Search Results: "Marcy Barack"


BOOK REVIEW

BARACK by Jonah Winter
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by A.G. Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"There's no effort at nonpartisanship, making Obama something of a Messiah figure come to save America at its darkest moment—but it sure is heartfelt. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Winter brings all the passion he can muster to this picture-book biography of the Democratic presidential candidate, to whom he dedicates the book. Read full book review >

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SEASON SONG by Marcy Barack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"An appealing first foray into the wonders of Mother Nature, from the Harper Growing Tree series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sprightly verses arranged in rhyming couplets describe the various hallmarks of the four seasons. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Still, of the three candidates' picture-book biographies out this season, this stands as the one most likely to communicate to children on a visceral level. (author's, illustrator's notes, resources, timeline, family tree) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
When David wonders why all those people on TV are shouting one man's name, his mother tells him Barack Obama's story. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA by David Maraniss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"Maraniss stresses that Obama's Muslim ancestors encompass only one facet to his complex, fascinating makeup. Another in the author's line of authoritative biographies."
An exhaustive, respectful study of the president's "shattered genealogy," from Kansas to Kenya, Hawaii to Indonesia. Read full book review >

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SYD AND MARCY by Beaird Glover
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A compelling, if occasionally awkward, crime novel."
Glover's debut novel delivers an engaging Southern noir tale, in which bad decisions and shocking violence are the norm. Read full book review >

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TO MARCY, WITH LOVE by Henry Denker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Denker is familiar with both his hospital setting (a description of the nature of brain trauma is unforgettable) and his moral high ground; too bad he made Pepper such an essentially contemptible cad."
The language is often as clinical as the subject matter in this simple, monotonous story of a golden boy's fight back from a brutal car accident; this time out, Denker (This Child is Mine, 1995, etc.) tackles the inherently mind-numbing topic of physical therapy with his trademark extra shot of insulin. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"A thorough study of a subject who is hard to pin down—a welcome, evenhanded addition to the lively literature surrounding President Obama's genealogy."
A pioneering, full-scale biography of President Obama's father, a promising but troubled man. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA AND THE ROAD TO BONDAGE by R.M. Catton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A complex, disturbing psychoanalysis of Obama and his political agenda, not easily dismissed."
A psychological profile of America's first black president, with a review of the influences shaping his persona and policies. Read full book review >

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MARCY HOOPER AND THE GREATEST TREASURE IN THE WORLD by Stephanie S. Tolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

"Still, an appealing depiction of a third grader confronting her real dragons in an imaginary guise suggested by her favorite books. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
Marcy loves to read but can't spell; she imagines fantastic adventures but is a klutz when it comes to jumping rope or learning to ride a bike. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"At its best, despite an occasional lack of analysis, this affecting study of self-definition perceptively reminds us that the dilemmas of race generally express themselves in terms of individual human struggles."
An honest, often poetic memoir about growing up biracial. Read full book review >