Search Results: "Nikki Haley"


BOOK REVIEW

CAN'T IS NOT AN OPTION by Nikki Haley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"If you're a fellow traveler, this is your book. If not, you likely won't pick it up."
South Carolina's governor stakes out her red-blooded American credentials in a by-the-numbers memoir. Read full book review >

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NIKKI & DEJA by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

"Likable and independent African-American girls are a rare find in early chapter books—let's hope these two can start a trend. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Little girls, little girls…they can be mean sometimes. Read full book review >

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NIKKI & DEJA by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2011

"While beginning chapter books with African-American characters are rare and usually welcome, this particular installment in a usually sunny series falls flat. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Best friends Nikki and Deja are back in a tale of school elections and friendship. Read full book review >

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NIKKI & DEJA by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"English nicely fills an underdeveloped area—this is a first-chapter book featuring African-American girls, and race is presented as an attribute of the characters rather than as an issue. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nikki and Deja are best friends, next-door neighbors and schoolmates. Read full book review >

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ALEX HALEY by Robert J.  Norrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An evenhanded assessment of 'a likable narcissist' who, the author maintains, changed Americans' perceptions of racial history."
The making of the author of "the two most important works in black culture in the twentieth century." Read full book review >

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NIKKI AND DEJA by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A solid addition to a welcome series for new readers, especially for children who want to read realistic stories about kids of color. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third graders Nikki and Deja have a lot to learn about journalism. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE MY NIKKI by Phyllis Rose Eisenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

Afraid that her mother—who is starting a new job tomorrow- -will forget about her, Nikki grills her: ``What's my favorite trick?'' ``Who's my favorite friend?'' ``What's my favorite dance?'' Patiently, Mama responds to every question; but next evening she comes home tired and distracted. Read full book review >

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HALEY, TEXAS 1959 by Donley Watt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"Watt is a capable stylist, but he needs a subject."
Two deeply disappointing, pallid novellas, identified as fictionalized autobiography, by the author of the story collection Can You Get There from Here? (1994). Read full book review >

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THE TRIALS OF NIKKI HILL by Christopher Darden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 1999

"Trials' is right."
O.J. Simpson assistant prosecutor Darden teams up with suspense writer Lochte (The Neon Smile, 1995, etc.) for this earnest, shapeless tale of—what else?—a stand-up deputy D.A. fighting for truth and justice in the jungles of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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VACLAV & LENA by Haley Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2011

"A terrific, enlightened debut that captures the fervor that hides in naïveté."
A pair of young Russian immigrants, each desperately infatuated with the other, are parted and reunited in Brighton Beach. Read full book review >

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Released: May 22, 2007

"Haley, who died in 1992, can no longer respond to those ongoing discussions, but it is to the good that his 'genealogical novel,' so long in the making, is still around to spur them in the first place."
If you are of a certain age and were anywhere near the United States in early 1977, you probably remember the bona fide social phenomenon that was the first airing of the miniseries Roots. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X by Alex Haley
Released: Oct. 29, 1965

He was called Malcolm Little at birth; he was buried as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz; but he lived most of his life as Malcolm X and was the most rabid racist of his time while he ran counter to the movement which dominated it. Read full book review >