Search Results: "Sheri Parks"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"New, urgent awareness of seeing black women as, in the words of BET co-founder Sheila Johnson, 'fully human and fully powerful.'"
In this thorough study of popular icons and real women, an update of the 2010 edition, Parks (American Studies/Univ. of Maryland) finds the myth of the strong black woman—variously known as the Sacred Dark Feminine, Black Madonna, Mammy, Angry Black Woman—both slippery and resonant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORDON PARKS by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Parks' photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America; this book gives him to young readers. (afterword, author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
He aimed his camera lens at fashion models and at struggling African-American workers. Read full book review >

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ROSA PARKS  by Lisbeth Kaiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"It's a bit sketchy of historical detail, but it's coherent, inspirational, and engaging without indulging in rapturous flights of hyperbole. (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
A first introduction to the iconic civil rights activist. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GORDON PARKS by Ann Parr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A substandard, message-driven production, of limited value to libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Based on an interview with Parks, now in his 90s, and built on his mother's childhood challenge, "What a white boy can do, you can too—and no excuses," Parr's profile briefly traces the photographer/writer/filmmaker's career from early struggles in Minnesota to his memoir for adults, Hungry Heart (2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARKS ARE TO SHARE by Lee Sullivan Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 1997

"A gallery of small photos of the parks featured provide extra information and some follow-up questions. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This handsome addition to the Building Blocks series introduces parks through a brief text and accompanying full-color photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM ROSA PARKS by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"A barely serviceable introduction with far more child appeal than substance. (Picture book/biography. 3-7)"
Following introductions to Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln, this third title in the set introduces an iconic figure in the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON POLITICS AND PARKS  by George Bristol
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A winning opening volume in the publisher's new Conservation Leadership series."
A small-town Texan looks back on a life in national politics and conservation. Read full book review >