Search Results: "Doreen Rappaport"


BOOK REVIEW

DOREEN by Ilana Manaster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"While some might find pleasure in the ironic tone of this novel, overall it's trifling at best. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray set in a New England prep school. Read full book review >

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THE LIZZIE BORDEN TRIAL by Doreen Rappaport
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Forty b&w photos and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In ``you be the jury'' format, a re-creation of a notorious 19th-century murder trial, complete with contradictory testimony, inflammatory press reports, and the defendant's emotional reactions. Read full book review >

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42 IS NOT JUST A NUMBER by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A pinch hitter, at best, behind a strong lineup of competitors. (timeline, endnotes, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A tribute to a man who spoke out forthrightly against racial injustice—until, on a larger stage, he let his deeds do the talking. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Thorough, deeply researched and stylistically clear, this is a necessary, exemplary book. (pronunciation guide, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
In a book that is the very model of excellence in nonfiction, Rappaport dispels the old canard that the Jews entered the houses of death as lambs led to the slaughter. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Bracing and inspirational. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The subtitle here is misleading: though they all took unusual risks, these six women were not merely daredevils. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF RED BIRD by Doreen Rappaport
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1997

In this moving work, Rappaport (Tinker vs. Read full book review >

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TINKER VS. DES MOINES by Doreen Rappaport
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: June 30, 1993

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction, 11+)"
An illumination of the issues raised in an important 1965 case testing students' civil liberties. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH STARTED ALL THE TROUBLE by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Rappaport makes this long struggle palpable and relevant, while Faulkner adds a winning mix of gravitas and high spirits. (biographical thumbnails, chronology, sources, websites, further reading, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
Rappaport examines the salient successes and raw setbacks along the 144-year-long road between the nation's birth and women's suffrage. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A lively, if unusual, take on the pop-culture icon, whose music is as fresh today as it was then. (author's note, illustrator's note, important dates, discography, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. All ages)"
In their latest collaboration, Rappaport and Collier combine a spare, poetic text and watercolor-and-collage illustrations to introduce readers to John Lennon and as varied references as Lewis Carroll, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, the war in Vietnam, and the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Readers will hear his voice echo in this presentation. (timeline, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Beginning with the startling cover, which contains only the face of Martin Luther King Jr., with his smile broad, and his eyes crinkled in laughter, this title intrigues. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK'S JOURNEY by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fittingly inspirational tribute to a most praiseworthy man. (author's note, illustrator's note, important dates, selected research sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Brilliantly crafted words, both written and spoken, defined Frederick Douglass' dedication to the abolition of slavery and achievement of dignity for all peoples. Read full book review >