Search Results: "Gerald L. Jackson"


BOOK REVIEW

A FATHER'S MESSAGE by Gerald L. Jackson
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A worthy bedtime read filled with love and valuable insights."
Jackson relays a beautiful note to his young son—and to all young people—in his children's book. Read full book review >

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GETTING DOWN TO EARTH
by Julie Danielson

Earth Day 2017 may have passed, but I’m a firm believer in the notion that, as many bumper stickers like to so succinctly put it, Earth Day is every day. I’ve been keeping my eye out for picture books—the fictional, story-time types, that is—that get children thinking about this planet we live on and how to best take care of ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A professor's lecture notes run amok."
Forty years after the heydey of the Civil Rights movement, blacks find themselves in a quandary, unable to deduce who is racist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2001

"For those seeking mystic union with the universe, Schroeder may provide some hints in the right direction—but he is not to everyone's taste."
Physicist and Biblical scholar Schroeder (The Science of God, 1997, etc.) argues that the origins of life and the universe are God-driven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FERRYLAND VISITOR by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"An interesting, mysterious story with memorable illustrations. (author's note, publisher's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
This slightly spooky tale, based on a true story, recalls a mysterious visitor to the Squires family, who were living in a lighthouse in Newfoundland in the 1970s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD THURMAN’S GREAT HOPE by Kai Jackson Issa
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The author ends with Thurman's college graduation and never discusses his significance as a strong advocate of nonviolence—but readers may be tempted by the text's very spareness to seek out more information about him and his legacy. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Though rigidly purposeful, this important profile introduces young readers to a Civil Rights Movement figure who should be better known. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMPOLITE CONVERSATIONS by Cora Daniels
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Lively discussion, occasionally sloppy prose and refreshing candor from two keen observers."
Two accomplished black professionals alternate outspoken, provocative views that revolve around race relations in America. Read full book review >

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MIMI’S DADA CATIFESTO by Shelley Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Completely spectacular. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
This engaging picture book delivers a pleasurable story, dazzling artwork and a fascinating introduction to Dadaism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY by Gerald McDermott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"This final volume in McDermott's sextet of trickster tales is as full of kid appeal and entertaining as the rest and, like them, will power many an energetic read-aloud. (Picture book/folktale. 5-10)"
Monkey wants some mangoes and Crocodile wants some monkey—and neither is about to give up in this traditional Indian trickster tale. Read full book review >

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CREATION by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Accessible to small children but resonant enough for older ones, reverent and magnificent. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Decades of turning myth into gorgeously imaged picture books culminates in McDermott's powerful rendering of the creation story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fine addition to the body of work by a proven master. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Jabutí, the flute-playing tortoise, may not be as well known in North America as some of his fellow tricksters like Coyote or Ananse, but there are many stories about him in Amazonian folklore, first recorded as long ago as 1875. Read full book review >