Search Results: "Ed Gordon"


BOOK REVIEW

GORDON PARKS by Ann Parr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A substandard, message-driven production, of limited value to libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Based on an interview with Parks, now in his 90s, and built on his mother's childhood challenge, "What a white boy can do, you can too—and no excuses," Parr's profile briefly traces the photographer/writer/filmmaker's career from early struggles in Minnesota to his memoir for adults, Hungry Heart (2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The research seems sound enough, but one-dimensional characters and consistently clumsy prose doom this first of a series. There may be a story worth telling here, but the grandson of Sinclair Lewis hasn't found it yet."
Chunky, clunky debut novel about a one-time slave who fights Confederates, injustice, ignorance, racism, Native Americans, whatever—all superheroically. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORENCE GORDON by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Always a pleasure to read for his well-drawn characters, quiet insight and dialogue that crackles with wit, Morton here raises his own bar in all three areas. He also joins a sadly small club of male writers who have created memorable heroines."
Unexpected celebrity and long-absent family members distract a heroically cantankerous 1960s-era activist in the summer of 2009 as she reluctantly confronts the challenges of age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORDON PARKS by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Parks' photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America; this book gives him to young readers. (afterword, author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
He aimed his camera lens at fashion models and at struggling African-American workers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXCELLENT ED by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A warm, welcome reminder that everyone is excellent at something. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ed, the Ellis family dog, has many talents, but none of them matches the excellence of the five Ellis children's—or so he thinks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2008

"A labor of love of great value to Yankees fans and hard-core baseball junkies, but not too many others."
Everything you need to know—and much, much more—about a baseball magnate you probably didn't know existed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRIVER'S ED by Caroline B. Cooney
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

``If the parents only knew'' is the theme of this story of teenagers caught in the tragic results of a thoughtless prank. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Cottom does a good job of making the name 'Lower Ed' stick, and she makes a solid case for reviewing the entire system of higher education for openness of opportunity."
An informal sociological study of diploma mills and their often ripped-off discontents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAITH ED by Linda K. Wertheimer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A worthwhile study marred by bias."
Narrow examination of the teaching of religion in America's public schools. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDEAD ED by Rotterly Ghoulstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Discriminating readers may want to look elsewhere. (Funny horror. 9-12)"
Bad enough being a newly undead nerd...but Ed's renegade left arm is trying to kill him! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALT ED by Catherine Atkins
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Otherwise, a complex and stellar work. (Fiction. YA)"
Atkins (When Jeff Comes Home, 2002) offers an anxious and tender story, excellently written on a theme of peer acceptance. Read full book review >