Search Results: "Thomas Hine"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 1995

"Cultural history for curious consumers—light and lively and not too filling. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A wide-ranging, anecdotal exploration of modern packaging- -how it developed, how it works, and what it tells us about ourselves. Read full book review >

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I WANT THAT! by Thomas Hine
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Casual and cheerful, with interesting nuggets scattered about. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
Philadelphia magazine columnist Hine (The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager, 1999, etc.) presents a witty and informal history of the way people shop. Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER by Thomas Hine
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"A rather weak treatment of an important and timely topic."
This attempt to create a new historical perspective on the American teenager barely scratches the surface. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"To paraphrase George Clinton, ya gotta have The Great Funk."
Big bell bottoms, big disco beats and big lines at the gas station: We love the '70s! And so does pop-culture philosopher Hine (I Want That: How We All Became Shoppers, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 1991

"Some hard thoughts about the future of life on this planet by one who clearly enjoys the thinking process but is uneasy about where those thoughts lead."
Philadelphia Inquirer staff-writer Hine, who looked back in his superb Populuxe (1986) at American life of the 50's and 60's, now looks ahead—tentatively—to the future. 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

KIDS AT WORK by Russell Freedman
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"An excellent complement to Cheap Raw Material (p. 560); like Meltzer, Freedman concludes by emphasizing that child labor is a continuing problem. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Another fine photo-essay by the author of Lincoln (1987, Newbery Award) Hine (1874-1940) took up photography while teaching at NYC's Ethical Culture School and was soon photographing immigrants at Ellis Island as a teaching tool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECOND SIGHT by Robert V. Hine
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Not an illuminating classic like Lusseyran's And There Was Light, but a pleasingly thoughtful, quietly courageous report from one who's lived his life both sighted and blind—but never, it seems, with blinders. (Three photographs)"
Uplifting, ruminative memoir by a history professor who went blind in middle age and regained his sight 15 years later. Read full book review >

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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING by Craig A. Doherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Full-color and black- and-white period and contemporary photographs convey a sense of timelessness—the great slab is fairly unchanged, nearly 70 years later. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
This capsule history of a wonderful structure is full of the facts and figures that make that Art Deco landmark such a marvel. Read full book review >