Search Results: "Thomas Childers"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 1995

"A fitting memorial to the crew of the Black Cat."
A poignant story of a B-24 crew from the selection and training of its members through their spine-tingling combat raids over Germany in WW II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2009

"A lucid study of a well-remembered war's forgotten soldiers."
A sympathetic, wide-ranging look at unseen casualties of World War II—those psychologically damaged by battle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2003

"The author says he eschewed traditional historiography because he wanted 'to put readers in the action.' Despite some clichés and occasional mawkishness, he has indeed fashioned a crisp, compelling narrative. (8 pp. b&w photos, 3 maps, not seen)"
World War II historian Childers (Wings of Morning, 1995, etc.) employs with some success the techniques and diction of a novelist to tell the intertwining stories of an American B-17 pilot, a French schoolteacher, and a leader of the French underground. Read full book review >

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AGELESS FABLES by Seldon Thomas Childers
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A jaunty lot of advice, sound as ever and told with good cheer."
In their illustrated book of children's poetry, Childers and Buck present new takes on old parables, set to rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELFARE BRAT by Mary Childers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"Childers's very specific portrait of a time and place makes for a valuable piece of social history, as well as a potent personal tale."
Clear-eyed coming-of-age story traces the author's girlhood in the Bronx of the 1950s and '60s, and her iron determination to claw her way out of the system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1996

"Many stories have been shared about casualties of the Cultural Revolution, but Sun-Childers's stands out for its unique childhood perspective and its probing treatment of the loss of innocence. (photos, not seen)"
The intelligent and affecting memoir of a young woman who grew up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and managed to thrive despite its horrors. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LET'S SING A LULLABY WITH THE BRAVE COWBOY by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A terrific story to read and sing, with a most satisfying finale. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Silliness abounds as a not-very-bright, not-very-brave cowboy croons his cows to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL FAT CAT SIT ON? by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Shelve this near Mo Willems' Pigeon books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this comic debut, Thomas has created a cat that puts Garfield to shame. Read full book review >

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TO THE BEACH by Thomas Docherty
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"No sunscreen is needed to enjoy these selections. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Spare language and charming art take a young boy on a wondrous, imaginary beach adventure. Read full book review >