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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BLOG POST

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 ...


Read the full post >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

BEING AUDREY HEPBURN by Mitchell Kriegman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Ideal for Audrey fans or anyone who wants to escape the mundane. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
A standard Cinderella tale is enhanced with a detailed sense of reality amid the wish fulfillment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ELEMENTALS by Saundra Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"The least successful of the three. (Paranormal historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
The final book in Mitchell's historical trilogy with paranormal overtones (The Springsweet, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPRINGSWEET by Saundra Mitchell
Released: April 17, 2012

"A high-quality, absorbing drama. (Paranormal historical romance. 12 & up)"
A lovely historical romance takes readers back to the 1890 Oklahoma territory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"An ample selection of well-captioned photographs, maps and archival material breaks up the text and demonstrates the tremendous impact of the Ford Motor Company. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
This well-rounded portrait depicts Ford as a complex, contradictory figure embodying qualities that are equally admirable and loathsome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFTOFF by Don Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Illustrated with plenty of large black-and-white photos and punctuated with motivational quotes, this presents a simplified but appealing alternative to the plethora of existing assignment-fodder biographies. (multimedia resource list) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Written with the clearly stated intent of inspiring readers to enter public service, this profile presents Glenn's achievements, both on and off the planet, as the direct results of a lifelong commitment to larger causes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR GIRL IN WASHINGTON by Michele Mitchell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

"Mitchell would do well to provide her commendably resourceful heroine with a better plot to navigate."
Hotshot D.C. consultant Kate Boothe gets mixed up with a vast right-wing conspiracy but still manages to eat and travel well. Read full book review >