Search Results: "Randall Kennedy"


BOOK REVIEW

FOR DISCRIMINATION by Randall Kennedy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A strong synthesis of legal precedents and historical narratives."
A noted legal scholar considers the always-contentious debate over affirmative action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SELLOUT by Randall Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A timely and provocative read on power, politics and the racially charged landscape of the 2008 presidential election."
A scholarly yet accessible examination of racial loyalty and betrayal in the African-American community from a distinguished legal historian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2002

"A coolly delivered small-focus study."
A lively treatise on the most offensive word in the English language, from a renowned expert on civil rights and black legal history (Race, Crime, and the Law, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE, CRIME, AND THE LAW by Randall Kennedy
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1997

"Whether his specific analyses are right or wrong, Kennedy's insistence on substituting thought for sloganeering is a refreshing anomaly in the bitter debate over the legal system's treatment of minorities. (Author tour)"
``The most salient feature of race relations in America at the end of the twentieth century is its complexity,'' writes Kennedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A carefully calculated, sober discussion of why race will continue to haunt American politics."
The bestselling author of Nigger (2002) explores the racial issues surrounding President Obama's election and administration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

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SPINNING WHEEL GOT TO GO ROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Upside Down
BFF Charm: Single White Female
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Science Fiction
Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, Coach Taylor Award
Relationship Status: One and Done

Cover Story: Upside Down

Excuse me, Mr. Astronaut, but you might want to mosey North a little. I know how gravity works, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE WAKING:  SPIRITS OF THE NOH by Thomas Randall
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2011

"A darkly spooky whirlwind of a read. (Horror. 13 & up)"
With all the twists, turns and scares of a blockbuster teen horror flick, Randall's second offering in his Waking series rockets off at a breakneck pace through lingering curses, evil spirits and lush descriptions of Japanese culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNCHBACK by Randall Wright
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"But lurking underneath are questions about right, wrong, and loyalty, which complement the long-withheld emotional explanation that finally, satisfyingly, shows up at the end. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A simple boy with a crooked back gets pulled into an adventure with an underlying mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2004

"Gulp it down for the thrills; the subtle aftertaste will linger. (Fantasy. YA)"
Grim undercurrents swirl beneath the sparkling surface of an otherwise straightforward fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDEEMER by Randall Balmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A sympathetic account of a president too often overlooked, embedded in a rethinking of the rise of the religious right."
The words "progressive" and "evangelical" may no longer be thought of together, yet in combination, they shaped Jimmy Carter as a man and president. Read full book review >