Search Results: "Gloria Steinem"


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OUTRAGEOUS ACTS AND EVERYDAY REBELLIONS by Gloria Steinem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1983

"If some of the ideas here sound hackneyed, she has honest claim to them."
The world didn't lose a great journalist when Gloria Steinem focused her energies on feminist activism—but because she was a working journalist (and, from 1968, political columnist for first-person-prone New York magazine), the light bulb goes on right here. Read full book review >

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MOVING BEYOND WORDS by Gloria Steinem
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1994

"For someone who has accomplished so much in a world not always receptive to visions of feminist change, Steinem keeps getting better and better. (Author tour)"
This outstanding collection of essays provides a history of the feminist movement based on Steinem's personal experience. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN by Gloria Steinem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 1992

"A piquant counterpoint to recently revitalized, outer-directed feminist fashion."
In the wake of such feminist calls-to-arms as Susan Faludi's Backlash (p. 1133), Paula Kamen's Feminist Fatale (p. 1137), and Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth (p. 389), Steinem's inwardly turned examination of how men and women sabotage themselves by suppressing the ``child within'' appears decidedly retro. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE ON THE ROAD by Gloria Steinem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"An invigoratingly candid memoir from a giant of women's rights."
A respected feminist activist's memoir about the life lessons she learned as a peripatetic political organizer. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN MUSIC by Gloria Kamen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Dishearteningly, it lacks a discography that could bring the book's audience even closer to Felix and Fanny's music. (b&w illustrations, not seen, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Felix Mendelssohn's music ushers in most marriages; his sister Fanny's music remains mostly unpublished and unperformed. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARED by Gloria Whelan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"This will be a new subject for most young readers, and it will be eye opening. (epilogue, bibliography) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When she was little, Silvia loved visiting the zoo, where "danger was safely caged," and the theater, where the misery and murder on stage disappeared when the curtain came down. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Purchase as interest in the series demands. (Science fiction. YA)"
Jumping directly from the cliffhanger ending of The Clones (2002), the latest entry in Skurzynski's post-apocalyptic series finds the genetically enhanced Corgan piloting a scavenged aircraft across a ravaged continent, fleeing from the uprising fomented by the psychopathic genius Brigand. Read full book review >

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THE WANIGAN by Gloria Whelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2002

"Still, readers will enjoy meeting this spirited 11-year-old, and may even be tempted to seek out Cornelia Meigs's Newbery Honor winning Swift River (1932, 1994) for a similarly rousing voyage. (author's note, illustrations not seen) (Fiction. 9-11)"
"I will be forced to live in low circumstances," moans bookish Annabel Lee as she and her mother prepare to follow her father and other lumberjacks down Michigan's Au Sable River aboard a "wanigan," or floating kitchen/supply raft, with a winter's crop of logs. Read full book review >

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LISTENING FOR LIONS by Gloria Whelan
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"Readers will cheer as the truth sets Rachel free, and as she, against all odds, becomes a doctor and returns to Africa to rebuild the hospital where her father healed patients before her. (glossary, author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Raised in British East Africa, Rachel knows well that when parents die, their young are vulnerable to attack. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Though readers must remember that this is all fiction, the result is a rich evocation of a fascinating experiment. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Famous for the depiction of her family in Little Women, Louisa May Alcott had many more adventures only hinted at in her surviving childhood diaries. Read full book review >