Search Results: "Gary May"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"Superb history combined with superficial punditry."
May (History/Univ. of Delaware; The Informant: The FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo, 2011, etc.) explores the agitation for, and the passage and continuing significance of, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"May's meticulous research and lucid presentation set a formidable standard for future scholars aiming to uncover government secrets."
A revealing chronicle of the life of William W. Remington, a casualty of the McCarthy era's anti-Communist fervor. Read full book review >

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PAINTING THE STORY OF A SONG WITH CHARLOTTE RILEY-WEBB
by Julie Danielson

Gary Golio’s newest picture book is, in many ways, the biography of a song. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, tells the story of how Holiday and Abel Meeropol—the son of Jewish immigrants, who was himself outraged by discrimination against African Americans in the 1930s—joined forces to create one of the ...


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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

KIKI by Kyla May
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A good choice for girls who love sparkles. (Fiction. 6-8)"
"I am Kiki, World-Famous Style Star!" Read full book review >

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THE FALCONER by Elizabeth May
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers may not be anxious for the next overwrought volume. (fae taxonomy) (Steampunk. 13-17)"
Steampunk fantasy based on Scots folklore. Read full book review >

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LIFE! DEATH! PRIZES! by Stephen May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"A graphically up-to-date coming-of-age tale, with some very strong language and plenty of British slang. Provocative! Bittersweet! Promising!"
Left in charge of his young brother after their mother is killed, 19-year-old Billy Smith does a spectacularly bad job of coping. Read full book review >

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GOSIA'S CHILDREN by Iris May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Uninspired prose makes this family epic less affecting that it ought to be."
Through two world wars, a German mother strives to bond with her estranged children in a debut novel inspired by real-life family history. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH SACRIFICE by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"May's second look at China past and present (The Firemaker, 2005, etc.) is an electrifying mixture of mystery, romance and history."
A pair of former lovers are forced into an uneasy working relationship by a series of gruesome murders. Read full book review >

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PILATE’S WIFE by Antoinette May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Suffers from an unlikely, sweetly sentimental conclusion, but May's vivid settings, founded in research, make this quick read of a romantic adventure enjoyable."
Fiction debut from May (Passionate Pilgrim, 1993, etc.) makes an unlikely romantic heroine of Claudia, wife of the Roman magistrate who presided over the crucifixion. Read full book review >

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CAST IRON by Peter May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The last shall be best."
Forensic detective Enzo Macleod solves a challenging cold-case murder that dates back more than 20 years. Read full book review >