Search Results: "Sandra L. Pinkney"


BOOK REVIEW

READ AND RISE by Sandra L. Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An attractive introduction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An inspiring poem by Maya Angelou and a full-page illustration of a golden sun against a buttery background introduce this slight but bright effort, co-sponsored by the National Urban League, to empower African-American children and to promote literacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A RAINBOW ALL AROUND ME by Sandra L. Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though slightly garbled, the message is worthwhile. (Picture book. 3-7)"
All the colors of the rainbow come alive in the photographs of children celebrating the emotions that color can evoke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM LATINO by Sandra L. Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Slight but very engaging—who can resist photos of happy kids? (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Can you sense the beauty?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"This bold, beautifully photographed book should be a first choice for most libraries and will be especially popular during Black History Month. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pinkney thoughtfully addresses some sensitive issues in her first book, illustrated with color photographs of children, taken by her husband. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1993

"An unsparing and perceptive briefing on a pocketbook issue whose complexities appear beyond the grasp of mass media."
A journalist's informed audit of the factors that brought America's S&Ls to grief. Read full book review >