Search Results: "Elaine Landau"


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INTERRACIAL DATING AND MARRIAGE by Elaine Landau
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 1993

"Straightforward b&w photo portraits of the narrators; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Landau launches into her latest subject with a brief historical overview of African-American/white and Asian/white unions over the past 200 years, emphasizing the Japanese experience in the US. Read full book review >

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DYSLEXIA by Elaine Landau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"For further reading'' (it's true that little is available, but this four-book list exaggerates the lack); index. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A ``First Book'' survey of a common learning disability, including a general description of its possible effects, both functional and emotional; anecdotal glimpses of kids struggling along undiagnosed, misunderstood by teachers and peers; and the outlook for success with specialized help. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Shiite' but not 'Sunni'), skimpy source notes (two-thirds from just two books), and an index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Four months ago, every library in America needed a book for young people on bin Laden; now, this prolific nonfiction author delivers the biography she has spent three years researching. Read full book review >

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TERRORISM by Elaine Landau
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Notes; further reading; index (not seen). (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In a simplified, sensational treatment of a complex topic, Landau digests newspaper, magazine, and TV reports to give a strongly biased account of predicted threats to people in this country. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"B&w photos; notes; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A fair, well-balanced account of abuses of human rights through covert action by government agencies, presenting stories from Eastern Europe, Central America, the Middle East, and the US, and incorporating just enough historical background for basic understanding, including some international involvement (e.g., US training of Central American torturers and Israeli training of the Iranian Savak). Read full book review >

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WE SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST by Elaine Landau
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Excellent b&w portrait photos, past and present; glossary; list of 43 Holocaust organizations; books and articles for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 13+)"
Sixteen men and women describe their Holocaust experiences and tell how they survived. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Includes eco-activities, resource lists and a tally of other major spills. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The cleanup, finger pointing, litigation and economic recovery are still ongoing, but this overview of the Deepwater Horizon disaster offers a short and coherent account of the spill itself, the well's eventual capping and, in broad strokes, the immediate environmental impact. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Elaine Landau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A simply phrased, heavily illustrated introduction to our 42nd president, focusing on his youth and political career but also covering, albeit briefly, his adult private life. Read full book review >

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT by Elaine Landau
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; chronology; resources; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
An author known for extensive digging and incisive reporting (Big Brother Is Watching, etc.) once again hits the mark, unearthing—in newspapers and research materials—facts that few adults and even fewer adolescents know about, e.g., that the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas affair energized women as far away as Japan. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT TO DIE by Elaine Landau
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Photo insert; list of organizations (representing several points of view); source notes (mostly periodicals); further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
The moral issues and changing choices and perceptions wrought by advanced medical technology, which can lead to ``life- saving'' intervention whose value is, at best, deeply problematic. Read full book review >

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POPCORN! by Elaine Landau
by Elaine Landau, illustrated by Brian Lies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Padded with weak wisecracks, superficial generalizations, and outright filler, this isn't about to displace Tomie DePaola's classic Popcorn Book (1978) as an introduction to one of the world's most popular recreational foods. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Not even Lies's (Hamlet and the Magnificent Sandcastle, not reviewed, etc.) realistically drawn figures—children, Pilgrims, and a recurring, mischievous raccoon—manage to add much substance to this jokey once-over. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A valuable, well-researched study of this misunderstood minority of a minority. (Appended with a solid bibliography and a glossary of both Yiddish and Hebrew terms.)"
An engaging look into the philosophies and lifestyles of the various sects of Orthodox Jewish fundamentalists. Read full book review >