Search Results: "Colin Bootman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STEEL PAN MAN OF HARLEM by Colin Bootman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Bootman delivers a reimagined "Pied Piper of Hamelin," set in 1940s Harlem. Read full book review >

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FISH FOR THE GRAND LADY by Colin Bootman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Lovely slice of life from a nearby nation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Two young Trinidadian brothers spend an idyllic morning at their favorite fishing spot. Read full book review >

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TINY STITCHES by Gwendolyn Hooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"A good alternative to dense chapter biographies and a rousing tribute to a man unjustly forgotten. (notes, glossary, references) (Picture book. 7-12)"
Hooks (The Noisy Night, 2014, etc.) and Bootman (Hey, Charleston!, 2013, etc.) illuminate the trials and triumphs of Vivien Thomas and his vital role in the development of children's open-heart surgery.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Thumbnail biographies of other changemakers and a timeline follow the text. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
When work was begun on the Lincoln Memorial in 1914, no one could have imagined the history that would later unfold at the site. Read full book review >

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DAD, JACKIE, AND ME by Myron Uhlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"The endpapers, an actual scrapbook of old newspaper articles about Robinson, provide a satisfying context for this ultimately upbeat, multi-dimensional story. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
When Jackie Robinson signs with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 as first baseman, the historic event captures the imagination of one middle-aged man in Brooklyn—the author's father. Read full book review >

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DON’T SAY AIN’T by Irene Smalls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Educators will find this useful for experiencing an historic time not often seen in books for this age level. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Dana lives in Harlem in the 1950s and is smart—so smart that she is selected to go to an integrated school. Read full book review >

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A STORM CALLED KATRINA by Myron Uhlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Simple, affecting prose and intricate, inspired paintings make this one worth sharing for sure. (author's note). (Picture book. 9-12)"
A heartrending story of a New Orleans family's experience through Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"For researchers, however, this is a straightforward—sometimes exciting—story of a remarkable life. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
A chronicle of the life of the soldier, general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, through his decision in the fall of 1995 not to run for president. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Carl Senna
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; chronology; source notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14.)"
The Gulf War showcased the skills and talents of our highest-ranking African-American general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COTTONBALL COLIN by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Young children daunted by how dangerous to mice and other small creatures Colin's world turns out to be may be happier with the sibling support in Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004), illustrated by John Lawrence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a tale pointedly addressed to overprotective adults, a mother mouse finally lets her littlest one go. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1992

"Selection of b&w publicity photos; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An uncritical portrait of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who once reported, ``Mr. President, the world is at peace.'' Reef traces Powell's career path from mediocre South Bronx student to top soldier, devoting some attention to his private life but, except for noting his opposition to Operation Desert Storm, discussing his abilities and philosophy only in vague, conventional terms. Read full book review >