Search Results: "Gordon C. James"


BOOK REVIEW

CROWN by Derrick Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"One of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Safe to say, there's nothing like the feeling of the fresh cut. You feel so extra visible with a fresh new cut, and this book built from that experience translates it in a way never before brought to the children's bookshelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABBY TAKES A STAND by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"An excellent introduction to a promising new series. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Maggie Rae and her cousins visit their grandmother's attic to find scraps of time, remembrances from her family's past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SONG FOR HARLEM by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"But for newcomers to the period, this will serve as a taste of this rich period in American history. (Fiction. 6-9)"
McKissack's third offering in her Scraps of Time historical fiction for new readers examines the life of fictional Lilly Belle Turner in 1928 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWAY WEST by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A must for young history buffs. (timeline) (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1879 and 13-year-old Everett Turner is stowing away on a supply boat to St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMPY by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"There has been little written about Campanella in recent years, but Adler fills that void admirably. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Roy Campanella was a beloved catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Scholars and buffs alike will find the volume enthralling. (History Book Club main selection)"
In a meticulous, exhaustive, yet highly readable account, Thomas has done for the Battle of the Wilderness what others have done for Gettysburg, Antietam, and other Civil War battles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON STOPS HERE by James Gordon Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1994

"Are we there yet?"
From Bennett (My Father's Geisha, 1990): a slackly plotted chronicle of an endless family car trip—at times enlivened by the appealing voices and quirky viewpoints of the kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"While health-care professionals are the primary audience, there's much here to interest and perhaps amaze anyone who has ever been a patient."
A lively, entertaining, and well-documented introduction to the history of unconventional medicine in the US over the past two centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 3, 1994

"A first-rate status report on a large corner of the earth that could have the EC and NAFTA scrambling to match its breakneck pace. (Graphs; maps throughout—not seen)"
An instructive appraisal of the ongoing shift in the world economy's balance of industrial power from the North Atlantic to the Pacific Basin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIXON'S TEN COMMANDMENTS OF STATECRAFT by James C. Humes
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Most interesting as an example of the movement to rehabilitate Nixon's reputation, but also worth reading as a treatise on diplomacy."
The insights available here are not limited to those intended by the author. Read full book review >