Search Results: "Dina Colman"


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Four Quadrant Living by Dina Colman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Useful tools for living a more balanced life."
An easy approach to integrating different realms of your life and achieving a healthy lifestyle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The light of Colman's bright prose brings these women to the front once again, and young readers and researchers will be astonished and delighted at their bravery. (bibliography, photo credits, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Using contemporary newspaper clippings and headlines as well as photographs that capture vivid historical moments, Colman offers an overview of a subject too often neglected in children's biography. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 3, 1995

"An important contribution. (statistics, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
With this year's flurry of interest in WW II brought on by a succession of 50th Anniversary celebrations, many will be looking for serious social histories to round out the study of this period. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2011

"A mildly interesting way to introduce artistic expression to a preschool audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A child's inquisitive search for a lost pencil takes him on an imaginary tour. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2000

"A must-have for most collections. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A brief discussion of the development and persistence of gender roles acts as an introduction to this excellent overview of what it has meant to be a girl in this country, from pre-colonial times to the present. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Chronology; bibliography; index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
An informative, inspiring, and strongly sympathetic biography of a major feminist hero of the 20's, 30's, and 40's, especially effective in presenting Perkins's achievements in their historical context. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2010

"A wildly partisan paean to Adrià and a celebration of culinary wonders."
Saveur co-founder and former Gourmet magazine columnist Andrews (The Country Cooking of Ireland, 2009, etc.) chronicles and applauds the career of Ferran Adrià, a chef whose El Bulli restaurant became a lighthouse of innovation and experimentation. Read full book review >

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DRAWN FROM WATER by Dina Elenbogen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2015

"Elenbogen occasionally illuminates important themes of identity, but there is much more to learn about these Ethiopian Jews. Perhaps one day one of them will tell the whole story; this is just an introduction."
Soul-searching memoir of the author's visits to Israel and how she discovered an Ethiopian Jewish community in the process. Read full book review >

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REFUGE by Dina Nayeri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A vital, timely novel about what it means to seek refuge."
An expatriate Iranian woman struggles to reconcile her European life with her background. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING by Penny Colman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The solid bibliography does include some fine resources, such as 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (2001) by Catherine O'Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac. (author's note, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
After surveying "competing claims" for the first Thanksgiving from 1541 on, in Texas, Florida, Maine, Virginia and Massachusetts, Colman decides in favor of the 1621 event with the English colonists and Wampanoag as the first "because the 1621 event was more like the Thanksgiving that we celebrate today." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Plenty of readers will want to sit down with this one. (Index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Colman digests information from the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Information Bureau of Chicago, and a healthy variety of other sources, producing a juicy excursion into several gross but undeniably engrossing topics. Read full book review >