Search Results: "Linda Sanders-Wells"


BOOK REVIEW

MAGGIE’S MONKEYS by Linda Sanders-Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A humorous tale sure to make siblings smile, even as they inwardly groan. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A family of pink polar monkeys has moved into the refrigerator, and Maggie's older brother cannot fathom why the entire family is catering to the imagination of his still-thumb-sucking younger sister. Read full book review >

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CYANIDE WELLS by Marcia Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2003

"A little hokey sometimes, but Muller's best plotting in years makes it irresistible."
Furloughing Sharon McCone after 22 cases (Dead Midnight, 2002, etc.), Muller delivers a brisk, tidy number without her. Read full book review >

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CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE by Joseph Brent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"It may be possible to offer more subtle and revealing readings of Peirce's character, but it would be hard to write a more sympathetic and eloquent one. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
After completing his doctoral dissertation on Peirce (1839- 1914), Brent (Intellectual History/University of the District of Columbia) waited 30 years to gain access to the private papers of the controversial founder of pragmatism and semiotics—papers that were suppressed by a Harvard faculty who believed they were protecting Peirce's intellectual reputation—and to write this biography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A moving tribute to an artist who should not be forgotten."
From journalist and Motown chronicler Benjaminson (The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard, 2009, etc.), a compelling, sympathetic biography of Motown's first diva Mary Wells (1943-1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WELLS BEQUEST by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor. (author's note, librarian's note) (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
In this stand-alone companion to The Grimm Legacy (2010), the most extraordinary library in the world makes physical impossibilities possible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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WHY BERNIE SANDERS MATTERS by Harry Jaffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"Clarifies some of the candidate's fuzzy past but is hardly disinterested."
'Tis the season for tendentious biographies of presidential candidates; this one's favorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD LOVE by Linda Wells
Released: March 14, 2013

"A tightly plotted, satisfying mystery-thriller."
Wells delivers a debut thriller about a biological terrorist attack, the people determined to stop it and the woman at the heart of it all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

IDA B. WELLS by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The design sets the staunch advocate's quotations off from Myers's accessible account, printing them in a typeface as bold as their speaker. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
In spite of adversity, or because of it, Ida B. Wells served as a catalyst in the civil-rights movement. 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 >