Search Results: "Evelyn C. White"


BOOK REVIEW

ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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MY HEART IS BROKEN, BUT MY RESOLVE IS NOT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2 - Eleventy Billion
Talky Talk: Switcheroo
Bonus Factor:
 Untold Stories
Relationship Status: Actually, Could You Introduce Me to Your (Nonfiction) Friend?

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face

As stunning – and familiar – as this is ...


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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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A. LINCOLN by Ronald C. White Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"Likely to be frequently cited during the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth."
Huntington Library fellow White (The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words, 2005, etc.) offers a lively, comprehensive life of the 16th president. Read full book review >

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THE BLIND SIDE OF THE HEART by Michael C. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"But White's narrative is strong enough to overcome his own verbosity and provides some nice twists along the way."
Editor and novelist White (American Fiction IV, 1993, etc.; the mystery A Brother's Blood, 1996) describes the trial of a Catholic priest for sodomy and murder in a small Massachusetts town. Read full book review >

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MARKED MEN by Michael C. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Despite the occasional clinker, this bittersweet world of average folks just trying to get by is well worth the visit."
Novelist White (The Blind Side of the Heart, 1999, etc.) offers an uneven collection of 12 stories about ordinary people suddenly blind-sided by the vagaries of life. Read full book review >

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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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Released: Oct. 12, 2009

"Sure to please educators, parents and anyone interested in regional Tennessee history."
The story of a pioneering high school that uniquely records the challenges, struggles and triumphs by one Tennessee community to provide an equal and quality education to African-American students during the age of school segregation and beyond. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

A tantalizing irony: to get to know what kind of short stories aren't being published in America these days, you can look between the covers of this book and find exactly 20 of the year's best stories that aren't—are?—being published. Read full book review >

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A BROTHER'S BLOOD by Michael C. White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 1996

"The mystery plot is tired and slack, but White's lovely way with Libby's cracked voice may well win his share of crossover readers."
An earnest first novel from anthologist/storyteller White (American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers, Vols. Read full book review >