Search Results: "London Ladd"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE FREEDOM TREE by Susan VanHecke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A valuable addition to the expanding canon of books on slaves escaping to freedom. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In 1861, three slaves escape from Confederate Virginia and find freedom. Read full book review >

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LEND A HAND by John Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"At once familiar and slightly out of the box, these giving scenes gently suggest that even the smallest acts can inspire and achieve great ends. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Frank and Ladd join forces to present common opportunities for children to help others. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK'S JOURNEY by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fittingly inspirational tribute to a most praiseworthy man. (author's note, illustrator's note, important dates, selected research sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Brilliantly crafted words, both written and spoken, defined Frederick Douglass' dedication to the abolition of slavery and achievement of dignity for all peoples. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR PUMPSIE by Barry Wittenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A grand slam. (author's note, sources) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Bernard is a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox, but the young black boy wonders when they will field a player who looks like him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This is an essential addition to family, church, school and public-library collections. (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
Farris, the sister of Martin Luther King Jr., offers her own singular perspective on the historic March on Washington and her brother's memorable "I Have a Dream" speech. Read full book review >

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Released: July 12, 1994

"America'' are worth cultivating, but Ladd should have waited to gain perspective and to work on his craft. (Author tour)"
A 23-year-old black man's memoir of his traumatic life in the ghettos of Dallas is undermined by awkward writing and dubious, sometimes offensive, judgments. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1991

"Unfortunately, the good parts are dwarfed by lengthy stretches describing how uptight management could be and how groovy everyone else was—although apparently not groovy enough to use their real names. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
California disk jockey Ladd, the ``Lonesome L.A. Cowboy,'' queues up an all-too-loose history of FM free-form radio, from the rock revolution of the Sixties to the ``classic rock'' stations of the late 1980's. Read full book review >

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SNOWBOUND by Ladd Hamilton
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"No one emerges unscathed here, except Hamilton, whose yarn- spinning reconstruction is a pleasure. (maps, illustrations, photos)"
A detailed, well-paced re-creation of the Carlin hunting party fiasco of 1893 by Hamilton (This Bloody Deed, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER THE FALL by Kylie Ladd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2010

"Vivid language makes each page a joy to read."
Ladd, a neuropsychologist who makes her home in Australia, takes on adultery and its consequences in this accomplished debut novel about a successful circle of young Melbourne residents and the collapse of their relationships. Read full book review >

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SARAH'S PSALM by Florence Ladd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 1996

"Vivid, stylish, but too breathless in its uncritical political views: Ladd's debut is intermittently persuasive but seems at times uncomfortably like Afrocentric chic with a heavy dollop of conventional romance."
An elegantly written first novel by Ladd, director of the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe, offers a feminist journey toward self-discovery, drawing its strength from its unique insight into the Pan-African consciousness of the post-colonial era. Read full book review >

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ARDOR by James Ladd Thomas
Released: Aug. 31, 2012

"A thoughtful, realistic portrait of uncompromising femininity."
In Thomas' debut coming-of-age novel, a liberal, headstrong girl lives her life in the conservative South. Read full book review >