Search Results: "Cynthia Y. Levinson"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A moving record of young people rising at a pivotal historical moment, based on original interviews and archival research as well as published sources. (photos, timeline, endnotes, multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Triumph and tragedy in 1963 "Bombingham," as children and teens pick up the flagging civil rights movement and give it a swift kick in the pants. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A fascinating, thoughtful, and provocative look at what in the Constitution keeps the United States from being 'a more perfect union.' (timeline, bibliography, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
The United States Constitution has been amended 27 times since its 1788 ratification, but the Levinsons make the reasonable and compelling case that further revision will make it even more efficient and just. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Enchanting indeed—and inspiring as well. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Welcome to a particular type of circus—where the child performers may just change the world "one acrobat, contortionist, and flyer at a time." Read full book review >

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON by Cynthia Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A respectful, insightful, and inspiring portrait of a fiercely ambitious, remarkably successful woman who has changed the face of American politics. (photos, notes, bibliography) (Biography. 8-12)"
An admiring biography chronicles the life and many remarkable accomplishments of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from childhood to her campaign to become the Democratic candidate for U.S. president in 2016. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A vivid reminder that it took a community to fight segregation and the community responded. (author's note, timeline, recipe, sources) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Readers can decide whether, were they in Audrey's shoes, they would make the same dangerous decision. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 2012

"An illuminating look at sacred cows and sacred documents."
Constitutional law scholar Levinson (Law/Univ. of Texas; Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (And How We the People Can Correct It), 2006, etc.) studies the many flavors and occasional flaws of the constitutions that vie to hold our allegiances. Read full book review >

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THE CONSCIOUSNESS PLAGUE by Paul Levinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Some of the angles don't add up, but, still, this is a much-improved outing, with intriguing if far-fetched speculation, solid sleuthing, and agreeably baffling suspects."
More science fiction-ish sleuthing for New York City forensic detective Phil D'Amato (The Silk Code, 1999). Read full book review >

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BORROWED TIDES by Paul Levinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"None of this, unfortunately, is compelling or intriguing or even very interesting: a creaky idea given a limply inconclusive, ho-hum workout."
Account of an ill-fated first interstellar voyage, from the author of The Silk Code (1999). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A cogently argued account that lays bare the similarities and differences between the world today and earlier theoretical shortcomings."
An economic historian challenges both politicians and economists in this account of why the post-World War II economic boom came to an end and what followed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1997

"As it stands, The Soft Edge is too soft, and without taste."
The ``soft edge'' of the title refers to the intangibles surrounding technology's impact on society. Read full book review >

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NO BOYS ALLOWED by Marilyn Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A slick journey through well- traveled, much-abused territory; it's hard to care about Cassie's superficially reported woes. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When, by page 15, Cassie decides to keep her father's stamp collection even though she's angrily throwing out all his other possessions, any suspense as to the outcome of this novel of divorce's aftermath is effectively void. Read full book review >