Search Results: "Myles C. Pinkney"


BOOK REVIEW

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)"
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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 >

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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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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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GOIN’ SOMEPLACE SPECIAL by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A natural for group sharing; leave plenty of time for the questions and discussion that are sure to follow. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a story that will endear itself to children's librarians and, for that matter, all library lovers, 'Tricia Ann begs her grandmother to be allowed to go alone to Someplace Special. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A comprehensive treasury of memories, verbal art, and play. (notes, bibliography, index) (Folklore. 1-10)"
An ebullient collection of African-American playtime lore, traced to its sources. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A fine collection that teaches as it entertains. (Fiction. 10-13)"
McKissack invites readers to gather in the ``dark-thirty''- -the eerie half hour when dusk darkens to night—for ten shivery tales inspired by African-American folklore and history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLONFAY by Myles O’Grady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Strained, stagy, and schematic."
A pseudonymous first novel tries too hard to be witty, perceptive, and profound as it explores the long consequences of loyalties and love under stress in wartime France and Ireland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTERGLOW by Eileen Myles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A captivating look at a poet's repeated attempt 'to dig a hole in eternity' through language.
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A memoir that stretches the limits of its genre by making a dog the textual centerpiece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Just another superb outing from a fixed star twinkling in the children's-literature firmament. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In Pinkney's sumptuous elaboration of the familiar lullaby a chipmunk's nighttime odyssey takes on the same epic scope as his Caldecott winning The Lion and the Mouse (2009). Read full book review >