Search Results: "Jennifer Power Scott"


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NATURE
Released: April 15, 2010

"A volume that just may inspire young readers to pursue career paths both exciting and green. (endnotes, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
From the Arctic Ocean to Africa to Oregon, people are finding exciting careers that help save the planet, and this lively and graphically upbeat volume presents some of the stories behind this green revolution. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Lighthearted and silly, full of advice as patently obvious as it is sensible."
Daily Connoisseur blogger Scott explains what she learned about living well from the two French families she stayed with a decade ago as a student in Paris. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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GREEN DOLL: MOTHER AMERICA'S SON by Doug Power
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"A thoughtful exploration of racism and the multifaceted characters are the biggest draws in this rigorous family melodrama."
In Power's drama (Being White: A Memoir, 2012), a black woman starts a relationship with a rich white man, who may help her and her family have a better life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2002

"A well-reasoned argument for the moral necessity of halting genocide wherever it occurs, and an unpleasant reminder of our role in enabling it, however unwittingly."
The executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy presents a superb analysis of the US government's evident unwillingness to intervene in ethnic slaughter. Read full book review >

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THE GRASS DANCER by Susan Power
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 1994

"Startling and complex, but always in the most natural way. (First serial to the Paris Review, VLS, and the Atlantic Monthly; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selections; author tour)"
Power's potent debut is less a novel than a multilayered portrait of a North Dakota Sioux community. Read full book review >

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CRUCIBLE OF FOOLS by M.S. Power
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Others have done it betterand with more conviction."
A would-be moving novel of madness and misery in the benighted Irish countryside, Power's seventh but first to be published in the US: a mawkish, manipulative piece of writing almost totally dependent on a reader's credulity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2001

"A controversial yet solid report that should open eyes to human-rights violations throughout the world, sensitize Americans to their own country's wrongdoings, and teach them what can be done on a grassroots level to bring such atrocities to an end."
In this exhaustively researched history of the human-rights organization over the past four decades, a leading foreign affairs columnist, sharing his perceptive interviews with government officials, political prisoners, and activists, delves into the dirt of nations as diverse as Chile, Morocco, and the US. Read full book review >

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NATHAN CROSBY’S FAN MAIL by M.S. Power
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An entertaining visit to Dick Francis-land that runs the master a highly respectable second."
The plot of a fictional murder mystery comes unnervingly to life in a cleverly plotted tale with equestrian connections that falters only in the home stretch. Read full book review >