Search Results: "Joan Dash"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The high cost of the strike—never idealized, and bringing only partial gains—is amply demonstrated in this compelling history. (b&w photos, not seen, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
An exciting, fluidly written, levelheaded account of the shirtwaist strike against garment manufacturers in late 1909. Read full book review >

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THE LONGITUDE PRIZE by Joan Dash
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 13, 2000

"Dash's title provides an in-depth look at a little known inventor and his life and times and makes good use of primary sources seldom available to students. (afterword, glossary, timeline, bibliography) (Biography. 12-14)"
John Harrison, an obscure 18th-century carpenter and clockmaker from Yorkshire, solved a problem that had plagued sailors for centuries: how to tell East-West location at sea, thereby avoiding shipwrecks and other costly disasters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Riveting reading for students in need of inspiration, or who're overcoming disability or studying changing expectations for women. (Biography. 10-14)"
Born in 1880 in a tiny backwater in Alabama, Helen Keller lived a life familiar to many from the play and movie The Miracle Worker, as well as countless biographies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Readers will come away with a profound understanding of this great man's mind, heart, achievements and—with some help from Petricic's witty line drawings—sense of fun. (annotated bibliography, end notes) (Biography. 12+)"
Dash ably covers Franklin's life from first days to last, but what sets this apart from the plethora of similar portraits is her particular focus on his lifelong interest in science and invention. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A peckishly melodramatic reminder that the source of so much superstition, blissful ignorance, and bad science is an unwillingness to live with mystery."
A teasing, mildly skeptical, occasionally infuriating farrago of bizarre phenomena that struggles to remain intelligent and high-minded as it deconstructs reports of UFO encounters, the Loch Ness monster, telephone calls from the dead, and "abominable swamp slobs." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Essential for students of organized crime in America. Murder and mayhem buffs will enjoy it too."
The Mob comes to America, and rivers of blood flow. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"A worthwhile history lesson, less compelling as a personal crime drama."
Dash (Batavia's Graveyard, 2001, etc.) provides a colorful tour of early-20th-century New York in this Police Gazette-style tale of the only New York cop ever executed for murder. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST by Julie Dash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"More docu-fiction than the real thing, but, still, a loving tribute to a distinctive people, exotic place, and now-vanished way of life."
African-American filmmaker Dash turns her award-winning movie of the same title celebrating the Gullah people of South Carolina into a first novel that's often fascinating but rarely gripping. Read full book review >

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SUNBURN by Darren Dash
Released: April 13, 2015

"A sometimes-engaging horror story with a familiar, predictable conclusion."
Three 20-somethings' holiday in Bulgaria becomes a vacation from hell in Dash's (The Evil and the Pure, 2014) horror novel. Read full book review >