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 >

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UNDER PRESSURE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

Cover Story: Nonstandard
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You x 4
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos!
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault
Bonus Factors: Poetry, Potty Humor, Grownups That Care
Anti-Bonus Factor: Standardized Tests
Relationship Status: Gonna Make You(r Brain) Sweat

 

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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A TORNADO FLEW AROUND MY LIVING ROOM
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King

Cover Story: Literally
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos! x 2
Bonus Factors:
Portrayal of Domestic Violence, Metal
Relationship Status: I'll Be There For You

Cover Story: Literally

This image is a direct interpretation of the title, with nods to characters ...


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IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST REALITY TV?
by Mandy Wan

 

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Reality Boy by A.S. King

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale:
5
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos!
Bonus Factors:
Reality TV, SPED, Awesome Grownups
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting, Horrible Sister
Relationship Status: Truly Madly Deeply 

Cover Story: Technicolor Big Face

With reality TV being so integral to ...


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TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The discoveries that compelled their change of heart lend surprising twists to the narrative—one likely to be of great interest to students of Cold War history and true crime."
A former FBI agent and his coauthor spouse revisit a bungled, long-forgotten spy case and turn up the smoking gun. Read full book review >