Search Results: "Susan Goldman Rubin"


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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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JEAN LAFFITE by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Still, this will suffice as an introduction for die-hard pirate fans and add an interesting, quirky footnote to American history. (author's note, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
Who knew that some pirates in the old days were Jewish and fought on the side of the good guys? Mateys, meet Jean Laffite, a real pirate of the Caribbean. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Farnsworth's full-page paintings in dark hues are stark and haunting. (author's note, resources, glossary) (Picture book/biography. 10 & up)"
The post-World War II publication of Anne Frank's diary made her the icon for all the murdered Jewish children during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 15, 2006

"Graced by wonderful photographs, Ela's own art and other personal memorabilia and laced with Ela's reminiscences, Rubin's title satisfyingly captures an astonishing Holocaust episode. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In February 1942, 11-year-old Ela was sent with her family to Terezin, the Nazis' "model camp" in what was then Czechoslovakia. 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 >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Excellent bookmaking—from type to trim size—complements a remarkable celebration of a uniquely American musical genius. (chronology, biographical sketches, author's note, discography, bibliography, quotation sources, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
An impeccably researched and told biography of Leonard Bernstein's musical apprenticeship, from toddlerhood to his conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 25. Read full book review >

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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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JACOB LAWRENCE IN THE CITY by Susan Goldman Rubin
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Candlewick's Art for Baby (2009) is a far better choice, inasmuch as it is specifically keyed to babies' neural development. (18-36 mos.)"
A child's voice narrates a sequence of ten paintings by the great African-American artist, with an emphasis on rhythm and onomatopoeia. Read full book review >

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STAND THERE! SHE SHOUTED by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An informative, engrossing biography about a clever, determined woman who, at the beginnings of photography, made the art form uniquely her own. (source notes, bibliography, museum directory, index) (Biography. 10-14)
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This handsomely designed and illustrated biography introduces readers to the groundbreaking Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An absorbing eyewitness view of a shocking event wrapped in a fluent, engaging self-portrait. (bibliography) (Memoir. 11-15)"
The young political intern who provided first aid to Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords after her shooting, likely saving her life, steps forward to tell his story. Read full book review >