Search Results: "Robert Andrew Powell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"A visceral and direct style makes readers feel the nap of a very rough place in which to survive, let alone grow up."
Local newspaperman Powell empathetically portrays the heavy load shouldered by those involved with Pop Warner football in Miami. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"Unsentimental and deeply humane."
The candid story of a life-changing season an American journalist spent following Ciudad Juárez's hapless but beloved soccer team, the Indios. Read full book review >

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RUNNING AWAY by Robert Andrew Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"A brutally honest emotional odyssey."
A memoir about a middle-aged journalist who decided that running in his father's footsteps was his best shot at resurrection. Read full book review >

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MARCH by John Lewis
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"'We're gonna march'—oh, yes. (Graphic memoir. 11 & up)"
Heroism and steadiness of purpose continue to light up Lewis' frank, harrowing account of the civil rights movement's climactic days—here, from cafeteria sit-ins in Nashville to the March on Washington. Read full book review >

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MARCH by John Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A powerful tale of courage and principle igniting sweeping social change, told by a strong-minded, uniquely qualified eyewitness. (Graphic memoir. 11-15)"
Eisner winner Powell's dramatic black-and-white graphic art ratchets up the intensity in this autobiographical opener by a major figure in the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

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MARCH by John Lewis
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"This memoir's unique eyewitness view of epochal events makes it essential reading for an understanding of those times—and these. (Graphic memoir. 11 & up)"
A living icon of the civil rights movement brings his frank and stirring account of the movement's most tumultuous years (so far) to a climax. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Fusing Parker's artistic talent and passion for jazz (he's a musician, too), this sensitively embellished biography is totally on time. (author's and biographical notes, bibliography of adult sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Renowned illustrator Parker supplies both an affecting text and luminescent watercolors in homage to the virtuosic Tatum. Read full book review >

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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2005

"Enhanced by a map and by Parker's offhand, full-page portraits at the chapter heads, it all makes a grand, poignant tale. (bibliography) (Biography. 10-12)"
Any account of this Scottish navigator's adventurous career would make absorbing reading; Kraske adds unusual dimension by enlarging on the historical record with credible insights into his character as well. Read full book review >

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BALLET OF THE ELEPHANTS by Leda Schubert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"A charming tale to share with young fans of the circus and ballet. (bibliography, web sites, extensive author note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Florida, 1942, a most unusual collaboration took place. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE BLUE PACIFIC by Louise Borden
ADVENTURE
Released: April 24, 2006

"Other than the importance of keeping and passing on family stories, there's no overt message in this understated account—which makes it more likely to leave readers moved and thoughtful. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Embroidered details and the passage of time don't make this episode from the author's family history any less topical. Read full book review >

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COLD FEET by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"There the tale ends, but be warned: shivering delightedly, entranced readers or listeners will positively demand to know what happens next, so have some version of 'Tailypo' ready as a follow-up. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Another hilariously macabre folktale from the creators of Dancing Skeleton (1989). Read full book review >