Search Results: "Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2011

"A highly informative though rarely analytical take on one of America's most thriving cultural communities. See Jonathan Gill's upcoming Harlem (2011) for more comprehensive coverage."
One woman's quest to discover the heart of Harlem. Read full book review >

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JAKE MAKES A WORLD by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Comprising 24 pages, the narrative closes a bit abruptly; nonetheless, this is a dynamic and creative introduction to a groundbreaking artist and an iconic collection. (biographical note, selected works, museum trustees) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coinciding with the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's Migration series, this title imagines the artist as a young teenager experiencing his own move from Philadelphia to Harlem in 1930. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"But if Thomas (whose Masterpiece Theatre version of Rhodes's life will air this fall) is not finally convincing in this judgment, he does manage to restore the relevance of a remarkable man."
One of the few books on Cecil Rhodes that conveys the ``contemporary mind and contemporary methods'' of a man who, by 1896, at the age of 42, had gained control of the world's diamond supply, built a second fortune in gold, added two countries to Queen Victoria's empire, and became prime minister of the Cape Colony. Read full book review >

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ANNIE PITTS, ARTICHOKE by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 1992

"Good fun. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Stagestruck Annie sees an opportunity for breaking into show biz almost everywhere she looks—even in the dairy section of the supermarket that her third-grade class visits on a field trip- -which is why she ends up dropping yogurt on the floor. Read full book review >

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ANNE PITTS, SWAMP MONSTER by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

A slapstick account of Annie's experiences as star of a high school student's horror video. Read full book review >

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DEVIN RHODES IS DEAD by Jennifer Wolf Kam
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A surprisingly deft mystery for early teens. (Mystery. 11-14)"
Convinced she is responsible for her best friend's death, Cass feels haunted by Devin's ghost even as she tries to hide her guilt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1993

"A delightfully witty complement to Ved Mehta's Up at Oxford (p. 841), full of anecdotes and food for thought."
An agreeable account of a year spent studying at Cambridge and Oxford. Read full book review >

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SEDUCING ABBY RHODES by J.D. Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A romance chock full of unexpected twists, turns, secrets, and spirits plus a healthy dose of redemptive love."
Soon after an African-American woman in Blink, Texas, buys a haunted house that was the scene of a murder 30 years ago, the handsome son of the victim shows up. Wildly attracted to each other, the two also sense that they're instrumental to resolution for the restless ghosts. Read full book review >

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THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF OLIVER CROMWELL PITTS by Avi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Impossible to put down. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A 12-year-old boy is left to fend for himself in 18th-century England following a terrible storm and the disappearance of his father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A readable, well-balanced, impassioned account of a dilemma that touches not just the black family, but all who care about children. ($100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Syndicated Miami Herald columnist Pitts offers a thoroughly absorbing study of the African-American man's struggle to become a competent father in a society sorely lacking in role models. Read full book review >

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BE THE ONE by Byron Pitts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Although the stories are heartbreaking, they also offer solace and hope to other youth who may be suffering through similar experiences. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
"Where do you go, where do you hide, when the world hurts too much?" Read full book review >

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BLACK BLADE BLUES by J.A.  Pitts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"A very uneven debut that may nonetheless appeal to some urban-fantasy fans."
In his debut, Pitts delivers the first installment of a new urban-fantasy series set in modern-day Washington state. Read full book review >