Search Results: "Jr. Navarrette"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Powerful, though, for its two-fold message: that America must do more to educate Latinos (our fastest growing minority), and that freedom of thought belongs to everyone."
A young man's appraisal—Navarrette is only 25 now—of his turbulent years as a Mexican-American undergraduate at one of the nation's most prestigious universities. Read full book review >

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BROWN SUGAR BABIES by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"No candy is sweeter than these scrumptious babies in all of their delicious colors. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Poet-photographer, Smith (Tall Tales, p. 124) offers a delectable assortment of chubby-fisted, cherub-cheeked, African-American babies. Read full book review >

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WINNING WORDS by Jr. Smith
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"The immediacy of the storytelling and the lively format will attract young sports buffs looking for something different. (author's note) (Short stories. 9 & up)"
Six sports stories center on inspirational quotations. Read full book review >

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RIMSHOTS by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Smith closes with another tribute, to the African-American athletes, musicians, and artists who have meant the most to him. (Poetry. 8-11)"
Mixing poetry, memoir, short fiction, and photography, Smith pays a fast-break tribute to the pleasures and pains of b-ball, from being benched (" ‘Please Put Me In, Coach!!' "); to playing "Hot Like Fire," on the way to scoring 65 points; remembering "the time when my dad could no longer play one on one; or how a new kid, "Meek," proved himself on the court, once he was given a chance. Read full book review >

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COUNTING IS FOR THE BIRDS by Jr. Mazzola
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"High- resolution digital illustrations painted onscreen using a personal computer are detailed with the precision of a photograph, appropriate for identification but lacking a heartbeat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An effective beginning backyard-bird book is muddied with the addition of poetry and counting to its equation. Read full book review >

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A SEA OF GRASS by Jr. Dvorak
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"List of prairie preserves and restorations. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
In outstanding color photos accompanied by a spare descriptive text, a naturalist whose specialty is the prairie depicts a year in the tallgrass prairie that once extended west from Ohio. Read full book review >

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DEAD HIGH YEARBOOK by Jr. Velez
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"This title is a great change-of-pace for teens going through superhero overload. (Graphic novel. YA)"
Reminiscent of 1950s horror works hosted by sarcastic macabre beings that gleefully connected the dots between gruesome vignettes, this imaginative title will satisfy fans of gore, grisly death and demonic possession. Read full book review >

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A GATHERING OF SHADES by Jr. Stahler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 10, 2005

"Unlike most dark fantasy tales, this gathering serves up few thrills and even fewer chills, but will still keep teens reading right up to the very end. (Fiction. YA)"
The prologue sets the scene: An old woman sitting in an orchard at dusk chats with a group of spirits she summoned by mixing her own blood with spring water. Read full book review >

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FROM A RAW DEAL TO A NEW DEAL? by Jr. Trotter
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

In a new series, The Young Oxford History of African Americans, comes this powerful volume, subtitled ``African Americans 19291945.'' Trotter finds that the period was paradoxical for blacks; for perhaps the first time since Reconstruction, there were rays of hope that full equality with whites was possible even though African-Americans—traditionally ``last hired, first fired''—had a higher unemployment rate than any other group. Read full book review >

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ON BEING WOUNDED by Jr. Wood
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Reminiscent of Ron Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July: a fierce, loving, brooding, sometimes awkward book that deals with difficult, unpopular themes head-on."
Taut memoir focusing on Wood's ``lifelong search for a life outside of killing grounds.'' Eddie Wood was everything it takes to make a serious soldier- -18, good with a gun, with a big, tough hard-drinking hero-daddy and a southern lineage going back a century, during which every generation of men bore arms. Read full book review >