Search Results: "Matt Doeden"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SUPER BOWL by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A memorable and thought-provoking work of sportswriting that transcends the excitement of championship games. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Although the Super Bowl is at the hub of Doeden's story, he also follows the evolution of professional football from mud bath to cultural institution and beyond. Read full book review >

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IVANKA TRUMP by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A facile portrait that substitutes positivity and platitudes for real insight. (source notes, timeline, print and web resources, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A quickie profile of a "daddy's girl" who has only ever wanted to follow in her father's footsteps while "remaining her own person." Read full book review >

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THE NEGRO LEAGUES by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"It's conventional fare, but it's systematic and at least a little broader in scope than older titles. (notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A broad survey of African-Americans in baseball, from the end of the Civil War to the era of Jackie Robinson and the last of the barnstormers. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL FOUR by Matt Doeden
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A solid collection of choice basketball nuggets, 'from the thrill of Cinderella teams to breathtaking, game-winning buzzer-beaters.' (sources, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
For basketball enthusiasts, an overview of the NCAA's championship, highlighting the Final Four contestants. Read full book review >

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WHISTLE-BLOWERS by Matt Doeden
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2015

"A keen challenge to received opinions for high schoolers to chew long and hard upon. (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
Doeden makes the effort here to bring whistleblowing out of the seamy shadows and describe its role. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A brief but impressively insightful and engaging overview of the life and assassination of Malcolm X. (photographs, timeline, glossary, source notes, suggestions for further reading) (Biography. 12-18)"
A vivid chronicle of Malcolm X's life and untimely death. Read full book review >

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THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"An enjoyable if unfocused walk through football history. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A hodgepodge of football history pivots around the controversial ranking systems. Read full book review >

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MALALA YOUSAFZAI by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A portrait of a courageous and admirable young voice for change—but no substitute for the book that is its major source. (map, endnotes, bibliography) (Biography. 10-12)"
A cursory introduction to the Pakistani teenager who earned international attention (and a Nobel Peace Prize nomination) after surviving a Taliban gunman's assassination attempt. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Routine assignment fodder. (further reading, websites, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A standard-issue profile of the renowned activist—one of a spate launched by his death in December 2013. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD SERIES by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Endlessly fascinating and a sharing opportunity for children and adults who love the game. (statistics, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A condensed history of the World Series is filled with information and selected highlights. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS EVERYWHERE by Matt Doeden
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though brief, this informative and insightful overview of Gandhi's life, assassination and legacy is a solid introduction to the subject. (photographs, timeline, glossary, source notes, suggestions for further reading) (Biography. 12-18)"
The assassination of Mohandas Gandhi, India's spiritual leader and the world's most famous pacifist, shocked the world. Doeden chronicles Gandhi's life, accomplishments, assassination and legacy in this compact biography. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Investigative journalism at its relentless and compassionate best."
An award-winning journalist uncovers the suppressed story behind the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder rocked the nation. Read full book review >