Search Results: "Mara Sapon-Shevin"


BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Like a spray of buckshot—some pieces hit the target, but the impact is limited."
Schniedewind (Humanistic and Multicultural Education/SUNY-New Paltz; Open Minds to Equality, 2006, etc.) and Sapon-Shevin (Inclusive Education/Syracuse Univ.; Widening the Circle: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms, 2007, etc.) curate a mixed bag of essays and stories on education that will resound with some readers but are unlikely to sway others. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"One hopes for sufficient outrage garnered to substitute for justice denied; also, for an inevitable movie adaptation that won—t dilute the story's uglier civic dimensions."
Award-winning investigative reporter Leveritt's debut is a wrecking-ball tale of tragedy, malfeasance, and machine politics that resembles an all-true Arkansas Confidential. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 10, 2011

"A whirlwind of juicy drama with dangling-carrot closure."
Former Days of Our Lives actress Purl imbues her soap opera finesse into the fictional setting of Milford-Haven, a sleepy California coastal town where a cast of characters balance matters of the head and heart. Read full book review >

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ENERGY REVOLUTION by Mara Prentiss
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"In a genre rife with forecasts of doom and exhortations in favor of frugal living, Prentiss provides impressive evidence that things may work out just fine."
A surprisingly optimistic analysis of the world's unsustainable, wasteful energy consumption. Read full book review >

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MAMA'S PAJAMAS by Mara Van Fleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sweet and insipid. (Board book. 1-3)"
Two very lucky children have a crafty mother who makes pajamas most children can only dream of. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2009

"Fails to deliver on the wit of its double-entendre title."
A former Village Voice staff writer takes a journalist's approach to her personal problem. Read full book review >

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CHIK CHAK SHABBAT by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A warm, cozy and loving depiction of shared culinary traditions around an inviting table. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Neighbors join together to celebrate a holiday. Read full book review >

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SO MANY FEET by Nichole Mara
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A neat feat. (Board book. 2-4)"
A variety of animals, 16 in all, shows off what their feet can do. Read full book review >

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NIGHT-NIGHT, PRINCESS by Mara Van Fleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Not worth losing sleep over. (Board book. 2-4)"
It's long past time for bed, but a certain little princess is not one bit sleepy. Read full book review >

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GOD ALWAYS LOVES YOU by Mara Laird
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"Sunday schools may want to feature this work in classrooms where young listeners can appreciate the appealing, child-friendly illustrations and simple poetry."
In rhyming couplets, a debut picture book assures young Christian readers that God loves them no matter what while also praising good behavior. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Hvistendahl's important, even-handed exposé considers all sides of the argument and deserves careful attention and study."
A hard-hitting, eye-opening study that not only paints a dire future of a world without girls but traces the West's role in propagating sex selection. Read full book review >