Search Results: "Giovanni Caviezel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2017

"Science and anecdote intertwine in this close examination of the bonds that bind humans together."
How and why intimacy is important in life. Read full book review >

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RACISM 101 by Nikki Giovanni
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1994

"Unfortunately, though, without the cutting edge consistently applied, these views of society and culture tend to ramble and reminisce more than drive the point home, leaving a favorable—but less than lasting—impression."
From bestselling poet Giovanni, recently appointed professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic: over two dozen short essays, personal and political, on topics ranging from Spike Lee's Malcolm X to matters of family and friends While working primarily in the public realm by writing about various aspects of American life as she has encountered them in the past few years, Giovanni also leaves room for more intimate ruminations: on moving to Virginia; on the vagaries of teaching poetry; or on the significance of buying a candy-red sports car. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"An important work to handsell, booktalk and embrace. (foreword, lyrics, biographical notes, bibliography/source notes, recommended recordings, indexes) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Giovanni's slim, personal exploration of the historical underpinnings of the spirituals presents a unique perspective on a topic rarely examined in young-adult literature. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 1996

"This is a fine collection whatever the need: for poetry shelves, black history collections, social consciousnessraising sessions, cultural literacy courses—or for anyone who likes the sight of words that shimmy shimmy shimmy on the page. (Poetry. 11+)"
An annotated collection of poems from the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, presented by a master teacher and a terrific storyteller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"An enjoyable illumination of 'that most private and shadowy territory, our emotions.'"
A molecular biologist offers a meditation on the different ways in which we can know ourselves. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY CLIENTS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB by Giovanni Diviacchi
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2006

"A thin attorney-friendly joke book that mostly skewers clients."
A stand-up comic and author compiles a collection of lawyer jokes but with a difference. Read full book review >

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IF by Rudyard Kipling
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Giovanni Manna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The poem is widely available in collections, but this rendition—an ethereal alternative to the edition illustrated with photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (2007)—makes a lovely keepsake. (introduction) (Picture book. 8-12)"
Though at times symbolic or only obliquely related to the adjacent lines, Manna's graceful images lend luminous visual notes to Kipling's stately prescription for maturity. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Before closing with an unlikely feel-good ending the jury reaches a verdict, but readers—children too, though the author more pointedly addresses parents, politicians and school administrators—may want to continue the discussion. (Folklore. 9-11, adult)"
In a stout defense of the value of art, Giovanni literally puts the ants on trial for leaving the grasshopper out in the cold. Read full book review >