Search Results: "Rick Ayers"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Even so, these are mostly sound essays illuminating how the media's coverage of juvenile crime has led to blanket policies that can make little sense."
An analysis of the "zero tolerance" policies often implemented in today's schools, and the ways these policies have disproportionately affected black and Latino students. Read full book review >

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RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

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JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF RICK GREEN, ESQ. by Harvey Sawikin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Sharply rendered snapshots of the Decade of Greed, then, marred by the front-and-center presence of the snail-witted and insufferable Rick Green, Esq."
A competent but irritating debut tracks an obtuse lawyer's clumsy fall from grace. Read full book review >

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PUBLIC ENEMY by Bill Ayers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"No matter how they feel about his politics, readers of this memoir should find the author's humanity irresistible."
The one-time Weather Underground fugitive talks about his life as a political bogeyman. Read full book review >

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FUGITIVE DAYS by Bill Ayers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Younger readers who weren't around during the Vietnam protest era will still feel like they're missing something."
An overblown yet oddly sketchy memoir recalling Ayers's days in the Weather Underground. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 1997

"Likely to challenge many of our preconceptions, this is a graceful and passionate vision of the criminal justice system. (For another look at Chicago's troubled youth, see LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman's Our America, p. 612.) (Author tour)"
A sympathetic, revealing portrait of young people caught up in the juvenile justice system, and a searing indictment of the society that has failed to nurture them. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE OF THE NEW SOUTH, 1877-1906 by Edward L. Ayers
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Ayers succeeds in depicting the post-Reconstruction South not as a repressed backwater of American life, but as a region that, despite substantial injustices, made significant contributions to American life."
A uniquely comprehensive cultural, political, and social history of post-Reconstruction, exploring not only ``the South's deep poverty and institutionalized injustice'' but also ``the complexity of experience in the new South.'' Ayers (History/Univ. of Virginia; Vengeance and Justice, 1983) aims ``to understand what it meant to live in the American South in the years after Reconstruction.'' To achieve this, he examines the matrix of economic and societal forces that shaped the South's singular culture. Read full book review >

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VIRGIN AND OTHER STORIES by April Ayers Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Meaty, satisfying tales of a substance that suggests Lawson would make a fine novelist."
Debut collection limns a variety of troubled characters searching for solace of both sexual and spiritual varieties in the contemporary South. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2005

"Thoughtful, balanced, well-written American history."
Essays by a Southern historian reflecting on what makes his region distinctive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Top-drawer American history, especially for Civil War buffs."
A first-rate study of the origins and early years of the Civil War, focusing on neighboring communities North and South. Read full book review >