Search Results: "Mary Frances Berry"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Berry helpfully exposes disturbing facts from across the country. Sadly, solutions cause the corrupt to create new ways to suppress voters, and it's a losing battle when local culture doesn't think it's a crime."
Berry (American Social Thought, History/Univ. of Pennsylvania; We Are Who We Say We Are: A Black Family's Search for Home Across the Atlantic World, 2014, etc.) exposes vote buying and corruption, which is as pervasive as ever. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"A David and Goliath story in which Goliath wins."
An African-American washerwoman seeks justice from an entrenched government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"An important and comprehensive reference for those involved in both gender battles and the fight for comprehensive child care."
A forceful overview of how what's perceived as good for the child changes as the culture and public-policy change—currently, Berry says, to the detriment of women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2009

"An unflinching look at America's disengagement with civil rights."
The U.S. Civil Rights Commission's former chairperson cheers what it once was and laments what it has become. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1999

"Her restraint will have won for her the anti-tabloid award of the year."
What a curious and eclectic collection of class, gender, and race courtroom cases! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A book to savor and return to for subsequent readings."
In his foreword, Sorenson, JFK's special counsel, suggests that President Obama's campaign speeches rank him with the oratorical greats, "the first indication that he would rank Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Kennedy." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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BIG BERRY by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"This playful little tale and its companions are spoiled by the imposition of moral lessons. (Board book. 1-3)"
The lesson of this and every other story in the Happyland board-book series is proclaimed right on the cover. Read full book review >

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BERRY MAGIC by Teri Sloat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Despite obtrusively inserted pronunciations for Yu'pik words in the text, young readers will be captivated by the action, and by Anana's infectious delight. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Sloat collaborates with Huffman, a Yu'pik storyteller, to infuse a traditional "origins" tale with the joy of creating. Read full book review >