Search Results: "Winifred Conkling"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A fine and harrowing true story behind an American classic. (timeline, family tree, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
In her first work of nonfiction for young readers (Sylvia & Aki, 2011), Conkling presents the true story of Emily Edmonson and her five siblings who escaped from slavery only to be caught and sent further south.Read full book review >

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SYLVIA & AKI by Winifred Conkling
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"A well-documented, quietly powerful story. (afterword, further reading, bibliography & photographs) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Two third-grade girls in California suffer the dehumanizing effects of racial segregation after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1942 in this moving story based on true events in the lives of Sylvia Mendez and Aki Munemitsu. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An important if sometimes-awkward study of two scientists who helped to change the world. (timeline, glossary, who's who, chapter notes, bibliography, for more information, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
"Radioactivity was the first new property of matter discovered since Sir Isaac Newton defined the law of gravity in 1686," and the work of Irène Curie and Lise Meitner in the early 20th century helped to open the door to modern physics. Read full book review >

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LIAR by Winifred Morris
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The truth is finer than dreams, though; Alex, unfairly tested and tried, realizes that even under duress he can make the right choices for himself. (Fiction. 12+)"
Despite a seemingly vindictive probation officer, a 14-year- old juvenile delinquent makes a fresh start with his grandparents in this realistic, swiftly paced novel. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION SPOTLIGHT
by Leila Roy

I’ve always been a fiction reader. While I’ve certainly read some nonfiction—mostly personal essays and memoirs, because of the narrative—when it comes to longform work, I’ve always been more drawn to fiction.

Serving on the Amelia Bloomer Project committee—helping to put together a list of the year’s best feminist books for readers 0-18—has forced me to broaden my reading horizons ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 21, 2014

"A concise, frank, easy-to-implement and genuinely helpful guide to setting digital boundaries."
A psychologist tackles one of today's thorniest parenting problems. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Latimer, a self-taught draftsman, drew up Bell's patent application for the telephone (delivered to the Patent Office only hours before a rival claim) and went on to frame many of Edison's patents, help him improve the light bulb, and supervise the installation of electrical systems in several cities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Only the future will tell us what Gallagher unfortunately can't."
An unwieldy assemblage of information on the varied elements- -from genes to neurotransmitters to early life experiences—that are believed to contribute to personality. Read full book review >

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HOW THE POST OFFICE CREATED AMERICA by Winifred Gallagher
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2016

"The future of the post, Gallagher argues in this readable, straightforward history, depends on citizens' awareness of its history. For a somewhat livelier, personality-driven account of the USPS, see Devin Leonard's Neither Snow nor Rain (2016)."
A history of the United States postal system, which George Washington believed would "tranquilize" the country's restless citizenry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"An intriguing examination of an elusive topic, with a depth and range that go beyond predictable terrain."
The concept of place has been given relatively short shrift since the overthrow of environmental determinism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"One quibble: in a book that cries out for illustrations, why repeat the same line drawing of a house exterior at the opening of each chapter?"
How our living spaces affect our behavior—that is, how they support or hinder our lives—is the question explored here. Read full book review >

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UNCLE OTTO by Winifred Cook
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A semifictional account that presents historical truths."
Cook offers readers a complex saga detailing a generation's worth of stories about an African-American family who hopes to better their situation by moving from the rural South to a northern city. Read full book review >