Search Results: "F. Michael Higginbotham"


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GHOSTS OF JIM CROW by F. Michael Higginbotham
NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2013

"A book worthy of a wide audience and wide discussion."
A vision of enhancing racial equality—or simply lessening racial inequality—in America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"A persuasively argued, though dense and occasionally pedantic treatise—will appeal to students of literature and liberal politics."
Examination of the mid-20th-century novels that reenergized the Democratic Party's staid image. Read full book review >

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AGOSTINO by Alberto Moravia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Perceptive and razor-sharp insights into the agony of adolescence."
Originally published in 1945, this novel about the loss of innocence shines in a new translation. Read full book review >

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TELL ME ABOUT SEX, GRANDMA by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With its strong message about sexual assault, this is a necessary addition to sex-education collections. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small child asks Grandma what sex is and gets a wise response. Read full book review >

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DEATH IS STUPID by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"'We don't get to keep everyone we love who has ever lived. But we do get to remember them': so true. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Observations, advice, comfort, and ways of thinking about one of life's "ordinary terrible things." Read full book review >

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PINCH AND DASH MAKE SOUP by Michael J. Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Here's hoping more servings of this charming duo will make it to the (reading) table. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Daley's easy-reading text about good friends learning to cooperate is served up just right with Yezerski's illustrations in pen, ink and watercolor. Read full book review >

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THREE HORSES by Erri De Luca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Delicious, frivolous and occasionally ludicrous."
A keenly romantic tale of loss and solace from Italian novelist de Luca (God's Mountain, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"A blend of humor and thought-provoking content guaranteed to stimulate readers' intellect."
An unexpectedly fun collection of essays exploring the link between coffee and philosophy. Read full book review >

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Assured Destruction by Michael F. Stewart
Released: March 22, 2013

"A fun, fast-paced thriller guaranteed to distract teens from Facebook for at least a little while."
The real-world consequences of a teenage hacker's online exploits threaten to bring down her familybusiness in the first book of Stewart's (Ruination, 2012, etc.) projected teen thriller series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"A well-researched, well-documented, and highly readable account."
A history of the Hamitic hypothesis, from its origins in the story of Noah's disgraced son Ham in the book of Genesis to its presence in the Rwandan genocide of recent decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Important but occasionally tedious analysis of a most critical period in our history. (map; 8 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
It wasn't slavery per se but the debates about the extension of slavery into new territories and states that sent the nation careening into civil war, argues Holt (History/Univ. of Virginia) in a work that aims at a broader audience than did his The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party (1999). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2005

"At times melodramatic and uneven, but ultimately, entertaining historical fiction."
A noblewoman pays the price for her loyalty to an unpopular king and her unfaithful husband. Read full book review >