Search Results: "Jennifer Pharr Davis"


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CALLED AGAIN by Jennifer Pharr Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2013

"A serviceably written yet inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment."
A celebrated long-distance hiker's account of how she captured the Appalachian Trail speed-hiking record. Read full book review >

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OUR FORMER LIVES IN ART by Jennifer S. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"A highly uneven but ultimately worthwhile collection."
More scenes of the South in this story collection from Davis (Her Kind of Want, 2002). Read full book review >

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HER KIND OF WANT by Jennifer S. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A talent still emerging and perhaps impeded by a preimagined vision of itself."
You know you're a redneck when there are so many of you trying to be outsiders that Barnes & Noble gives you your own section in the store. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"There's no huffing and puffing here but enough plot twists to bring smiles to young readers. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
A red fox is the villain in this variant of "The Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >

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NEAR THE HOPE by Jennifer Davis Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An often compelling historical novel with a vivid, complex heroine."
An evocative, lyrical debut novel that chronicles one woman's journey from Barbados to America at the dawn of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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NINE LIVES OF A BLACK PANTHER by Wayne Pharr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A life and movement that deserve to be chronicled, but the book would have been improved by more judicious editing."
A story from inside the Black Panther party and its fight for black equality in the civil rights era. Read full book review >

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S.R.O. by Robert Deane Pharr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Last Exit to Harlem'' is simply unforgettable."
The latest addition to Old School Books, Norton's excellent series of reprinted pulp fiction by black authors, is the second unusual novel by Pharr, a waiter who died in 1989. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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