Search Results: "David L. Kirp"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 12, 1989

Case histories of how nine school-systems and their communities reacted when faced with a student afflicted with the AIDS virus or living with someone with AIDS. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 2013

"Teachers, concerned parents, political leaders—Kirp's book has something for everyone, and it deserves the widest possible audience discussion."
Hopeful news from the education front. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Skeptics will argue that this is a pipe dream; despite a carefully outlined budget in the appendix, it's a valid point. However, the author provides an important, well-researched wake-up call, and any part of it that educators and lawmakers take into account is worthwhile."
A comprehensive, community-based plan for education and child development. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Replete with extensive notes and a chronology of events in Mount Laurel, Camden, and the world beyond New Jersey, this book will largely appeal to students of public policy. (14 pages b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An informative but unimaginative account of a trilogy of critical judicial decisions affecting zoning and subsidized housing for poor blacks in a southern New Jersey suburb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BICYCLE MAN by David L. Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Honest but not especially engaging. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The setting—1927 in a Southern small town—matches the old-fashioned feel of this quiet story of loss and hope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Last Chore by David L. Dahl
Released: Jan. 10, 2016

"A pleasing fantasy, especially for tween girls who love horses."
In this novella for middle-grade readers, a girl and her horse are threatened by wildfire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Valuable for outlining the major and hitherto relatively unremarked parallels between the two experiences, and for doing so in a cool and dispassionate way."
A comparison of the role of intellectuals in opposing the wars in Algeria and Vietnam, respectively, by Schalk (History/Vassar). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Olivia's Story by David L. Dahl
Released: June 10, 2016

"An entertaining mashup of history and fantasy, with a likably audacious heroine plotting against the Nazis."
During World War II, the future of two worlds—human and fairy—depends on a young American woman in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HANDY PRESIDENTS ANSWER BOOK by David L. Hudson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A serious piece of presidential scrutiny. (Reference. 10 & up)"
A beefy contribution to presidential studies, the kind of resource from which one could easily build an interesting term report for school. Read full book review >

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CALEB'S WARS by David L. Dudley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Provocative and interesting. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In small-town Georgia in 1944, 15-year-old Caleb is surrounded by war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Useful captions accompany the many full-color illustrations of artwork and photographs. (notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This lively look at escapades of daring men—and a surprising number of women—who risked their lives flying in balloons will appeal to adventure, history and science buffs—and perhaps steampunk fans as well. Read full book review >