Search Results: "Gordon McMillan"


BOOK REVIEW

SCOUT by Gordon McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An enthusiastic effort, but with lackluster results. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A dog searches for his lost ball and finds friends in this pedestrian tale. Read full book review >

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GORDON PARKS by Ann Parr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A substandard, message-driven production, of limited value to libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Based on an interview with Parks, now in his 90s, and built on his mother's childhood challenge, "What a white boy can do, you can too—and no excuses," Parr's profile briefly traces the photographer/writer/filmmaker's career from early struggles in Minnesota to his memoir for adults, Hungry Heart (2005). Read full book review >

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GORDON PARKS by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Parks' photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America; this book gives him to young readers. (afterword, author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
He aimed his camera lens at fashion models and at struggling African-American workers. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The research seems sound enough, but one-dimensional characters and consistently clumsy prose doom this first of a series. There may be a story worth telling here, but the grandson of Sinclair Lewis hasn't found it yet."
Chunky, clunky debut novel about a one-time slave who fights Confederates, injustice, ignorance, racism, Native Americans, whatever—all superheroically. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORENCE GORDON by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Always a pleasure to read for his well-drawn characters, quiet insight and dialogue that crackles with wit, Morton here raises his own bar in all three areas. He also joins a sadly small club of male writers who have created memorable heroines."
Unexpected celebrity and long-absent family members distract a heroically cantankerous 1960s-era activist in the summer of 2009 as she reluctantly confronts the challenges of age. Read full book review >

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THE EMANCIPATION OF CECILY MCMILLAN by Cecily McMillan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A revealing memoir, though one that perhaps reveals aspects of the author's character she didn't intend to showcase."
In her first book, Occupy Wall Street protester McMillan tells the story of her arrest, trial, and imprisonment and the personal history that shaped her activism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"A snappy, concise collection of satisfying, easy-to-prepare recipes for harried home cooks, locavores and everyday foodies."
Balanced, healthy recipes, without the fuss, from celebrity chef Ramsay (Gordon Ramsay's World Kitchen, 2010 etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"'Long Live Girl Scouts!' may be the cry on readers' lips after finishing this tribute to a spirited and inspirational American leader."
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, this biography brings to life the woman whose efforts galvanized an entire nation of young women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BE GOOD, GORDON by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"Sitters and sittees alike will be captivated by this ever-so-much-more-exciting alternative to Marc Brown's Arthur Babysits (1992) and other conventional beddy-bye chestnuts. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Here's some exuberantly subversive role-reversal: enjoined by his departing mother to "be good," nerdy young Gordon obligingly retires—only to be bounced out when his new sitter, Lily Jigg-Popsicle, comes flying in to jump on the bed and by degrees lead him on to ever wilder and messier kinds of play. Read full book review >

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GORDON THE GOAT by Munro Leaf
Released: June 15, 1944

"Munro Leaf has that rare ability to preach a sermon without making it obvious, ha his little moral tales are really funny."
Not one of Munro Leaf's major items, but on his name it will have a wide market. Read full book review >