Search Results: "Kaitlin Bell Barnett"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2012

"The author's clear rendering of the tough questions surrounding this knotty topic should make it required reading for anyone touched by this issue."
A freelance journalist delves into what has been called a giant uncontrolled experiment using America's children as guinea pigs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"No bibliography, sources, or index. (Biography. 7-9)"
Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was a journalist whose lifelong fight against discrimination began at age 16. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Source notes, glossary, extensive bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
Born in 1862 in Mississippi, Ida Wells—oldest child of a slave couple—began teaching at 16 and went on to become a journalist, lecturer, and organizer for three great causes that occupied her lifelong—the abolition of lynching, universal suffrage, and the advancement of African-American women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"The enthusiastic narrative often jumps ahead of Bell's story and then backtracks, but there's never a dull moment in the peerless life of this trailblazing character."
From British journalist Howell, a lively biography of the daring Victorian adventurer, archaeologist and author, an early proponent of Arab self-determination. Read full book review >

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OREN BELL by Barbara Hood Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"A promising debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An offbeat story introduces Oren, 12, the only boy in an African-American family consisting of his mother, his overbearing, overachieving twin Latonya, and younger sister Brenda, who is both brilliant and mildly psychic. Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BELL by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Albeit slightly drawn out as it rolls to its conclusion, Koontz's novel cuts between the fantastical and the believable to dissect evil, explore the power of imagination, and probe the parameters of consciousness."
Koontz (The City, 2014, etc.) searches the shadow lands of Elsewhere, a mystical terrain where Bibi Blair confronts a rare brain cancer.Read full book review >

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BELL WEATHER by Dennis Mahoney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A pleasant, passable diversion that never quite conquers its tropes or pitfalls."
A young woman's past catches up with her in a magic, recently colonized new world in this historical fantasy from Mahoney (Fellow Mortals, 2013).Read full book review >

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ICELAND’S BELL by Halldór Laxness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"In many ways, Iceland's Bell isn't a modern novel. And that is its great strength."
The integrity and vitality of Icelandic culture, as subtly celebrated by the Nobel-winning author (1902-98) of Independent People (1946) and, most recently, World Light (2002). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT BELL by Inger Ash Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"DI Micallef is sure to win your favor, but expect your initial excitement to slowly fizzle out."
In this fourth installment (A Door in the River, 2012, etc.), Ontario police inspector Hazel Micallef becomes intimately involved in a case connecting back to her childhood. Read full book review >

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THE BELL OF GIRARDIUS by Warren Roberts
Released: June 1, 2012

"Another successful Joe Milo experience."
An action-packed adventure with the interminably charming and witty Joe Milo and his Jamaican sidekick Jonah. Read full book review >

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OUR LIBERTY BELL by Henry Jonas Magaziner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2007

"A good follow-up to Megan McDonald's Saving the Liberty Bell (2005), clearly explaining how the marred instrument became at least as important an American icon as the flag. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In a narrative that seems tailored for reading aloud to young audiences, Magaziner, former Architectural Historian for the National Parks Service, traces the history of the hard-luck Liberty Bell, from its very badly made first incarnation (1751), through many recastings and repairs to its role as a powerful symbol in the Abolitionist, Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements. Read full book review >

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MR. DOYLE & DR. BELL by Howard Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2003

"A stylish departure from Engel's amusing Ontario p.i. Benny Cooperman (The Cooperman Variations, 2002, etc.), rife with clues, misdirection, and an obvious love for the Holmesian canon."
Edinburgh medical student Arthur Conan Doyle plays Watson to Dr. Joseph Bell, his professor's Sherlock Holmes, in this charming paean to the Victorian detective duo. Read full book review >