Search Results: "Mildred Leinweber Dawson"


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OVER HERE IT'S DIFFERENT by Mildred Leinweber Dawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Many b&w photos—candid and portrait shots, plus earlier family pictures—complement the upbeat, sympathetic text. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A journalistic portrait of a Dominican family now living in Queens, focusing especially on 11-year-old Carolina Liranzo. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Still, Walter gives young readers a lot to think about, and they'll be rooting for Ray to succeed in reuniting his family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A boy of Creole descent goes to a family reunion, where he develops a relationship with his estranged grandfather and learns the history of his people. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Based on a real case, this admirable historical novel is unique for the perspective it lends to the Revolution and its profound impact on the lives of all Americans. (Fiction. 12+)"
Slavery in the years of the American Revolution, an era of unexpected freedoms against the backdrop of war, by the author of Darkness (p. 1503). Read full book review >

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THE TEAM by Dawson Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Moving, funny, and warm: executive-level African-American chick lit in which love helps put the past to rest."
Perkins debuts with an engaging romance about buppies slowly confronting and ultimately healing the scars of a violent, sexually irresponsible past. Read full book review >

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WATER SIGNS by Janet Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"The amiable heroine (Cold Trail, 2015, etc.) is easy to like, but Dawson hasn't given her much of a mystery this time, and the minutely detailed look at Oakland, which considerably slows the story's pace, is most likely to interest house hunters."
An Oakland PI works to discover whether a former fellow worker's death was accident or murder. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI CHALLENGE by Mildred Pitts Walter
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Source notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A compelling account of the voting-rights struggles of the African-Americans of Mississippi, presenting comprehensive information (including ``Freedom Summer'') and ending somewhat abruptly in the mid-60's. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING SPELL by Carol Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A nearly perfect first novel—courageous, revelatory, and, in the end, deeply moving."
First fiction that explores the simmering rage passed through four generations of emotionally stunted southern ``ladies''—an unusually confident and original debut that unveils the spiritual anesthetization behind the gracious feminine smile. Read full book review >

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BODY OF KNOWLEDGE by Carol Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Once again, Dawson proves herself an astonishingly accomplished novelist very early in her career. (Author tour)"
Dawson (The Waking Spell, 1992) masterfully incorporates her central Texas characters into a magical, multigenerational, utterly mesmerizing struggle between good and evil. Read full book review >

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AND THE COW SAID MOO! by Mildred Phillips
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2000

"A boisterous tale featuring some preschool favorites that will have most read-aloud sessions sounding like a bustling farm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a rollicking barnyard tale designed to create noise, an inquisitive bovine wants to know why the other farm animals don't moo. Read full book review >

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THE LAND by Mildred D. Taylor
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"They will root for him, as they have for his children and grandchildren, to overcome. (Fiction. 12 )"
"Some white men took care of their colored children; most didn't. My daddy was one who did." Read full book review >