Search Results: "John Alcorn"


BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT OF DAYS by Stephen Alcorn
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"While there is an index and a brief biographical listing for each, there are no citations for the quotations, which is a lamentable omission. (Reference. 8-14)"
Beautifully designed and imaginatively conceptualized, this volume presents 366 days and 366 quotations from famous people, tagged to the days they were born. Read full book review >

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REMBRANDT'S BERET by Johnny Alcorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 1991

"A fine collaboration from these two brothers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Tiberius, a Florentine painter, tells his granddaughter the story of the remarkable portrait that has a place of honor in his studio: As a boy, he once spent siesta time accidentally locked in the Uffizi. Read full book review >

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MAXED OUT by Katrina Alcorn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"An eye-opening, expressive narrative on an often hidden but common problem in American society."
Alcorn chronicles her descent into a nervous breakdown. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE MUSEUM OF MAN by Alfred Alcorn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite the body count, de Ratour's narrative isn't much more (or less) deadly than the average interdepartmental memo."

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

The author of an adult study of the history of lynching addresses a younger audience in this stirring tribute to an African-American journalist who, more than any other single figure, is associated with bringing the despicable practice to an end. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Acorn's elegant illustrations have an expressiveness that honors the words. (Poetry. 10+)"
A splendid, rattling good collection of African-American poetry. Read full book review >

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BROKEN FEATHER by Verla Kay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The art will attract many, but the major appeal will be for those with a firm grasp of the history of the Nez Percé. (author and illustrator notes) (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Although a beautiful combination of history and poetry, Kay's (Tattered Sails, 2001, etc.) tale of displaced Native Americans will be difficult, for the traditional picture book audience to comprehend without knowledge of the Nez Percé Native tribe's history. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 2003

"There's a long introduction by the editor and half-page biographies of each poet. (author, illustrator notes) (Poetry. 10+)"
A powerful selection of 25 poems by American women ranges from Anne Bradstreet to Naomi Shihab Nye. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Handsome. (author's note, timeline, resources) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
"Matt was born in 1866, just after the Civil War, at a time when poor black boys like him had few chances to roam the next county, to say nothing of another country, the seven seas, or the top of the world." Read full book review >