Search Results: "Nelson George"


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HIP HOP AMERICA by Nelson George
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

An informative, though often frustrating, survey of the history of one of today's most popular musical forms. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL HUNTER by Nelson George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Veteran George writes with pace and panache, providing a glimpse of the high life of an NBA star and a backstage look at a music awards show, and packing his tale with more glitzy characters than a red carpet E! broadcast."
A cool Manhattan security specialist juggles two tricky assignments and an active love life while trying to expose a traitor in his ranks. Read full book review >

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THE PLOT AGAINST HIP HOP by Nelson George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Playas and haters and celebrity cameos fuel a novel that is wickedly entertaining while being frozen in time."
When his mentor is stabbed to death outside his New York City office, an old-school bodyguard investigates the roots of the hip-hop community's predilection for violence. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS HIP-HOP? by Eric Morse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A must-read reference for any hip-hop family. (Informational picture book. 5-adult)"
In this follow-up to What is Punk? (2015), the author-and-illustrator team takes on hip-hop, in consultation with hip-hop historian, cultural critic, and Brooklynite George. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: SARVINDER NABERHAUS & KADIR NELSON
by Megan Labrise

To really earn her stripes as a picture book author, Sarvinder Naberhaus submitted several manuscripts, including Blue Sky White Stars, a book inspired by the American flag. She never imagined a superstar would agree to illustrate it.

“I didn’t have any idea that Kadir Nelson would illustrate my book!” says Naberhaus, a former elementary schoolteacher and media librarian whose ...


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SITTING BULL by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Solidly historical and far more heartfelt than those on the overcrowded shelf of assignment-fodder profiles. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A reverent tribute to the great Hunkpapa chief and holy man, cast as a memoir with a rich array of new and contemporary illustrations. Read full book review >

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DIGGING A HOLE TO HEAVEN by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful and thorough piece of work combining fiction and nonfiction, with an extensive author's note detailing the history of coal mining. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-12) "
Nelson departs from his usual Native American stories in this informative look at child coal miners. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An inspirational ode to the life of the great South African leader by an award-winning author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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GREET THE DAWN by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2012

"A serene, joyous appreciation of our place in the natural world. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Past and present meet in a hymn to the Lakota Circle of Life. Read full book review >

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QUIET HERO by S.D. Nelson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Hayes's life adds yet another sad chapter to the history of this country's treatment of Native Americans, but other than his courage as a soldier, this gives children no particular reason to admire, or even care particularly, about him. (source list) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Object of a hit song, a 1961 film and studies for adults, but not a separate profile for younger readers, Ira Hayes was less a "true American hero," as Nelson argues, than a tragic figure incapable of handling the fame that was thrust upon him. Read full book review >