Search Results: "Ida Vos"


BOOK REVIEW

IDA by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1941

"You're wrong, Miss Stein, enough."
If Ida goes on, does she go on even when she does go on any more. Read full book review >

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THE KEY IS LOST by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"This is a compelling tale, interestingly told, and will be a useful addition to the growing body of children's literature about the Holocaust. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Although this new Holocaust survivor novel tells much the same story as some of the other books about a family's trials during WWII, the style is slightly different. Read full book review >

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IDA, ALWAYS by Caron Levis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"If the text is occasionally sentimental or overwritten, the pictures are so simple they're heartbreaking. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is a picture book about loss and grief, so it is probably not a coincidence that it is pictorially dominated by skies. Read full book review >

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IDA LUPINO by William Donati
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"A welcome, gentlemanly work on a lauded yet underappreciated figure. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
A respectful overview that lets an icon of women's filmmaking emerge as a full-fledged human being, social crusader, and artist. Read full book review >

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DANCING ON THE BRIDGE OF AVIGNON by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As the senseless restrictions continue to rain down on the family, some sort of terrible duet emerges, of the small insults of childhood against the enormous backdrop of war. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rosa, who is Jewish, and her family live in Holland during the Nazi occupation, trying to carry on as normally as possible while friends disappear and evermore restrictions are imposed on them. Read full book review >

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ANNA IS STILL HERE by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, a compelling book, even stronger than its fine predecessor. (Fiction. 8-14)"
The author of the autobiographical novel Hide and Seek (1991), based on her own WW II experiences, again uses linked vignettes to evoke the painful difficulties, after the war, of resuming a normal life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IDA B. WELLS by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The design sets the staunch advocate's quotations off from Myers's accessible account, printing them in a typeface as bold as their speaker. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
In spite of adversity, or because of it, Ida B. Wells served as a catalyst in the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A poignant, affirming, and often funny debut from a promising new author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Ida B's mother undergoes cancer treatment, the idyllically secure world that has informed her character crumbles. Read full book review >

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IDA B. by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Third-novelist Miller gets the details down, but the characters remain clichés without inner lives or credibility."
Inner-city chronicler Miller (I'm Telling, 2002, etc.) returns to drug dealers, welfare moms, and violent teenagers. Read full book review >

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IDA M. TARBELL by Emily Arnold McCully
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"Though Tarbell rejected the term, this will appeal primarily to those interested in the history of muckraking journalism. (source notes, bibliography, photo credits, index not seen) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A female journalist takes on the behemoth Standard Oil and its powerful founder, John D. Rockefeller, changing both reporting and business regulation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"No bibliography, sources, or index. (Biography. 7-9)"
Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was a journalist whose lifelong fight against discrimination began at age 16. Read full book review >