Search Results: "Cynthia Y. Levinson"


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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: 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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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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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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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 >

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RUFUS AND MAGIC RUN AMOK by Marilyn Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Despite the rather stiff writing, this is good fun and there are no scary parts, offering a Harry Potter substitute for the younger set. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Rufus comes from a family of witches, or as they prefer to call themselves, "empowered ones," who have to spend time studying, memorizing, and meditating, none of which Rufus wants to do. Read full book review >

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THE SILK CODE by Paul Levinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Levinson's debut is not an entirely successful graduation from stories to novel, but future appearances will be eagerly anticipated."
Science-fiction mystery incorporating one of Levinson's popular stories (first published in Analog) about Manhattan forensic detective Phil D'Amato. Read full book review >

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SIXTY-SIX by Barry Levinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"The Baltimore that Levinson evoked so warmly on film eludes him on paper."
High-school buddies move into the tough world of the late '60s in a weakly plotted debut. Read full book review >

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AN ARGUMENT OPEN TO ALL by Sanford Levinson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A cleareyed description and analysis of the thinking of some of the most iconic figures in the political history of the United States."
Levinson (Law and Government/Univ. of Texas; Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance, 2012, etc.) takes us through each of the 85 essays composing The Federalist, looking both at key arguments in those landmark documents and at their enduring relevance.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 >