Search Results: "William Pene du Bois"


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Released: Jan. 1, 1975

"William Pene du Bois provides a semblance of action by equipping the two stylishly pants-suited little girls with two equally stylish dogs on leashes who pull and tug their mistresses every which way throughout the exchange — but this remains an undisguised if smartly dressed up object lesson."
This is an argument between Judy, one of those sunny types with lots of friends who has nothing but good to say about anyone, and Bertha, who thinks she is Judy's best friend and doesn't want Judy to play with the others. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM'S DOLL by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: May 10, 1972

"William Pene Du Bois' pictures complement the gentle mood while softly emphasizing that William is quite a hand with the basketball too — and if you find Ms. Zolotow's tender affirmations substantial enough for girls, there's no reason to withhold them from little brother."
An attempt 'to overcome sex stereotypes in a small picture book that seems as much a lecture for rigid parents as a reassurance for nonconforming boys. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"A masterly appreciation of a great man's intellectual development and singular service in a righteous crusade. (Thirty- two pages of photographs—not seen)"
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) has finally found a Boswell worthy of his achievements as an African-American reformer who fought for human rights in the US and the wider world. Read full book review >

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W.E.B. DU BOIS by W.E.B. Du Bois
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 1995

"An indispensable—and remarkably relevant—assemblage of writings."
W.E.B. Du Bois lived nearly a century, from 1868 to 1963. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIR by William Pene du Bois
Released: Sept. 1, 1976

Though characteristically faithful, this is one of the less resonant of the author's emotional sounding boards. Read full book review >

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UP CLOSE: W.E.B. DU BOIS by Tonya Bolden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Though not one of the stronger entries in this series, it's still a good introduction to an important American figure. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12 & up)"
W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century, often declared "the colour line" its defining problem, and his writing remains relevant today. Read full book review >

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DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Following the minute changes as the pages turn is to watch growth, transformation, death, and rebirth presented as enthralling spectacle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viewers follow the unfurling of an exotic woodland plant through the actions and invented language of beautifully coiffed and clothed insects. Read full book review >

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DEATH DU JOUR by Lou Jane Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2006

"Period recipes and dollops of history make this latest from Temple (The Spice Box, 2005, etc.) entertaining fare."
Paris in the throes of revolution is a dangerous and exciting place. Read full book review >

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MADAME DU BARRY by Joan Haslip
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"The lavish language recalls the style of Regency novels, for which this could serve as a reference. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In this brief romantic biography of the last mistress of Louis XV, Haslip (Marie Antoinette, 1988, etc.), now 80, brings a special charm to the story of du Barry (1743-93), whose legendary beauty brought both rewards and penalties: power, wealth, envy, fear, and, ultimately, death. Read full book review >

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THE DU MAURIERS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 23, 1937

"Sell to everyone who liked Gerald; and then turn about and sell Gerald to everyone who likes this."
Gerald starts with the marriage of "Kicky" (George) du Maurier. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM WYLER by Gabriel Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2013

"A welcome addition to the literature of filmmaking."
Comprehensive biography of the pioneering Hollywood director, whose oeuvre included such diverse films as Wuthering Heights (1939), Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Funny Girl (1968). Read full book review >