Search Results: "Jacqueline L. Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The Call''; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In ``The African-American Experience'' series, a compelling, well-researched look at the organization that, working through negotiation, legislation, and the courts, has been one of the most powerful advocates of equal opportunity and civil rights. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE IN HARLEM by Eddy L. Harris
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"His own small transformations become his most compelling witness to that stubborn life. (Author tour)"
A worthwhile, complex commentary on the author's two-year sojourn in Harlem. Read full book review >

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WHOSE WILL by Willie L. Harris Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2011

"An inspiring, affecting narrative of one man's messy life and road to well-being."
Debut author Harris recounts his difficult childhood and his adult struggle with addiction in his memoir. Read full book review >

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WHO GIVES A HOOT? by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An addition to a series that verges on the charming for readers who can ignore a bump or two along the way. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Hoo hoo who knows what to do when an owl needs some aid? Calling Callie Tate, stat! Read full book review >

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COUNTING SHEEP by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Animal husbandry done right for the young reader set. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
It's not every chapter book that features a girl elbow-deep in a sheep's birthing canal, but Callie Vee's no ordinary gal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 1994

"Worthwhile if only for Phebe Davis's pungent observations, but also for framing historic patterns of abuse of the mentally ill."
A hundred years of first-person reports from women committed to mental institutions that seem no less distressing in the 20th century than in the 19th. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Harris has an eye for detail that many novelists might envy, and a fine prose style—qualities that, combined with the powerful subject matter here, result in an energetic and emotionally satisfying work."
Harris's continuing search for his identity as a black American, previously documented in Mississippi Solo (1988) and Native Stranger (1992), now takes him on a compelling motorcycle journey through the American South. Read full book review >

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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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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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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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