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Book Review: A Spy Called James by Anne F. Rockwell

Book Review: A Spy Called James by Anne F. Rockwell

Title: A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent Author: Anne F. Rockwell Illustrator: Floyd Cooper Publisher: Carolrhoda Books Hardcover: 32 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Armistead Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington’s army during the American Revolution, and whose personal fight for freedom began with America’s liberation. * I received a free copy of…

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Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Title: The Autobiography of Malcolm X Authors: Malcolm X, Alex Haley Publisher: Ballantine Paperback: 466 pages Source: Owned Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From hustling, drug addiction and armed violence in America’s black ghettos Malcolm X turned, in a dramatic prison conversion, to the puritanical fervour of the Black Muslims. As their spokesman he became identified in the white press as a terrifying teacher of race hatred; but to his direct audience, the oppressed American blacks, he brought hope and self-respect. This autobiography (written with Alex Haley)…

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Book Review: Andre the Giant – Life and Legend

Book Review: Andre the Giant – Life and Legend

Title: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Author: Box Brown Publisher: First Second Paperback: 240 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant. Box…

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Book Review: The Wand in the Word by Leonard S. Marcus

Book Review: The Wand in the Word by Leonard S. Marcus

Title: The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy Author: Leonard S. Marcus Publisher: Candlewick Press Paperback: 208 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) “Fantasy,” writes Leonard S. Marcus, “is storytelling with the beguiling power to transform the impossible into the imaginable, and to reveal our own ‘real’ world in a fresh and truth-bearing light.” Few have harnessed this power with the artistry, verve, and imagination of the authors encountered in this compelling book. How do they work their…

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