Search Results: "Margaree King Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

GRANDDADDY'S GIFT by Margaree King Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"With robust paintings by Johnson, the book will be instructive for those—of every age—without a clear understanding of how dearly won are rights they may take for granted. (Picture book. 7-11)"
A sensitive effort from Mitchell (Uncle Jed's Barbershop, 1993), about a courageous man in the segregated South who steadfastly pursued a goal (in this case, the right to vote), creating a legacy of pride and hope for the young girl who tells his story. Read full book review >

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UNCLE JED'S BARBER SHOP by Margaree King Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 1993

"A fine, unusually engaging debut for Mitchell, celebrating the courage and humanity of men who could survive hard times and injustice without rancor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Great-uncle Jed, Sarah Jean's ``favorite relative,'' travels from house to house as ``the only black barber in the county.'' When he comes to cut her daddy's hair, he explains that he's saving for a shop. Read full book review >

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WHEN GRANDMAMA SINGS by Margaree King Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A gentle story that shows the everyday realities of segregation through the observant eye of a child. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Belle joins her beloved grandmother, a jazz singer, on a summer tour of Southern towns and sees that segregation is everywhere—not just at home in Mississippi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN MITCHELL by Patricia Albers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A revealing portrait of a complex personality, this biography provides insight into the work of a master artist, but is perhaps too detailed to appeal to casual readers."
Independent curator Albers (Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti, 2002) presents a sizable biography of Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist painters who changed the face of the art world in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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JONI MITCHELL by Malka Marom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"The gifted, adventurous musician talks as brilliantly as she writes and sings."
Three deep-running interviews with singer-songwriter Mitchell, by singer-journalist Marom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Inspiring and incisive. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
One of those important pieces of history that somehow never made it into textbooks: the story of Maria Mitchell, a self-taught astronomer who discovered Comet Mitchell, served as an inspiring teacher, and was the first woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read full book review >

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MITCHELL GOES BOWLING by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Loads of fun with a lot of heart. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Boisterous Mitchell and his resourceful dad are back in a hilarious father-and-son tale that celebrates working together with wit and warmth (Mitchell's License, 2011). Read full book review >

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SEEKING SALAMANCA MITCHELL by Kenji Jasper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2004

"Written in loose, loping prose, a story that's entertaining enough, though in the end rather quietly routine."
A jazzy, fluent rendering of the life of an aspiring musician and composer who finds himself jailed for seven years just as his great love gives birth to their child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MITCHELL ON THE MOON by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A rollicking Halloween adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who will save the moon? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 1993

Perhaps it's only to be expected that the love story of John Marsh and Margaret Mitchell should be—at least as described here- -as romantic as the colossus it produced. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This finale is recommended only for completists. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In the conclusion to the Prophecy trilogy, Kira must decide if she can fully embrace her destiny as the Dragon Musado. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Kevin J. High
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A surprising amount of real analysis is embedded within this political fable, but it remains more fairy tale than meticulous study."
Combining both political fantasy and theory, the author imagines how he would reconstruct the federal government if he suddenly found himself king of the United States. Read full book review >