Search Results: "Marian Wright Edelman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

A lucid, easily read biography of the influential founder and director of the Children's Defense Fund, whose research and influence on national legislation is virtually synonymous with her life work. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This may have some difficulty finding its audience, but the strength of author and illustrator will help draw them in. (preface, introduction) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The earnest and thoughtful Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, has cast a wide net: she offers prayers for both young children and teens, for special occasions, for "Struggle and Strength," and a small selection of traditional prayers like the Prayer of St Francis and selected psalms. Read full book review >

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STAND FOR CHILDREN by Marian Wright Edelman
NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"The book is poorly designed, with text and art disappearing into the gutters, but the message is important, and forcefully seconded by the illustrations. (Picture book. 12+)"
In this version of a speech delivered during a 1996 rally at the Lincoln Memorial, the founder of the Children's Defense Fund asserts the rights of children, then challenges readers to do more to nurture and preserve those rights. Read full book review >

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LANTERNS by Marian Wright Edelman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"By reminding us of those who had the courage to remake the not-too-distant past, Lanterns seeks to shed some light on the future. (30 b&w photos; not seen) (First printing of 150,000, author tour)"
A book that tells the story of a single life and a larger movement through tributes to the people whose faith, courage, imagination, and idealism made progress possible. Read full book review >

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MAID MARIAN by Elsa Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2004

"Soporific debut."
Men in tights and the women who love them. Read full book review >

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MARIAN ANDERSON by Allan Keiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A commendable, carefully researched womb to tomb story of a great lady, especially praiseworthy in capturing the difficulties facing an extraordinarily talented black artist in a recalcitrant white world. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography of the great coloratura whose role as a symbol of early civil rights efforts almost overshadowed her triumphs as a singer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"While it is too dense for younger children, middle-graders will no doubt be fascinated. (author note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
One of nine sisters and one brother born to a Quaker family, Patience grew up in New Jersey and discovered her talent for sculpting figures early on. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2010

"An emotionally astute study that belies its length."
A brief introduction to the pioneering, cantankerous and oft-frustrated author. Read full book review >

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RICHARD WRIGHT by Hazel Rowley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"A fresh and realistic depiction."
Australian biographer Rowley (Christina Stead, 1994) offers an insightful look at the African-American cultural icon and iconoclast. Read full book review >

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WHEN MARIAN SANG by Pam Muñoz Ryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A bravura performance. (notable dates, discography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Ryan and Selznick (Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, 1999, etc.) reunite for another magical collaboration, this time presenting Marian Anderson to a young audience. Read full book review >

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Definitive. (Photographs—121—some seen.)"
Engrossing story of the Balzac-scaled life of the great architect. Read full book review >