Search Results: "Janet Bode"


BOOK REVIEW

BODE by Bode Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"For skiers and sports fans, a good look at the thoughts and methods of a winner."
A bracing memoir from the world champion skier and straight shooter. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Bode, who specializes in books about young people with problems, presents some kids whose problems are immense but who have managed to rise above them. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"With a useful list of organizations concerned with eating disorders, and a list of further reading, this solid and informative book should be made widely available to all those at risk. (notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A number of books on eating disorders have been written for teenagers; Bode (Trust and Betrayal, 1995, etc.), acknowledging that these diseases are occurring among younger people—predominantly among preteen girls- -directs this book to that audience and their parents. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Sensible, realistic fare. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bode (Heartbreak and Roses, 1994, etc.) again probes the teenage psyche for insight into adolescent relationships. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"They may well have other questions—especially having to do with parents' sexuality—which they don't find answered here, but this is a fine and encouraging place to start. (print and on-line resources) (Non-fiction. 9-13)"
As in their previous collaborations (Colors of Freedom, Voices of Rape, not reviewed), Bode and Mack portray an issue through the voices of children and adults affected by it. Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Glossary; notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bode follows up her often-censored Kids Having Kids (1980) with a smorgasbord approach to such topics as sex, pregnancy, abortion, foster care, adoption, and parenting. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Mack's harrowing black-and-white cartoons sound a wake-up call of their own. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bode and Mack (Heartbreak and Roses, 1994, etc.) have come up with a real eye-opener. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Naked Alone Together,'' tells it all. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This is nonfiction on the raw, cutting edge, complete with Village Voice cartoonist Mack's illustrations to tell two of the stories, one about a young woman whose boyfriend's adult aspirations include joining the Klan. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Natalia Murray, who wrote a more guarded account of her relationship with Flanner in Darlinghissima (1985), would probably be disconcerted by this one; to Flanner's many admirers it will be both revealing and gratifying. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A thoughtful portrait of two forceful, talented women, their lives while together and apart, and their enormous impact on the life and career of the author. Read full book review >