Search Results: "Linda Barrett Osborne"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Readers will come away moved, saddened, troubled by this stain on their country's past and filled with abiding respect for those who fought and overcame. (timeline, notes, bibliography, note on sources) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Cogent and stirring, this very readable book focuses on the Jim Crow era, that period between 1896 and 1954, a shameful time in U.S. history framed by two landmark Supreme Court cases. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The handsome design that incorporates a bounty of archival visuals into the presentation is this book's greatest strength; the captions tie these images neatly to the overall narrative. (timeline, notes, bibliography, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Published in association with the Library of Congress, this lavish volume attempts to provide a history of America's peculiar institution from the late colonial days through Reconstruction, using materials from the Library's collections to evoke the experiences of enslaved Americans. Read full book review >

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COME ON IN, AMERICA by Linda Barrett Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A slim volume big on historical information and insight. (timeline, source notes, credits) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A wide-ranging exploration of World War I and how it changed the United States forever. Read full book review >

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THIS LAND IS OUR LAND by Linda Barrett Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Fascinating reading for both browsers and those seeking a more thorough understanding of immigration. (appendix, timeline, source notes, bibliography, credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
As timely as the latest newspaper headline and political debate, Osborne's latest nonfiction volume offers historical context for the issue of immigration. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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HOW ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING SAVED MY LIFE by Mameve Medwed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2006

"A sitcom with heart, and a whole lot of fun."
A wimp travels the rocky road to empowerment in the Massachusetts author's fourth novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fervent manifesto for school diversity and autonomy."
An advocate for charter schools proposes bold changes in public education. Read full book review >

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THE FORGIVEN by Lawrence Osborne
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A gripping read with moral ambiguity galore."
Violence and debauchery in the Moroccan desert lead to cultural misunderstandings...and to more violence and debauchery. Read full book review >