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SHELTER by Patricia H. Aust
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2014

"Though not particularly well-executed, this novel has value for the tough subject matter it addresses. (Fiction. 12-15)"
When dad goes into Dictator Mode, there's no way to know how far or to whom his rage will extend. More often than not, someone winds up hurt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A relentlessly upbeat but necessary story of an important environmental organization."
The 40-year history of the National Resources Defense Council. 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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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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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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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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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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Released: Jan. 30, 1983

"A shapeless and rather parochial collection (notable absentees include Aldiss, Simak, and Lem)—but there's no shortage of high-quality, if often familiar, material."
An over-eclectic assemblage of 29 yarns, one from 1894, the rest 1932-76, running to a hefty 550-plus pages—and arranged more or less chronologically in the usual fairly meaningless categories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF MISS CHEW by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"The paired lessons—of art as a crucial element in education and of the importance of recognizing different learning styles—come through clearly, leavened by Polacco's use of color and gesture. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Art is a language, and the right teacher can change a life is the twin message of this personal story from the exuberant author/illustrator. Read full book review >

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MOMMIES SAY SHHH! by Patricia Polacco
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Big and ebullient, inviting participation and prediction, this one's a natural for storytime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Animal sounds abound, and brightly clad, barefoot boys and girls frolic with friendly livestock in one of the author's simpler salutes to her farmstead childhood. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF AUTUMN by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

In this paean to a feline friend, Polacco tells how the love of a cat leads to comfort, worry and romance. Read full book review >