal of Taulbert's first book as here he fails to mine personalities and situations seemingly laden with possibility."
As a self-styled ``cultural diary,'' this sequel to Taulbert's rich memoir, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1989), often fails to rise above a matter-of-fact blandness. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CLIFF AND THE COLD PLACE by Clifton L. Taulbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"It's to be hoped there will be many more to come. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In 1950s Glen Allan, Mississippi, Little Cliff is introduced to the wider world by a map and an enthusiastic teacher. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CLIFF’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Clifton L. Taulbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"An affecting sequel to Little Cliff and the Porch People (1999) that was the first to offer some of Taulbert's characters from his adult memoirs to young readers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The first day of first grade looms, and Little Cliff has sadly lined up his toys to bid goodbye: " ‘I can't play with y'all no more. Read full book review >

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OF LIFE AND TIME by Clifton L. West III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2017

"A deeply thoughtful account of the demands and rewards of Christian devotion."
An eclectic memoir focuses on the author's spiritual life. Read full book review >

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IMMORTAL MAX by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Pleasant if imperfect, a treat for dog lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will a boy's dream of owning a puppy ever come true? Read full book review >

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SEEKING CASSANDRA by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"An unexpectedly deep mystery with plenty of talking points. (Mystery. 8-12)"
While she's playing detective to find three ancient Plano arrowheads, sheltered 12-year-old Cassie is also gathering clues about life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2013

"An important evaluative study meriting serious public discussion."
We cannot rely on advances in molecular biology to beat the scourge of cancer. So argues journalist Leaf, who got interested in the subject via the impressive success story of the drug Gleevec, which effectively delivers targeted cancer therapy to certain leukemia patients. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"This memoir of anguish and struggle is a story of remarkable strength and unlikely, inexplicable resilience."
A historian sets out to discover his own past. Read full book review >

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JERICHO'S JOURNEY by G. Clifton Wisler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Piper's Ferry, 1990): the characters remain a bit sketchy, but this fast-paced, action-packed pioneer story has believable, well-researched episodes and, in Jericho, a likable narrator with a consistent voice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In 1852, Jericho Wetherby, 12, and his family set off for Texas—where Pa's long been hankering to settle. Read full book review >

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CALEB'S CHOICE by G. Clifton Wisler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Instead of imposing a modern sensibility, Wisler (Mr. Lincoln's Drummer, 1995, etc.), refreshingly, creates a character that is true to his times. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the 1850s, Caleb finds himself at the home of his grandmother in north Texas after his father goes bankrupt. Read full book review >