Search Results: "Kate Bornstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Bornstein's witty style, personal approach, and frankness open doors to questioning gender assumptions and boundaries."
A thoughtful challenge to gender ideology that continually asks difficult questions about identity, orientation, and desire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"This cri de coeur, which appears in a letter to her estranged daughter and grandchildren, suggests that Bornstein has made real sacrifices to follow her own advice, and can therefore dispense it with integrity."
A nervy, expansive memoir from a pioneering gender activist. Read full book review >

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POLICE BRUTALITY by Jerry Bornstein
NONFICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Highly recommended for social studies collections. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A balanced, well-organized summary of issues raised by the Rodney King case, effectively presenting some of the insights of modern sociology. Read full book review >

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Blood of My Fathers by Bernard Bornstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"A smart, realistic novel, populated by real-life figures, that offers a unique take on the secretive politics of the 'Hermit Kingdom.'"
A deadly virus leads to a global pandemic that escalates to a standoff between the United States and North Korea in Bornstein's debut political thriller. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"In today's world, it remains more important than ever to remember these survivors. (afterword, photos, characters, glossary) (Memoir. 11-14)"
Michael was only 4 when he miraculously survived the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"Flawed but occasionally moving."
An attorney and horse trainer's account of how he socialized, and ultimately befriended, an abused, psychologically damaged wild horse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"A genuinely amazing story and an interesting read in an age when aid to the poor is demonized."
A welcome and readable account of the effort of a unique bank in Bangladesh to help that country's poor. Read full book review >

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SUMMER IS ... by Ruth Lercher Bornstein
Released: March 1, 1983

"The text is observant; the illustrations are sweet-dream-y and muzzy."
First published in 1967, Zolotow's spare evocation of the seasons—"Summer is whirring lawn mowers. . . Read full book review >

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THAT'S HOW IT IS WHEN WE DRAW by Ruth Lercher Bornstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 1997

"Frogs, blooming past the edges''- -in other words, the limitless possibilities of the imagination, where insects wave good-bye and a blob of brown becomes a friendly old gentleman reaching out of the page with a rose. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young artist experiences different moods as she draws monsters, people, flowers, and forest creatures. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A gentle story that ensnares while it enriches. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Living off spoonfuls of peanut butter and an occasional dented can of peas, Charley knows what it's like to be poor. Read full book review >

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AVIARY WONDERS INC. by Kate Samworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"For children and their bird-watching parents, who will appreciate the clever premise and the message of admiration. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
A catalog of bird parts and instructions for making your own in a sadly possible future in which living birds have nearly disappeared. Read full book review >

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READY FOR PUMPKINS by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"As Herky says, '…you can't stay sad for long when you have had a garden'—nor when you have read about Herky and his first gardening experience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Herky (short for Hercules) is one lucky guinea pig—perhaps the only one with his own garden. Read full book review >