Search Results: "Winifred Rosen"


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WINIFRED WAGNER by Brigitte Hamann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"A unique perspective on the Wagners, centered on the clan's most controversial member and most tumultuous period."
Austrian historian Hamann (Hitler's Vienna, 1999) tells the story of a British-born woman who married into Germany's legendary musical family and befriended the leader of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1983

"The premise, however, is still extremely difficult to accept."
This guide to all categories of mind-active drugs is headed for controversy—for it presents detailed information on the premise that many of these drugs can be used safely and responsibly. Read full book review >

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I REPRESENT SEAN ROSEN by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"An engaging and educational primer on the workings of the movie industry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sean has an innovative concept that he believes will transform the entertainment industry. Read full book review >

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SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will relish his bravado, wit and creativity as Sean emerges from his encounters wiser yet still determined to follow his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A fledgling screenwriter, podcast creator and potential entertainment-industry innovator, 13-year-old Sean is full of ideas. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Readers will hope for a solution, but unfortunately the conflict between the U.S. government and Cades Cove's residents is weakened by a labyrinth of subplots and a too-neat ending. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The creation of the Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934 drives this debut novel. 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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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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Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Engaging and cautionary."
A bright look at our fascination with the new and different. 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 >

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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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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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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 >