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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MAKING MUSIC WITH MUDDY
by Julie Danielson

I love to see well-crafted picture book biographies of musicians. Some of my favorite picture books ever fall into this category—Chris Raschka’s Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Andrea Davis Pinkney’s Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; Gary Golio’s Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow,illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; and Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey, also ...


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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 EDUCATION OF HARRIET HATFIELD by May Sarton
Released: June 12, 1989

The latest novel from poet/essayist/fiction-writer Sarton deals with many of the themes in her 1984 journal, At Seventy: aging; death of a (woman) lover; the need to "build bridges" in society rather than create a segregated gay culture; the joys of friendship, gardens, and pets. Read full book review >

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THE NOBLE PATH by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"May (The Man With No Face, 1981) gives his Mission: Impossible yarn the boost of sharp locations, passionate decrials of the world's indifference to the region's suffering, and a distinctly original handling of the genre's conventions."
Deadeyed British soldier-of-fortune Jack Elliot—hired in 1978 by wealthy Cambodian refugee Ang Yuon to retrieve the family he abandoned during the evacuation of Phnom Penh—runs into all the obstacles you'd expect, and then some. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND MASK by Julian May
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 28, 1994

"Again patchy and irritatingly inconclusive; but May handles both the psychic complications and the family interactions with pleasing skill, and the upshot is another probable crowd-pleaser- -though no place for newcomers to start."
Book two of May's Galactic Milieu trilogy (Jack the Bodiless, 1991) is a leisurely account of the events that led up to the Metapsychic Rebellion of 2083 and precipitated the action of May's previous tetralogy, the Saga of Pliocene Exile. Read full book review >

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BLACKLIGHT BLUE by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A cerebral, chilling tale bound to burnish May's reputation."
A ruthless killer targets a solver of cold cases. Read full book review >