Search Results: "Patricia Clark Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This distinguished book merits a place on every shelf, not just those built to meet multicultural needs. (index, b&w photos and illustrations, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Allen and Smith eschew polemics to deliver a collection of biographies marked by integrity and balance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Fourplay by Patricia Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-crafted thriller that manages to be both timely and timeless."
In the fourth book of the Cleary Case Files series, Clark (Third Breath, 2014, etc.) brings back FBI Special Agent Shawn Cleary in a gripping blend of terrorism, serial killers, and even a little romance.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A well-conceived challenge to the claim to historic legitimacy of today's Tea Party demonstrators."
While conservative demonstrators hearken back to the Boston Tea Party, Smith (Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender, and Power, 1990, etc.), the curator of political history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, suggests that our revolutionary forebears had quite a different view of freedom. Read full book review >

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JANNA AND THE KINGS by Patricia Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Despite the story's sweetness, it's not special enough to be an essential purchase. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Janna's favorite day is Saturday when her grandfather picks her up and takes her for a walk down Madison Street. Read full book review >

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SMALL WONDERS by Matthew Clark Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Long before Yogi Berra said, 'You can observe a lot by watching,' Fabre proved it so. (historical note, timeline, author's note, annotated source list) (Picture book/biography. 9-11)"
The rewards of simply taking time to bend down for a closer look are celebrated in this tribute to the great French entomologist. Read full book review >

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HERE’S TO THE LADIES
by Julie Danielson

We may be nearing the end of March, but before it’s over, let’s honor one of the best things about it – that it’s Women’s History Month. If you work in any way in an educational setting with children’s literature, I hope you show your students books about strong women all throughout the year and not just during March. If ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF NEEDY GIRLS by Patricia Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Bites off more than it can possibly chew, then—poof—makes it all go away in the last 20 pages."
When a 10-year-old boy is murdered and a high school teacher is accused of molesting a student, a small Massachusetts town is rocked to its ignorant core. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Despite many fine parts, this is ultimately more a cheerleading revisionist textbook than a rigorous scholarly history. (60 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
The companion to a forthcoming PBS series (to air in October) exploring how slavery shaped America combines revisionist history and historical fiction with mixed results. Read full book review >

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LIGHTER THAN AIR by Matthew Clark Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A beautifully told story of a young woman with lofty aspirations. (illustrator's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A fascination with hot air balloons has hit late-18th-century Paris, and young Sophie Armant dreams of joining those bold aeronauts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"The author claims that his method will increase profits—and they likely will—but changes in corporate culture will be required to realize them."
Assisted by veteran business and leadership writer O'Connell, Smith (CEO of Promontory Growth and Innovation) offers his recipe for business success. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA BOSWORTH
by Gerald Bartell

In a series of successful biographies, Patricia Bosworth trained the spotlight on four major American artists: Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Diane Arbus, and Jane Fonda. Now, in The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan, Bosworth takes center stage.

The memoir follows her life and career from the 50s through the early 60s as ...


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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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