Search Results: "Miriam Pawel"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A revealing celebration of activists in the glory days of a movement for change."
The inside story of the first successful attempt to unionize farmworkers in the United States. Read full book review >

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THE CRUSADES OF CESAR CHAVEZ by Miriam Pawel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"A warts-and-all biography of an important figure."
An exhaustive study of the life and work of iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez (1927-1993). Read full book review >

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DEAR PANDA by Miriam Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Latimer's story flirts with fantasy, and while Flo's solution won't help children living in reality, maybe they can use her tale to recall something just as remarkable (though true) to share with their own classes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The new girl in town worries about making friends at her new school, but a panda from the zoo next door eases her fears. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S LITTLE SISTER by Miriam Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"The sweet sibling relationship and the focus on Daddy as primary caregiver make this one stand out. (Board book. 2-4)"
Big brother Jacob helps Daddy take care of mischievous Little Sister in the newest offering in the Backpack Baby board-book series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An appendix comprises a selection of poems discussed in the text, which are offered both in German and in the excellent translation of Hal Draper."
A highly successful biographical essay that reveals the great poet's wit, lyric talent, and unexpectedly stoic death. Read full book review >

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EVVY’S CIVIL WAR by Miriam Brenaman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"She palpably illustrates the confined life of women, bound by law and cultural norms to her father and husband when her only assets are her charms and if she's lucky, like Evvy, her cunning. (afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Less about the Civil War and more about the plight of slaves and the societal constraints placed on women, this is an eventful family saga. Read full book review >

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GIRL ON A PLANE by Miriam Moss
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Nonetheless, a quality nail-biter, if other sources are available to help with the history. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
This thinly fictionalized tale recounts a hijacking the author survived in 1970. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1998

"The appendix discusses the developments in the COG in the several years since Williams's departure. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
What comes across most clearly in this arresting, regret-filled exposÇ from a former ritual prostitute is Williams's own identity struggle—a struggle that, she notes, leads many young people into cults. Read full book review >

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THE LOCAL NEWS by Miriam Gershow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"While missing and murdered children have become a staple of popular fiction, Gershow keeps her approach fresh thanks to Lydia's disarmingly unsentimental narrative voice, which allows Danny to be more than a saintly victim."
In her first novel, Gershow explores the emotional toll on the surviving sibling of an abducted teenager. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ON OUR OWN by Miriam Katin
Released: May 30, 2006

"A problematic but powerful Holocaust survival memoir."
Mother and daughter go on the run in Nazi-occupied Hungary, then endure the Russian occupation. Read full book review >