Search Results: "Myles C. Pinkney"


BOOK REVIEW

READ AND RISE by Sandra L. Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An attractive introduction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An inspiring poem by Maya Angelou and a full-page illustration of a golden sun against a buttery background introduce this slight but bright effort, co-sponsored by the National Urban League, to empower African-American children and to promote literacy. Read full book review >

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I AM LATINO by Sandra L. Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Slight but very engaging—who can resist photos of happy kids? (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Can you sense the beauty?" Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"This bold, beautifully photographed book should be a first choice for most libraries and will be especially popular during Black History Month. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pinkney thoughtfully addresses some sensitive issues in her first book, illustrated with color photographs of children, taken by her husband. Read full book review >

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A RAINBOW ALL AROUND ME by Sandra L. Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though slightly garbled, the message is worthwhile. (Picture book. 3-7)"
All the colors of the rainbow come alive in the photographs of children celebrating the emotions that color can evoke. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
Released: March 12, 2013

"Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."
Misanthropy, atrocity, the Midwest—Gass revisits some familiar themes in this novel, though this ride is smoother than its epic predecessor, The Tunnel (1995). Read full book review >

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MYLES AND THE MONSTER OUTSIDE by Philippa Dowding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"Readers who have made a big move will identify with Myles and his fears made manifest. (Horror. 7-10)"
A long, creepy, overnight drive is made all the scarier by ghosts and possibly a monster. Read full book review >

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COMPANY C by John Sack
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Readers in search of a gritty grunt's-eye view of the Gulf War will be far better served by Carsten Stroud's estimable Iron Bravo (1995)."
A journalist's perfervid, impressionistic, and ultimately pointless take on an American armored unit that survived Desert Storm with a minimum of combat casualties. Read full book review >

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The C ENIGMA by Spiros Gratsias
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A myriad of codes and riddles provide a solid amount of enjoyment for fans of mysteries or espionage thrillers."
In Gratsias' debut historical thriller, an anthropologist learns that his family may be linked to a decadeslong war between good and evil. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

"An eye-opener that rings multiple alarms."
The story of the evangelical elite's efforts to promote Christian ideals in U.S. domestic and international affairs. Read full book review >