Search Results: "Jacqueline Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1992

"Thorough, richly researched, and written with moral fire. (Photos—not seen.)"
A provocative sociohistorical account of America's underclasses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GODDESS OF ANARCHY by Jacqueline Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Comprehensive and fair, though a little more warmth toward Parsons would have made the book more engaging."
Tough-minded biography of a fiery revolutionary whose activism spanned the decades from Reconstruction to the New Deal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"From the 'dreadful deceit' of race comes a masterful book about its history."
A powerful exploration of an enduring myth that has haunted America over the centuries, from one of our best chroniclers of America's struggle with racial inequality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2008

"An important addition to the literature of slavery and African-American history, complementing the now-standard work of Eugene Genovese, Kenneth Stampp and other chroniclers."
Sturdy history of the Southern port city and its relationship to the "curious institution" of slavery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Nonetheless, this is a useful and sobering work. (34 b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-researched but unbalanced study of the interelation of race and labor in American history. Read full book review >

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IN THE ARMS OF ONE WHO LOVES ME by Jacqueline Jones LaMon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Choppy plot and multiple points of view, awkwardly handled."
Poet LaMon's lackluster fiction debut tells us what it's like to be young, black . . . and confused. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Will answer many questions regarding what occurred at the northern end of the Underground Railroad."
The stories of the settlements in Canada founded and developed by fugitive slaves from the United States who traveled along the Underground Railroad and gained freedom—and even prosperity—at a variety of northern termini. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This not a primer on the ABCs, but an extension of the letter-learning process, a vocabulary builder that will test readers with the likes of easel, knees, llama, quarrel, and tambourines. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rogers returns to the class from Tiptoe into Kindergarten (1999) to introduce a flurry of letters and words in the always-winning treasure-hunt format that will have eyes poring over the pages. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN COUNT TO 100 by Jacqueline Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"This is a very straightforward counting affair, no gimmickry or numerical sleight of hand, and ought to serve well as a secondary introduction for numbers one to twenty, with 100 thrown in for good measure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rogers offers a counting book for kids who like a little action with their numbers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST FRIENDS SLEEP OVER by Jacqueline Rogers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The expressively rendered animals in their imaginatively patterned pj's are all boy, whether romping, intent on pictures they're drawing, or yawning themselves awake after a late night; there are dozens of intriguing and delightful details to discover. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert Gorilla is so excited about his elephant friend Eddie's slumber party that he forgets to take along his toy clown, in case he can't fall asleep. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS WITH TEDDY BEAR by Jacqueline McQuade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Starring a hero who is a close relation of Jane Hissey's Old Bear (1986), this is a small, affectionate book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Christmas With Teddy Bear ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8037-2075- 0): Teddy Bear and his pet cat anticipate and then celebrate a very traditional (but quite secular) Christmas. Read full book review >

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A WEEK IN BOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

So February has practically flown by and it’s seventy degrees in Wisconsin. Apparently this week has been the warmest in recorded history in the state—that’s the warmest week in winter history, not just February history.

I confess, it makes me a little worried about the climate, but I can’t say that not having to wear a jacket in February isn’t ...


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