Search Results: "Robin D.G. Kelley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A comprehensive and vividly narrated history, enriched by well-chosen illustrations, that is as much an epic-in-progress as a scholarly record. (color and b&w illustrations)"
From historians in the field, ten essays (a few of them pedestrian in style or leftist in perspective) chronologically detailing the history of African-Americans from their arrival in the New World to the present—a dark story, unfortunately, relieved by a few radiant moments of hope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 3, 2001

"Important material out of the shadows to which so much labor history is exiled."
Top-drawer narrative histories of two important strikes, and a more amorphous consideration of musicians' rights to their work, from three progressive historians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"Even Kelley's obvious compassion and excellent research skills are not enough when his analysis of race and class is so clouded by ideology."
A leftist history of unconventional resistance by 20th-century African-Americans to racial, class, and sexual oppression. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Dense and definitive—best appreciated with a record player handy."
A comprehensive chronicle of the jazz legend's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An auspicious series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12) "
Little sisters can't save the day—or can they? Read full book review >

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(BAD) BOY MEETS (GOOD) GIRL
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

 

Cover Story: Surprisingly Accurate
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Easy Breezy
Bonus Factors: Bad Boy, Catering
Anti-Bonus Factor: Eyebrow Piercing
Relationship Status: Fling

Cover Story: Surprisingly Accurate

At first glance, this cover screams STOCK PHOTO. Well, actually, it screams ROMANCE, but it's also saying ...


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WHEN THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON BECOMES THE BOY NEXT DOOR
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Cover Story: Thumbs Up
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Graduate of the School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Cameron Quick, Surfing
Relationship Status: This Ain't No Puppy Love

 

Cover Story: Thumbs Up

The typeface on this cover looks like it came straight out of a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG WHO SAVED SANTA by Y Kelley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Though it's a little strange to see an adolescent slacker Santa, Kelley pulls it off with her droll humor in both text and illustrations, aided by a memorable canine character—who's not done reforming holiday icons yet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this unusual holiday interpretation, Santa is a young and callow fellow who doesn't really care about getting the job done on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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OUR LIPS ARE SEALED
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for Sekret (Sekret #1)by Lindsay Smith

Cover Story: Zip It, Big Face Features

BFF Charms: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Truth and Vran'ye*

Bonus Factors: Russian 101, Space Race

Relationship Status: Comrades

 

Cover Story: Zip It, Big Face Features

This cover isn’t your typical Big Face, since there’s no actual boundary of a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TWELVE TERRIBLE THINGS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Turns the terrible into the terrific. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"I'm warning you. If you turn the page, you are going to see some terrible things." Read full book review >

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SCHOOL LUNCH by True Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"It's hard to say whether this will turn readers on or off school lunches, but worth a laugh nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A marvelously cute and clever look at school lunches features Harriet, the school cook who is tired out from trying to please all the kids, so she takes a vacation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"No lugubriousness or false cheerfulness here, but acute observations and astute advice on a difficult topic."
Impressive insights into the experience of dying, offered by two hospice nurses with a gift for listening. Read full book review >