Search Results: "Winnie Madikizela-Mandela"


BOOK REVIEW

491 DAYS by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2014

"Taken together, these documents afford a chilling perspective on the Mandelas' personal and political struggles."
Journals and letters reveal a stark picture of brutality and injustice. Read full book review >

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CIRCLES OF ROUND by Signe Sturup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2013

"Ostensibly aimed at very young children, the concepts and text have something a tad middle-aged about them, making this a messy miss. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Although this book deals in circularity, there is something oddly square about the concept and the language. Read full book review >

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DARK CHAPTER by Winnie M.  Li
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Li's offbeat crime novel is both a valuable social document and a riveting page-turner."
Inspired by true events in the author's life, this debut novel describes the rape of a young Taiwanese-American woman by a psychologically damaged Irish boy and the traumatic aftereffects of the attack. Read full book review >

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AFTER ALL, YOU’RE CALLIE BOONE by Winnie Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Dive in, this story is fine. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Callie's summer looks glum. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"This memoir is remarkably free of polemics, self-pity, and self-aggrandizement. It is the work of a man who has led by action and example—a man who is one of the few genuine heroes we have."
In 1918, Nelson Mandela was born, the son of a tribal chief in the Xhosa nation. Read full book review >

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NOTES TO THE FUTURE by Nelson Mandela
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Obviously limited in its format, but these motivating quotes bring together the rousing thoughts of a global leader."
A stirring collection of quotes from the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE WITCH by Otfried Preussler
Released: Oct. 8, 1961

<p>All children who tremble at the thought of witches — allay your fears! — For as of Walpurgis Night last, the bad witches have been rendered powerless and only one good little witch remains. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 1992

"No false heroics, no patriotic gloss, only the Vietnam War in all its grim reality. (Fifteen b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A searing account from former Army nurse Smith of her tour of duty in Vietnam and its devastating personal aftermath. Read full book review >

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LOU'S BOY by Winnie Ace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2015

"A heartfelt—but somewhat predictable—coming-of-age story and romance featuring well-crafted characters."
In this debut novel, a small town shuns an unwed mother as her son struggles with his future and the way the world sees their family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2003

"There's much forgiving to be done in this world, and this primer in compassion makes a fine start."
Interviews with a vampire: a black South African psychologist explores the mind of one of the apartheid regime's most notorious enforcers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODDLER TWO by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A treat to be shared again and again. (Board book. 1-4)"
Suen's (Delivery, 1999, etc.) simple tale celebrates the number two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NELSON MANDELA by Nelson Mandela Foundation
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2009

"An inviting portrayal of a legendary political leader."
South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom (1994), adapted in graphic form. Read full book review >