Search Results: "Rod Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

ROD by Rod Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A likable, mostly generous and well-written look back at the days of bedding starlets and destroying hotels."
In which Roderick David Stewart, aka Rod the Mod, bares all—not least the secrets of spiky hair. Read full book review >

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BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

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DIVINING ROD by Michael Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An impressive and touching anatomy of the varieties, pleasures, and consequences of giving all for love—the work of a fine new writer who already looks like one of the really good ones."
A moody and often moving story of adultery and other forms of compromised love, by the author of the story collection Dogfight (p. 1142). Read full book review >

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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

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HOT ROD HAMSTER by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Young car enthusiasts won't be the only ones enamored of this hot-rodding rodent and his big canine buddy. (Picture book. 2-7)"
There's a hot-rod race at 4 Paws Speedway, and Hamster has a need for speed. Read full book review >

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ROD STEIGER by Tom Hutchinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A comprehensive look at one of American acting's neglected Grand Masters."
A serious, if quasi-hagiographic, biography—the first—of the famously powerful and charismatic actor. Read full book review >

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WE TROUBLED THE WATERS by Ntozake Shange
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Worthwhile but best for older readers. (Picture book/poetry. 10-14)"
Obie Award-winning playwright Shange teams up with illustrator Brown in this roughly linear collection of art and poetry vignettes from the Civil Rights Movement. Read full book review >

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FROM SLAVE SHIP TO FREEDOM ROAD by Julius Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Readers who make that effort will be amply rewarded. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)"
In a stirring picture book for older readers, Lester (Sam and the Tigers, 1996, etc.) creates meditations on the journey of Africans to slavery, on the lives of people held as slaves, and on runaways, the Civil War, and the meaning of freedom. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM'S A-CALLIN ME by Ntozake Shange
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Inspirational pairings of art and verse to read and recite in tribute to those who walked that perilous road. (Picture book/poetry. 12 & up)"
One slave is the poetic voice for those who toil on a cotton plantation and look to the North Star, following the Underground Railroad to freedom. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Sweet wondrous life to live' seems—well, sweet, it's also piquantly ironic in light of the struggles awaiting these promising, much-beloved children. (Poetry. 5+)"
Enchanting period photos of young African-Americans, which Myers collected from "dusty bins in antique shops, flea markets, auction houses, and museum collections." Read full book review >

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HOT ROD HOT DOG by Todd H.  Doodler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Young audiences will join in the general applause, and they may come away with a broadened notion of what a 'win' looks like too. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Doodler concocts an updated—and considerably tweaked—version of "The Tortoise and the Hare." Read full book review >