Search Results: "Winifred Rosen"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE CHANGELING GARDEN by Winifred Elze
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1995

"May the gladiolas protect you, and watch out for chestnut trees throwing burrs."
Mild horror fantasy and first novel telling of a big garden in tune with the Brazilian rain forests and a vanished Mayan civilization. Read full book review >

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HERE, KITTY, KITTY by Winifred Elze
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Mild fare."
Stronger and more adult fantasy than Elze's Milquetoast debut novel, The Changeling Garden (1995), but still something for the ladies of the garden club. Read full book review >

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WORKING ON GOD by Winifred Gallagher
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"An occasionally successful attempt to capture in journalistic prose some varied depths of (post)modern religious experience. (Author tour)"
For the benefit of the skeptical would-be faithful (dubbed here "neoagnostics"), journalist Gallagher offers an autobiographical, selectively bicoastal look at liberal religious experience in America today. 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 >