Search Results: "George C. King"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNG BALBOAS by George C. King
Released: June 28, 2000

"A clever, if unwieldy, tale of childhood in a foreign land."
An intriguing coming-of-age story about a group of children on a U.S. military base in Panama. Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

FIRST FACTS ABOUT AMERICAN HEROES by David C. King
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A well-organized, skillful presentation. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
This entry in the First Facts series offers colorful snapshot biographies of 42 Americans in several accessible sections: ``Colonial America,'' ``American Revolution,'' ``Early United States,'' ``Civil War Era,'' ``Heroes of the West,'' ``Early Twentieth Century,'' and ``America Since 1950.'' Each section is introduced by a description of the era and a chronology of significant events. Read full book review >

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REDSKINS by C. Richard King
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"In the meantime, King shows why this controversy matters well beyond the football field."
This academic analysis suggests that the team name of the NFL's Washington, D.C., franchise is both reprehensible and indefensible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"A stimulating look at the American Revolution by a diligent historian and talented writer."
A fresh view of Britain's attempt to quash an independence movement that didn't have to occur. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF REX NHONGO by C. B. George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A story that promises global reach but settles for narrow domesticity."
The suspicious death of a Zimbabwean general radiates in ways overt and subtle in the lives of five couples in Harare. Read full book review >