Search Results: "Susan Goldman Rubin"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Delicious indeed. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
Rubin introduces the contemporary artist—now in his 80s—in an engaging biography for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

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BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A rich, compelling story of the many people who stood up to racial inequality, risking significant danger and hardship for the cause of justice. (photos, timeline, bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This behind-the-scenes story of the people and events leading to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education's Supreme Court decision shows that even if the justice sought may be simple, getting it is long and complicated. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A bibliography includes films, CDs, videos, interviews, and recordings, as well as books and articles. (glossary of filmmaking terms) (Biography. 10-15)"
E.T., Schindler's List, and An American Tale—these seemingly disparate movies all came from the mind of Steven Spielberg, arguably one of the most influential people in the history of cinema. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Rubin makes clear that Bourke-White's reputation continues to grow, providing researchers and browsers alike with a warm, admiring glimpse of a woman and her times. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
This oversized, handsome book is an excellent introduction to one of America's great photographers and her work, which influenced generations of others who followed her craft. Read full book review >

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EMILY IN LOVE by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A surprisingly sweet, unusual story of first love. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Emily, 14, last seen in Rubin's Emily Good as Gold (1993), has fallen in love with a ``regular'' boy named Hunt, and is afraid that he'll find out she's ``different''—retarded. Read full book review >

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SONDHEIM by Susan Goldman Rubin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Musical-theater lovers, whether front-of-curtain, backstage, or audience, will revel in this journey in which 'Every moment makes a contribution / Every little detail plays a part.' (list of shows, film scores, bibliography, videography, discography, source notes) (Biography. 12-18)"
With a deft hand and unbridled admiration for her subject, Rubin presents the career of a musical theater giant. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation. (reading list, endnotes) (Biography. 10-13)"
A perceptive if patchy tribute to Mexico's premier muralist and (arguably) second-most-renowned visual artist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"In all, this will have strong visual and intellectual appeal for today's lovers of graphic novels and be particularly welcomed in libraries and museum bookstores. (Biography. 10 & up)"
The veteran arts writer and biographer focuses readers' attention on the life and oeuvre of Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2001

"The excellent brief bibliographies include videos, Web sites, and interviews as well as books. (glossary, notes, bibliographies) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
It is utterly fascinating to read that so many buildings now considered not only beloved landmarks but also part and parcel of the cultural and historical landscape were reviled, attacked, and genuinely despised when they were first constructed. Read full book review >

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EMILY GOOD AS GOLD by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"(Fiction. 10-14)"
Emily Gold's parents have always told her she's ``good as gold,'' but she's heard the hushed conversations about ``developmentally disabled'' and knows her ``head doesn't work right.'' Her early-adolescent interests and openly stated wish to have a baby and be treated like a grown-up alarm her protective parents, especially her father, who warns that ``Boys are after only one thing.'' Emily is an innocent; her reach for independence brings some close calls, but her father finally admits, respectfully, ``You've got a good head on your shoulders, kiddo.'' Skillfully depicting Emily's evolving relationships with friends, family, and self, Rubin sympathetically portrays a likable girl's pain and vulnerability as she aspires to be ``a normal, regular, real thirteen-year-old teenage girl.'' A fine coming-of-age story that deserves a wide audience for its subtly delivered message. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thumbnail biographies of Hopper's contemporaries appear in the backmatter, as does a bibliography, notes and a list of museums where readers can find Hopper's work. (Biography. 8-12)"
Lovely design combines with extensive research to produce a compact, lucid biography of one of the 20th-century's foremost American painters. Read full book review >

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HOT PINK by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A studied account of the innovative and impulsive fashion legend that's likely to inspire budding designers of any age. (author's note, Schiaparelli facts, bibliography, notes, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The life story of the trailblazing designer. Read full book review >