Search Results: "Michael L. Satlow"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE BIBLE BECAME HOLY by Michael L. Satlow
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Regardless of the reader's familiarity with the material, the author's expertise cannot be doubted."
Satlow (Religious and Judaic Studies/Brown Univ.; The Gift in Antiquity, 2013) explores the holy writings of the Bible back more than 10,000 years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Photos; lists of books and other sources; index. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
After black players were excluded from organized baseball near the end of the 19th century, they created leagues, barnstorming teams, and an annual All-Star Game (the East-West All-Star Classic) that often rivaled the Bigs in attendance and income. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 2002

"11 US underscores his passionate plea to remember. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
The author's visit to Manzanar, one of ten Japanese internment camps established during WWII, serves as the frame for this exploration of the forced evacuation of over 100,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans and their lives in the relocation camp. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A look at the double struggle of black soldiers in WW I- -against the enemy abroad, and against the prejudice that resided closer to home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"An author's note includes the history of the story and how it came to be a ballet. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A jolly nutcracker with his mouth wide open waves his sword and flag and seems ready to ride right off the cover in Hague's version of this Christmas classic. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"By no means a substitute for the original, but certainly a worthy companion, and well able to stand on its own. (Graphic novel. 8+)"
A lively and charming adaptation of the quintessential American fairytale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"While the challenges described in the book are serious indeed, and most readers will agree with much of what the authors explore, the narrative execution is lacking. Disappointing."
A comprehensive but unoriginal look at the challenges America faces in 2011 and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2017

"A surprisingly relevant and thorough look at why tithing may not be a legitimate choice for churches and for Christians."
A comprehensive refutation of the modern concept of tithing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"A dramatic narrative, richly illustrated and solidly supported. (museums to visit, recommended reading, websites, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The history of firefighting in the United States is explored through the stories of 10 important fires. Read full book review >