Search Results: "Derrick Barnes"


BOOK REVIEW

CROWN by Derrick Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"One of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Safe to say, there's nothing like the feeling of the fresh cut. You feel so extra visible with a fresh new cut, and this book built from that experience translates it in a way never before brought to the children's bookshelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"This series kick-off will publish simultaneously with its second volume, Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme (ISBN: 978-0-545-01761-9). (Fiction. 7-10)"
African-American third-grader Ruby Booker is going to school with her three older and immensely popular brothers for the first time. Read full book review >

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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT
by Julie Danielson

To say that Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James knocked their first picture book out of the ballpark would be an understatement about a book with very little that is understated about it. In the short time it’s been on shelves, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut has garnered a host of starred reviews and much-deserved praise.

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BOOK REVIEW

SID THE SQUID AND THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT JOB by David Derrick
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

Searching for the perfect job, Sid, a giant squid, leaves his ocean home for the big city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KILLING ON WALL STREET by Derrick Niederman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2000

"Here's hoping he travels lighter next time."
This unusual hybrid incorporates a primer on investment into a standard whodunit, as a mathematics professor-turned-securities-analyst-turned-YA author introduces Cliff Cavanaugh, securities analyst-turned-daytrader-turned-detective, called in by his former employers at Rutherford & Hayes to solve the murder of portfolio manager Kyle Hooperman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Super-sleuths might enjoy tying their brains in knots trying to solve these cases; others will be content to allow the mysteries to unfold, and then to turn to the solutions in the back. (index) (Short stories. 11-14)"
For those who have been hot on the trail with Encyclopedia Bown, Nate the Great, and Cam Jensen, Inspector Forsooth's interactive mysteries would seem to be a logical next step. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Ethical ambition isn't an oxymoron, says Bell, but a winding road that likely feeds the spirit more than the pocketbook."
In a quietly energizing treatise, Bell (Constitutional Law/NYU School of Law; Confronting Authority, 1994, etc.) addresses the question of living ethically and with fulfillment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

80's Baby by Derrick Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"An idiosyncratic but compelling coming-of-age memoir."
Fuller recounts the violent and harrowing incidents of his youth in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Bell's clearly written jeremiad, with its moving portrait of the author as exemplary protester, will inspire new examinations of struggles in our citadels of power—perhaps even new protests there. (Author tour)"
A leading African-American scholar of the law, known for decrying the underrepresentation of minorities in the academy, reflects on protest and race in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1992

"Still, despite his lackluster writing, Bell offers insight into the rage, frustration, and yearning of being black in America."
Here, as he did in And We Are Not Saved, Harvard Law School professor Bell offers dramatized accounts of the dilemma of race relations in America. Read full book review >