Search Results: "Janell Genovese"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Still, the overall travelogue is colorful and engaging and offers a unique glimpse of the cultural heritage of African-Americans in the United States. (list of places with contact information and web sites, author's note) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Sienna groans when she hears her family's perfectly fun, 700-mile road trip from Connecticut to North Carolina will be ruined with educational trips to African-American historical sites. Read full book review >

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PINDULI by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Preachy, but Cannon fans will lap it up. (Picture book. 5-8)"
After being ridiculed for her big ears, her fuzzy fur, and her uneven stripes, a little hyena tries to change herself into something else, but learns an amazing secret about the power of words to hurt and to heal. Read full book review >

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STELLALUNA by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Delightful and informative but never didactic: a splendid debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Attacked by an owl, Stellaluna (a fruit bat) is separated from her mother and taken in by a bird and her nestlings. Read full book review >

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VERDI by Janell Cannon
by Janell Cannon, illustrated by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"An afterword provides sufficient information on snakes to appease those in search of deeper knowledge. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Cannon (Trupp, 1995, etc.) strikes a fragile balance between fact and fiction in her presentation of Verdi, a very small, bright yellow python who does not want to grow up into the adult snakes he knows: green, boring, and rude. Read full book review >

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CRICKWING by Janell Cannon
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Readers may not lose their aversion to cockroaches, even with the author's informative, appreciative closing notes, but they'll enjoy the adventure. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Continuing in the lapidary visual style that made hits of Stellaluna (1993) and Verdi (1997), Cannon illustrates this tale of a hard-luck jungle cockroach with exquisitely detailed and realistic ground-level views that seem to glow from within. Read full book review >

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LITTLE YAU by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"As is her wont, Cannon pairs a wordy but uncomplicated adventure to whimsical, technically accomplished art—giving readers of both simple and sophisticated taste something to appreciate. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Cannon revisits the reclusive, catlike Fuzzheads introduced in Trupp (1999), for an offbeat rite-of-passage tale. Read full book review >

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TRUPP by Janell Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"By reproducing this effect so powerfully, Cannon creates a unique reading experience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Trupp, a white, furry, catlike animal from a mythical, mountainous region, decides to see the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 1991

"Abstract and intellectualized, but intriguing for its reasoned assault on the philosophical underpinnings of society."
Here, Fox-Genovese (Humanities, History, & Women's Studies/Emory Univ.; co-author, Fruits of Merchant Capital, 1982) collects highly philosophical arguments (all but one chapter previously published in learned journals) comprising a ``feminist critique on the theory of individualism,'' that system of thought in which ``rights'' are ``grounded in the individual.'' Unfortunately, although Fox-Genovese insists that ``feminist history must retain its engagement with women in the world,'' the book itself is grounded in citations rather than human experience. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Genovese's careful scholarship yields another book of importance to students of the Civil War era."
A lucid investigation of the ideology of pro-slavery Southerners. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1995

"The constant reference to intramural academic matters naturally limits the audience, but Genovese's collection offers much of value."
The South rises again—if only in this study of American history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Fox-Genovese concludes her tract with an effusive paean to children that rivals the platitudinous sentiments she condemns in conservatives, illustrating, as she does in the preceding chapters, that feminism is not the story of this book."
``Today, women's `problem that has no name' is children.'' Fox-Genovese's chutzpah-filled appropriation of Betty Friedan's famous phrase sums up her case for more family-friendly social policies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEP RIGHT UP by Donna Janell Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"An incredible story that ought to be widely known—a must-read. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Minter's acrylic-painted linoleum-block prints combine with Bowman's story of a former slave who trained a brilliant horse for a memorable book. Read full book review >