Search Results: "Lauren Sandler"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"Recommended as an alternative perspective on an often emotionally fraught discussion."
Journalist Sandler (Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement, 2006), an only child and mother of one, examines research, literature and anecdotal accounts on "singletons" who have been maligned as lonelier, less social and more troubled than peers raised with siblings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWAKENING by Karen Sandler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Longer than it should be, with a romance thread that's dry as toast—but fans of genetic engineering and shadowy rebellions will find much to like. (map, glossary) (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Despite clumsy prose, the second Tankborn entry presents exciting new mysteries about genetic engineering, illness and rebellions. Read full book review >

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REBELLION by Karen Sandler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2014

"With rebellions, ideological questions and a nonwhite, not-entirely-heterosexual cast, this series is a strong addition to the genre. (glossary) (Science fiction. 13-17)"
Surprising new obstacles crop up in the Tankborn series finale. Read full book review >

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TANKBORN by Karen Sandler
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A good option for science-fiction fans interested in genetic engineering, rebellion and class issues. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Advanced genetic engineering and upsettingly plausible caste oppression keep pages turning in this futuristic science fiction tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 1992

"First-rate, sobering, and inspired. (Forty b&w illustrations- -not seen.)"
An expert recounting of the Tuskegee Airmen, the four all- black fighter squadrons that pioneered the desegregation of the US Army Air Corps. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS by Martin Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
An album of period photos, paintings, advertisements and posters culled from the collections of the Library of Congress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE BEATLES CHANGED THE WORLD by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A well-researched and attractively presented look in words and pictures at how the ever-popular Beatles did indeed change the world. (discography, sources, bibliography, further reading & surfing; not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From their early performances in Liverpool to the present, this lavishly illustrated account examines the enduring influence of the Beatles on music and culture over the past 50 years. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A dramatic story related in dramatic fashion. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
On May 10, 1869, a golden spike joined the Central Pacific's and the Union Pacific's tracks, linking the nation with two continuous bands of steel, "and things would never be the same." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive. (source notes, bibliography, photography credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Sandler brings to life an extraordinary true adventure tale set on the treacherous Arctic terrain. Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S GREAT DISASTERS by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Sandler's offering will find a following—it's a pity it's so shallow. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A compendium of disasters tilts toward the sensational but does exert a certain ghoulish fascination. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"It was through the camera that the most remarkable events in Abraham Lincoln's life were revealed, events that not only disclosed but shaped his life as well." Read full book review >