Search Results: "Rosa Parks"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSA PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"B&w photos, chronology, & index not seen. (Autobiography. 10+)"
Even those familiar with her name will realize on reading this engrossing account how little they really know of Parks's life and the events that surrounded the dawning Civil Rights movement. Read full book review >

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DEAR MRS. PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Steer readers instead to Parks and Jim Haskins's Rosa Parks: My Story (1992). (chronology) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A series of letters from children to the elderly civil rights leader along with her responses, subtitled ``A Dialogue with Today's Youth'' and organized by topic, such as ``Courage and Hope,'' ``Living with God,'' etc. Following a preface, foreword, commentary, introduction, and a section on the most commonly asked questions, the actual letters appear; these are brief, flat, and devoid of personality. Read full book review >

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I AM ROSA PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"The workmanlike black-and-white illustrations complement the story of a quietly courageous heroine. (Autobiography. 5-9)"
I Am Rosa Parks ($12.99; PLB $12.89; Feb. 1997; 48 pp.; 0- 8037-1206-5; PLB 0-8037-1207-3): In the Easy-To-Read series, Parks and Haskins mold for a younger readership the material in their acclaimed Rosa Parks (1992). Read full book review >

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ITALIAN NEIGHBORS by Tim Parks
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Much verve."
Parks, a lively English novelist (Goodness, 1991, etc.), plunges us into the passionate but genial world of his Italian neighbors on the Via Colombare in a village south of Verona. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A bright literary exercise, the third in the new series Enterprise ('the business book as literature'). (14 illus., not seen)"
The prolific Parks (Judge Savage, 2003, etc.), a Britisher now at home in Italy, offers a Renaissance splendor that is often scanted in the artistic glory of the era. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"With his third featuring brash, breezy, unflappable Carter (Eyes of the Innocent, 2011, etc.), Parks propels himself to a niche shared by only a handful of others: writers who can manage the comedy-mystery."
No one's supposed to hate the girl next door. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENT'S CADDY by Tony Rosa
Released: July 4, 2014

"An elegant tale, perfect for golfers and nongolfers alike."
In Rosa's (Birdie, 2012, etc.) novel, Sam Parma, an observant, self-conscious teenager, learns about life, love, human nature and himself as he caddies for an ex-president at a local golf tournament. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WILD PLACE by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The issues of development and declining habitats, and the importance of protecting 'these last wild places' are made both real and exciting for middle-grade readers. (Internet resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absorbing sequel to Lost Goat Lane (2004) and The Goatnappers (2007), almost 13-year-old Chip Martin discovers a mother panther and her two cubs while exploring the "Old Place," an abandoned farm near his home in rural south Florida, the back half of which is still in native vegetation. Read full book review >

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MY LOVE, MY LOVE by Rosa Guy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bring on the violins: a hopelessly two-dimensional story rendered more so by its sentimentality."
Trinidadian-born Guy (The Sun, the Sea, and a Touch of the Wind, 1995, etc.) offers an excruciatingly atmospheric retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF LETICIA VALLE by Rosa Chacel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"A notable debut."
First published in 1945 and now making its US debut: in luminous prose, an elliptical tale of seduction from one of Spain's leading women writers. Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC OF SUMMER by Rosa Guy
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Significantly, Sarah is reading Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970), a more trenchant exploration of the same theme. (Fiction. YA)"
The politics of skin color in the black community: Brilliant Sarah, one year into Juilliard, is trying to mend her long friendship with blue-eyed Cathy; but Cathy, now involved with a group of lighter-skinned friends and jealous of Sarah's talents, adamantly rejects her. Read full book review >