Search Results: "Swiyyah Nadirah Muhammad"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"While scattered and disorganized, this novel may find an audience with readers who suffer from, or know someone who suffers from, mental illness."
Despite enduring a mental illness, a young woman does her best to juggle life, love, work and hardship in Muhammad's debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUHAMMAD by Sarah Conover
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Though incomplete, this slim volume provides a readable account of how the orphan boy and young trader developed into the prophet. (timeline, glossary, bibliography, notes) (Biography. 11-14)"
Respectful of Islamic tradition, this biography from the Unitarian Universalist Association's publishing imprint presents a coherent narrative of the prophet's life. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD by Demi
Kirkus Star
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2003

"Despite occasional awkward turns of phrase, this powerful portrait, as timely as it is essential, brilliantly illuminates the origins and spiritual foundations of one of the world's most widely-held religions. (map, source list) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Aside from a scattering of devotional and limited-distribution titles, this lusciously illustrated, deeply respectful account is the first full life of Muhammad in English for younger readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUHAMMAD ALI by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Despite its arresting visuals, it does not replace other such treatments as Jim Haskins's Champion, illustrated by Eric Velasquez (2002), or Tonya Bolden's The Champ, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (2004). (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Muhammad Ali's life story is interwoven with significant historical events of the latter half of the 20th century—the American civil-rights movement, the war in Vietnam and the growth of the Nation of Islam—and Myers shows how he used his star status to make the case for the rights of African-Americans, conscientious objection and religious freedom as well as boosting his own athleticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUHAMMAD ALI by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"As hagiography goes, it doesn't come any more unabashed than this—or more effective. (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
Biblical syntax and cadences lift The Greatest from sports legend to prophet in this remarkable homage. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD ALI by Thomas Hauser
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 1991

"A walkover for Ali but a disappointment for those with even a passing interest in the sweet science's grittier realities. (Twenty-four pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A detailed, if hagiographic, account of Ali's public career and private life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUHAMMAD ALI by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An eye-catching if incomplete treatment of the legend. (Picture book/biography. 3-7)"
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali comes to life for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUHAMMAD ALI by Ferdie Pacheco
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"The engaging and slickly written text features photographs throughout, including many from Pacheco's personal collection."
A no-punches-pulled memoir of life as Muhammad Ali's personal physician during the former champ's ring career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUHAMMAD ALI by Thomas Conklin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 1992

"B&w photos not seen. (Biography. 11-14)"
A new biography of the foremost boxer of our time emphasizes Ali's stubborn unwillingness to fit the low-profile ``Credit to His Race'' mold of his predecessors: his loud (and eminently quotable) self-promotion; his conversion to the Nation of Islam; and, especially, his refusal to be drafted, which cost him years of court battles, much of his career, and (temporarily) his title and boxing credentials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISQUOTING MUHAMMAD by Jonathan A.C. Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A delicate delineation that invites a more intimate look at the sources."
A scholar's sincere attempt to elucidate the true teachings of the Quran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MUHAMMAD ALI READER by Gerald Early
NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1998

"While that might be truthfully said about some of the contributions to this anthology (A. Bartlett Giamatti and Mailer offer particularly abstruse and bizarre thoughts), for the most part, this is a pleasure to read and a deserved and elegant salute to The Greatest."
Early (who also edited the recent Body Language: Writers on Sport, p. 168, etc.) compiles a formidable team of contributors to render honor to a man bigger than boxing, bigger than sports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIM, ME, MUHAMMAD ALI by Randa Jarrar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A record of an author finding her voice."
Debut collection from the award-winning author of A Map of Home (2008). Read full book review >