Search Results: "Julius Erving"


BOOK REVIEW

DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >

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DAY OF TEARS by Julius Lester
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Powerful theater and one of Lester's finest works. (cast of characters, author's note) (Fiction. 12+)"
On a day when rain came down "hard as sorrow," George Weems sets out to sell more slaves at one time than anyone ever had. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN by Julius Lester
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Eminently moving and highly recommended, especially as an alternative to To Kill a Mockingbird for less able teen readers. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This slim yet essential new tale of the Jim Crow South unfolds primarily through the eyes of Ansel Anderson, only son of the storekeeper in the small town of Davis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"This should have been called Sub-par Text."
Fast (What Should We Do About Davey?, 1988; Body Language, 1970, etc.) has little new to offer here, and the repackaged old ideas are padded out with anecdotes that often seem too exactly pertinent to be believable as real happenings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A textually meticulous account of the end of days that should appeal to devoted Christians."
An instructional manual targets those preparing for the rapture and the second coming of Christ. Read full book review >

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TIME’S MEMORY by Julius Lester
FICTION
Released: April 3, 2006

"Dedicated to a white civil-rights worker, this is a tribute to those who 'act in ways history does not condone and, by doing so, begin to change that history.' (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Ekundayo is a spirit inside an African woman on a slave ship coming to America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN DAD KILLED MOM by Julius Lester
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

"Almost ridiculously contrived, it's nevertheless a compelling story suffused with raw and honest emotion, the heightened nature of which will naturally appeal to teens. (Fiction. 12+)"
A brother and sister try in their separate ways to cope with the ultimate family cataclysm. Read full book review >

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OTHELLO by Julius Lester
CLASSICS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Lester revitalizes what for many would remain an unread text, through the all-too-fashionable concepts of notoriety and controversy, and the familiar old process of sedition. (Fiction. 10+)"
Lester has taken on an immensely ambitious task, rewriting Shakespeare's tale and making a bridge to the play. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 1993

Getman, a veteran law prof at Harvard and Yale now teaching at the University of Texas, provides a troubled liberal's response to recent critiques of higher education by Allan Bloom and Roger Kimball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Catch A Falling Star by Keith Julius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2016

"A gritty novel that unflinchingly depicts the ravages of drug abuse."
A heroin addict overdoses, loses custody of her kids, and then tries to rebuild her life in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND OTHER PEOPLE by Julius Lester
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A must for anyone who lives a life immersed in books and stories. (Nonfiction. YA, adult)"
Author of the Newbery Honor-winning To Be a Slave (1968) and many other fine works—sometimes funny, sometimes forceful, always thought-provoking—Lester tells his own story here. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"They're powerful minimalist landscapes with figures on the surrealist edge—paintings that have you turning the pages for more. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
While working in the fields, a mother lays her child in the shade of a tree. Read full book review >