Search Results: "Melissa Stanton"


BOOK REVIEW

MY PEN PAL, SANTA by Melissa Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The letter format has become popular as a textual structure in picture books, but this collection of missives misses the mark. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl named Ava corresponds with Santa by mail for an entire year; their monthly letters make up the text of this mildly amusing holiday story. Read full book review >

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LITTLE HUMANS by Brandon Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"These humans may be little, but their photos bring large delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creator of the popular Humans of New York blog focuses his camera lens on the diverse children of New York City.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2003

"How baseball turns boys into men, and vice versa, considered with feeling and a bittersweet edge."
Baseball maven Stanton's sentimental The Final Season (2000) earned him an invitation to speak during induction week at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here, he recounts that event—and a lot more. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2000

"That's just right: Stanton's is another entry in the roster of excellent works devoted to baseball, sure to please fans of the game."
A fan's affectionate notes on America's game—one whose spirit seems to be at grave risk. Read full book review >

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HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise."
Photographer and author Stanton returns with a companion volume to Humans of New York (2013), this one with similarly affecting photographs of New Yorkers but also with some tales from his subjects' mouths.Read full book review >

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WAKING IN TIME by Angie Stanton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2017

"Without sparks to sustain it, the story fizzles. (Science fiction. 14-16)"
She's going back in time; he's going forward; they meet in 1961. Read full book review >

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THIS IS A BALL by Beck Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Another metafictive storytime crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A string of narratorial mistakes in this Australian import gives children a chance to gleefully correct the adult reading it aloud. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"The kind of successfully fluid story that could be written only by someone who has seen and connected the dots, studied the resulting picture for years and from many perspectives, observed the changes, and even sensed them."
A blistering and memorable portrait of a man and a city whose politics went bad a long time ago and stayed that way, from the Pulitzer-winning Providence Journal investigative reporter. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM WALK: MISSISSIPPI OR BUST by Mary Stanton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A fine contribution to the literature of the civil-rights movement and to Southern history."
Stanton, who restored Viola Liuzzo to history in From Selma to Sorrow (1998), offers a moving, well-written portrait of another overlooked civil-rights warrior: mail carrier Bill Moore. Read full book review >

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DO NOT FORSAKE ME, OH MY DARLING by Maura Stanton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A collection whose stronger half is entertaining and engaging, the other markedly weaker."
A sensitive and amusing new collection of ten stories by Stanton (English/Indiana Univ.), latest winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2012

"A compelling read for those interested in medieval Spanish history and literature."
Stanton's debut novel is a fictionalized account of the life of Pedro López de Ayala, a 14th-century Spanish poet and historian who served under a series of kings. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Her Liuzzo is not a saint, but a courageous woman—restless, idealistic, stubborn, principled, and tragically ahead of her time. (23 illustrations, not seen)"
A loving tribute to civil rights martyr Viola Liuzzo adds a heartfelt, substantive, and long- neglected page to the movement's historical record. Read full book review >